Half Day Private Emilia Foodie Experience

San Prospero, Italy

From $145.29

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Emilia-Romagna is a famous hub of Italian gastronomy, and two of its most renowned products come from the Parma Hills region—Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma. With this tour, discover the secrets of the two regional specialties as you go behind the scenes at a cheese dairy and Prosciutto di Parma Plant, watch the traditional production methods, and sample a selection of different aged cheeses and cured meats.
  • Go behind the scenes at a dairy and Prosciutto di Parma Plant
  • Sample a variety of Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses and Parma hams
  • Choose a self-drive tour or a private driver with pickup
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on this private tour

What's Included

  • Professional local guide
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese dairy admission fee
  • Parma Ham Plant admission fee
  • Tasting of 12, 24, 30 and 36 months old Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and fresh ricotta cheese
  • Tasting of Prosciutto di Parma and traditional cured meats such as Culatta and Fiocco
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • 1 glass of exquisite DOC Parma Hills Wine
  • Bottled water
  • Option 1 includes Transportation
  • Option 2 does not include Transportation

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Emily Way Bar
    Via Marco Emilio Lepido, 215, 43122 San Prospero PR, Italy

    You will meet the guide in front of Emily Way Bar in Via Marco Emilio Lepido, 215, 43122 San Prospero PR at 7.30 am.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 AM

End point

  • Torrechiara
    43013 Torrechiara, Province of Parma, Italy

Pickup details

Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included in the "Price including transportation" option. When Travelers select the "Self-Drive Price" option, we'll see them at the Departure Point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Available for gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
  • Not available for vegans and vegetarians.
  • Your health is our top priority and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity.
  • Stringent Cleaning - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests.
  • Social Distancing - Guests will keep at all time the minimum safety distance in accordance with the instructions given in each place visited. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE.
  • Guides and suppliers receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour, run exclusively for you and your family or friends.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Great experience for food lovers & for families with small kids!!!
Lisa_R, Jan 2023
Best tour in Italy!!! We had a blast and got a upfront experience on cheese making, visiting the Parma cows, prosciutto, a castle stop for pictures and traditional balsamic (which was an add on by request). Our guide was Roberta, she was very professional and knowledgeable about each site she took us too. She speaks multiple languages and was able to translate for my parents as well in Spanish (as the tour was booked for English). Overall, after talking about our amazing tour, now the rest of my family and friends want to book too!!! Roberta provided great tips on what to eat and where to eat. We were very pleased, we loved it!!! Thank you
Great morning with Roberta in Parma.
COLLEEN_C, Sep 2022
Our guide Roberta was fantastic! Learning about the cheese/prosciutto making process was super interesting and the access to both facilities was remarkable. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun.
Parma ham and prosciutto tour
Nikki_C, Aug 2022
We had an amazing tour with Michelle. She contacted us the day before about something that could have been a potential problem with our booking and helped us solve it. The Parmesan tour was so interesting and Michelle was so knowledgeable about everything. We got there an hour early to see the entire cheese making process. I recommend that! We also visited the Parma ham plant. We loved tasting the different types of cheese and then prosciutto. We highly recommend this tour. Michelle was amazing. You won’t be disappointed.
SanjayShah, Jul 2022
Excellent guide and driver. Learned a lot. I didn’t realize all that went in to making cheese and prosciutto
The best of the best tour
Stephen_C, Jun 2022
We've been on a many tours in the last 2 weeks in Italy and Croatia but this tour was the best of all. Our guide Giulia was extremely knowledgeable and fun to be with. We felt we learned not only about parmesan cheese production and ham processing but also about the local culture and people. She was an incrediblely warm personality and by tour's end, we felt we were leaving a friend behind. She even gave recommendations for local sights and eateries for the remainder of our day. We highly recommend this tour
Unforgettable experience, a Parma insight
Patrick_M, May 2022
Interesting as the subject matter is,it is always the tour guide who brings it all together. Michelle was excellent: Informative,v well organized & pleasant, without being too intrusive
Incredible Tour
Kyle_M, May 2022
My mom and I took a train from Milan to Parma and met our guide and driver at the hotel across from the train station. We first went to the cheese factory where we learned and saw the process for parmigiano-regianno cheese, then we went to one of the farms where they get the milk for the chesse and tried the cheese. We then went to a parma ham factory and tasted hame there. Don't let the price fool you, it was totally worth the price for the experience.
Reggiano Parmagiana
Barry_S, May 2022
The visit to the farm and cheese factory were the most impressive part of the day. Our tour guide was great and we have nothing but positive things to say about our day there.
Look no further!
sophia_V, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Roberta and driver Suzanna were great! Roberta was very informative and personable. She made the tour very enjoyable and even had us do a stop for a picture in front of a castle. If I could have her for every tour in Italy I would!! Highly recommend :)