Visit a traditional Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory and learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy. Watch the cheese makers at work and taste some cheese with honey and local wine. Learn the origins of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese on a visit to a cheese factory in Parma. Hear how the cheese – protected by the EU – is still produced following traditional methods. Exclusively made in the Zona Tipica of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of Bologna and Mantova, parmesan cheese dates back over 9 centuries. Watch the cheese makers pull the product from the milk vats, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of cooking and separating the whey. Visit the shaping and salting rooms before going to the stagionatura where the cheese is aged. Savor the sight and smell of thousands of wheels of cheese. Learn about the strict tests performed by the Consorzio, such as hammering the cheeses before the fire branding ritual. Then, taste the delicious cheese with some honey and local wine!
I am a passionate foodie born in Emilia Romagna region. I have been always fascinated by the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and the way it is produced. I will you open you the door of a local top producer so that you will learn all the secrets of this worldwide famous made in Italy product. Get ready for an authentic, unforgettable experience. I will run this experience with my co-host Stefano, he is a foodie passionate about rural life and traditions and will help me to make you discover the secrets of famous Parmgiano Reggiano cheese
3 different aged Parmigiano
A glass of local wine
Parmigiano Cheese Factory tour
The whole experience will be held at the Parmigiano Cheese factory in the outskirt of Parma. It's easily reachable with your car or taxi.
The cheese factory is 15 min. driving form Parma city center. We can meet at Parma train station if you are coming to Parma by train and then we will take you to the Parmigiano cheese factory for free