Parma Food n Wine Tours
Parma Food n Wine Tours
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About
We welcome you back to our valley of tastes! The first choice of Parma's leading food tour hosts: FWT. Food n Wine Tours satisfy the needs of food loving tourists wanting to discover and taste the famous products of Parma, in the heart of the Italian culinary tradition. Tour professionals Angelo Fanzini and Nick Garrett share over 15 years of gourmet tour experience in the Emilia Romagna region and Parma food valley - a master tour guide offering the ultimate, personal quality gastronomic experiences. Our most popular 3 Kings tour has been built on trusted partnerships with our providers, securing the very best locations and tastes. Tours are tailored to all of your needs including family groups, dietary requirements and special events. We are a tour company you can trust for a beautifully planned Gourmet day with small group price offers too. Enjoy our recommendations here on TA. Booking is simple: a Paypal deposit of 52.00 euros secures and confirms your tour.
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Alyssa S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Out of everything my husband and I did over our two weeks traveling through Italy, our day with Angelo was by far our favorite. Of course the parmesan and prosciutto were incredible but Angelo was so knowledgable and passionate about the process and the people behind the process. At the end of our tour, we had a beautiful lunch at a family-run hilltop trattoria which included three or four courses (I stopped counting because the food kept coming) as well as a tasting of the wines they made on premise (I think we tried a white, red and sparkling) - all fantastic! Angelo even outdid himself by calling, emailing and texting us after we left to make sure my husband knew that he accidentally left his sunglasses back at the restaurant.

This is a can't miss experience if you are planning on being in Emilia-Romagna and exceeded all of our expectations. THANK YOU Angelo!
Written 29 January 2024
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Angelo is a special guy to have alongside for such special destinations and so glad you loved the day!! N
Written 13 March 2024
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Yvonne
New York City, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We did the Two Kings tour in Parma in November. It. was. phenomenal. I had very high expectations because well, it is Italy, but it exceeded my expectations. Angelo is the best tour guide - so knowledgeable and wonderful at explaining things. You can tell We started out at a parmigiano reggiano factory just outside Parma, where we got to watch the giant wheels of cheese being made in front of our eyes. The aging room was enormous and made me excited to taste some! We had a delicious tasting of different ages of cheese and were able to buy some take-home cheese from the charming shop attached to the factory, with one of us buying enough to possibly open a small cheese store back home. Then we headed to a small family-owned and operated prosciutto di parma factory where we got to watch prosciutto being cured, prepped and, aged. It was incredible to see how some of our favorite Italian foods are made. Then it was a short drive to a beautiful agriturismo in the hills near Torrechiara Castle, where we had a delicious lunch with an amazing view. I'm so glad we went on this tour - it was a wonderful way to spend a day exploring the region and its most delicious foods. Cannot recommend this more highly!
Written 22 December 2023
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I had very high expectations because well, it is Italy, but it exceeded my expectations... love to hear this and we are here for your future visits... with a lounge table publication coming along mid year. N
Written 13 March 2024
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Albertitto
Boston, MA60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We booked the 2 Kings tour with Angelo, originally for March 2020! Of course that trip was canceled because of COVID. But we revived the trip for November 2023. Angelo tailored the trip for us. Knowing that we have separate tours planned for Modena, he showed us the production processes of prosciutto and parmigiano reggiano. The process of the cheese making has many steps (bringing in the milk; adding rennet, heating; lifting the curds; fitting into the mold, pressing; soaking in the brine, aging, etc.). To see everything in chronological order would take too much time but Angelo timed everything perfectly - showing us everything right when they were happening and explaining the processes very well. We got to test the cheese wheels with the knocking tool and of course we tasted cheeses aged for different months. Similarly for prosciutto, he painstakingly explained how it was all made. We also got to observe, for example, sealing of the ham with the salt/fat/pepper mixture. The tasting was so good. Both the cheese and prosciutto tastings were accompanied by a bottle of wine. Because November is already off-peak, even though we booked the regular group tour, it was essentially a private tour. We did everything just ourselves with Angelo without other tourists.

Angelo then took us on a beautiful drive up the hills to a agriturismo location to have lunch. The food and wine were so good, all made locally. And the view was breathtaking on the hill. He had lunch with us, essentially as a private guide. He was knowledgeable and humorous, and always patient with all of our questions. Truly this was aptly named as "2 Kings tour" because me and my friend were treated like 2 Kings!
Written 22 December 2023
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The hills are such a treat... right on the Tuscan border - lunch tastes incredible up there... for 2 Kings and more! N
Written 13 March 2024
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Adrian H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
What a perfect day. We chose to have a driver,Guido, pick us up at our accommodation. Guido arrived right on time and drove us to meet Angelo at the Parmigiano factory. Guido was very professional and courteous.
Angelo greeted us when we arrived at the factory. We were the only two people on the tour so it was a great experience,non rushed and very informative - Angelo is a great guide. There was a cheese/wine tasting at the end of the tour of the Parmigiano factory.
After that Guido drove us to the Prosciutto factory to meet Angelo again. Once inside we toured the whole factory - the aromas were amazing. Again there was a tasting at the end of the Prosciutto factory tour.
After this Guido drove us to meet Angelo for lunch. We didn't have a menu - Angelo ordered for us & didn't disappoint, the food was excellent and very reasonably priced.
After a leisurely lunch we were driven to the Balsamic producer. Again Angelo was very knowledgeable and answered all questions.
After a tasting of the balsamic the day came to an end.
After the drive back to Parma the whole day was about 7/8 hours and one of the highlights of our trip to Italy- highly recommend.
Written 20 December 2023
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An excellent listino of the day many thanks Nick
Written 13 March 2024
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934kirstinf
Chapel Hill, NC56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful introduction to Emilia-Romagna - the food, people, and landscape! Angelo was a fabulous host and guide taking us to smaller producers where we were able to truly learn how the parmigiano, procuitto, and balsamico are produced. Lunch was delicious and inexpensive in a spectacular setting. Highly recommend to any!!
Written 20 December 2023
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Yes our tours are very much about the quality traveller looking for genuine places to absorb the true nature of these locations. It takes time to sit with the makers in this culture and very glad you came to FWD. Best always Nick and Angelo.
Written 14 March 2024
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Peter M
Windsor, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
An amazing experience. The highlight or our trip to Italy. From our tours of the the Parmigiano Factory, Prosciutto Facilty and the Balsamic winery to an exquisite lunch at a hilltop winery, everything was first rate. The experience was mae even better by our excellent tour guide Angelo. His knowledge and kindness made the tour a truly memorable experience!
Written 20 December 2023
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Kindness.... how lovely. - yep that's the word. It takes time to sit with the makers in this culture and very glad you came to FWD and it happens best surrounded by careful moments of kindness. Best always and thanks you Nick and Angelo, Founders/Destination Guides.
Written 14 March 2024
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Charles B. Lerner
Bantam, CT24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Parmigiano Tasting & Wine Tour in Parma

Traversetolo

3 Kings Tour

First off my wife and I spent a total of 12 days in Italy. It was her first time in Europe. We landed in Rome for 3 days, then via train to Florence for 3 more days. Then by train again for an overnight in Parma. We had booked a special “3 Kings Tour” with Angelo Fanzini. Without any hesitation this tour was the best part of our trip. Angelo, who speaks perfect English, gave us a private tour starting early in the morning at a Reggiano Parmigiana cheese factory.
Caseificio La Traversetolese

As per Angelo’s instructions getting there early allowed us the opportunity to actually see the daily production from its start. Angelo, who has a multi year history leading tours, explained the entire process to us as we were seeing it. This tour not only was thorough but enlightening. It ended in a taste testing experience. We compared different ages of the Parmigiana noting there subtle differences.
After our cheese tour we went to a prosciutto factory. Piazza Peppino Prosciutti
Again, watching a truck load of pig hind legs being delivered right through the entire production to its culmination in curing. We also ended this part of our tour tasting some of the very best prosciutto I’ve ever tasted.
From there we went to a small Vinyard for an exceptional luncheon. Chef Ivan Lampredi gave a meal that was inspired, creative and delicious. In my mind this chef deserves a Michelin star. We sampled a bottle of their Sauvignon Blanc that was sparkling and extraordinary.
After, this sumptuous luncheon we continued our tour at another Vinyard famous for its Balsamic vinegar. Tenuta Medici Ermete

Again, Angelo explained in detail the process of making the world’s best vinegar. Our tour ended with a tasting but more importantly with memories my wife and I will share for many years to come. Multiple accolades go to our tour guide extraordinaire, Mr. Angelo Fanzini.
Written 28 October 2023
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... inspired, creative and delicious It takes time to sit and nibble/sip with the makers in this unique food culture and very glad you came to FWT. Best always Nick and Angelo Founder/Destination Guides.
Written 14 March 2024
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tdo-ca
Los Angeles, CA105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful day, touring select providers of legendary local ingredients with a masterful tour guide. From the moment we booked, communication was fantastic. And the educational, delicious stops along the way went beyond expectations. Bravo Angelo- the kids are still talking about their day of tasting.
Written 5 September 2023
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Bravo Angelo- the kids are still talking about their day of tasting. Love this... Memory Makers Angelo and Nick!! It takes time to sit and nibble/sip with the makers in this unique food culture and very glad you came to FWT. Best always Nick and Angelo Founder/Destination Guides.
Written 14 March 2024
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Zohar rogel
Trevinano, Italy2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
we did a family tour with Angelo, an amazing experience!
Angelo is a charming and sensitive person, patient and professional.
we had enriching, educational & delicious day around the queen of cheeses and this is due to Angelo.
thanks a lot! multo grazie!
you are the best.

Zohar Rogel
Written 18 July 2023
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Queen of Cheeses yes. Become inspired with the makers just sitting reflecting in this unique food culture. So glad you came to FWT to have your special moments. Best always Nick and Angelo Founder/Destination Guides.
Written 14 March 2024
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Aubrey D
Wayne, PA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We did a full day of parmigiano, prosciutto, and balsamic with lunch at local winery. Angelo was everything we had hoped for in a tour guide. He knows his history, he knows each process backwards and forwards, he is entertaining, engaging, and it was a pleasure to spend a day with him.

Our day started with the cooking of the milk, and as he described the criteria to be considered parmigiano reggiano cheese, it formed before our eyes, and then we learned about it’s next two years. Delicious.

The prosciutto leg of the trip (pun intended) was fascinating because we were headed to San Danielle later in our trip. Subtle differences in climate and process make a difference. Delicious.

Lunch was extra, and worth every euro, with beautiful views of the E-R valley and a three course, chef-prepared tasting menu that highlighted the wines from the surrounding vines, it may just have been our favorite meal of the trip.

Last stop was to learn how traditional Balsamic vinegar is made, a process that turns cooked frame must into black gold. We were only too happy to give the Medici family our money after the tasting.

I can’t recommend a day with Angelo highly enough. I wish my photos would upload so that you could see how much fun my teenagers had.
Written 6 July 2023
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The prosciutto leg of the trip (pun intended) Fun Puns!! It is a day of the unexpected... sharing and exchanging is such a great way of putting it. Very glad you came to FWT. Best always Nick and Angelo Founder/Destination Guides.
Written 14 March 2024
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