A visit inside a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory, in the Province of Parma and Reggio Emilia, allows you to discover all the hidden secrets of the creation of the most famous cheese in the world.
The cheese is produced only once a day, in the morning quite early, and it is precisely at this time that our visit begins.
The process through which the freshly milked milk is transformed into the typical shape of Parmigiano Reggiano involves the passage in shiny copper boilers, where the cheese "borns", then leaving it to a long period of rest, a proper salting and finally moving into huge rooms for maturing, where the cheese continues its transformation process.
At the end of the visit, it will be a wonderful experience to take part to a guided tasting of the cheese at different aging, enabling to fully understand the essential importance of each production step.
To learn about the history and the millenary culture of this celebrated cheese, you cannot miss the Parmigiano Reggiano Museum, located inside the Corte Castellazzi, in the nineteenth-century castle used for its production for centuries, at the foot of the Rocca Meli-Lupi in Soragna.
Inside, you will find historical objects and documents witnessing a meticulous technical evolution that led to the production we love today. Here too, it will be possible to taste Parmigiano Reggiano.