The Highlander


The Highlander

A tour through the "Highlands" of Parma, discovering the traditional products of the territory of Parma and Reggio Emilia. 

Price: 95 euro per person

Highlights of the experience:
•Historical family owned Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese dairy with tasting
•Traditional family owned Balsamic Vinegar producer with tasting
•Local family owned producer of Prosciutto di Parma with tasting/lunch
•All the visits made directly by the producers for a deeper experience
•English speaking professional driver with comfortable 9 seats minivan

•private transportation by 9 seats minivan with English speaking driver
•owners as guides on site at the different locations
•tastings at the cheese dairy and at the Balsamic Vinegar producer 
•tasting/lunch at the ham producer
•special “Food Valley” gift

09:15 am Departure from Parma towards the “Highlands”.
09:30 am Meeting on site with a local host and visit to an authentic cheese dairy of Parmigiano-Reggiano. We have selected an historical producer that started the activity back in 1846, one of the few of the Consortium that has the full production cycle : grass – cows – milk – cheese.
Discover how "the King of all cheeses" is made in the same way since centuries ago like the Monks who invented it... You'll see first hand the "making of" it, the salt pools and the "wheel cathedrals", real walls of cheese up to 20.000 in the same place!..
10:30 am Transfer to the Province of Reggio-Emilia to admire a real “Acetaia” with its ancient barrels of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. You'll learn the difference between the "black gold" and the balsamic condiments that you usually find in the supermarkets... Tasting session at the end of the visit of balsamic vinegar with 3 different seasonings.
12:30 pm back to Parma Province, visit to a real Prosciutto di Parma producer:
• Opportunity to see operators hand salting the hams
• Visit to the maturation rooms and cellars
• Final tasting-lunch” including: Prosciutto di Parma, other typical local cured meats, homemade cakes, local wine, water and coffee
02:15 – 02:45 pm Return to Parma after lunch and end of the experience.

Available on Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday
Min 1 participants – Max 8 participants
Kids 0-3 years: Free
Kids 4-11 years: 50%
Time limit for reservation: 3 days in advance with booking online at
Departure from: Parma, meeting point: Piazza Garibaldi in front of the tourist office
Duration: from 09:15 am to 02:45 pm
Available from 2nd of April to 31st of October 2019
Commission: 20%