The world beyond the Bolognese: the Parma food trail – Paul Lay

… beyond the Bolognese – a great guided tour of Italy!

Paul Lay – ed FWT

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12:01AM BST 19 Aug 2006

A Great Italian Trip

For lovers of Italian food and touring Italy, there are countless pleasures to savour along the Italian food trail of the via Emilia, the ancient road that links the great food cities – Parma, Modena and Bologna – of the northern province of Emilia-Romagna.

Now that Ryanair has opened a route to Parma, it’s easier than ever to travel in Italy, explore Italy’s gastronomic heartland, eating in endless trattorias, visiting wineries, an abundance of colourful country markets and, with a car, meandering off the main road to visit some of the region’s hundreds of specialist food producers.

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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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A visual stroll around the most relaxing day in Italy

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Angelo is your great guide all the way:

My husband and I did the 3 Kings Tour (Parma Reg. cheese, Parma ham, and then ended the day in Modena sampling the ages of balsamic vinegar. What an educational experience – and I am a teacher of 41 years. Angelo our tour guide, was so knowledgeable, people knew him wherever we went, and he could impart information and answer questions. Plus, he made everyone feel so comfortable and relaxed; in addition, there was so much learning to be had from him.

 

 

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Cool tasty combos: Organic fruit orchards, vineyards and healthy eating…

 

 

The 3 Kings tour takes you to the very heart of Italy

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Ancelotti treats David Beckham to Tortelli in Parma…


 David Beckham’s love for Tortelli di Parma

It’s pretty common knowledge to us that ex Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti (we drive by his house to lunch) has a love of watching David Beckham tucking into Parma’s special food… Tortelli d’erbetta… it’s the same for my tourists as we take them to the same restaurant for the same delicious treat.

In fact Becks did come back last summer and they headed into the hills to one of Carlo’s other favourite restaurants … he has a few and it makes the now annual jaunt interesting for both apparently!

Here’s an extract from Ancelotti’s book, the_beautiful_games_of_an_ordinary_genius

Extract

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Times Tables and Victory

Soccer is like having lunch with your friends: the more you eat, the hungrier you get. It’s the chef and the company that make all the difference; and I love the company of David Beckham. One evening, while he was playing for A. C. Milan, I invited Beckham to dinner in a restaurant in Parma. By the end of the evening, he refused to leave the restaurant. I kept insisting, and he kept pleading with me, “Please, one more course.” At one point I considered calling the police—handcuffs would certainly have stopped him from cramming any more tortellini into his mouth. In the end, I managed to convince him with these words: “Look, David, if we don’t leave this restaurant right now, I’m going to arrange another Spice Girls reunion tour.” Fourteen seconds later we were back in the car, hurtling back toward Milan, with the radio off. Open parenthesis: Let me say something about David. He was a big surprise to me, and a positive one. When he arrived in Italy, I expected to be dealing with a movie star homesick for Los Angeles, one of those players who thinks too much about gossip and fame and not enough about football. But I was wrong. He’s an impeccable professional, a workaholic, and an almost excessively well-mannered gentleman, with all the class of a very honest person. And then there’s the fact that he likes Emilian delicacies, which is obviously what matters most. Close parenthesis.

We never had time to go back, but one day I’ll return to Parma with my Chelsea players.

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