TRULY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL Parma tour – with Food n Walk Tour host Nick
Welcome to real Italy …
Nick, Parma’s much mooted ex-Golosa tour host, will ease you around this beautiful Italian gourmet food tour.
Food n Walk Tours Parma consist of superior quality self drive guided visits, to the production sites of some of Italy’s most famous DOP food products such as Prosciutto di Parma Ham, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as well as breathtaking strolls through Traditional Balsamic Vinegar studios of Reggio and Modena.
English is an incredibly narrative language. The benefits of having me as your mother tongue food tour host is the shared self effacing experience picking our way through the occasional hilarious gaffs, silence crackling language problems and total loss in translation… classic fun yet the bottom line is I know and love these products and watch my children thrive on them: I share and cherish them in a special way.
WE HAVE THE ULTIMATE FIRST WORD IN QUALITY – IT’S A GIVEN… WELCOME TO OUR PARMA FOOD AND WINE TASTING TOURS
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… but there is more… the magical healing properties of the whey… lets go see…
Tour host Nick: Quoting the start of the fantastic day…
PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CHEESE TOUR
PARMA HAM TOUR QUOTE
Ok so if Parmigiano Reggiano relies on the grasslands and the milk quality then this next product goes one further: not only the earth, the land but the air is what finally steers this product to perfection… inside this workshop are three hundred thousand legs maturing for up to thirty months… nothing short of a miracle. One they perform here everyday since Etruscan times… five thousand years of culture inside these walls… lets go live the next treasure…
The tour has started but the sights and aromas await…
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.
TRADITIONAL BALSAMIC VINEGAR TOUR
Balsamico Tour QuoteThere are no words to describe the time taken in the creation of this nectar… here we see one of the truly amazing products of the world… and taste? Our next tasting will take us to the definition of sweetness that is incomparable… First mentioned in 1046 this magical product has been made for Kings and paupers for millennia…
If honey were the finest wood – Balsamico is surely the Stradivari.
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