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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

  • See how Emilia-Romagna specialties are made on a full-day tour from Bologna
  • Tour producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto
  • An early start lets you see the milk delivery at the Parmigiano cheese factory
Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
From US$ 194.22
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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
From US$ 194.22
Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is a food lover’s dream, and this full-day tour from Bologna shows you how the area produces its specialties, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto. Of course, you’ll also enjoy some delicious tastings, as well as breakfast and lunch with wine pairings. For this immersive experience, you’ll travel hassle-free in a comfy minivan with various pickup options including your hotel.
What to Expect
After hotel, station, or airport pickup in Bologna, visit a factory that makes Emilia-Romagna’s unique Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the entire process, from the early-morning milk delivery and work of master cheesemakers to the storage and aging.
Savor a breakfast with cheese tastings and Lambrusco wine, and perhaps purchase some cheese at below retail price.
Next, visit a family-run business producing Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena D.O.P. See the age-old techniques and enjoy a full tasting, comparing a 6-year-old balsamic with 12- and 25-year-old varieties.
Continue to a prosciutto producer to see how this regional delicacy is made, and sample fresh slices of prosciutto di Modena D.O.P with Lambrusco wine.
Finally, enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine at a countryside trattoria or organic winery before drop-off at the departure point.
Reviews (233)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great way to see a lot in a little time. Fantastic experience!

Our guide Allesandro was extremely passionate and energetic all day. Everything was taken care of - transportation from our hotel front door, food and wine all day long, entertaining and informative factory/winery tours and a great lunch at the end. Well worth every penny!

Thank JayC76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
The best food your ever!

We went to Bologna tourist information and got a spot on this tour. A little unsure what we were getting into, as it was expensive. The day just kept getting better and blew our expectations. Cheese, followed by balsamic vinegar then ham factory. We then...More

Thank sophiejanep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Just do the tour

One of the best tours we have ever taken, and certainly well worth the money. We came to Bologna to eat and learn about food, did much research on the best way to do so, tours and otherwise, decided taking this tour was the best...More

1  Thank imzeroandone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best part of Italy!

This tour was by far the highlight of our visit to Italy and is an absolute must do if you are planning on visiting Bologna...and if you're not, then you should! Well planned tour and with Alessandro as the host we were thoroughly entertained all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A food lovers must

This was a great tour. If you are at all interested in the food of this region this tour is a must. Not only do you learn but we sampled cheese, the hams and the balsamic vinegars at each stop. Then to top it off...More

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Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them..but I was coming from Florence and they picked me up at the Bologna train station.
Allan H
1 September 2018|
Response from Carol G | Reviewed this property |
The tour has samples of prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano reggiano cheese. They serve a snack breakfast with bread and lunch has pasta and bread. There are meats and chicken for lunch also. Suggest letting them... More