Originally posted on Food Tours in Parma & Beyond: Food n Wine n Whisky Quality Food Tours:
Parma’s Treasures: Our 3 Kings tour, a gourmet Parma Food journey:
Parmesan cheese, Parma ham and Aceto balsamic vinegar, all the best DOP products await your arrival.
Our day starts with a visit to one of the truly rustic traditional makers of Parmigiano
Reggiano cheese, made following the same trusted methods just as it was 700 years ago.
You will watch the family cooking, separating the yellow whey and lifting this magnificent DOP product into cheesecloth for the cutting. The shaping and salting rooms are equally enthralling as we begin to realise the enormous amount of care and daily toil this product requires. Moving on from the salting vaults we enter the ageing room: the stagionatura.
Here among the maturing golden wheels is where the fullest, richest aroma, ignites the senses as we learn how after 12 months, the Consorzio experts, taste, test and skilfully hammer the cheeses before the ritual of branding. Finally, we…
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