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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$191.33
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.
Reviews (248)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
A must do tour!!!

From early morning pickup from my hotel to dropping back 10 hours later.....this foodie tour was the highlight of my visit to Bologna! Ricardo was entertaining, full of energy and funny. I learned so much about cheese, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto! Then lunch.... a 7 degustation...More

1  Thank Rainel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Totally Mind Blowing

Wow! Alessandro and his tour totally transformed how I now view the food I buy and eat! It was quite mind blowing and so interesting to see the production and history behind the production of every day foods. This tour came highly recommended but exceeded...More

Thank 408LisaB
Reviewed 3 days ago
Highlight of our trip

Holy cow! the best tour of our entire trip! And we booked a lot of small tours- The day started EARLY- now i know why- the day was packed with activities. Our tour guide francisco was GREAT! A lot of fun- "ok guys" - the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank stvinatl
Reviewed 4 days ago
What a day!

We booked this tour to be part of our Italian food experience with our grown children. Our daughter had been teaching in Madrid for nearly a year and our son moved to LA last year to start a new job. It was the first time...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A must if in Bologna!

I brought my parents on this trip when they came to visit Bologna. This trips is an absolute must, if you are passing through Bologna. It is an amazing way to learn about and taste the Italian DOP products. It was an fantastic experience to...More

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Response from funtimetravel | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves me correctly, we returned to our hotel aprox. 5- 5:30 p.m. It is a very full day ! Full, but well worth it !!
24 February 2019|
Response from petitejetsetter | Reviewed this property |
I had the same experience as well, so I had my hotel booked it for me. Coincidentally a party of 4 had a dropout, so they let me.