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Emilia-Romagna Wine tasting & winery tours

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From Parma: Parmigiano and Parma Ham Guided Food Tour

1. From Parma: Parmigiano and Parma Ham Guided Food Tour

Visit a traditional Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory and learn the secrets of one of the most celebrated ingredients of Italy. Watch the cheese makers at work and taste some cheese with honey and local wine. See how the cheese – protected by the EU – is still produced following traditional methods. Watch the cheese makers pull the product from the milk vats and visit the shaping and salting rooms before going to the stagionatura where the cheese is aged. Savor the sight and smell of thousands of wheels of cheese. Then, taste the delicious cheese with some honey and local wine. After the cheese factory take a short drive to the Parma ham factory. Go to the cellar branding area and see where the meat is cooled, salted, and rested. Taste cold cuts with local wines. Visit an organic Parma ham farm and meet the producer. Finally, taste delicious Parma ham paired with a glass of Malvasia.

Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Tour

2. Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Tour

Learn the origins of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese throughout a visit to a cheese factory in Parma. Hear how this cheese, protected by the EU, is still produced following traditional methods. Exclusively made in the Zona Tipica of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and parts of Bologna and Mantova, Parmesan cheese dates back over 9 centuries. Watch the cheese makers pull the product from the milk vats, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of cooking and separating the whey. You'll then visit the shaping and salting rooms, before going to the stagionatura where the cheese is aged. Savor the sight and smell of thousands of wheels of cheese, and learn about the strict tests performed by the Consorzio, such as hammering the cheeses before the fire-branding ritual. Finally, taste the delicious cheese accompanied by some honey and local wine.

Parma: Traditional Food Tour

3. Parma: Traditional Food Tour

With this gastronomic tour in Parma you can immerse yourself in the local gastronomic culture accompanied by a local expert, a person who lives here and who knows all the secrets and curiosities about the area. You will discover local restaurants and the most hidden places, frequented only by locals. Come and taste some of the most famous dishes of the Emilia- Romagna tradition and immerse yourself in the culinary and cultural traditions of this beautiful city. Some of the possible tastings on this tour include: a board of cold cuts, Parmigiano cheese, and glass of wine; Tortelli (egg pasta filled with differents ingredients); Carciofa (a delicious and cheesy quiche; Bomba di riso (a rice timbale seasoned with a meat sauce; and Tigelle, prepared with a mixture of flour, lard, yeast, and water (typically stuffed with salami). You can also try a Duchessa cake – the typical Sunday dessert for local families, and enjoy a Caffè espresso – the only way to end a meal in Italy.

Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Tour and Tasting

4. Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Tour and Tasting

Meet the dairy guide directly on site and start your visit of 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. You will join a shared tour made by the staff of the dairy. The producer can be max 30km far from the city center.

Full Day Parmigiano, Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar Tour

5. Full Day Parmigiano, Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar Tour

The tour starts early in the morning to reach a cheese factory and watch the Parmigiano Reggiano production: from the curd to the aging. At the end, you can also taste this amazing cheese, famous all over the world. We will proceed to the idyllic hills of Langhirano or Felino, home of Prosciutto di Parma Ham. Visit an organic Parma ham farm and meet the producer. Finally, taste delicious Parma ham paired with a glass of Malvasia. To conclude our day, we will travel to the Balsamic Vinegar farm house in the city of Modena. The tour continues with a view and a walking in the splendid 40-acre vineyard's estate, before continuing with a visit of the rooms where this "black gold" is produced, aged, and preserved within ancient wooden barrels. You will then taste 3 traditional balsamic vinegar which are 15, 22, and 28 years old, combined with local delicacies.

From Bologna: Emilia Excellence Food Tour

6. From Bologna: Emilia Excellence Food Tour

Embark on a unique gastronomic journey in Emilia-Romagna. Take guided tours of a dairy factory, a local winery, and a vinegar production site. See how Parmigiano Reggiano is made, and enjoy a typical lunch. Get picked up at your accommodation in Bologna, and enjoy a scenic drive through Emilia-Romagna. Discover the production phases of 3 renowned products of excellence and their role in the Italian culture: wine, Parmigiano Reggiano, and the traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena. Enjoy 3 guided tours with food and wine tasting directly from the producers. Enjoy a tasty lunch with typical products at the end of the tours.

Bologna: Wine Tasting Tour in One of the Oldest Inns

7. Bologna: Wine Tasting Tour in One of the Oldest Inns

Enjoy a unique wine-tasting experience in one of the oldest locandas, Bologna's famous inns. Hear about the local grape varieties and the history of wine production from an expert guide. Taste 3 delicious DOC wines paired with delightful local treats. Discover the quality of the wines produced in Bologna's 3 main wine-growing areas: the Bologna Hills, the area of the Reno plain, and the Imola Hills. Learn about local wines, such as the white grape Pignoletto, and the Sangiovese and Lambrusco red grape varieties. Finish your tour with a delicious tasting of 3 wines, accompanied by typical foods.

Bologna: Italian Red Wine and Food Tasting

8. Bologna: Italian Red Wine and Food Tasting

Are you a lover of Italian wines and want to relax during your free time in Bologna? This activity will allow you to experience the "tour of Italian wines". You will start from a welcome toast with some local bubbly white. Afterwards, you will start your journey through the most important wine regions of Italy with three great reds. This is the ideal activity for those who love to discover the great Italian red wines. A wine expert and a local host will always be available to satisfy your curiosity about the wines and the city. Your wine tasting will be perfectly paired and accompanied by a selection of typical products and dishes.

Bologna: City Center Guided Wine Walking Tour

9. Bologna: City Center Guided Wine Walking Tour

Discover Bologna beyond its architecture and renowned food with a guided walking tour of the city, focusing on the city's lesser-known wine scene. Taste different varieties, learn from a true wine expert, and explore the city. Embark on a tour of some of the best wineries in the city center, guided by a real local wine expert. Learn about the Colli Bolognesi wine region as you explore. Move from an enoteca to an osteria, where you'll have the chance to taste real wines from the Colli Bolognesi area and the Emilia Romagna wine region. All the wines will be explained and all of your curiosity satisfied. Depending on the length of tour selected, enjoy 2 to 5 different wines produces in the region. If you choose the 3-hour tour, you will also enjoy some local food in the oldest tavern in town.

Bologna: Olive Grove and Vineyard Tour with Product Tastings

10. Bologna: Olive Grove and Vineyard Tour with Product Tastings

Step into a modern project hinged around the recovery and regeneration of historic buildings, abandoned rural lands, and farmhouses, right in the heart of Bologna. Learn about the estate's olive oil and wine production, and taste a selection of their products, depending on the chosen tour option. Discover a unique site that stretches over 300 hectares of land, with 150 hectares of olive trees and 42 hectares of vineyards. Explore a wide array of products, including 5 types of extra virgin oil, wine, jams, juices, saffron pistils, Goji berries, and salts flavored with medicinal herbs. Taste some of their best products and stroll through the vegetable gardens, a vast orchard, and an original and rare crop of saffron, all in the company of a knowledgeable guide.

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based on 146 reviews

This tour was a bit of a splurge, but it was a very efficient use of 7 hours on the last day of our vacation. My daughter and I were given private tours at all of the places we went and it was truly an incredible experience. Tasting different ages of parmesan cheese and then getting to sample 50 year old balsamic vinegar. How else are you going to do that?? Just amazing. Also got to purchase everything we tasted at a fraction of the price it would cost in the United States. If you're a true foodie, you need to do this!

For anyone who enjoys to cook with Parmigiano Reggiano—or to eat authentic Italian dishes made with it—we highly recommend this tour. This tour gave us a close-up look at how the cheese is made by inviting us to watch part of that day’s work. Following the tour we were treated to a tasting of different ages of Parmigiano Reggiano, paired with balsamic vinegar and wine. Thank you so much for the memorable and educational experience!

Jihene was an excellent tour guide who helped us appreciate the local dishes in Parma. We thoroughly enjoyed all the food served from the Parma ham to the tortellini and gelato. On top of this, Jihene also took us around the city and shared the interesting culture and history of Parma.

The cellar where we took the tour and the tasting is brand new and really beautiful to see. The hills around make everything magical. Our guide led us on a journey made up of the flavors and aromas of the area through oils, wines and gastronomic products. Absolutely recommended!!

It was one of the most amazing time we had in Italy! Food was awesome of course but the ladies were just fantastic! We loved hanging out with these ladies and didn't want to leave . If you are in Modena you need this class!