Parmigiano-Reggiano and Parma Ham Small Group Tour

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From $100.04

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


Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma are two of Italy’s most beloved delicacies, and both are produced in the Parma countryside. Delve into the world of elite Italian cheese and ham with this tour that includes a stop at a local cheesemaker for a tour and tasting. Then continue on to a nearby ham producer to see how prosciutto is salted and cured before sampling precious slices yourself.
  • Learn about both Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma ham
  • Transportation to avoid the hassle of following a map on the country roads
  • Stops for tours and demonstrations at two authentic cheese and ham producers
  • Parmigiano and prosciutto tastings accompanied by local wines

What's Included

  • Parmigiano Reggiano tasting
  • Parma Ham tasting
  • Visit to Parma Ham Factory
  • Visit Parmigiano Reggiano Factory
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver and staff
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:30 AM

Pickup details

Pickup and drop off are included for accommodations located within 20 km from the center of Parma. Please specify your accommodations details at the time of booking

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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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29 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Interesting and informative. Such great people and great food!
Franburnsmunro, Jan 2023
Tasting both the fresh and the aged cheese was remarkable! Loved it! The guide and the hosts were excellent!
Wonderful informative and tasty tour!
Elizabeth_T, Dec 2022
Matias was a brilliant guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Tastings were amazing. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Perfect Day in Parma
Avantikka_R, Nov 2022
We did the Parmesan and Pratima Ham tour with Mathia and it was beyond perfect - both tours were very informative and Mathia was full of knowledge and so much fun. We were lucky to watch the master do the salting of the ham. Both tours were followed by ham and cheese tastings and they were wonderful!
Fun and interesting to learn about the cheese and prosciutto making process! Great guide and driver - perfect half day
Maire_O, Nov 2022
Watching the cheese making process was very informative and interesting. Pickup was on time in the designated location. Hosts were knowledgeable and very friendly.
Ideal Way to Experience the Parma/Emilia Region
Katherine_D, Nov 2022
This was a once-in-a-lifetime sort of tour: anyone who's been eating parmigiano reggiano and prosciutto di parma their whole life should get to take this trip and learn the process. It was all fascinating, and tasting the incredibly fresh ingredients was heavenly. We were fortunate to be able to add on the balsamic vinegar tour in Modena for an extra 20 euros per person, and I highly recommend doing that as well. I'll never forget the amazing smells in that vinegar attic!
Informative and entertaining
Randy_L, Sep 2022
Being able watch to the process of Parmesan Reggio formation from beginning to end. Seeing the cows food growing in the field, cows in the barn and then over to the cheese making area. Full picture.
Instructive, interesting fun tours
adrian_L, Aug 2022
Fascinating watching parmesan being made; interesting prosciutto tour, nice tastings. Friendly and efficient
Greate trip, good food and nice guides
Camilla_R, Jul 2022
Greate guides and we got to see the hole prosess making cheese and ham. Good tastings with good wine!
Excellent Parmigiano-Reggiano and Parma ham tour!
MaryBeth_R, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful exposure to the process of making Parmigiano-Reggiano and Parma ham. Matteo is an excellent tour guide explaining in detail the steps and having answers to our questions. I highly recommend!
Great experience.
Larry_T, Jun 2022
This was a great tour, giving me a much greater appreciation for the care that is taken making both Parmigiano-Reggiano and Parma Ham/Prosciutto di Parma. Our tour guide Matthias was knowledgeable, and funny.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Larry, thank you for dedicating your time to leave us this wonderful review. I will voice this feedback to Matias ! Hope to have you back again in the future. Best Regards My Tour
Cheese tour worthwhile, ham tour not so much
David_D, May 2022
Our tour guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable and enjoyable! The cheese tour was very interesting, but there wasn’t much to see at the ham tour. Most of time was spent driving between factories. Would rather just seen the cheese factory and used the remaining time in Parma. BEWARE when you communicate with the tour guide through the app, you are communicating with an intermediary who knows nothing about Parma or the tour. They messed up our pickup, so tour was delayed, but our guide recovered nicely.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear David, we appreciate you for choosing us and for spending you time to let us know about your experience. We will provide your feedback in follow up with our team to ensure that everyone is informed about meeting point. We hope to have you back on other tours with us. Best Regards My Tour
Great tours!
Jolinda_H, May 2022
Both tours were so interesting and informative. So glad we went! I loved seeing the processes and hearing about the region and history.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Jolinda, we're glad to hear from you that you spent such a lovely time with our team in Parma! Thank you for your positive feedback, hope to see you again all around Italy!
Parma cheese and ham tour
Laurie_F, May 2022
Loved watching the cheese makers at work and of course tasting Parmesan reggiano of different ages. We learned so much, even about the cows.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Laurie, thank you for your positive feedback! We're glad that you enjoyed this amazing experience with us! Hope to see you again on another tour all around Italy!
cq5mfmmhsb, Apr 2022
Nice food, excellent experience. Our guide was really nice and explained well the process. Enjoyed the tour trip a lot.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear customer, thank you for your positive feedback. We appreciate it so much! Hope to see you again on another tour with My Tour in Italy. Thank you
Fun and educational great guide
rachel_B, Mar 2022
Very informative tours at the Cher’s and ham farms - loved the food tasting at the end of each tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Rachel, thank you for your positive feedback, we're glad to hear from you that you enjoy this experience!! Hope to see you again on another tour all around Italy!
Melyssa_E, Mar 2022
The tour guides were wonderful and super knowledgeable. the food tastings were delicious and came with a hearty helping of wine too
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear customer, thank you for reviewing us! we are so glad to hear from you that you spent such a lovely time with our Ham and Cheese expert. Hope to see you again all around Italy!
The best from Parma
Anabella, Feb 2020
Excellent! Well organize & reliable. Our tour guide Matias was awesome, very knowledgeable in both process, professional & the sampling delicious! Thank you Matias it was a beautiful experience!!!
I momenti più belli che...
laura_t, Dec 2022
I momenti più belli che non ci scorderemo mai è stato il tour del parmigiano e soprattutto assaggio è stato incredibile, veramente bello vedere le persone come lavoravano quel caglio con il latte.
Spontane Ansage des Veranstalters
Philipp_W, Aug 2022
Das Event wurde uns einen Tag vorher abgesagt. Auf eigene Nachfrage nochmal. Angeblich konnten wir nicht erreicht werden
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Philipp Greetings from my tour in italy team We feel sorry to hear this but the cancellation was since we didn't reach the minimum number of the customers. We waited until the last minute if we had another reservation. Wishing to have you back again in the future. Yours sincerely
Da non perdere
Serena_M, Sep 2021
Bellissima esperienza, spiegata molto bene e in maniera dettagliata dalla guida. Giornata davvero piacere che consiglio vivamente
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Gentile Serena, grazie mille per il suo feedback, ci fa molto piacere sapere che ha trascorso una bellissima esperienza con il nostro staff e le nostre guide. Speriamo di rivederla presto in un altro tour in giro per l'Italia. Grazie