Delicious: Italy to go article – Food n Walk tours: a stunning Parma tour

 The Classic Parma food tour

Above our final destination of the day the Balsamico Estate… another world

Welcome to our superb ‘3 Kings’ Food Tour

Food n Walk Tours

Italy unearthed… treasures for a lifetime

Parma’s most reviewed Golosa tour hosts Caterina and Nick, will ease you around this beautiful gourmet food tour and it’s awe inspiring destinations.  

 

Food n Walk Tours Parma offer super quality guided visits to the production sites of some of Italy’s most famous DOP food products.  You will see Prosciutto di Parma ham, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as well as enjoy breathtaking views in Traditional Balsamic Vinegar ranges of Reggio and Modena.

With FWT you get under the skin of the products: insider knowledge. Cate and I know and love these products – we have the trust of the producers.   Nick Garrett  FWT

Looking for a tour in Parma? CHOOSE THE BEST – PARMA 3 KINGS TOUR

Admire and experience the different steps involved in the production with one of Italy’s leading tour hosts Nick Garrett. Our tours are flexible and can fit in with all your travel plans, tastes and ideas.

The Parmigiano Tour starts:  

Here we stand in the heart of Parmigiano DOP production Zone and this particular maker stands out as one of the very best… the King of cheese? Give me one reason why not: for health, cultural tradition and of course fantastic taste… this Gold medal producer, one of the 564 currently at work is right now cooking 6000 ltrs of fresh natural milk… lets go see…

Quote – Tour host Nick: start of the fantastic day…

This tours is more than just food… it shows an ancient way of life, preserved today.
Tours start at 8.45 in Parma and finish around 4.00pm in Reggio Emilia.

1.  SEEING, TASTING THE TRUE RUSTIC PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CHEESE

Parma FWT Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory visit. Visiting a “Caseificio” is like going back in time. The “King of the cheeses” actually has very old origins and today, like 7 centuries ago, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is still made following the same traditional and genuine methods. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is protected by the European Union and can only be produced in a restricted area, the so called “zona tipica”, which includes the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and a part of Bologna (left of the Reno river) and Mantova(right of the Po river). It takes about 2 hours to see the whole production, preferably early in the morning.

2.  THE PARMA HAM TOUR

The production area of Prosciutto di Parma or Parma ham is located in the southern part of Parma province. Here, and only here, can genuine Parma Ham be produced. Using very heavy and selected Italian pigs and following the traditional and genuine method, Prosciutto di Parma is still produced like it was about 2000 years ago. Only four ingredients are necessary to produce Parma ham: a pork leg, a minimum quantity of salt to preserve the meat, the air to dry it out, and time, a lot of time, at least 12 months to get a perfect flavor. The plant opens 7 days per week. 

Parma Golosa take you Inside the Balsamico world

3.  THE GRAND ESTATE:  TRADITIONAL BALSAMIC VINEGAR TOUR

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia and of Modena is a real jewel for all gourmets and the estate we visit is often used in film production – breathtaking is the word.
It is a unique digestive condiment as it is produced directly from the finest grape juice. The liquid is then placed in wooden barrels and through an oxidation process over a dozen years it is transformed into aceto Balsamico.
As this process continues the sweetness overlays the residual 5% acidity until it becomes completely smooth with just a faint twist of aceto. The sweetness is both rich and delicate, complex yet far beyond that sugary taste of honey or sugar.

If honey were the finest wood – Balsamico is surely the Stradivari.

And yes it is super fabulous on strawberries or fine vanilla ice cream – gellato.
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It’s a truly fantastic day!

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