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2 years on – Ranked No1-2, 50+ strong reviews… help us just get better!

Tripadvisor is so important to us.  We value your feedback so let us know what takes yr fancy… and what doesn’t. We’ll be sure to fine tune your day.

Small stuff??… it’s what counts most and what we try hardest at.

 

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When I checked Food n walk tours I just felt there was that extra connection… that it wasn’t just an tour with a guide… I was right!

Recent Client quote during tour… it is about the most common observation shared with us.

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It’s not just about volume of reviews with TA but other things, including Quality.

We have 55+ reviews just 2.5 years on – thank you all!

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RECENT QUOTE….

His relationship with the people there is what really separates Nick as every one he works with, he has a real connection to. By the special treatment and abundant extra samples given, I’m 100% certain they treated us far better than the other tours that go through there.

 

But what are our reviewers really talking about?

TA RECOGNISE REAL QUALITY AND CARE

Our reviews talk about the sense of real quality, relaxation (never rushed) and richness of the day.

Not just that either – Tripadvisor regularly rank us 1 or 2 in Parma on the basis of what they determine as depth of service and quality.

Health and hygiene are prime considerations that leave us out there in clear blue… 

CLIENT CARE – ATTENTION TO DETAIL


Client Care is the Holy Grail for us – we are passionate about it.  

Even when we worked with ParmaGolosa we took our clients on the road like they were our very own – we took them to extra destinations that would have freaked the management out!

Why?  Because it is so important (to us) that every client feels this trip is the highlight of their vacation or even more.  We still do go the extra miles – we add in unlisted specials so that the competition can’t emulate us.

And we reflect that genuine energy and passion in everything we do for you. To the moment we say goodbye.

COMPARING US WITH OTHERS

We know all the companies on the Google search for Food Tours in Parma.  We know the cheap and the cheerful too.


With us of course we could claim to have better destinations.  A better cheese maker with wider range of tastings than any other tour…

– A better pristine ‘food safe’ Parma Ham maker with all the rooms open (health and your big vacation dream day are a huge responsibility we take completely on-board for you).  And the best tastings onsite… not many agencies offer that special treat.

A paradise Modena Balsamico loft that is genuinely 300 years old and spotless.  

A selection of truly fantastic Gourmet lunch destinations and choices, tops our best in Parma roster.  Smorg tastes, massed cold cuts and mixed fresh Porcini and black truffle pastas or tortelli for less than 26.00 per person all inc.

CUTTING CORNERS?  NOT FWT

CHECK OUT DRIVING ISSUES 

In the past 18 months Parma Police have stopped guides illegally transporting clients in-car.  The day is ruined and the fines are enormous… it’s not an option.

Our advice is to hire a car and we’ll take you on safe country roads for an easy drive around tour.  We can help you hire a car for as little as 60.00 euros.

We do not charge extra fees for driven tours for special circumstance clients.

For elderly clients we can port between destinations FOC.

WE’LL GUIDE YOU THROUGH A BEAUTIFUL DAY

Truth is no one else has anything quite like our collection of destinations.

That’s why with 22 reviews Tripadvisor recognise us for what we are.

 

We’ll do you proud. It’s your amazing Italian food day, after all.

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Great tours in Parmesan cooking room-

From the moment Nick came to ‘collect us’ -because we got lost, we knew we had the right guy! He brought us to watch and learn about the birth of Parmesan cheese. I wish that I could include the smells in this review! We ended the cheese tour in the shop dipping Parmesan in Balsamic and honey-stop drooling because it only gets better! 

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Best Things to See and Do in Parma, Italy: Castles, Museums, Wine Bars, and Stunning Countryside

Parma, Italy Isn’t Only Famous for Its Ham and Cheese, It’s Also Home to Beautiful Architecture and Centuries Old Churches and Palaces

Cassandra James

Cassandra James, Yahoo! Contributor Network
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Before I visited Parma, Italy, the only thing I knew about it was the ham my family and I ate on sandwiches. Famous for its ham, cheese and incredible cuisine, Parma is also known for its centuries-old churches, palaces and theaters and its 3,500 year history. Tourists flock to Parma to eat some of Italy’s best food, listen to world-class opera and, of course, to see Parma F. C. football matches. When my family and I were there, we did all of that and so much more.
Visit the Baptistery of Parma – If you enjoy beautiful and unique architecture, a visit to Parma isn’t complete without seeing the Baptistery of Parma – still considered one of the most important Medieval buildings in Europe.The Baptistery of Parma is a pink marble, octagonal-shaped building over 800 years old. Famous for its architecture, as well as its incredible frescoes and mythical animal statues, the Baptistery is home to paintings and sculptures by famous Italian artist, Benedetto Antelami, who was instrumental in designing the building. There’s a small entrance fee but it’s well worth the price.
The National Gallery – For art lovers, or those who appreciate history, the National Gallery should not be missed. It’s located on the second floor of the Pilotta Palace and is full of artwork from the 13th to the 19th centuries. The Pilotta Palace is quite stunning too.

Bardi Castle – There are several Medieval castles to visit in Parma, but Bardi Castle is one of the best. Its gorgeous location on top of a hill, looking out over a fairytale valley makes you realize what these amazing buildings were actually used for – protection and security. At Bardi Castle, which is still in superb condition, you can tour the castle and learn about how people actually lived, see the rooms they ate in, danced in, worked in. There’s also a lovely garden and don’t miss the small museum.

Drink Wine at a Parma Wine Bar – Famous for its food and drink, you have to spend time at a Parma Wine Bar. Not only do you get to enjoy a superb local wine, but the farm-style food many of the bars offer is inexpensive yet very tasty. We spent several nights sitting at one or more wine bars, as they’re a superb place to people watch, soak up the atmosphere and see what life in an Italian town is all about. You’ll find the best wine bars around Via Farini and Via Gramsci.

Visit Parma’s Beautiful Countryside – Parma is known throughout Europe for its lovely countryside, so don’t miss venturing out into it when you’re there. We hired horses one day at a local stable and took a short pony trek through the area, stopping off for lunch at a local cafe, drinking wine and eating farm-made sandwiches. Unbelievable. You can also hike, cycle, mountain bike or just take a leisurely stroll. It’s all accessible within a few minutes of Parma city limits. Your hotel reception can tell you the best places to see.

More Information:
Baptistery of Parma
The National Gallery website
Bardi Castle – the site is in Italian, but the video shows just how beautiful Bardi Castle and the surrounding area is
Parma Tourism

Delicious Delicious Delicious Italy!! – welcome to Food n Wine tours Balsamico, Parmesan and Parma Ham tours

TRULY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL Parma tour – with Food n Walk Tour bookings manager Nick

Angelo and Nick serve up a great day in the Food Valley

Welcome to real Italy … 

 

Angelo, Parma’s much mooted tour guide 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.

 

THE BEST PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CHEESE TOUR

Parma FWT Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory visit. Visiting a “Caseificio” is like going back in time. The “King of the cheeses” actually has very old origins and today, like 7 centuries ago, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is still made following the same traditional and genuine methods. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is protected by the European Union and can only be produced in a restricted area, the so called “zona tipica”, which includes the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and a part of Bologna (left of the Reno river) and Mantova (right of the Po river). It takes about 2 hours to see the whole production, preferably early in the morning.
 
 
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 Streamline tour!  Same places as 3 Kings – simple lunch stop UBuy – lean prices!!!

COUPLES BUDGET BEATER TOUR!!!  a new optional Food n Walk Tour!

A budget tour taking in Parmigiano Reggiano Parma Ham Balsamico with a picnic lunch atop a mountain vista!!!

84.00 per person!!! SEPTEMBER OFFER (for tours booked after Sept 1 2012) – Couples Only – inc Balsamico tour n taste, Parmigiano tour n tasting, Parma ham tour n picnic…

The Best Pricepoint Food Tour in Parma!

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Torrechiara Castle Parma – Photo call in the heart of our Food Valley Golosi tour day

The BB day tour

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1. Parmigiano Reggiano – visit a small family producer
2. Parma ham – one of Parma’s leading Prosciutto makers
3. Balsamico Tradizionale – dropping in on a regal estate and truly artisan maker

Light Lunch is your call – not included in the tour total

Balsamico Vintage tastings 6.00 per person

Scenic Drive n Picnic or Light Lunch (you choose on the day in our langhirano Deli Cafe – )

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PARMIGIANO REGGIANO

Your FWT day starts with an incredible visit to one of the most revered makers of the famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

 

COOKING
SALTING
AGEING

How they test the cheese

LIFTING THE CHEESE

 

TASTINGS
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.

 

Cheese 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.

 

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PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA

 

…Langhirano Parma Ham 100% natural, it’s in the air!

 

SCENIC DRIVE
SALTING
CURING
AGEING
BRANDING ROOMS
RESERVE ROOM

 

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…

 

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.

 

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PICNIC

 

Choose from our delicious local quality gastrononia Cafe a selection of food as we head into the hills for our Ham Tour.

 

If it’s raining or a tad cool, we’ll choose to stay in the cafe.

 

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Balsamico Tradizionale Tour

 

SCENIC DRIVE
PHOTO SHOOTS
IN THE LOFTS
3 AGES TASTINGS – 6.00 euros per person
(Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia)

 

First mentioned in historical writings in 1046 (da Piacenza), Balsamico is a real elixir for all Gourmet lovers, chefs or slow food fans.

 

Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale it is produced solely from the finest grapes and never from soured wine vinegar like its Modenese industrial counterpart.

 

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PRICES (in euros)  84.00 per person
Tour Starts
8.45am finishes around 3.00pm

 

MEETING POINTS – Bar Gianni

 

We can come to you at your Parma Hotel or meet at the 3 Kings meeting point

 

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SELF DRIVE PRICES

 

89.00 euros per person min 2 ppl

 

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TASTING OPTIONS

 

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.

 

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LUXURY DRIVING OPTIONS      

 

4 people 280.00

 

Mini bus 360.00

 

 

 

For special tour request please just ask.

 

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On arriving at our first desitination the first thing to notice is the family nature of the Caseficio cheese making house – it’s a home first and we enter the personal space of the family.

Their day starts at 4.30 finishing at 9pm 365 days a year… ‘weekend’ is a distant notion!

Dedication saturates the place – our first room is the cooking area and by 9 am the makers are wielding the spinola and separating the milk forming curds and whey.  Little Miss Muffet would be going nuts in here!

 

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