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Get picked up at your hotel in Parma to begin your delicious tour of the area.

Head first for a cheese factory to see how milk is transformed into Parmigiano-Reggiano. Learn how this cheese, devoid of any chemical additive, can be aged for years to improve its quality. Learn to recognize the various aging stages thanks to the tasting led by an expert.

Proceed to discover another culinary specialty of this area: Parma ham. In the ham-producing house, you will see every phase of the curing of the meat and taste the final result, yielded by meticulous aging.

Your tour ends in a typical local restaurant where you can enjoy all the specialties of the Parma region matched with excellent local wines like Lambrusco and Malvasia. Taste different types of salami, as well as the tortelli d'erbetta, a round pasta stuffed with ricotta and herbs, a traditional dish of Parma. As for dessert, you will discover the famous Sbrisolona and other dry pies. Lunch also includes water, wine and coffee.
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Discover Parma’s culinary scene on a half-day food tour that includes lunch and wine. Visit a local Parmigiano Reggiano cheese maker and a Parma ham producer, where you’ll learn about the city’s two most famous exports. End at a restaurant for a 3-course meal that features typical dishes like pasta, salami and dessert, plus coffee and regional wine like Lambrusco and Malvasia. This tour operates in two ways: either your own car with a guide or with a tour driver and vehicle.
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Reviewed 7 August 2018
Very enjoyable

Our family eats a lot of Parmesan cheese, so we really enjoyed seeing how it was actually made and the pride that goes into it. Also, at the company gift shop, we purchased blocks of Parmesan to take home to the States. Our family and...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018
Best affordable way of touring proscuitto & parmasean cheese operators in Parma

I picked this tour for 3 reasons. (1) It is affordable as compared to other similar tours. (2) The meetup location is convenient, right outside the Parma tourist office. (3) Small group size. Our TastyBus tour guide was very knowledgeable with both of the ham...More

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rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a detailed feedback, I am glad you have enjoyed the Tastybus tour! To say the truth you didn't lose that much as every day of the working week they make only one operation, and by the time we arrive...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018
A lovely way to experience Parma!

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Eliza on the Tasty Bus! She was incredibly knowledgeable with both the Parmigiano Reggiano and the Prosciutto, as well as with the traditions and culture of Parma. Her rapport with the owners of the factories added to our experience....More

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rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Dear Terese, Thank you so much for such a high vote! We are glad you've enjoyed your time on Tastybus and felt our passion for this land. Hope to see you in Parma again! Rossella

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Personalized tour of family operated cheese and prosciutto makers

I toured two small operations, a cheese maker and a prosciutto maker, that were run by the same family for multiple generations. At the cheese maker in particular, I walked around with Paulo and Paula as they went through their routines, and I chatted with...More

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rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Dear James, Thank you so much for taking time and writing a review here! Hope to see you in Parma again, the full day tour is waiting for you! :) Safe travels, Rossella

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Parma ham and Parmesan cheese

Well you can't visit Emilia-Romagna without trying the ham and cheese of the region! The tastybus tour lived up to its name, with samplings of local products and some great photo opportunities in the countryside too. First we visited a dairy and observed the process...More

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rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Beth, Glad you've enjoyed your Tasty day! Thank you for the review and hope to see you in Parma again. Safe travels, Rossella

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