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Meet and taste the King of Cheeses!

Discover the origins and history of Parma’s treasured Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

Visit a farm encompassing the whole production chain, from rearing the animals to processing the cheese. Meet the dairymen passing down their expertise to the next generation. Taste the product at its various maturations, surrounded by towering shelves of cheese wheels, and discover the secrets of traditional recipes.

Customise your experience and visit farms and dairies producing the King of Cheeses accompaniedby local experts: retrace the journey from field to table, farm to plate and fresh milk to Parmigiano Reggiano.

A long process, worth every second to create this intense and flavoursome speciality. Parmigiano Reggiano PDO is the product of a completely unique microclimate confined to an area in the Food Valley extending from Parma nearly as far as Bologna, and only natural ingredients. The cheese masters of Emilia are the true custodians of this special product, passing down their expertise from one generation to the next. * They painstakingly preserve the characteristic fragrances and flavours of this jewel in Emilia and Italy’s culinary crown, overseeing all production phases, 365 days a year.

They will teach you the secrets and artisan techniques for processing and maturing the cheese wheels.  Sample and learn to identify the various maturations, from the youngest to most aged varieties during a delicious tasting session

More special activities

Cutting school to  learn how to cut into a fresh wheel. Each guest will have the chance to cut into a brand new wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano.

Make your own Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheel and have it matured for you. It will even have your name on it!

key points

  • Duration of experience

    From 1.5 hours to a whole day.

  • When

    All year round.

  • Suggested customised themed gift

    Personalised teardrop knife.

  • No. of participants

    A minimum of one. For an authentic and personal experience, we suggest a maximum of 12-16 people. For larger parties, we recommend more suitable alternative activities.

  • Price

    On request.

  • Local expert/guide

    You will be accompanied by a guide (speaking English or other languages) and/or a food and wine expert and will meet all local producers in person.

  • Overnight accommodation

    find your perfect overnight stay, be it a certified organic holiday farm or sustainable villa, stately home, charming hotel.

  • Private transfers

    We offer luxury electric cars (Tesla), chauffeur-driven car or minibus service, e-bikes and bicycles are available for some experiences on request.

Mix and match this delicious experience with any of our other gourmet activities and create your own unique tour.

Are you a curious traveller, a gourmet expert or a food industry professional?

Tell us your specific interests and requirements, the amount of time you have, the time of year and the number of participants: our tours are customised to suit you.


Contact us for more information

Contact us by phone +39 0521 298883, email or fill the form below.

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