What To Expect
Part of the famous Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna is renowned for its rich culinary traditions boasting dishes with cheeses and meats as its main ingredients. Sample some of the best Italian specialties in Bologna such as the delectable Ragù, making use of the famous Bolognese sauce, prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and balsamic vinegar.
Start the tour at Parmigiano-Reggiano and get a rare opportunity to witness the entire production process of famous Parmesan cheese from the heating of the milk, separation of the curds and whey, the crafting of the curds by the Casaro (cheese maker) to the formation of a single cheese mass. Drop by the fascinating cheese library housing more than 6 million euros worth of Parmigiano-Reggiano and learn about the aging process of the cheese. Enjoy a full tasting of Parmigiano-Reggiano aged for a total of 13 and 25 months as well as other delicious breakfast treats.
Continue to a family-run farmhouse where the famous Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena D.O.P. is made. One of the region's historic aceteia, learn about the methods and type of wood barrels used to produce an artisan treasure with a distinct and delightful aroma. Take delight in another tasting opportunity allowing you to compare different ages and varieties of balsamic vinegar.
Take an off the beaten path and visit one of the best prosciutto factories in the region where you will meet a family committed to produce one of the world's most delicious pork products. Learn about the strict regulations and curing process to produce a high quality product using traditional methods. Then, savor some freshly cut slices of prosciutto with some refreshing Lambrusco wine.
For Saturday tours, visit a selected local prosciutto factory, located on a small village in the hills of Bologna. Browse through their notable products, such as pancetta, pork cheek, disossato (prosciutto with no bone), lonzino (pork loin), cured with salt following traditional methods.
End the tour with an authentic Italian lunch at a countryside trattoria or in an organic winery and enjoy some of the best Italian dishes and wines the area has to offer.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Parmigiano-Reggiano factory tour with cheese tasting
Breakfast of the Champions
Lambrusco wine and water
Balsamic vinegar tour with tastings of a selection of aged balsamic vinegar, fresh Ricotta with balsamic jelly, ice cream with 6 years old balsamic condiment
Prosciutto factory tour with fresh sliced prosciutto tasting and Lambrusco wine
Tips and gratuities
Participants must be 6 years old to join the tour.
This tour has a 4 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Pick-up time may vary depending on organization and traffic conditions.
Drinking or eating inside the minivan is not allowed.
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