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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

Highlights
  • 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
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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$186.29
Overview
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.
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Reviewed yesterday
A great day of both learning and fun.

I was particularly interested in this tour as I wanted to learn about the process of manufacture of the products. I learnt heaps! Each factory was the best of its field and Alessandro was a mine of information. Because they were working at the time,...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Nothing less than supberb

We were picked up promptly at 06.50 and following the other collections of our five fellow foodies, we were swiftly on our way to the first stop of the day Parmigiano Reggiano cheese producers where we were welcomed by the amazing Arianna, what a pleasure...More

Thank roamingrosie1
Reviewed 3 days ago
So much fun (and so much food)!

Ale is awesome! Our driver, Stefano, was also great and taught us some Italian on our way ("sono troppo pieno"), even though he didn't really speak a lick of English. You wake up super early, but it's totally worth it. By the end of the...More

Thank bsmb07
Reviewed 5 days ago
Exceptional tour!

We booked our tour for our first full day after arriving in Italy - we wanted to start our food and wine focused trip right! It was really interesting to see the process of making Parmigiano Reggiano, and even more so to taste it. I...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of the highlight of our vacation.

The tour was beyond our expectations and we had a great time. Be prepared to eat a lot of good food!

Thank Angie T
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charlene0507
30 May 2018|
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Response from Denise G | Reviewed this property |
You go to the different towns. We got to meet the owners and talk with them. We went to the Pedroni family’s balsamic operation. The owner signed the bottles of 50 year old balsamic we purchased to give as gifts. Very... More
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22 May 2018|
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Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
They picked me up at the Bologna train station at 7am, I was able to make specific arrangements when I booked. Hope that helps!
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