The Lowlander Tour Parmigiano & Culatello

One Day Experiences




4 Hours

Starting Time:

09:00 am


Monday to Sunday

A food tour in the charming lowlands of Parma to the discovery of both the most iconic and the less known niche products selected by top-notch chefs all over the world!

  • Private licensed expert guide (English guaranteed / other languages upon request with specific supplement)
  • Guided visit & tasting at a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy
  • Guided visit & tasting lunch at a Culatello di Zibello di Parma producer’s
  •  Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

09:00 am – Your Parma Food Tour starts with a meet and greet with the guide directly at the dairy. Begin your visit to an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO: you’ll discover how the King of all cheeses has been literally made by hand in the same way since the Benedictine monks invented it 10 centuries ago! From the curdling into the typical copper heaters to the salting and the final ageing in the so-called wheel cathedrals, you will be a privileged witness of almost all the steps of production of this out-and-out food icon. Tasting at the end.

To follow  – Transfer to the very lowlands of Parma, where the river Po gradually unveils its meandering lines, and head on to learn about one of the most artisanal and prestigious cured pork meats of the world that can only be aged in this extra-ordinarily humid microclimate: Culatello di Zibello PDO. VIPs like Prince Charles of England and Prince Albert of Monaco use to top their cellars up with this incredible product…no doubt why!

For lunch  – Tasting lunch including the whole range of cold cuts together with focaccia, a fresh pasta dish, homemade cake and a glass of one of the local Fortana wine.

02:00 pm – End of services and back to your hotel or head on to your next destination.

Please Note:

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in the timings;
  • Pick-ups: If you choose the car+driver option the price is calculated considering a pick-up from Parma or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations can be purchased with a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request;
  • Guide: the guide is let to decide whether to join you on board (only with car+driver grade) or drive her/his own car. In case you drive your own car the guide drives her/his own car in front of you and you just follow upon itinerary instructions;
  • It is not guaranteed to see the craftsmen at work at every production: being artisanal and not industrial products, the working cycle is not repeated every day at the same time (eg. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, wine making, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello);
  • Once on site, on rare occasions, other few participants might join the tour.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours’ notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours’ notice: 100% penalty.


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