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Go behind the scenes to find out how one of Italy's most famous cheeses is made with this 2-hour tours of a parmigiano-reggiano cheese factory in Parma. Cap off your tour with a cheese tasting with local wine and honey.
  • 2-hour tour of a cheese factory in Parma, including cheese tasting
  • Visit a 'caseficio' (cheese factory) to learn how authentic parmigiano-reggiano is made
  • Sample some Parmigiano-Reggiano with honey and wine after the tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Parma included
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A glass of fine wine
3 different Cheese tasting
Pick up and Drop off in Central Parma next to the train station
Parmigiano cheese tour and farmhouse visit
Private transportation
NH Parma , Viale Paolo Borsellino, 31, 43122 Parma PR, Italy

Meeting point in front of the NH hotel which is next to the train station.

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Step back in time to learn how Parmigiano-Reggiano, known as the 'king of cheeses,' is made with this visit to a 'caseficio,' or cheese factory. Find out why this is the provinces of Parma, Modena and Reggio Emilia, plus parts of Bologna and Mantova, are the only ones that can produce authentic parmigiano-reggiano – elsewhere it has to go by another name.

Watch cheesemakers at work as they cook the milk to separate the whey and lift the Parmigiano-Reggiano. See how the cheese goes on to be salted and shaped next, followed by placement in the aging room (the 'stagionatura' in Italian). Admire the rows and rows of aging wheels of cheese that perfume the air.

Learn about the strict tests required by the consortium before the cheese wheels are permitted to be sold as authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano, including hammering the wheels, and the fire branding that takes place. Finish the tour by tasting cheese along with honey and local wine. Pickup and drop-off from your Parma hotel is included.
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The whole experience is run at the Parmigiano cheese factory in which you will be guided by the Grandson of the founder !
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Curioseety SRLS
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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What is the policy on sanitization during Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Tasting Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "Very labor intensive and a process that must be constantly monitored." See review
  • "Make sure you confirm the pickup time, because it was 30 minutes before we thought it was, but fortunately figured it out early!" See review
  • "Lots of space throughout the farm, so it was also easy to spread out for social distancing." See review

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we loved the tour. we...
, Jan 2022
we loved the tour. we were glad to learn all of the parts of making the cheese and in a intimate setting! would recommend.
The Best of Parma
, Nov 2021
This was an incredible tour of a small cheese producer in Parma. We were able to see the entire process from meeting the cows to eating the final product. We also tacked on an optional Parma ham tour that was equally fascinating. I highly recommend both this tour and our guide.
Great tour of Parmigiano Regiano
, Nov 2021
We were very happy with the tour. It was complete and we learned a lot of things about parmigiano regiano making. All the stuff of the farm was very friendly and our tour guide Chiara very helpful even for other suggestions regarding Parma. At the end the tasting was great. Our kids loved the tour also!
An Italian American kids dream.
, Oct 2021
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. We highly recommend booking this experience and we will definitely book again the next time we come to Bologna. It was a quick train ride from where we stayed in Bologna to Parma, and once we found our tour guide at the train station, she was extraordinary. She very thoughtfully explained the procedure from the beginning to the end. And it was so very interesting to learn the process of making one of the worlds favorite cheeses. Growing up in an Italian home in America, I was so happy to learn about what goes into making this beloved staple in our home. You won’t be disappointed and being there brought us to a place of peace as we saw the passion and commitment shown in the process of creating this wonder. We were even allowed to say hello to the ladies (cows) in the huge spacious barn, and fed them some hay. Two thumbs up and highly recommend.
Excellent in every way!
, Oct 2021
We really enjoyed this tour! The guides were very educated and personable. The samples of cheese, balsamic, and wine were generous. It was the perfect amount of time as well- doesn’t take up even half of your day. They even picked up and dropped off at our air bnb!
Paradise in Parma
, Sep 2021
We only booked for the parmigiana reggiano cheese tour. But the tour guides were able to add us to their Parma Ham and wine tasting tour. It turned out to be a day filled with great food and people. Chiara and Matteo, our guides for the cheese and Parma ham tour , are very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We ended the day at the Poggio winery. A breathtaking view and awesome wine cellar. Our guide was also named Matteo. His love and knowledge for wine is evident in his presentation. We didn’t want our day to end.
Thank you Parma!
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and sweet! Very cool thst his family runs the business!! Also the cheese process was cool to learn.
, Aug 2021
Great tour, wonderful guide. The guide had worked in the business and knew how it all worked. The tasting was great too.
A Must Do in Parma!
, Aug 2021
This was our favorite activity in Parma! It is great for both kids and adults, very family friendly. We drove ourselves to the location, which was easy to find, but the tour also offers pick up and drop off for those without a car. Matteo was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and personable. The aging room and tasting was a perfect end to the tour and a fun photo opportunity. You can purchase some cheese at the end for a very reasonable price (we bought several for gifts!)
What a fun tour for the cheese lover.
, Jul 2021
Fabulous tour. Mattia was highly knowledgeable and showed a passion for cheese making. It was a highlight trying the cheese warm, right out of the vat. Wasn’t sure how it was going to taste. I learned quite a lot on this tour. The tastings at the end were quite delicious. Definitely recommend to anyone considering this tour.
Fantastic - highly recommended
, Jun 2021
One of the highlights of our time in Parma! Pick-up at 8:30 in a nice, clean vehicle. You go straight to the farm just outside of Parma in the countryside and watch the cheese makers do their magic. The farm was a fairly small one, which made it far better than going to one of the larger industrial farms. Matteo, the guide, knew everything there is to know about Parmigiano-Reggiano, from the food they have to give to the cows down to the chemical process that takes place during each stage. His passion for it added a lot to the experience. Very generous during the tasting + great hospitality! Lots of space throughout the farm, so it was also easy to spread out for social distancing. Honestly one of the best food tours I have done. Wouldn't change a thing.
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, Feb 2020
It was amazing! So fascinating to watch them make the cheese and learn the process. Our tour guide did a great job! I would totally recommend this tour!
A great experience!
Nicole W
, Jan 2020
Marriage was fantastic and it was such a great experience. Kids and adults loved it. It was also great because his Dad is the cheese maker!
Terrific Tour!!
, Dec 2019
We loved this tour and it was a highlight of our trip. Make sure you confirm the pickup time, because it was 30 minutes before we thought it was, but fortunately figured it out early! The tour was small and incredibly interesting. I highly recommend Parma Look!!
Amazing Time
, Oct 2019
We had an amazing time during our 4 person Parmigiano Reggiano tour by the cheese master's son. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed our nearly private tour and the cheese tasting following the tour. The pride this family takes in its knowledge and end product is shown throughout.
Dvir C
, Sep 2019
The tour was was realy interesting because the whole factory is family and seems to do everything there with dedication and love. worth the money!
Almost Excellent
, Sep 2019
Matteo was wonderful. Most informative and very pleasant. The only hiccup to the event was for Viator to inform us up from that our pickup was for 1/2 hr before the tour. Had they stated that in the information up front or the confirmation, this would be a 5 star event. It is a simple fix for Viator!
Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Farm
, Aug 2019
Had a fun time visiting a farm where Parmigiano cheese was produced. Very labor intensive and a process that must be constantly monitored. Learned a great deal and the cheese tasting at the end was fantastic.Our guide was the cheese master's son and he spoke very good English and knew the entire process in great detail.
Excellent tour
, Jul 2019
Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about cheese! We got to learn about both the cheese production and life of cheese makers. Highly recommendable!
Fascinating and fun insight to the full process
, Jul 2019
We we're lucky enough to have Mattia give us essentially a private tour of the whole process. Extremely knowledgeable, he provided us with all the information you could hope for as to the production of this beautiful cheese. Loved that there was no pressure to buy anything, but how can you not when it's so delicious!! Recommend highly to anyone with even a vague interest in what you're eating- thanks Mattia

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