PARMIGIANO REGGIANO & BALSAMIC VINEGAR
Have you ever wondered how the King of Italian cheeses is made? What is the feeding of Parmigiano Reggiano dairy cows, how much milk do they produce, how is it stored and delivered to the dairy? Have you ever wondered what the ingredients are, how the processing takes place?
We will follow the cheese production process step by step, side by side with the expert master cheesemaker. We will see the master cheese maker’s deft movements during the breaking of the curd with the “spino” and the delicate cooking phase during which the heat is skillfully controlled to expel water from the granules.
We will discover ancient tools and modern materials, method and passion, a magical combination that leads to the creation of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese every morning.
We will observe the light yellow reflections on the water in the silent salting room and the infinite shades of yellow in the fragrant warehouse! Visiting a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese dairy is a joy for all the senses and a memory that can last a lifetime.
At the end of the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese dairy experience, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese will always be a taste which brings back memories of the passion and the marvels encountered along the way.
At the end of the morning we will discover the secrets of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, one of the hidden and still little-known jewels of the Reggio Emilia and Modena area.
We are waiting for you to live a truly unforgettable experience!
Departure: suggested time 8:30 am; private tours can start at whatever time requested
Duration: 4 h 30 min
- Authorised guide
- Admission fees
- Tastings of 12 months, 24 months and 36 months old Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
- Tasting of 12 years old, 20 years old and 25 years old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and 3 years old and 10 years old balsamic condiments
You must provide your own transport and follow the guide in a separate car. If you have space in your car, you may choose to have the guide ride along with you.
Know Before You Book
- Dogs are not allowed inside the facilities
- The Space Cinema, Largo Sergio Leone 7/A, Parma
The meeting can be arranged directly at the hotel or b&b if situated in Parma.