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Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch

Parma, Italy
Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch

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Discover Parma’s culinary scene on a half-day food tour that includes lunch and wine. Visit a local Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese maker and a Parma ham producer, where you’ll learn about the city’s two most famous exports. End at a restaurant for a 3-course meal that features typical dishes like pasta, salami, and dessert, plus coffee and regional wine like Lambrusco and Malvasia. This tour operates in two ways: either your own car with a guide or with a tour driver and vehicle.
  • Sample the best of Parma's cuisine on a tasting tour
  • Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch paired with local wines
  • Visit local food producers and learn about the production process
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Beverages and wine tasting
Food tasting and 3-course lunch
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (from your accommodation in Parma or preferred pick-up point in Parma)
Transport by private vehicle when applicable
Food and drinks, other than specified

Departure Point

Parma, Province of Parma, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Maestro Travel Experience
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great day in Parma
, Dec 2019
Was a great day to learn about parmigiano regiano and prosciutto di parma and visit the different production facilities around Parma. Our guide was Lisa, a foodie, great energy, very knowledgabe of the production processes and made the day pass by seemlessly. Thanks again Lisa for a great day !!
Great experience
, Mar 2019
Our tour guide Chiara was exceptional!! Her knowledge of the area and products were great. Lastly the lunch and wine was also quite delicious.
Very informative and fun!
, Sep 2018
Lisa from Maestro Travel was a knowledgeable and fun tour guide! We enjoyed learning the processes for making parmigiano-reggiano cheese and Parma ham. The restaurant for lunch had a lovely view.
Our guide, Lisa, was marvelous. We...
Benjamin B T
, Oct 2017
Our guide, Lisa, was marvelous. We had our 16 year old granddaughter with us and they bonded - that made it even more special. I highly recommend this tour aand the company. Lianda Taylor
Our expert guide Monica Vanin was...
Deborah F
, Oct 2017
Our expert guide Monica Vanin was amazing! We met at our hotel and began the journey! First we went to a small dairy where Parmigiano Reggiano is made, the real stuff! She went into great detail about the process and we saw every step and ended with a tasting of the delicious cheese....I will never balk at paying the high cost for this cheese again! Next on to Conti another small family owned producer of Parma Ham and Culatello. Again seeing the care and process of this wonderful food production will always make this food special to us. Then we went to a restaurant high in the hills for an amazing lunch! Tasting lunch with wine and glorious location. The food was one of the best we enjoyed during our 3 week trip to Italy! I cannot say enough about our guide Monica, she truly loves sharing her knowledge of her region and we felt her genuine interest in us! Thank you Monica!!!!!!!!
If you are thinking of a tour while...
Paul V
, Sep 2017
If you are thinking of a tour while in Parma, then look no further. Monica, our guide was fantastic as we were taken on a private tour of a Parmesan chee
Excellent tour. Detailed...
John O
, Jul 2017
Excellent tour. Detailed explanations of the entire process of making the cheese and ham that make Parma famous. All while walking through the production facilities of both and seeing the various steps being performed. Extremely knowledgable and friendly guide who spoke great English. The lunch at the end, a sampling or Parma regional cuisine in a restaurant on a hilltop, was fantastic! Very professional tour company.
The tour was great, Kasia was...
Denise H
, Jul 2017
The tour was great, Kasia was TERRIFIC!!! She was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to hand out with. And very patient with our picture taking!! Lol! We highly recommend her and the tour!!! :-
Out half day tour of Parma included...
, Mar 2017
Out half day tour of Parma included a Cheese farm, Prosciutto factory and lunch at a local restaurant. Rosella was excellent, she explained every step in the processes at each site and was knowledgeable of the region but more important was extremely personable as was our tour bus driver. The tour couldn't have been any better.
Our first Viatour in Italy was one...
, Nov 2016
Our first Viatour in Italy was one of the best. Our guide Michelle and driver Carlo were friendly and right on time. We traveled into the countryside to visit a working Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese plant. Michelle is very knowledgeable about the area farms and the food produced. It was exciting to see the workers engaged and how they care for the quality of the product. We then went to a Parma ham production house one of dozens in the area to see how the prosciutto that we love is made. Again Michelle was very proud of the quality and happily answered all of our questions. We stopped at a terrific roadside trattoria where we had a 3 course lunch with wine! Carlo got us home safely with our appetites happily satisfied. This is a great tour to actually see how are some of our favorite foods are carefully prepared. Jim and Donna Ferraro Connecticut

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