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From Florence: Parmesan, Balsamic Vinegar, & Lambrusco Tour

From Florence: Parmesan, Balsamic Vinegar, & Lambrusco Tour

Activity provider: Enotropea Wine Tours

From US$ 339.10 per person

Discover a variety of smells and flavors on this tasting trip to Emilia-Romagna, the so-called foodie region of Italy. See where Parmigiano Reggiano, Lambrusco, and balsamic vinegar are produced.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please be ready at your accommodation at least 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a biological cheese factory and learn how parmesan cheese is made
  • Discover a balsamic vinegar-producing estate on a guided tour
  • Learn about the production of balsamic vinegar and sample some "black gold"
  • Enjoy a traditional multi-course lunch paired with specialty products
  • Visit a Lambrusco-producing winery and sample their wines
Full description

This tour from Florence offers you the chance to discover first-hand how Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic vinegar of Modena, and Lambrusco wine are produced. Visit factories and estates, taste local wine and products unique to the region, and enjoy lunch.

Start your trip by stepping back in time to learn how Parmigiano Reggiano at a biological caseficio (cheese factory). Find out why the provinces of Parma, Modena, and Reggio Emilia are the only ones that can produce authentic Parmigiano Reggiano.

Watch cheesemakers at work as they cook the milk to separate the whey and lift the Parmigiano Reggiano, then head to the aging room. Admire the rows upon rows of cheese wheels and inhale their sweet scent.

Finish your time at the cheese factory by tasting various types of Parmesan cheese paired with local products.

Next, head to an acetaia (balsamic vinegar factory) where you will serve a lunch typical of the Emilia-Romagna region. You will learn about balsamic vinegar-food pairing. Every served dish is carefully paired with several varieties of balsamic vinegar. After lunch, join a private tour of the estate and its cellars. Receive a full explanation of the balsamic vinegar making process, from the pressing of the grapes and cooking the wort in the boiler to the filtration and mixing process.

Before heading to the last stop of the tour, taste different types of balsamic vinegar, such as “Tradizionale” and “Extravecchio." Arrive next at a boutique winery that produces Lambrusco wine. Enjoy a wine tasting of the estate's signature wines and fall in love with this sweet frizzante wine that has become a symbol of Modena province. Later, head back to Florence for drop-off.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Certified sommelier/guide
  • Cheese factory tour
  • Balsamic vinegar factory tour
  • Lambrusco winery tour
  • Cheese, wine, and balsamic vinegar tastings
  • Light lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • People under 18 are not allowed to consume alcohol
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Amazing tour! We didn't have to plan a thing, everything was prearranged. We enjoyed wine tasting, Parmesan cheese tour, and a balsamic vinegar tour. Our guide was amazing and super helpful!

March 18, 2022

April 13, 2022

Product ID: 262992