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Parma Full Food Immersion with Tastings and Lunch

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    Stop At: Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano, Via John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 18, 42124 Reggio Emilia RE, Italy

    Leaving Parma, you will first stop at a cheese factory to see how milk is transformed into Parmigiano Reggiano. You will also discover how this cheese, devoid of any chemical additives, can be aged for years to improve its quality. You will then learn to recognize the various aging stages by enjoying a tasting led by an expert.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma, Largo Piero Calamandrei, 1/a, 43121 Parma PR, Italy

    Proceed to learn about Parma Ham. In the ham producing house, you will see every phase of the curing of the meat and then taste the final result, yielded by meticulous ageing.
    Move on to a local restaurant where you can enjoy all the delicious products of the area, including local wines such as Lambrusco and Malvasia. Your menu includes local cured meats, as well as the tortelli d’erbetta, a round shaped pasta stuffed with ricotta and herbs which is a local specialty. For dessert, you will try the famous sbrisolona and other dry cakes. Your lunch will also include water, wine and coffee.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia DOP, Via Josip Broz Tito, 11/D, 42123 Reggio Emilia RE, Italy

    After lunch, round your tour off with a visit of an "acetaia", where a member of the owner’s family will reveal all secrets of traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed 10 July 2019

    We did the full day tour. It is also called "Tastybus". We bought tickets from the tourist office for 99 euro each...directly on site they are 95 euros (we discovered that later! I think they are even more expensive on Tripadvisor. Anyway Sylvia was our...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    MedinaXhani, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the TastyBus, glad to know you've enjoyed it! Best regards, Medina

    Reviewed 30 June 2019

    Our family of foodies really enjoyed our day learning about and tasting the local Parma specialties! It was interesting to hear about and see all of the steps that make the products special. This was tour was one of our favorite activities from our time...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    MedinaXhani, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

    Hi Paige, First of all, thank you for such a kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed your food tour and felt the passion and respect we have for our land. Hope this will bring you in Parma once again. All the best, Medina

    Reviewed 20 May 2019

    Third review unlucky. This was the highlight of our weekend. No doubt the food was amazing to taste but we learnt very little about the history which is what we really wanted. Tastings were ok. Generally a disappointment for this much hyped tour and would...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2019

    Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you so much for taking time and sharing your experience. First of all, please accept my sincere apologies that your expectations from this tour were not fulfilled. As you could see from the previous reviews, it is the first one with such...More

    Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

    If you're going to take a food trip in Parma, this has to be on the short list. There is a half day version but you miss the social experience of a great homemade lunch and the balsamic vinegar tour. The tour runs rain or...More

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    rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2019

    Hi, Thank you so much for the review. I am happy to hear you've enjoyed the full day TastyBus experience with Elisa and I'll definitely pass her your feedback. All the best, Rossella

    Reviewed 15 April 2019

    My husband and I took this tour with Elise and were thrilled, although exhausted, at the end of the day. We started our day with Paulo at the Parmesan Cheese Factory and got the lowdown on Parma Cheese making from beginning to end. The smell...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2019

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I am happy to hear you've enjoyed your foodie experience in Parma with Elisa. Hope to see you in Parma again! Best regards, Rossella

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    9 July 2019|
    Response from kristalanc | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, I was able to book it for one.
    15 March 2019|
    Response from jamilbashir | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Vince! I suggest you go to "Parma Food n Wine Tours". They will accommodate you. As I tried it last year.
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    22 September 2018|
    Response from Trippos2901 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Dave, We had a great experience with The Parma Food Tour and found it very easy to communicate with them, so I can only suggest you try and contact Viator or The Parma Food Tour directly for advice.
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