– your 3 Kings tour day starts with
‘The King of Cheeses’
Our much revered Parmigiano Reggiano Tour
Your FWT day starts with an incredible visit to one of the most revered makers of the famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
Here we enter another world…
You will be amazed when you enter the cooking room to watch behind the scenes, the master and his family, cooking, separating the rich whey and lifting this magnificent DOP product.
As we begin to realise the huge amount of care and daily toil this product requires we visit the salting and sculpturing room. From there we enter the ageing room: the stagionatura.
Here among countless row of wheels is where the richest aroma enlivens the senses we learn how the Consorzio test and skillfully hammer each and every wheel before the ritual of fire branding.
Of course the tour is not complete until we watch the masters lift the wheels and celebrate the birth of the King of cheese.
The best part of all! … we taste this wonder with a dash of honey, balsamico and if we can twist you arm, a refreshing glass of crisp Malvasia white wine. A truly special start to our fabulous Food n Walk tour day.
Tour starts 9am (duration 2 hrs)Food preparation takes place 365 days per annum. Non-slip footwear is advised – thong flip-flops are not suitable as some floor areas are wet.
2. The Prosciutto di Parma tour
…Langhirano Parma Ham 100% natural, it’s in the air!
- SCENIC DRIVE
- BRANDING ROOMS
- RESERVE ROOM
Our second destination is equally awe inspiring as the first… the stunning drive and vinyard ascent is a photographers dream!
We have found a real treasure, a remarkable curing workshop of Prosciutto di Parma. Located high above the Langhirano valley in the heart of the Parma Ham DOP production area, .
It’s all in the AIR
It is the along these Apennine foothills that conspire to create the unique conditions necessary to cure only genuine Parma Ham.
They say just salt, air and time is needed…
But there is something else perhaps most fascinating of all that characterises this great legendary product:
the abiding union between Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma.
We will see where the fresh haunches are selected an salted, visit the cooling, salting and “resting” rooms, each emulating the traditional annual curing seasons.
Best of all we will take you to the extraordinary cellar branding areas where the “Naso” or master nose deciphers the perfume of only the perfect product.
This is where we have truly the advantage over the rest because these vault house graded products aged in wood.
Please Note: most days the Prosciutto workshop is a buzz with activity – On weekends this may not be the case. We have access to the factory and will see all the processes for the gourmet Parma Ham.
Lunch is served! Your afternoon delight!
… on the Parma hillside
- SCENIC VIEWS
- WINE TASTINGS
- CASTLE GROUNDS
Top: Your castle Lunch awaits
Above: OMGG!!! Tortelli D’erbetta – finished in butter and Parmigiano Reggiano
Our lunch destination is above the Parma Ham Valley – simply the best lunch in Italy
PARMA TRADIZIONALE Lunch Menu‘Salumi Misti’ freshly sliced DOP cold cut products: Parmigiano Reggiano Prosciutto di Parma Culatello, Coppa Felino Salame GOURMET …and for the full gourmet lunch the addition of: Tortelli filled with delicious spinach and ricotta, finished of course with freshly grated parmesan in clarified butter. All this sipping IWC award winning wines overlooking wonderful vistas and the food valley area from the vinyeards of Langhirano.
And for a special treat – a world number one DOC traditional dry Lambrusco with full nectar nose, rich berry flavours and fresh clean finish. Other wines include Malvasia, all grown in theimmediate surrounding hills. Our lunch finishes at .2.30pm with light sweet biscotti or torta, with coffee or Grappa.
Please request any special dietary requirements.
Our final destination Balsamico settles your day in the most perfect way.
The world’s greatest Balsamico producer
… visit the Aceto batteria, the Vineyards and the hillside vistas… the incredible flavours finish our paradise 3 Kings tour.
- SCENIC DRIVE
- PHOTO SHOOT
- IN THE LOFTS
- WINE TASTINGS (OPTIONAL EXTRA)
(Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia)
We are proud of our Balsamic tour because it is a rare location: special and utterly unique.
Another wow … a truly ancient world of the wine and balsamico maker. Firstly you will see the splendid acres of surrounding vineyards and be guest of this renowned supplier of top outlets across the world.
The consorzio for this original DOP Balsamico product dates back to the 11th century.
First mentioned in historical writings in 1046 (da Piacenza), Balsamico is a real elixir for all Gourmet lovers, chefs or slow food fans.
After this tour you will never confuse it with ordinary Balsamic Vinegar.
Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale it is produced solely from the finest grapes and never from soured wine vinegar like its Modenese industrial counterpart.
The sweetest white Trebbiano grapes are used to make this nectar, naturally grown and hand harvested – only the finest are selected by taste from the vineyard.
You will visit the Balsamic Must maturing rooms and the batteria lofts and taste 15 year old, 22 and 28 year old Balsamico from the antique barrels.
This sweet elixir helps you savour and digest a truly great day you will remember for years to come.
PRICES (in euros)
MEETING POINTS – Bar Gianni
We can come to you at your Parma Hotel or meet at the 3 Kings meeting point
1-4 people 210-00
5-8 people 285.00
The day tour includes
- 1. Parmigiano Reggiano – visit a small family producer
- coffee option
- 2. Parma ham – one of Parma’s leading Prosciutto makers
- 3. Balsamico Tradizionale – dropping in on a small truly artisan maker
- In The Castle battlement restaurant: Light tastings or Gourmet lunches – fresh fine produce and wines
- Castle photo call
- Vineyard stroll
LUNCH & TASTING OPTIONS
28.00 per person 2 wines served (the classic cold cuts and trimmings – with coffee to finish)
32.00 per person 2 wines served (Culatello served with the regional cold cuts, Tortelli, sweet nibbles and a nip of Grappa with coffee to finish)
Balsamico 3 ages tastings – Red, Silver and Gold vintages
6.00 euro per person
Special diet requirements can be catered for… Just let us know prior to booking.
LUXURY DRIVING OPTIONS
4 people 280.00
Mini bus 360.00