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“One of the highlights of our trip to Northern Italy”

Parma Food n Wine Tours
Ranked #3 of 27 Food & Drink in Parma
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 years of gourmet tour experience in the Emilia Romagna region and Parma food valley - a unique tour team offering the ultimate, personal quality 'Slow Food' gastronomic experiences. Our most popular 3 Kings tour has been built on trusted partnerships with our providers, securing for our clients the very best locations. Each tour is tailored to all of your needs including family groups, dietary requirements and special celebration events. We are a tour company you can trust for a beautifully planned Gourmet day and we have carefully crafted cascading price offers too. Enjoy our recommendations here on TA. Booking is simple: a Paypal deposit of 42.00 euros secures and confirms your tour.
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

My wife and our friends, Rick and Candy, had the pleasure of touring with Angelo on Thursday. Others have described the Parmigiano and Prosciutto production faculties, and the country lunch in detail. I'll just add that from the moment we met Angelo until we left him after a terrific (and very reasonable) lunch, we felt we were in good hands. He knows his stuff; he's enthusiastic, he's a font of knowledge about all things Italian, a former journalist, a great sense of humor. He brought everything to life. My wife and friends were a little doubtful about doing a tour...why can't we just go it alone? Afterwards, they waxed enthusiastically about what a great day it was.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nickoparma, Guest Relations Manager at Parma Food n Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good to hear this important point about justifying a professional tour against DIY experience... it really is a no-brainer because you get so much more from the experience. Watching the makers work without the insight will undoubtedly still be a great thing to see, but to miss the detail on how and why things are done in such a particular way is quite sad really! To say nothing of being able to whisk you into hidden gems along the way. Glad you enjoyed the tour and v best, Nick FWT

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Reviewed 25 October 2018

My husband and I experienced an incredible day in September on the half day tour with Angelo! He is so passionate about Italy and he is a lot of fun! Starting with a Parmigiano Factory (C.P.L.), we watched the workers make cheese up close and learned how the cheese is made, finishing with a tasting of 12-month, 18-month, and 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses. We followed our guide in the car to a Prosciutto Factory and truly enjoyed learning about the process of making prosciutto. At the end we tasted the sweetest, lightest prosciutto I've ever had with a sparkling wine! The group then went to lunch at an Agriturismo (local wine producer) where we enjoyed excellent food and wine served family style (all selected by Angelo). I highly recommend this tour! It was one of our highlights of the trip!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time on our visit. Angelo was our guide and timed our arrival to the cheese factory perfectly so that we could see each step of the cheese making process as it was happening. We enjoy the prosciutto tour and tasting (with a glass of Spumante!)- definitely the best prosciutto we ever had. We greatly enjoyed the lunch at the vineyard and the balsamic vinegar visit was delicious.

Angelo was very knowledgeable and we had a very enjoyable day with him.

Thanks again!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

He is passionate about the region and its products. And knows how to transmit this passion and his knowledge. I appreciated every station of the tour: Parmesan cheese, Prosciutto Parma, the lunch in an Agritourismo (amazing pasta with fresh porcini) and the Aceto Balsamico. Plus driving through the countryside was beautiful. I’ll definitely recommend this tour to my friends and family.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This was a tour of a lifetime for foodie fiends from the opposite side of the world. Make sure you do the full day tour as the balsamic vinegar part is an experience you do not want to miss! Buying the authentic Parma cheese and ham was something special, too. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
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