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From Parma: Parma Ham & Parmigiano Reggiano Factory Tour

Product ID: 70622
Visit a Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma ham production factory, and discover their flavors with an Italian and English-speaking guide.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit a Parmigiano Reggiano factory and discover how milk is processed into this amazing cheese
  • Explore the Parma Ham factory and lose yourself in the flavors of the ageing rooms
  • Taste Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma ham directly from their producers
  • Listen to the history of these products as your guide fascinates you with their legends and secrets
Full description
Discover the secrets of Parma's most traditional products on a mini shuttle bus with your Italian and English-speaking guide.

First, stop at the Parmigiano Reggiano PDO production factory. Discover how milk is processed and transformed into Parmigiano Reggiano PDO. Find out why this extraordinary cheese can be preserved for years and why its quality improves over time without any chemical additives. Learn how to distinguish between cheese of different ageing thanks to a guided tasting.

Continue to the Parma Ham PDO production factory. See the production phases of this renowned kind of cold cut. Start from the meat processing and lose yourself in a journey of flavors until the tasting of the final product. End your tour with a tasting of Parma ham and savor its sweetness and unique flavor.

Return to Piazza Garibaldi at 2:00 PM.
  • Entrances in all production factories
  • Tastings
  • English and Italian-speaking guide
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

Tourist information office on the main Parma square. Address: Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1, 43121 Parma PR. Please note that the meeting point is located in the restricted area which is prohibited to enter with an unauthorized vehicle. The closest parking lot available is Parcheggio Toschi.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 125 reviews

Review summary

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    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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After this tour, I feel like I can appreciate Italian cuisine more. Eliza was an excellent tour guide and I learned so much about the creations of parmesan cheese and parma ham. You will never want this tour to end! There is also a full-day tour that includes a balsamic factory if you are interested in that. Could not recommend this tour more! I was in a small group but I think that worked out best.

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November 3, 2019

We enjoyed our tour very much. The guide was very knowledgeable about both the cheese and ham processes and was able to answer all our questions. The snacks provided in both locations were a nice treat and definitely enhanced the experience. We suggested in our feedback at the time that you may want to consider having a tour that includes a Parmesan Cheese factory and Balsamic vinegar factory in stead of the Parma Ham processing plant. Some countries, like Canada, do not allow travellers to bring home meat. In addition, a cheese/balsamic combination would appeal more to people who are vegetarians or even just squeamish about meat processing.

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September 4, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed the Parma Ham & Parmigiano Reggiano Factory Tour. Elena was an excellent guide and explained the processes very well in relation to both the cheese & the ham. The tastings were just the right size - we didn't need any lunch that was for sure! If you are interested in how these two famous 'Parma' products are made, then this tour is highly recommended.

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September 3, 2019

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Product ID: 70622