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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Dive deep into the world of Italian cuisine as you embark on a food tour that focuses on Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Join a small group and visit a traditional Parmigiano factory to see how this famous cheese is made. Then, move on to a Parma ham factory to learn why this meat is so special.
  • Enjoy tastings of Parmigiano and Parma ham
  • Learn to appreciate the Italian food traditions
  • Stay connected between stops with onboard Wi-Fi
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
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Air-conditioned vehicle
WiFi on board
Bottled water
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Parcheggio Est , 43123 Parma, Province of Parma, Italy

At about 8.45 am. In the parking please look for our van (grey with the yellow inscription ParmaLook). Our guide will be there waiting for you

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8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.We will pick the people up with our private van 8 seats (wi-fi + usb aboard) directly at the hotel, BnB, meeting point like Parma train station or airport
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Animals are not admitted
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ParmaLook - Tour Food Experience
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Parmigiano cheese and Parma ham Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Parmigiano cheese and Parma ham Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Parmigiano cheese and Parma ham Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Parmigiano cheese and Parma ham Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "I would HIGHLY recommend taking this tour, or any other tour from Matteo!!" See review
  • "I highly recommend Mattia because this isn't just a job for him it's who he is a great connoisseur of Parmigianino cheese and Parma ham." See review

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star-5
Dont think twice and book this tour
Alan_E
, Jun 2022
Don’t hesitate and book this tour. Mateo was the best tour guide we could ask for. He knew everything about cheese and ham making. I felt a bit doubtful about booking this tour but i 100% recommend it. The sample after each visit are very generous.
star-5
Absolutely worth!
Iwona_Z
, Jun 2022
Fantastic experience! I was there with my 6 years old Son and and i must admit that it was very interesting to both of us. We learned a lot about the process and history of producing cheese and parma ham. Tour guide was very precise and concise with information, he was very caring And very well prepared with a great sense of humoru. We arrived to Parma directly from Cinque terre region (2hours drive by car) and it was absolutely worth it!
star-5
Highly recommended
Jeffrey_W
, Jun 2022
Highly recommended tour led by locals and a former cheesemaker. Learn about how parmigiano cheese and Parma ham are made in the traditional way. Tastings of parmigiano and prosciutto provided that were fairly substantial. Transport provided from hotel as well.
star-5
Great, insightful experience
Scott_W
, Jun 2022
A great visit to small producers of prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano with tasting at each. We got to see them remove the separated curds from the whey, almost 1000 pounds of cheese, and place them into the first molds to shape into wheels of cheese. Knowledgeable guides that were also able to give a great recommendation for lunch in Parma after the tour. We were staying in Modena and were able to take a morning train to Parma and be picked up right near the Parma train station.
star-5
Informative & fun!
Jill_H
, Jun 2022
My husband and I loved the cheese & ham tour with ParmaLook! The parmigiano portion was our favorite, loved being at a small cheese maker and watching the full process. After the ham portion, we were enjoying ourselves so much, we also decided to join the leg to the basalmic maker. We learned a ton and loved the samples we got. One piece of advice is to bring your own water along! It's a long day.
star-5
Great tour
Amy_F
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour! Cheese and ham factories were very educational. The samples were delicious and they were available for purchase
star-4
🧀 and 🐖, yum!
Ashley_A
, Jun 2022
The tour of Borgo del Gazzano was my favorite part! Their cheese is excellent and I learned a lot about the process used to make it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Would Recommend
Glenn_M
, May 2022
Matteo and Chiara provide an informative and entertaining tour of the process to make parma ham and parmigiano reggiano. After seeing the process involved (and tasting samples) I now understand why the authentic items command such a price in North America! Also appreciated that our tour guides picked us up and dropped us off at the front door of our B&B (located near the Palazzo della Pilotta complex)
star-5
Parma’s little secret
Mark_S
, May 2022
A unforgettable and magical tour experiencing the process for Parmesan cheese and Prosciutto. Loved being in the countryside and many thanks to our tour guides Mattia and Chiara.❤️
star-5
A classic!
Mark_D
, May 2022
A must experience if you're going to be exploring the Emilia-Romagna region. In depth look at how classic Parmesan is made and aged, as well as how Parma prosciutto is perfected. Our guide was very informative and the tastings were well worth it!
star-5
Definitely do this!
Raadhika_T
, May 2022
Amazing experience! Would highly recommend. It’s a great way to not only experience the origins of these incredible food products, but also to get a tour from some very knowledgeable and experienced people!
star-5
A great experience. It...
Keith_V
, May 2022
A great experience. It was interesting to watch the cheese being made, and getting to taste all the different stages. Our two guides were very informative and enthusiastic. The cheese and ham were both delicious.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
It was awesome to see the...
Becky
, May 2022
It was awesome to see the cheese and ham being made. Our tour guides were knowledgeable about both processes and answered our questions. It was a great way to learn more about the industries and see some of the countryside outside of town, especially if you are traveling without a car.
star-5
Don’t go to Parma without learning about these processes!
Patricia_T
, May 2022
We had a wonderful, informative experience with Matteo and Chiara. One of the highlights of our trip. This was a small group tour. Our guides were available to answer questions and provided a great view into these industries. Also, the ride through the country side and hills was lovely.
star-5
A great experience
Shawn_C
, Apr 2022
The tour was excellent beginning with the convenience of being picked up at my hotel, the driver/Italian speaking guide and other participants were all very kind and happy to interact during the travel to the parmigiana farm. Mattia was and excellent guide, thorough in explaining and patient in answering questions. The ability to view the process was excellent. The prosciutto tour drive thereto and from were also very pleasant. I highly recommend the tour.
star-5
Amazing experience
Felipe_I
, Apr 2022
What a great tour! For cheese and ham lovers, it is a must do. Chiara was awesome, and made it more enjoyable. The worst part is that I can't eat a regular cheese or ham anymore.
star-5
Super fun and learned a ton
Dora_R
, Apr 2022
The tour was FANTASTIC. We learned a lot about the cheese making process and the tour guide, Mattia is the son of a Cheese maker so he was able to share intricate details about the process. Chiara was also on the tour and we went with her for the Parma tour. She grew up on a pig farm and was able to tell us about how the pigs are tracked. At both factories, we saw employees working in prepping the cheese and meat. We were lucky enough to taste the fresh cheese in addition to the aged cheeses.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A very fun and informational tour
Dave_W
, Mar 2022
Observing the process to make Parmesan cheese and see how Parma ham is processed from the farm to the table.
star-5
Two must-dos in Parma
paulmcd07
, Feb 2022
The cheese tour was incredible! The entire process from milking the cows to the aging was all there, and they used so few people to do it! We also got some white wine, parmagiano and balsamic samples at the end. The ham tour was also very good. Our guide Mattia explained everything quite well and was fun to talk to. Logistics were simple.
star-3
Be smarter about cheese.
Rafal_D
, Jan 2022
Nice tour. Not tutto bene but still nice. Matteo (guide) is man with the passion but little bit rusty English. We expected much more eating than quick tasting but maybe covid times had something to do about it.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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