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  1. Italy
  2. Emilia-Romagna
  3. Bologna

From Bologna: Half-Day Parmigiano Reggiano & Tasting

Product ID: 72141
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Have a closer look at the world famous Parmigiano Reggiano, one of the main Italian culinary excellences. Not only will you be able to explore the cheese factories, but you'll also discover the secrets that lead to its creation and taste it of course.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
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  • Discover the cheese factories of Parma on this guided tour
  • See (and smell) the fresh Parmesan and the maturing rooms
  • Taste the different aging stages of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Full description
Historical evidence shows that already in 1200-1300, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese had reached its perfect taste and consistency that has remained unchanged to the present. This was - and still is - possible by carefully passing on the tradition with exactly the same instructions, tips, secrets, and gestures throughout the different generations of the Parmesan masters.

Therefore, the most recent history of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is essentially the history of how 350 small dairy artisans of the Parma region obtained, by way of law, the recognition of their key role in preserving the processing methods and the high quality level of the product.

Through this tour, you will have the chance to visit exclusive cheese factories that produce the famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses. You will dive into the maturing rooms of Parmesan, seeing the different aging stages and hundreds of precious cheese rounds. An expert guide will lead you through the history of this cheese and explain how it's made, from the milk stage to the actual aged round. Towards the end of the tour comes the most delicious part- the tasting of differently aged versions of the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
  • Round trip from Bologna
  • Tasting of different samples of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • Guided tour through the cheese factory

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Bologna train station. Walk out of the station and take the first large street on the right. Walk straight for a few meters and your driver will be waiting for you in the taxi parking area on the right side of the street

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Important information
Know before you go
• The duration of the transfer is approximately 1.5-hours each way
• The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
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Product ID: 72141