Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Factory Small group Tour From Parma

Parma, Italy

From $68.16

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Parmigiano Reggiano is one of Parma’s most famous gourmet specialties, but most enthusiasts don’t know how this prestigious cheese is produced. With this tour, enjoy an inside look at parmigiano from fresh milk to aged wheel. Learn about the history and stages of production from your guide, and cap off your visit by tasting three different aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses paired with local red wine and other area delicacies.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at how authentic Parmigiano Reggiano is made
  • An in-depth explanation of each stage of production from your guide
  • Visit the “casello” cooking room, brining room, and aging room
  • Sample parmigiano of varying ages to taste the differences

What's Included

  • Pick-up and drop off in Parma
  • Professional Driving Guide
  • Visit to a cheese factory
  • Parmigiano Reggiano and wine tasting

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Start time

    08:30 AM

    Pickup details

    Pickup and Dropoff are included, so please specify your Accommodation's details at the time of booking. If your Hotel is not listed just write the name and address.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    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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    A total non-event
    Pru_S, Dec 2022
    We waited for half an hour in the cold and rain. When we contacted the company to say the bus hadn’t arrived they said the tour was cancelled. There is no excuse for them not contacting us.
    Awesome Trip to the Cheese factory
    Wassim_G, Oct 2022
    Meeting destination is very convenient, we came from Milan and met up at the train station - The ride was comfortable and scenes were pretty cool. At the factory they gave hairnets and walked us through step by step how to make the cheese with valuable info along the way which was awesome. The guide which was an ex-cheese maker was AMAZING, He was funny and gave us a lot of info. We did a tasting in the end as well and got to buy some!! Overall HIGHLY recommended we had an amazing time!
    Extremely unorganised/ racist remarks
    gfhshbjrjz, Aug 2022
    The tour was extremely unorganised. The pick up/ drop off was just a mess. The tour itself was OK but our guide (who was also our driver) had very poor diction it was hard to understand him. There was another female guide conducting tour in the same room, she had much clearer diction and presence so I ended up just listening to her instead. The worst part was when the mini van just left without informing us. Since we were on a tight schedule (also it was 33 degree on that day and I am pregnant), we needed to be dropped off asap so I asked the guy who appeared to be the manager or the owner if another shuttle was coming to drop us back in the city. We were already waiting 20 minutes by then. He picked up his cell phone and made a dial and spoke in italian that “there are these Japanese tourists making noises”. okay.. little did he know this Japanese tourist (I am not even japanese, I am Korean American and I went on a tour with my mom and two aunts) has an Italian husband and fully understand Italian? I confronted him right away and told him that I understood what he just said and that I found it very rude. He embarrassingly made some excuses and apologised but still. Not Ok.. overall NOT OK
    Poor communication, no tour
    Jan_M, Jul 2022
    Wish I could tell you about the tour but I wasn’t on it! I was scheduled to be picked up at 8:30a at a local hotel. We were there 10 minutes early. At 8:35 I texted the tour operator. No response. Again at 8:42. I called viator a few minutes later. Gave them my info. Was cut off. Called back. They apologized that their driver was not feeling well. Sure would have been nice had they called or texted me that morning! This was going to be a highlight of Parma. Obviously it wasn’t.
    Very informative tour...
    Linda_L, Apr 2022
    Very informative tour that taught all the basics of the tradition of producing Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Good for those who want and in-depth tour that explains how the cheese is produced and the history behind its production. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Dear Linda, thank you for your positive feedback. We're glad to hear from you that you enjoyed this tour with our staff. Hope to see you again on another tour all around Italy!
    Excellent experience
    Sandrine, Sep 2020
    We can 100% recommend doing this tour. Mattia is super friendly and very knowledgeable about the region and the cheese making process. It helps that his parents run the cheese factory so he‘s basically grown up around the cheese and you can tell he‘s passionate about it. Next time we‘re in the area we‘ll definitely book another tour with him!
    Wonderful Tour!
    Michael G, Dec 2019
    We had a great tour that was exactly the length we wanted it to be, seeing all of the steps in making parmagiano actually happen in front of us with a guide that was both very entertaining and incredibly personable. Highly recommend this tour!
    Great learning experience
    nicolasetiennede2019, Oct 2019
    Me and my friend had a great time at the small factory. Mattia shares very well the knowledge of his father (cheesemaker) during the few hours of the visit where we can observe and understand the different cheese making steps. We did not feel rushed and there were not too many people in the group (we were 4 with Mattia and 6 visitors in total at the factory). The tasting at the end of the visit is also interesting and somehow surprising (in a good way). I recommend.