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Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch

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    Stop At: Stazione ferroviaria di Parma, Piazza Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, 11/B, 43121, Parma Italy

    Meet your English-speaking guide in Parma at 09:00 am. We offer pick-up from your hotel in Parma or Parma train station. If you'll arrive with your own car we'll suggest the most convenient place to meet your guide.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma, Largo Piero Calamandrei, 1/a, 43121 Parma PR, Italy

    Proceed to discover another culinary specialty of this area: Parma ham. In the ham-producing house, you will see every phase of the curing of the meat and taste the final result, yielded by meticulous aging.

    Your tour ends in a typical local restaurant where you can enjoy all the specialties of the Parma region matched with excellent local wines like Lambrusco and Malvasia. Taste different types of salami, as well as the tortelli d'erbetta, a round pasta stuffed with ricotta and herbs, a traditional dish of Parma. As for dessert, you will discover the famous Sbrisolona and other dry pies. Lunch also includes water, wine and coffee.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano, Via John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 18, 42124 Reggio Emilia RE, Italy

    Get picked up at your hotel in Parma to begin your delicious tour of the area.

    Head first for a cheese factory to see how milk is transformed into Parmigiano-Reggiano. Learn how this cheese, devoid of any chemical additive, can be aged for years to improve its quality. Learn to recognize the various ageing stages thanks to the tasting led by an expert guide.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Parma, Province of Parma, Italy

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please, let us know the name of the hotel or apartment you stay in, we offer the pick-up also at the other hotels in Parma.
    If you will arrive for the tour from the other city we'll advise you the best point to meet your guide.
    If you will arrive for the tour by train, please let us know the arrival time and your guide will meet you at the ticket office of the train station in Parma.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Beverages and wine tasting
    • Food tasting and 3-course lunch
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from your accommodation in Parma or preferred pick-up point in Parma)
    • Transport by private vehicle when applicable
    • Entry/Admission - Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma
    • Entry/Admission - Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano
    • Food and drinks, other than specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Lisa did a wonderful job teaching us about the cheese and ham. The tour was fun and a highlight of our trip to Italy. Would recommend this tour to anyone and Lisa was a fabulous guide.
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    I thoroughly enjoyed my half day tour at the Parma cheese and prosciutto production centers. Our guide Elena was excellent, and she also pointed out local landmarks as we traveled. Such a beautiful part of the world and I very enjoyed the small and personal experience, and of
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    Response from medinaxhani, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch
    Responded 17 Sep 2019
    Hi Meri, First of all, thank you so much for such a kind review. I am happy to know you've enjoyed your TastyBus experience and felt the passion and respect we have for our land. Hope this will bring you in Parma once again! Kind regards, Medina Xhani
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    Thanks again to Anna and the Maestro team for arranging the cheese and prosciutto tours. We booked last minute, literally the evening before for a private tour, and we were accommodated. It was delightful and the kids enjoyed and got a lot out of it as well. Lorenzo the
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    Response from MedinaXhani, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch
    Responded 19 Aug 2019
    Hi Christopher, Thank you so much for the review. I am glad to hear you've enjoyed your private tour and brought home some delicious memories. Hope to see you once again in Parma :) Kind regards, Medina
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    This was well worth it. The bus was cool, comfy and secure. Our guide was knowledgeable and relaxed, answering our questions as we had them. The tour of the Parmesan producer was great. It was clearly craft and artisan and I left with great respect for the family and farm. The
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    Response from MedinaXhani, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch
    Responded 7 Jul 2019
    Hi Atlay, Thank you so much for your detailed review! I'm happy you enjoyed your TastyBus experience and hope to see you in Parma once again. All the best, Medina
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    The tour was ok nothing terribly special as we had done a tour in Modena the day before which was really special. Maybe Maestro could offer smaller groups and slow down the pace of the day. Lunch was pretty much the same cold cuts as we had the day before and I was expecting
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    Response from rossella b, Direttore generale at Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch
    Responded 22 May 2019
    Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience during the TastyBus tour. I am sorry to hear the tour did not meet your expectations as we are committed to providing personable, fun and informative experience to our customers. For this tour, we have a max of 20 participants in a group that is mentioned on the booking platforms. During the light lunch in a local parmesan trattoria, we offer typical cold cuts of our land together with local pasta tortelli d'erbetta and sweets. It's probable you tried similar cold cuts in Modena as culinary traditions of these two cities are very similar and yet we mention in the tour description that during the lunch you'll try the local specialities. I would be very grateful to know when did you join the tour and receive more details on my email rossella@maestrotravelexperience.com in order to understand how can we improve our service or clarify the expectations from the tour for our future customers. Sincerely yours, Rossella Bassani
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