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From Florence: Parmesan, Balsamic Vinegar, & Prosciutto Tour

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Activity provider: Enotropea Wine Tours

From Florence: Parmesan, Balsamic Vinegar, & Prosciutto Tour

Activity provider: Enotropea Wine Tours

From US$ 420.55 per person

Discover a variety of smells and flavors on this tasting trip to Emilia-Romagna, the so-called foodie region of Italy. See where Parmigiano Reggiano, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar are produced.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please be ready at your accommodation at least 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a biological cheese factory and learn how parmesan cheese is made
  • Discover a balsamic vinegar-producing estate on a guided tour
  • Learn about the production of balsamic vinegar and sample some "black gold"
  • Enjoy a traditional multi-course lunch paired with specialty products
  • Visit a prosciutto packaging factory and sample different types of ham
Full description

This tour from Florence shows you how Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar of Modena, and prosciutto ham are produced. Visit regional factories and estates and taste products unique to the region of Emilia-Romagna. Enjoy a typical traditional lunch entirely made with fresh, 0 km ingredients.

 

Start your trip by stepping back in time and learn how Parmigiano Reggiano is produced at a biological caseificio (cheese factory). Find out why the provinces of Parma, Modena, and Reggio Emilia are the only ones that can produce authentic Parmigiano Reggiano.

 

Watch cheesemakers at work as they cook the milk to separate the whey and lift the Parmigiano Reggiano, then head to the aging room. Admire the rows upon rows of cheese wheels and inhale their sweet scent. Taste various types of Parmesan cheese and ricotta paired with local products.

 

Next, head towards an acetaia (balsamic vinegar factory), where you will serve a multi-course lunch typical of the Emilia-Romagna region. You will learn about balsamic vinegar-food pairing. Every served dish is carefully paired with several varieties of balsamic vinegar.

 

After lunch, join a private tour of the estate and its cellars. Receive a full introduction into the balsamic vinegar making process, from the pressing of the grapes and cooking the wort in the boiler to the filtration and mixing process.

 

Taste different types of balsamic vinegar, such as “Tradizionale” and “Extravecchio." Then, head to a prosciuttificio (prosciutto factory). You will tour the factory, visit the production rooms, and understand how ham processing works.

 

Conclude your tour at a tasting of their products: hams both raw and cooked, such as culatta, lardo, salami, prosciutto cotto, prosciutto al tartufo. The cold-cuts will be accompanied by a typical bread from Emilia-Romagna called crescentine, or tigelle. Head back to Florence.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Certified sommelier/guide
  • Cheese factory tour
  • Balsamic vinegar factory tour
  • Prosciutto factory tour
  • Cheese, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar tastings
  • Light lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • People under 18 are not allowed to consume alcohol
Customer reviews

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Excellent tour. It was a private tour, and we could move along at our own pace. Bel was our driver and guide. Extremely helpful, very knowledgable. Take a private tour if you can. It is worth every cent we paid for. So much so that we cancelled one of those big group tours, and had Bel again to bring us to Cinque Terre. Once again, she did not fail us. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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October 28, 2022

Amazing tour! We didn't have to plan a thing, everything was prearranged. We enjoyed wine tasting, Parmesan cheese tour, and a balsamic vinegar tour. Our guide was amazing and super helpful!

March 18, 2022

April 13, 2022

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