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From Florence: Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar Factory Tour

Product ID: 262992
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Discover a variety of images, smells, and flavors on this visit to the area where Parmigiano Reggiano and Balsamic Vinegar are produced.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your hotel in Florence
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a ‘caseficio’ and learn how parmesan cheese is made
  • Visit a traditional food market and enjoy a Lambrusco wine tasting
  • Learn about the production of balsamic vinegar and sample some "black gold"
Full description
Step back in time to learn how Parmigiano Reggiano is made with this visit to a ‘caseficio,’ or cheese factory. Find out why the provinces of Parma, Modena and Reggio Emilia are the only ones that can produce authentic Parmigiano Reggiano. Watch cheesemakers at work as they cook the milk to separate the whey and lift the Parmigiano Reggiano, followed by a visit to the aging room. Here, admire the rows upon rows of cheese wheels aging and inhale their sweet perfume the air. Finish the tour by tasting Parmesan cheese paired with honey and marmalade.

Afterward, make your way to Modena and pay a visit to the traditional food market. Inside the market, enjoy a Lambrusco wine tasting accompanied by traditional Modena ham and more. Fall in love with this sweet frizzante wine that has become a symbol of the Modena province. Then stop for lunch in a typical Modenese trattoria and enjoy an authentically prepared 3-course Italian meal served with a fantastic Lambrusco wine. After lunch, take a “passeggiata” (leisurely walk) around the streets of Modena. Car lovers can pay a visit to the Enzo Ferrari Museum of Modena.

Next, head to an Acetaia (balsamic vinegar factory) where you will have a private tour of the cellars. Receive a full explanation of the vinegar making process, from the pressing of the grapes and cooking the wort in the boiler, to the filtration and mixing. You will also have the opportunity to taste the balsamic vinegar “Tradizionale” and “Extravecchio”, before heading back to Florence.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Balsamic vinegar tasting
  • Parmegiano Reggiano cheese tasting
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• You must be 18 years of age or older in order to consume alcohol
Organized by

Enotropea Enocultural Tours

Product ID: 262992