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From Parma: Parma Ham Farm Tour and Tasting

1. From Parma: Parma Ham Farm Tour and Tasting

Immerse yourself in the age-old traditions of Parma ham production on a guided tour and tasting at a ham farm. After getting picked up from your accommodation in Parma, make your way to the traditional farm. Here, meet your guide and set out to discover the secrets of the region's most famous delicacy. Explore the small organic farm, meet the producers, and learn everything there is to know about the entire process from farm to plate, from breeding and raising the pigs, to selecting and salting the fresh haunches, and visit the cooling, salting and resting rooms.  Then, visit the cellar branding areas, which are usually inaccessible to the public, where the "Naso" adds the fire branding of the twin crowns of Parma Ham, certifying the ham fit for the tables of the top restaurants of Parma, Italy, and the world. Finally, enjoy an expert-led tasting of the delicious hams, paired with local delicacies and wines.

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Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Tour and Tasting

2. Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Tour and Tasting

Experience the entire life cycle of the famous "King of Cheeses," Parmigiano-Reggiano. See the beautiful nature of the protected Parco dei Boschi di Carrega. Learn about the traditional methods used by the Montecoppe dairy to produce this exquisite cheese. Admire the new dairy, designed by internationally-renowned architect Guido Canali. Enjoy the perfect blend between old and modern and the way the design melds with the landscape. Begin your tour with a visit to the stables. Learn about the company's respectful agricultural methods, which help protect the environment and the entire supply chain. Continue to the viewing platform above the dairy itself. See the busy production rooms from above, watching as diligent workers create a delicacy. See the mold deposit, where workers pour the prepared cheese mixture into huge molds to create the distinctive Parmigiano-Reggiano wheel shape. End your tour with a delicious tasting. Discover how aging a wheel alters the taste and revel in the complex flavors of this iconic cheese. Pair your cheese with a flavorful Italian wine.

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4.1 / 5

based on 9 reviews

The duration of the tour should be 2 hours, including arrival and departure, but over 3 1/2 hours. Which is fine too. But you should also specify it in such a way that the time of arrival and departure is added. If you had planned something else later, it would have been very difficult to implement it.

Extensive explanation about Parma ham and other products from the region. The ham was delicious!