We’ll have an early morning start by car to visit a producer of Parmigiano Reggiano where we have the rare opportunity to see how the cheese is made, from the arrival of milk to the production of the big cheese wheels.
We will also visit their storage facilities that houses over a dozen of different cheeses and will then have a tasting.
Then we will head to a nearby winery, where we can learn everything about their way of making wine and we can taste 3 of their best products.
The tour will continue with a visit to a Parma ham producer (Prosciutto di Parma is the best in the world!) where we will see the complete process that a pork leg undergoes from its arrival through all the various stages of maturation.
At this point we have to decide if we prefer enjoying a nice lunch at the winery (together with the tasting) or at the Prosciutto place.
Anyway it will be a hearty, traditional lunch, with homemade pasta specialties from Parma, typical products and cakes.
Later we'll go to Modena's countryside to visit a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar site (under the roof), learn how the families make it in the barrels for 25 years and have a guided tasting of the different vinegars in the impressive historic cellar to understand the astonishing difference with the industrial one.
We will return in the afternoon.