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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

  • See how Emilia-Romagna specialties are made on a full-day tour from Bologna
  • Tour producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto
  • An early start lets you see the milk delivery at the Parmigiano cheese factory
Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is a food lover’s dream, and this full-day tour from Bologna shows you how the area produces its specialties, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto. Of course, you’ll also enjoy some delicious tastings, as well as breakfast and lunch with wine pairings. For this immersive experience, you’ll travel hassle-free in a comfy minivan with various pickup options including your hotel.
What to Expect
After hotel, station, or airport pickup in Bologna, visit a factory that makes Emilia-Romagna’s unique Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the entire process, from the early-morning milk delivery and work of master cheesemakers to the storage and aging.

Savor a breakfast with cheese tastings and Lambrusco wine, and perhaps purchase some cheese at below retail price.

Next, visit a family-run business producing Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P. See the age-old techniques and enjoy a full tasting, comparing a 6-year-old balsamic with 12- and 25-year-old varieties.

Continue to a prosciutto producer to see how this regional delicacy is made, and sample fresh slices of prosciutto di Modena D.O.P with Lambrusco wine.

Finally, enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine at a countryside trattoria or organic winery before drop-off at the departure point.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic day. Wonderful food introduced with passion

Had an amazing day. Alessandro was a star from start to finish. Each new stop we were treated to new information, new tastes and buckets of passion for good food. If you want to learn about food, taste excellent quality in generous helpings and be...More

Thank Michele Y
Reviewed 5 days ago
Don't eat 48 hours before! Worth every penny.

One of the best things we did in Italy. From start to finish, our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide Alessandro kept us entertained and well-fed. We had a fantastic experience at the cheese factory where we actually got to take part in some of the cheese-making...More

1  Thank chrismitch89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic day out!

Despite the early start, this was a great experience!!!. The enthusiasm and knowledge of our guide Arianna was amazing and everyone involved was friendly and helpful. My favourite was the Parmegiano factory where we got to see the process of cheese making at close quarters..who...More

1  Thank Christine N
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best Food Tour!!

This is one of the most amazing experiences we had during our trip and we had Arianna to thank because she had made it so fun and special for all of us! Bologna was a chill city on our route and we have decided to...More

Thank Xintong N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A day well spent in Emilia-Romagna

This was a great way to see what makes Emilia-Romagna a special region of Italy. Interesting visits to makers of parmigiano-reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar and proscuitto, followed by a bountiful lunch at a countryside trattoria. I echo the superlatives written by other reviewers. Alessandro II...More

Thank EH821
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Yes. I went as a couple, but there was a man who came by himself, and 4 other couples that day.
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