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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

  • See how Emilia-Romagna specialties are made on a full-day tour from Bologna
  • Tour producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto
  • An early start lets you see the milk delivery at the Parmigiano cheese factory
Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
From US$194.64
Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is a food lover’s dream, and this full-day tour from Bologna shows you how the area produces its specialties, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto. Of course, you’ll also enjoy some delicious tastings, as well as breakfast and lunch with wine pairings. For this immersive experience, you’ll travel hassle-free in a comfy minivan with various pickup options including your hotel.
What to Expect
After hotel, station, or airport pickup in Bologna, visit a factory that makes Emilia-Romagna’s unique Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the entire process, from the early-morning milk delivery and work of master cheesemakers to the storage and aging.
Savor a breakfast with cheese tastings and Lambrusco wine, and perhaps purchase some cheese at below retail price.
Next, visit a family-run business producing Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P. See the age-old techniques and enjoy a full tasting, comparing a 6-year-old balsamic with 12- and 25-year-old varieties.
Continue to a prosciutto producer to see how this regional delicacy is made, and sample fresh slices of prosciutto di Modena D.O.P with Lambrusco wine.
Finally, enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine at a countryside trattoria or organic winery before drop-off at the departure point.
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Reviews (227)
1 - 5 of 122 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Superb foodie tour

This exceeded my expectations, lunch was amazing and Arianna was so knowledgeable and full of fun-highly recommended and good value for what we got, thankyou!

Thank AngieG591
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic experience

We both loved our Food Experience. Excellent food, fantastic information and fun. Never a dull moment as the people on the tour were also interesting. Definitely a highlight of our time in Italy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bobgrub
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Trip, Highly Recommend!

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We went into it with low expectations and were blown away. I highly recommend this to anyone that is considering doing a day tour in the bologna region. Huge thank you to Arianna who made this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mantica87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Absolutely Perfect

You have to be mad to rate this experience as anything less than 5 bubbles. There is nothing to fault; We were picked up at our door, and the Bolognese experience started with our driver Sergio whom despite my limited Italian struck up great conversation....More

8  Thank Diegolmartinho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
not to be missed tour in Bologna

This foodie tour was an all day affair but it was the highlight of our stay in Bologna. Our passionate tour guide Ricardo guided us through a Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese creamery, Acetaia Cavedoni vinegar farm for Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOP, and a prosciutto factory tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MainelyContemporary
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Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them..but I was coming from Florence and they picked me up at the Bologna train station.
Allan H
1 September 2018|
Response from Carol G | Reviewed this property |
The tour has samples of prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano reggiano cheese. They serve a snack breakfast with bread and lunch has pasta and bread. There are meats and chicken for lunch also. Suggest letting them... More