Hop on the Tastybus and discover the finest Parma products in one day! Visit Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Parma ham factories with tastings to learn their ancient story and savor exceptional quality. Keep discovering local delicacies and stop for a lunch at small trattoria and traditional balsamic vinegar factory with delicious guided tasting.

  • Taste Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma ham and traditional balsamic vinegar directly from their producers
  • Listen to the history of these products as your guide fascinates you with their legends and secrets
  • Enjoy a typical Italian lunch
  • English-speaking guide 
  • Transfer by minibus
  • Tastings
  • Lunch (only for the full-day option)
Not included
  • Purchase at the production factories
Duration4 Hours or 7 Hours
Important information

Pick-up and drop-off from the Tourist Information Office (IAT) on Garibaldi Square, Parma.


To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.


Tourist information office in Parma
SITur, Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, Parma, PR, Italia
Please, note that the meeting point is located in the limited traffic zone where is prohibited to enter with an unauthroized vehicle. Closest parking lots available are Parcheggio Toschi and Garage Stendhal.
Parma Railway Station

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43121 - Parma

Further information

First, stop at the Parmigiano Reggiano PDO production factory. Discover how milk is processed and transformed into Parmigiano Reggiano PDO. Find out why this extraordinary cheese can be preserved for years and why its quality improves over time without any chemical additives. Learn how to distinguish between cheese of different ageing thanks to a guided tasting. Continue to the Parma Ham PDO production factory. See the production phases of this renowned kind of cold cut. Start from the meat processing and lose yourself in a journey of flavors until the tasting of the final product. End your tour with a tasting of Parma ham and savor its sweetness and unique flavor and return to Piazza Garibaldi at 2:00 pm. Optionally, keep discovering local delicacies and continue your journey with a light lunch in typical trattoria where you will try some of the most famous local dishes accompanied with a glass of wine. After lunch, enter an ancient acetaia and discover why every drop of balsamic vinegar is a true gem. Taste its exceptional quality, aroma and fragrance on a delicious guided tasting. Return to Piazza Garibaldi at approx. 5:00 pm.

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We loved our day out with Elisa and we were lucky to be just the 2 of us so it was great. Elisa was extremely knowledgeable on a wide range from food and farming to dogs in prams! The tour, food tastings and lunch were excellent. One of the highlights of our holiday.
by Kathryn on 12/16/2019
Awesome tour, great guide, so much Parmigiano!
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LOVED our guide. Learned so much and ate some tasty stuff! It was super neat to do something nobody gets to do in Italy and Parma is beautiful. Seeing them stir the curds and the aging cheese process, LOVE. Plus those meat caves were epic. LOVED. Very worth the trip and easy to get to.
by Manon B on 12/10/2019
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Ho prenotato questo tour tramite l'Ufficio del Turismo di Parma, dal cui sito si trova il link per prenotare il tour.
Il tour ci è piaciuto tantissimo, la guida Elisa è una persona preparatissima, sia sul territorio sia sul comparto enogastronomico, ed è molto cordiale e ci ha fornito tante informazioni interessanti.
E' stata un'esperienza molto interessante e coinvolgente, un 'dietro le quinte' assolutamente da provare.
by Renato Graziano on 11/28/2019
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