Leave early in the morning and reach the countryside around Modena where you will experience the food and flavors of Emilia.
You will first visit a family-run cheese factory and learn how Parmigiano Reggiano, parmesan cheese, is produced in accordance with ancient tradition.
Observe the different steps in the production of the king of all cheeses and enjoy a tasting at the end of the tour. During this unique experience, your guide and the cheese factory staff will be at your disposal for any questions you might have.
Your food tour continues with a visit to a Culatello di Zibello producer. Culatello di Zibello is considered the most prestigious of all Parma cured meats. Its production is strictly limited to the area of Parma, near the Po River, where the aging process is aided by autumn fog and humid summers.
You will then stop at an elegant restaurant where you will taste a meal prepared with typical products of the Emilia region, including Parmigiano and Parma cold cuts.
On your way back to Bologna, you will visit a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena producer, who will explain how this precious product is made through the ancient technique of aging Lambrusco or Trebbiano grapes in oak barrels. You will also enjoy a tasting of the product at various stages and learn how to pair it with cheese, fruit and gelato!
Return to Bologna late in the afternoon.
Rest of the day at leisure.