Full day, about 7 hours
Experience a green tour by a luxury Tesla (self-driven or with a professional driver), meet local producers and listen to their stories whilst soaking up the splendid scenery of the Food Valley dotted with the medieval Castles of the Duchy.
Experience the thrill of driving the most desirable e-car in the world, the Tesla, on a journey of discovery, sampling the culinary marvels of the Food Valley.
Driving along panoramic roads through the valley, enjoy our food tour in Parma and Emilia.
Begin in the morning with a personalised experience at a cheese factory to discover the “King of Cheeses”: Parmigiano Reggiano. Then head towards the gently rolling hills of Parma to meet a Parma Ham producer and learn all the secrets of this culinary masterpiece whilst sampling it yourself. Make a photo stop at Torrechiara Castle for a breath-taking view over the region and visit its ancient medieval village.
Head on to the Balsamic Vinegar factory to taste the “black nectar”, listen to the stories of the wooden maturation casks and discover how to use the product in your cooking. Finally, discover the Colli di Parma wines, from the vineyards to the cellar, and taste the products paired with other typical local delicacies. The producer or family will welcome you at every location, but we can also arrange for a food-and-wine expert to accompany you on your trip if you prefer.
A long journey from field to table that is worth every second: Parmigiano Reggiano PDO is made exclusively using natural, strictly local ingredients and localized processes. Discover how and where we make the “King of Cheeses”: visit farms and dairies, meet the dairymen who pass down their expertise to the next generation. Taste the product at various maturations, surrounded by towering shelves of cheese wheels, and learn the secrets of traditional recipes.
Air, salt, time and meat: the only four ingredients of Parma Ham PDO! The fragrant hills south of Parma, where sea breezes from Liguria caress the hams in their silent repose. Passion for an ancient tradition handed down from father to son. The harmonious fragrances and flavours of a rich and generous land. The skill of master curers. This is what makes Parma Ham so authentic and delicious. Savour the delicacy's secrets and tantalising flavours, with the help of the producers themselves and expert local guides.
Dark, dense and glistening with an intense, lingering fragrance: what else but Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO, the precious “black nectar”? You'll find this liquid treasure stowed in the timeless attics of ancient vinegar factories, breathing in the history, stories and anecdotes of the Modena or Reggio Emilia countryside. Savour its full bodied elegance with the producers themselves: custodians of the traditions and authentic casks handed down from one generation to the nexts.
The brilliant colours of Rosso dell’Emilia, the generous bubbles of Lambrusco and the fruity notes of Chardonnay: flavours and fragrances of an authentic land where simple wines are made great. After a vineyard tour with an oenologist, visit the best wineries producing honest, authentic wines and learn how to pair them with other typical local products from a qualified sommelier.
Chance to extend your tour and sleep in a hotel or farm-holiday with Tesla charging station.
On request for small groups: customized food Masterclass at ALMA, the renowned International School of Italian Cuisine situated just 20 minutes from Parma inside the sumptuous palace of the Reggia di Colorno.
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?
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