Taste of Emilia-Romagna: Parmigiano, Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

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Duration: 11 hours

Departs: Florence, Florence

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Follow your taste buds to the heart of Italy’s most famous foodie region on this Emilia-Romagna day trip from Florence. This tour offers you the chance to discover first-hand how products renowned worldwide for their taste and high quality are made.

This region is famous for Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar and Prosciutto. Most probably you are already familiar with these products, but did you know that the original ones are produced exclusively in Emilia-Romagna? Learn about centuries-old production methods that make these specialties prized around the world.

The entire day you will enjoy three different tastings: Parmesan cheese, Prosciutto ham and Balsamic Vinegar tasting. At the balsamic vinegar-producing estate, a traditional lunch typical of Emilia-Romagna will be served. This culinary experience will also be about balsamic vinegar-food pairing: dishes will be paired with different types of balsamic vinegar which will bring out the best flavours of each served plate.

What's Included

100% private tour

Certified sommelier/guide with you the entire day

Light lunch

Parmesan, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar of Modena tastings

Pickup from your accommodation

Private transportation

Visit of cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano), prosciutto and balsamic vinegar factory

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 98

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please inform us in advance
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • We have ensured all the necessary precautions, as we highly value our travellers' safety. The experience is entirely private. We operate in accordance with governmental regulations. Safety distance will be enforced at all times. As an environmental measur
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Check-in and departure.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Caseificio Bio Reggiani
At this caseificio (cheese factory) you will be introduced to the universe of parmesan cheese and get to know its secrets. Behind every roll of Parmigiano Reggiano is more than meets the eye, due to the intricate traditional recipe behind and the controlled conditions of the entire process.

You will watch cheese makers at work and witness the entire process. The tour of the factory will eventually lead to the aging room (‘stagionatura’ in Italian), where you will admire rows and columns of cheese wheels perfuming the air. The factory produces more types of cheese, all organic.

The caseificio tour will end with a tasting of different types of Parmesan Cheese and ricotta accompanied by local products.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Marano sul Panaro
Prosciuttificio Leonardi was born in 1988 from a vast experience in in the pork slaughtering and processing sector. 1988 is also the year in which the company joins Modena's ”D.O.P.” Prosciutto Consortium, which makes all their products labeled according to the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) EU product quality scheme. This factory prides itself with upholding high production biological standards and producing exquisite dry-cured hams. It is a reliable supplier for Gucci restaurant in Florence and Massimo Bottura's top class restaurants.

You will tour the factory, visit the production rooms, and understand how ham processing works, from the receipt of the meat to the final product. Your visit will finish off with the tasting of a wide range of their products: hams both raw and cooked, such as culatta, lardo, salami, prosciutto cotto, prosciutto al tartufo. The cold-cuts will be accompanied by crescentine, also known as tigelle, which is a typical bread of the area.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Drop-off. The tour will generally end where it started.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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