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

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

Paul Lay – ed FWT

www.parmigiano-reggiano.it

Rocket and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Salad

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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NEW Budget Tour – with Profile


 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 the brink.. Season to season Passo Della Cisa Walks

 

Our food day brings you to the border with Tuscany at 1140m – we can walk the mountain trail all day and picnic … if you like

      

 

The Brink of Heaven – The incredible Passo Della Cisa walk

Food n Walk Tours.



 

 

 

Spectacular Italy! The Passo della Cisa Winter’s end March 2011

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Above:  The  Cai VF 00 track rising from Passo della Cisa

Today we went up to Passo della Cisa and I took a look at a trek link which is simply going to be out of this world when I get along it in April.

This is the link used for centuries since Saint Francis set course for Rome. At this point it reaches 1048mabove sea level.

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The Massa Carrara from Cisa

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The steps here (in Emilia Romagna)  lead past the church to the left or right adjoining the track behind thebell tower (sited in Tuscany) and pine clad mountains, climbing up the ridge following due west, across the Bratello range descending the valley toward Pontremoli… and Cinque Terre.

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