Emilia Foodie Experience is an extraordinary journey through a landscape of rivers, plains and hills and the jewels of the Italian gastronomic tradition! We will discover the secrets of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma, their ancient origins and unparalleled balance of knowledge, man’s passion and nature’s bounty. We will discover the reasons why Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese was invented in the Emilia region during the Middle Ages. We will be able to follow the whole production chain, starting from the feeding of milking cows. We will see the cheese production process in full swing, and we will visit all the rooms of the cheese dairy: the production room, the shaping room, the salting room and the amazing warehouse! The dairy experience will end with a tasting of delicious Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. We will reach an authentic Prosciutto di Parma Plant, crossing the Parma Hills region, where the rearing of pigs developed since ancient times, favored by the large woods and the presence of oak trees. We will stop on the way at the foot of the Castle of Torrechiara to take some pictures. During the visit to the plant we will be able to observe the production process of this delicacy and learn about its important history and all the standars which must be complied with, to fully understand the the origins of the unique character of Parma ham: the sweetness!
Hi! We are Michelle, Laura, Barbara, Andrea, Monica and Giacomo, a group of qualified licensed guides, born and raised in Parma, working in the fields of tourism, culture and education within the territory of Parma for over 10 years. We desire to share the knowledge and enthusiasm for our territory, making our guests’ visit memorable. Our aim is to let our guests live an authentic experience, far from the great tourist flows, to discover the soul and traditions of Emilia Romagna, crossing the town of Parma and territory of the region at a slow pace, hoping they will perceive the beauty and richness of our land!
• Tasting of 12 months, 24 months and 36 months old Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese • Tasting of Prosciutto di Parma and…
• Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy admission fees • Prosciutto di Parma Plant admission fees
We will visit an authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy during the production procees and the visit will be followed by a declicious tasting of different ageings of cheese. After the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy experience, we will head to a plant situated on the Parma hills, where the famous Prosciutto di Parma is produced, for the visit to the Prosciutto facility followed by tasting of Prosciutto and other traditional cured meats.
• Dogs are note allowed inside the facilities • The Prosciutto production process is a weekly cycle (Mon-Fri). Sometimes we see the salting, at times the washing and other times the grooming. During the visit, when on Saturday or Sunday, one can see all the rooms used for the production process.
Half Day Emilia Foodie Experience