Parmigiano cheese and Parma ham Tour

Badge of ExcellenceLanghirano, Italy
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From $90.80

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Dive deep into the world of Italian cuisine as you embark on a food tour that focuses on Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Join a small group and visit a traditional Parmigiano factory to see how this famous cheese is made. Then, move on to a Parma ham factory to learn why this meat is so special.
  • Enjoy tastings of Parmigiano and Parma ham
  • Learn to appreciate the Italian food traditions
  • Stay connected between stops with onboard Wi-Fi
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

Sample Menu


Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese of 12 - 24 - 36 months of aging with balsamic vinegar and Fortana red local wine


Parma Ham

Parma Ham 24 months aging with local bread and Lambrusco wine

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Start time

    08:30 AM

    Pickup details

    Please choose the closest point for Your Pickup at the moment of reservation, we do not pick up in other locations.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Animals are not admitted
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Operated by ParmaLook - Tour Food Experience

    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.

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    Traveler Tips

    I would HIGHLY recommend taking this tour, or any other tour from Matteo!!
    I highly recommend Mattia because this isn't just a job for him it's who he is a great connoisseur of Parmigianino cheese and Parma ham.
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    The guide was terrific....
    Cathy_P, Mar 2023
    The guide was terrific. Very knowledgeable and hospitable. Loved the drive through the Parma countryside. Both producers are proud of their heritage and the produce delicious cheese and ham.
    A perfect collect of great experiences
    Anthony_D, Feb 2023
    To learn all of the steps and then sample both the Parmagiano Reggiano AND the Parma Ham in such a short time with very informative guides was wonderful! Thank you for offer the experience
    The place is Amazing and...
    Brij_M, Jan 2023
    The place is Amazing and the people are really welcoming and fun and really knowledgeable , plentiful information.
    Overall Experience
    Anthony_S, Jan 2023
    This excursion is one we have been waiting for. With that being said it was a little disappointing. The Parma tour was exceptional and that is where it ended. The prosciutto portion was about an hour away and they do not warm you about what to expect. There were persons in our party that are very sensitive to smells/odors and inside the the facility is very overwhelming with an overabundance of very extraordinary smell. Would only recommend if you have a strong stomach.
    Great tour with Matia
    Constantin_Z, Nov 2022
    The parmigiano cheese and ham tour was great, exactly what we expected, with a small cheese tasting, and a meal of ham, bread and wine. Our guide Matia was very friendly and thoughtful, we were very happy to have him as our tour guide! Linh and Costa
    Our guides were very...
    Lynda_M, Oct 2022
    Our guides were very friendly and explained the process from start to finish. Really enjoyed learning about the process.
    Amazing learning experience
    Sean_T, Oct 2022
    Had a great tour with Matteo and his team. Easy pickup, all very organised and mostly super informative. Would recommend to all.
    Great experience with a...
    Steven_G, Oct 2022
    Great experience with a smaller group. you really learn about the process of making the extraordinary cheese and ham from this region of Italy. We highly recommend this touf.
    MariaLourdes_F, Oct 2022
    All the tour was a great experience thanks tour leaders were fantastic and the places we visited were of great interest especially the making of the parmeggiano cheese
    Interesting food tour
    Grethe_S, Sep 2022
    Pick up at the hotel was very precise and the guide very, very good. Very interesting both at the cheese factory and the ham factory. We thought we had payed for a private tour, meaning that the guiding was only for us, 8 people. However, several groups were joined. We also missed water bottles that should have been inkluder.
    Good experience
    Mette_K, Sep 2022
    This was a great experience, especially the tour of the cheese factory. The parma ham was not as interesting, but that's just because the production is not at complicated. I think it was worth it, but if you are considering just doing one; choose the cheese tour 🙂
    Parma Cheese tour great, ham tour disaponting
    Ron_H, Sep 2022
    Driver arrived exact on time at hotel. Tour at the Parma cheese factory was good, good explanation given by a guy with a great sense of humour. After the tour you could by the cheese from the factory. They also were selling Lambrusco against a ridiculous price of 8 euro/bottle. Man said first 10 euro but realized it was crazy prize. You buy it in supermarket for 3 or 4 euro. After we went to a Parma ham factory which was disappointing. Very commercial place, not a traditional Parma ham factory which I have visited before. Tour finished quick without seeing procedures, very static tour. If you go for the Parma cheese, great, but skip the Parma ham.
    Fully recommend, great tour
    Emily_H, Aug 2022
    Picked up early, guides are very knowledgeable as their families are cheese and/or Parma ham makers. Really cool seeing everything done in front of you in the factories and good tastings too.
    Educational and delicious
    Laura_G, Aug 2022
    I took my 4 kids on this tour and we loved the experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. We learned so much! The tastings were delicious! The only issue we had was with communications prior to the tour start. I thought the pick up place was settled and I receive a message the day before asking where we wanted to be picked up. This was confusing because it was already established where they were going to pick us up. I messaged back asking for confirmation but no one got back to me so I was left wondering if they were going ti pick us up. To make matters a little more stressful, they were a half hour late picking us up (came at 9 am instead of 830 am) making me wonder if I didn’t have the right pick up place after all. But it turns out I did have the right pick up place. The driver said he was late because of road closures. But we still had a fantastic tour, we may have missed just the initial steps of making the cheese.
    Italian experience!
    Tommaso_M, Aug 2022
    Amazing tour where you can experience real process for both parmigiano reggiano and prosciutto. Our guide Martino (Parmalook staff) was really knowledgeable and entertaining.
    JuanJose_V, Jul 2022
    Experiencing process to make Parma Cheese and Parma Ham was interesting and fun. Tasting both was delicious….and Mattia was a great and friendly guide!
    Who knew cheese and ham could be so interesting?
    Richard_M, Jul 2022
    Our driver and guides were exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. They both were from families with generations experience in making both cheese and Parma ham. Plus the food samples were excellent.
    Knowledgable guide and exciting trip
    Natasha_S, Jul 2022
    We had a great day visiting the Parmigiano Reggiano factory and the Parma ham factory. The transfers were efficient. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable (and witty) - he made sure that we understood every part of the cheese and ham making processes and was able to answer every question we had. I think it is very misleading/incorrect to state on the booking page that it is max. 8 people - we had at least 30 people in our group so it is definitely not as stated. Perhaps therefore slightly overpriced but we really enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to anyone visiting Parma.
    Tasting Italy!
    Lori_N, Jul 2022
    We had a great time seeing how parmigiano and Parma ham are made - and tasting for ourselves. Excellent guides.
    Ham and cheese. Yum.
    mara_A, Jul 2022
    We had such a fun day learning about the production of Parma ham and Parmigiano cheese. Super organized and quick paced trip with top notch transport. We got to taste all the yummy things and gain a new depth of understanding about these delicacies. Our 5 year old twins loved it, too! Mattia, our guide, was fun, energetic and incredibly knowledgeable. Do it!