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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

Highlights
  • See how Emilia-Romagna specialties are made on a full-day tour from Bologna
  • Tour producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto
  • An early start lets you see the milk delivery at the Parmigiano cheese factory
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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
From US$195.37
Overview
Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is a food lover’s dream, and this full-day tour from Bologna shows you how the area produces its specialties, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto. Of course, you’ll also enjoy some delicious tastings, as well as breakfast and lunch with wine pairings. For this immersive experience, you’ll travel hassle-free in a comfy minivan with various pickup options including your hotel.
What to Expect
After hotel, station, or airport pickup in Bologna, visit a factory that makes Emilia-Romagna’s unique Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the entire process, from the early-morning milk delivery and work of master cheesemakers to the storage and aging.

Savor a breakfast with cheese tastings and Lambrusco wine, and perhaps purchase some cheese at below retail price.

Next, visit a family-run business producing Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P. See the age-old techniques and enjoy a full tasting, comparing a 6-year-old balsamic with 12- and 25-year-old varieties.

Continue to a prosciutto producer to see how this regional delicacy is made, and sample fresh slices of prosciutto di Modena D.O.P with Lambrusco wine.

Finally, enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine at a countryside trattoria or organic winery before drop-off at the departure point.
Reviews (222)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
One of our highlights

This tour was one of our trip's highlights ! Pre-tour communication was excellent and we were picked up by our driver right on time at our hotel in Bologna. Our guide - Arianna - was fabulous !! We toured a parmesan factory, balsamic house and...More

1  Thank funtimetravel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Exceptional

This tour is beyond words. I don’t think I’ll be able to do it justice in a review but I will try... Alessandro is funny, welcoming and friendly but above all he is super knowledgeable! - I learnt so much about the foods of the...More

1  Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 6 days ago
A must food tour if staying in Bologna

This was a great tour in Bologna. We learned so much about the process of making DOP proscuitto, DOP parmesan reggiano cheese and DOP/IGP Balsamic Vinegar. Our guide, Ricardo, was fantastic! Knowledgeable and very very funny. Top top it all off, the lunch was amazing!...More

2  Thank Noreen W
Reviewed 1 week ago
INCREDIBLE

We had an amazing day touring the local factories with Ricardo. He was incredibly knowledgable, funny, energetic, and just a super host. His attentiveness to everyone’s comfort and enjoyment was also notable. His passion for the local products and in depth explanations really added to...More

1  Thank Zoowabba
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastico!

Fantastic tour!!! Great food manufacturer...very well selected. Also the lunch was great. Ricardo the tour guide was a wonderful and funny host. Book the tour, it's fun and you learn so much. Group size was 12 persons.

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Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them..but I was coming from Florence and they picked me up at the Bologna train station.
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Allan H
1 September 2018|
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Response from Carol G | Reviewed this property |
The tour has samples of prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano reggiano cheese. They serve a snack breakfast with bread and lunch has pasta and bread. There are meats and chicken for lunch also. Suggest letting them... More
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