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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
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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour of Modena's food products followed with an unforgettable meal

We booked this food tour at the recommendation of friends and at first thought it was quite expensive, but having now done the tour we know it was more than worth the money! You get a great look around factories producing some of Modena's most...More

1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Day of Delicious Food & Fun

Cannot recommend this tour enough! My fiancee and I booked the day tour from Bologna. A driver picked us up from our hotel early in the morning and drove us to the Parmigiano Reggiano factory where we met our amazing tour guide, Alessandro. Alessandro is...More

1  Thank Bryan R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight of our trip

My husband and I went on this tour and found it to be one of the highlights of a month-long trip though Europe! Each factory tour was fascinating and Alessandro knew the perfect combination of informative and entertaining- we learned so much about all the...More

1  Thank Brooke M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Sublime Food Tour

This is a must do activity for anyone visiting Bologna. I have been to over 50 countries and this tour is truly a standout. Our guide, Arianna, was truly fantastic.She was engaging and informative and really set the right tone for the day. Even though...More

1  Thank cvkawa88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Day Out!

This tour is so interesting and great fun at the same time. Alessandro is the best tour guide you could ever have! He makes sure he speaks to everyone and that they have a good time. He explained all the processes at each factory very...More

1  Thank Cazzar1961
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8 August 2018|
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Response from rc1078 | Reviewed this property |
Phone the tour operator Italian Days at Phone: (+39) 338 421 6659 and ask them. Did you try to book through the web site?
6 August 2018|
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Response from Millo012 | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely do it on the 25th as tour starts early in the morning. Worth the sacrifice 100%. You might be still in time to book being just 1 person. Good luck & enjoy!!