Emilia Romagna region is considered to be the heart of Northern Italian food. You will spend your day explore the different tastes of this region, visiting the production sites of some of Italy’s famous Prosciutto di Parma ham, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as well as Balsamic vinegar of Modena.
After you are greeted at your hotel in Florence you will make your way via the countryside of Tuscany into the region of Emilia and the city of Modena to a visit a private estate where the true Balsamic is made. You will have a private visit to their small cellar and learn more about the tradition behind it, the making of it and how it can be use in different dishes including sweets and get a whole new understanding of Balsamic.
Next stop was to visit the production area of Prosciutto di Parma near the city of Parma in a private factory. Here, and only here, can genuine Parma Ham be produced that follows the traditional and genuine method for centuries. You will go on a tour of the making of the ham, learn the four ingredients that are necessary to produce it and visit the magical aging cellar. Then of course it is time to taste it as well, they will offer you lunch with three different pasta dishes local to the area with base of Prosciutto di Parma.
Last stop is to visit the famous cheese factory of Parmigiano Reggiano, the cheese that is protected by the European Union and can only be produced in a restricted area, including the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena. Beside tasting you get a tour and visual how this special cheese is made step by step, learn more about the history behind it and the aging process and of course to taste it as well before heading back to your hotel in Florence.