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!
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.