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Parma Food Valley Gourmet Private Tour Easy

5 (124)
Parma, IT

Parma Food Valley Gourmet Private Tour Easy

5 (124)
Parma, IT
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Experience the enchanting Food Valley of Italy on this incredible private tour. Get ready to indulge in the most famous gourmet products in the world with a top-notch guide by your side. Begin your journey at an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO, where you will learn about the traditional handcrafted process that has been used for centuries. Witness the curdling, salting, and aging of this iconic cheese before enjoying a tasty sampling. Next, take a picture-stop at the medieval fortified village of Torrechiara, with its stunning castle towering above. Finally, immerse yourself in the world of Prosciutto di Parma PDO at a local family-run ham factory and discover why it can only be perfected in the hills of Parma. With mesmerizing scenery and delicious culinary delights, this tour is a food lover's dream come true. Don't miss out on this unforgettable gastronomic adventure!

About this experience

  • Admission Included
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 2-7 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Professional local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned driver (if car and driver option selected)
  • Beverages
  • Parmigiano & Parma ham tastings
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation service if Own car option is selected
  • Lunch

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

CPL Parma Consorzio Produttori Latte Soc. Coop. R.L. - Via Puppiola

Visit an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO: you’ll discover how the King of all cheeses has been literally made by hand in the same way since the Benedictine monks invented it 10 centuries ago! From the curdling into the typical copper heaters to the salting and the final ageing in the so-called wheel cathedrals, you will be a privileged witness of almost all the steps of production of this out-and-out food icon. Tasting at the end.

Admission Included

Castello di Torrechiara

Picture-stop at the medieval fortified village of Torrechiara dominated by its breathtaking castle.

Admission Not Included

Salumificio Conti

Guided visit with final tasting at one of the local family-run ham factories producing the mythical Prosciutto di Parma PDO: you will get to know why the best ham can only be made in the hills of Parma, where the marino wind blows from the Ligurian Sea through the river valley.

Admission Included

More about this experience


Experience the true essence of Italian gourmet cuisine with the Parma Food Valley Gourmet Private Tour Easy. This half-day tour takes you on a culinary journey through the picturesque Food Valley of Italy, where you'll be immersed in the world of top-notch gourmet products. Led by an expert guide, you'll have the unique opportunity to witness the traditional production methods of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO and Prosciutto di Parma PDO, two iconic gourmet treasures. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and learn the secrets behind these renowned delicacies.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to delve into the fascinating process of making Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO and Prosciutto di Parma PDO. At an authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano producer, you'll witness the age-old techniques involved in making this world-famous cheese. From the curdling to the salting and final ageing, you'll gain a new appreciation for the intricate craftsmanship behind the King of all cheeses. The tour also includes a visit to a local family-run ham factory, where you'll discover the secrets behind the production of the mythical Prosciutto di Parma PDO. With each step, you'll deepen your understanding of these renowned gourmet products and delight in their unique flavors during the included tastings.

Who is this for?

This tour is a must for food enthusiasts, travelers seeking an authentic Italian culinary experience, and anyone with a discerning palate. Whether you're a cheese connoisseur or a lover of cured meats, this tour offers a delightful insight into the world of Italian gourmet cuisine. The tour is suitable for individuals, couples, and small groups who are eager to discover the secrets of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO and Prosciutto di Parma PDO. No prior knowledge is required—simply bring an appetite for learning and a sense of culinary adventure.

Why book this?

Unravel the mysteries of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO and Prosciutto di Parma PDO on this exclusive private tour. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you'll gain insider access to some of the oldest producers in the Food Valley of Italy. Your guide will share captivating stories and facts about the history, traditions, and techniques that have made Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma world-renowned. Savour the flavors of these gourmet delicacies during the tastings and let your taste buds dance with delight. By booking this tour, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for Italian gastronomy, as well as the chance to create lifelong memories.

Good to know

Please note that the meeting point for the tour may change, so it's important to check your email exchange with the tour provider for the correct details. The tour duration is approximately 240 minutes, including visits to the cheese and ham producers and a picture-stop at the medieval fortified village of Torrechiara. The tour includes tastings of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO and Prosciutto di Parma PDO at the respective producers. Keep in mind that self-driving participants should pay close attention to any updates regarding the meeting point. Immerse yourself in the authentic flavors of Italy's Food Valley and get ready for a delectable adventure.


Customers who have embarked on the Parma Food Valley Gourmet Private Tour Easy have raved about their experiences. They praise the knowledgeable and passionate guides who bring the production processes of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO and Prosciutto di Parma PDO to life. Many have expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to taste these gourmet delicacies in their place of origin, allowing for an authentic and immersive culinary experience. Travelers have also appreciated the picturesque surroundings and the chance to capture stunning photos at the medieval fortified village of Torrechiara. Overall, reviews highlight the tour as a must-do for food lovers and those seeking a deeper understanding of Italy's culinary traditions.



5 (124)


Julia was a lovely host / guide. Castle was a bit disappointing due to the fog but the desired portion of the tour was exceptional.


Our guide, Giuliano was very fun and informative. She made the tour very fun. She was most accommodating. So glad we did this tour and got her as our guide.


We spent a beautiful day in Food Valley. Our guide was fantastic and everything was seamless. Highly recommended if your in the area.


We did the self-driving tour of the Parmesiano-Regiano and Parma ham processing plants. The tour guide spoke great English and was very informative and professional. We really loved seeing all of the wheels of cheese, learning about how they are made and how it is decided which ones are premium. Several of our party did not enjoy the Parma ham tour as much, as the odor in the plant was quite overwhelming (no fault of the tour company). I would definitely recommend this tour company and the Cheese tour! The self drive was perfect for us, as we do not like getting on a crowded bus. We simply met the guide at the cheese plant and followed her to the ham plant afterward. The tastings were generous portions and very delicious!


Worth the money and we were lucky to be the only family on the tour. Informative and knowledgeable tour guide. Tastings were delicious! Lots of time for pictures! Best tour for both Parmesan cheese and prosciutto production!


We loved our private tour! We were picked up in Bologna and taken to the Parma Factory and then taken to the Prosciutto Factory! Giacomo was an amazing guide. So friendly and knowledgeable. Our driver Roberto was an amazing driver as well. Picked us up right on time and took us everywhere. The tours were amazing and much at the restaurant we went to was fantastic. The final stop at the balsamic vinegar shop was outstanding. The highlight of our stay and would recommend you book this if you haven’t already!


This was an amazing tour. Exactly what we hoped for. Riccardo our guide and Giorgio our driver were amazing. They were so accommodating as was Miriam from Food Valley. I had questions and she answered and accommodated them all. If you are interested in the processes of Parmegiano Reggiano, Parma Prosciutto and Modena Balsamic Vinegar, this tour is for you. One of the best days we spend in Italy!


Fun, informative, and tasty. The tour guide will teach you all there is to know about the cheese making and ham making processes at two beautiful locations a short drive away from each other. Both tours end with a tarting and explanation of different types of cheese and ham. Great experience


We had a wonderful time on the tour. It was such a cool experience to see the process of how the parmigiano reggiano and the prosciutto de parma are made. Our tour guide, Simonetta, was so knowledgeable and nice! We got lost driving to meet her, and she patiently waited for us until we arrived. She also was super sweet and took pictures of my husband and I in all the tour locations. I highly recommend the tour and Simonetta!


Well organized, we changed our pick-up location and they were accommodating. Good with communication. Very informative tours. We had assumed we would view the castle but we just parked outside the view with a little narrative.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-02-22 22:03
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