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Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch provided by Maestro Travel Experience

Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch

Half Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch
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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16427P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Beverages and wine tasting • Food tasting and 3-course lunch • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from your accommodation in Parma or preferred pick-up point in Parma) • Transport by private vehicle when applicable • Entry/Admission - Parma • Entry/Admission - Reggio Emilia
Exclusions
Food and drinks, other than specified
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please, let us know the name of the hotel or apartment you stay in, we offer the pick-up also at the other hotels in Parma. If you will arrive for the tour from the other city we'll advise you the best point to meet your guide. If you will arrive for the tour by train, please let us know the arrival time and your guide will meet you at the ticket office of the train station in Parma.
Parma, Province of Parma, Italy
Inclusions
Beverages and wine tasting • Food tasting and 3-course lunch • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from your accommodation in Parma or preferred pick-up point in Parma) • Transport by private vehicle when applicable • Entry/Admission - Parma • Entry/Admission - Reggio Emilia
Exclusions
Food and drinks, other than specified
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please, let us know the name of the hotel or apartment you stay in, we offer the pick-up also at the other hotels in Parma. If you will arrive for the tour from the other city we'll advise you the best point to meet your guide. If you will arrive for the tour by train, please let us know the arrival time and your guide will meet you at the ticket office of the train station in Parma.
Parma, Province of Parma, Italy
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Parma
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Stazione ferroviaria di Parma
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Parma
    Parma, Province of Parma, Italy
    See address & details
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nzproc
6 contributions
Fun and very informative
Sep 2019 • Couples
Lisa did a wonderful job teaching us about the cheese and ham. The tour was fun and a highlight of our trip to Italy. Would recommend this tour to anyone and Lisa was a fabulous guide.
Written 25 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

meri999
Chadstone, Australia32 contributions
Foodie heaveb
I thoroughly enjoyed my half day tour at the Parma cheese and prosciutto production centers. Our guide Elena was excellent, and she also pointed out local landmarks as we traveled. Such a beautiful part of the world and I very enjoyed the small and personal experience, and of course the tastings! Wonderful way to spend a half day. I wish we weren’t leaving so that I could have done the full day inclusive of lunch and balsamic vinegar tour.
Written 11 September 2019
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Hi Meri, First of all, thank you so much for such a kind review. I am happy to know you've enjoyed your TastyBus experience and felt the passion and respect we have for our land. Hope this will bring you in Parma once again! Kind regards, Medina Xhani
Written 18 September 2019
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ChatswoodResident
Sydney8 contributions
Great tour and excellent service
Aug 2019 • Family
Thanks again to Anna and the Maestro team for arranging the cheese and prosciutto tours. We booked last minute, literally the evening before for a private tour, and we were accommodated.

It was delightful and the kids enjoyed and got a lot out of it as well.

Lorenzo the cheese maker was wonderful.

Special thanks to Silvia our guide who really made our day. So knowledgeable, passionate and lovely.

Thanks again
Written 17 August 2019
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Hi Christopher, Thank you so much for the review. I am glad to hear you've enjoyed your private tour and brought home some delicious memories. Hope to see you once again in Parma :) Kind regards, Medina
Written 20 August 2019
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Atlay
9 contributions
Fun, informative, tasty
Jul 2019 • Solo
This was well worth it. The bus was cool, comfy and secure. Our guide was knowledgeable and relaxed, answering our questions as we had them. The tour of the Parmesan producer was great. It was clearly craft and artisan and I left with great respect for the family and farm. The prosciutto production was no less amazing. It seems silly, but watching the production staff spread the fat/salt mix on the exposed parts of the muscle was poetic. This also was a
Family operation despite being quite large. Our tour finished with delicious samples as the family’s toddlers played with guests. CHARMING!
Written 1 July 2019
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Hi Atlay, Thank you so much for your detailed review! I'm happy you enjoyed your TastyBus experience and hope to see you in Parma once again. All the best, Medina
Written 8 July 2019
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A. Cuzzoli
1 contribution
fun in the herd
May 2019 • Friends
The tour was ok nothing terribly special as we had done a tour in Modena the day before which was really special. Maybe Maestro could offer smaller groups and slow down the pace of the day. Lunch was pretty much the same cold cuts as we had the day before and I was expecting just a little more of an offer. It seemed middle of the range package tour which on balance is just about ok for the money.
Written 22 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience during the TastyBus tour. I am sorry to hear the tour did not meet your expectations as we are committed to providing personable, fun and informative experience to our customers. For this tour, we have a max of 20 participants in a group that is mentioned on the booking platforms. During the light lunch in a local parmesan trattoria, we offer typical cold cuts of our land together with local pasta tortelli d'erbetta and sweets. It's probable you tried similar cold cuts in Modena as culinary traditions of these two cities are very similar and yet we mention in the tour description that during the lunch you'll try the local specialities. I would be very grateful to know when did you join the tour and receive more details on my email rossella@maestrotravelexperience.com in order to understand how can we improve our service or clarify the expectations from the tour for our future customers. Sincerely yours, Rossella Bassani
Written 23 May 2019
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mdechristopher
Springfield, MA13 contributions
Truly amazing! A must-do for foodies!
I did the half day tour with Elisa to the Parmesan and prosciutto factories. It was absolutely wonderful! We had a small group and Elisa was so sweet and knowledgeable. The information was fascinating and the food at both locations was delicious. Highly recommend!
Written 4 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Christopher, First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. I am happy to hear you've enjoyed the TastyBus experience with us! All the best, Rossella
Written 3 May 2019
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Biggerunn
San Jose, CA25 contributions
Wonderful
Took a half-day tour with Elisa as our guide. It was the most pleasant of days. She is friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. The experience at the small cheese factory she works with was beyond expectation. The prosciutto factory was less personal, but that is the nature of the beast. A great experience nevertheless. A wonderful lunch topped off the day. Highly, highly recommended.
Written 16 November 2018
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Thank you so much for the review, I'm happy that you've enjoyed the Tastybus experience! Best wishes, Rossella
Written 6 December 2018
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steve p
Eden Prairie, MN2 contributions
Great Half Day Factory Tour!
Oct 2018 • Couples
I would highly recommend the Tastybus tour. It was very comprehensive and informative. Rossella was an excellent guide and provide great stories and information in between stops. Best of luck as you continue to grow your business!
Written 3 November 2018
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Dear Steve, Thank you so much for the review, glad you've enjoyed the Tastybus experience! All the best, Rossella
Written 6 December 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

juno_usa
Nashville, TN190 contributions
Tastybus was a great choice!
Sep 2018 • Couples
I wanted to visit a cheese and ham factory in Parma and found Tastybus as a great choice as they have a very reasonable price, they organize these two tours in a one 4-hour-long session (not too short, not too long) and the tour started not early in the morning as many other tours but at 9:30 only which is a high plus for those like me who are not staying in Parma itself or not even in the very close neighborhood. The bus arrived on time and our guide spoke wonderful English, had a great sense of humor and was really enthusiastic to tell everything we need to know. She was very knowledgeable, too and could answer all of our questions. The factories were interesting and great places to take some funny pictures. The tastings at the end of the tours were also great, we got more type and more amount of food/drink we expected.
Written 1 October 2018
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Thank you so much for such nice words! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you in Parma again! Best wishes, Rossella
Written 6 December 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patti J
12 contributions
Very enjoyable
Mar 2018
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 friends said it was the best Parmesan they had ever tasted.
Written 6 August 2018
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Thank you so much for the feedback, it was a great pleasure to receive you in our amazing city. I hope to see you again in Parma to eat lots of Parmigiano Reggiano again. safe travels, Rossella
Written 6 December 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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JenVi87
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Great experience
This experience is a must do if you are in the area! Elisa is knowledgeable, and just a nice and interesting person
Tassilo2020
Tassilo2020
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TastyBus 3 PDO Selfdrive
Elisa was a guide with charm and humor. As good as she knew the people we visited as good she knew the products. Sh
465jelleh
465jelleh
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Excellent tour with excellent guide
When you are in the neighberhood of Parma and you like delicacy, this tour is a must. We visted 3 sites and booked
tjaša v
tjaša v
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A day for food lovers
The food tour was excellent! The guide, Elisa, helped us to discover the secrets behind famous foods of the region.
poutine2189
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This is a must-do while you are in Parma
I went on the full-day tour in December of 2019, and it was the highlight of my nearly two weeks in Europe. There
eatrummel
eatrummel
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Delicious Day in the Parma Region
From start to finish this was a great day! Our guide, Elisa, was so friendly, knowledgeable, and animated... making
437oliveb
437oliveb
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Cooking Class
Absolutely brilliant. Had a wonderful afternoon making, cooking and eating pasta. A must do experience when visiti
Msdao7
Msdao7
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Incredible tour
Got my tour the day before (end of January so not busy) and I was delighted by all of the info on this tour. We did
Luke2468
Luke2468
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Very Informative
Our guide was highly informative and gave us an insider’s view into the production of various products - We even go
GrandTour487816
GrandTour487816
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Best tour ever!
You will be surprise how these products are made and understand why they are so good also for us was a revelation t
Arn135
Arn135
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Excellent- must do
This was such a great day and experience. We taken by Elisa who was fantastic. Her knowledge and enthusiasm was exc
jjmweth
jjmweth
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Excellent tour
Our guide Silvia took us to see the Parmesan cheese being made and prosuitto being made. We followed the entire pro
Chris R
Chris R
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Fantastic tour exprience
Have done this tour twice now two years back to back - fantastic experience each time. Highly recommend, hope to do
Manon B
Manon B
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Amazing Tour, great experience
LOVED our guide. Learned so much and ate some tasty stuff! It was super neat to do something nobody gets to do in
SydTraveller777
SydTraveller777
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Amazing Food Tour (Tastybus) !
We booked a full day food tour (parmigiano cheese, ham and balsamic vinegar) and Elisa was our guide. We learnt so
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