Small group 2 gourmet food tour with pasta making class and gourmet lunch. The best of your culinary vacation in Italy.
We are proud to offer our 2 gourmet food tour from Modena plus pasta making class, the day will evolve around between visits to the Parmesan production and balsamic vinegar producer with tasting. The tour will include detailed visits to Parmigiano Reggiano production and a traditional balsamic vinegar producer with tasting of vinegar of several ages and special reserves.
When and where?
This tour leaves exclusively from Modena station at 8 am, hotel pick up from Bologna is charged extra.
Modena is only 20 minutes from Bologna and Modena produces Parmesan cheese and Balsamic vinegar, while Bologna does not producer any of these products, so staying in Modena makes sense.
What do I see on the 2 gourmet food tour and cookery class?
We will take the guests to a Parmigiano cheese dairy from Modena train station and provide transport for the whole day with an authorised English speaking guide. At the cheese dairy our guests can see the full production of the Parmesan. This visit lasts approximately 90 minutes. At the end of the tour you will be able to taste this incredible product.
After the cheese production the small group will be take to a Modena traditional balsamic vinegar producer, there the visit will last proximately one hour. Your guide will explain in detail how this famous PDO product is made. You will also able to taste several ageing of the product with further explanation how to match the vinegar with food.
Gourmet food crawl with Modenese style lunch.
After the parmesan and balsamic vinegar tour your guide will take you on a food crawl tour of Modena to taste some of the best flavours of Italy. We will walk through the cobbled and porticoed streets of Modena sampling ancient Italian flavours, such as gnocco fritto and tigelle. The tour will end with lunch in the main piazza in Modena. The lunch is based on a high quality buffet that includes all typical local dishes.
The secret chef’s cookery classes – The art of pasta making
Imagine to tour these two gourmet classics and then go straight to the local kitchen and learn how to use them. Our cookery class has no rivals, we will take our best ingredients while exploring Modena and we will prepare together some of the traditional dishes such as Tagliatelle, or Tortelloni. The experience is a true hands on where you get to interact with the locals and learn how we cook our foods.
How many people?
The minimum booking is for 2 people, however we offer open group policy on this tour so please enquire if you would like to add just one person.
From what time to what time?
The tour starts at 8 am and the brunch will end at 1 pm. If you take the pasta class option expect to finish at 3 pm.
What else can I see in Modena?
We recommend to explore the city center of Modena and visit the Romanesque cathedral and/or visit the Casa Museo Enzo Ferrari (new Enzo Ferrari Museum) from here you can also catch a shuttle bus to see the Ferrari Musuem in Maranello.
What is included?
We include transport and English speaking guide, all the tasting, and lunch.
We will take people on this tour only with advance reservation, places are limited so to avoid disappointment we suggest that interested parties book the tour in advance.
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The group (and me) was VERY satisfied. We really enjoyed the Parmegiano Regiano which was interesting and we got to buy some delicate and cheap cheese, the same with the balsamico. The Ferrari driving was off course an experience for life. The Winery lunch felt very genuine and the people there was really welcoming and nice people. The genuine feeling there was however the big plus for us.
Paolo was excellent as our guide. He also felt very genuine. He did not talk just for the sake of talking, but when he had something to say he did it in a respectful and nice way. Everyone in the group really liked him.
I wanted to let you know what a great day we had this past Friday on our tour with Jacamo. (Probably not spelling it right) He was very nice and explained everything to us. It sure gives you a new appreciation when you are slicing cheese. :) Our tour ended with him taking us to the vineyard for a tour and lunch and there, Paolo, the owner could not have been more nicer. It was a perfect ending.
Please let Jacamo know what a great job he did and how much we really appreciated it and his knowledge
The website is well structured and we received a prompt answer to all questions. Gabriele supported us with all information we needed and the organization before the trip was excellent.
We had an air conditioned van, which was very relaxing through the whole tour. The first stop was the parmigiano production, which was very impressive and interesting. We could learn and especially see all the different steps and even taste the various aged parmigiano. The second step was the balsamic vinegar tasting. Finally the meat part was interesting in the museum but we hoped that we also could see more about the production and their work, but the tasting was delicious. In overall we had a very informative and well accommodated half day with our guide
It was great experience! We visited Parmesan cheese production, Balsamic vinegar farm, Ham museum and Farmer's lunch. Our guide gave us a detailed explanation, we were very satisfied. An excellent tour for a reasonable price, highly recommended.
Nous sommes une famille de cinq et nous avons adoré notre expérience. Les trois endroits étaient choisis judicieusement. Notre guide était très généreuse et super gentille. Nous recommandons ce tour ( parmesan, vinaigre balsamique et jambon de parme).
My family felt our first trip to Italy must include a tour of a Parmesan Cheese Factory so when I stumbled on this website several months ago I had no idea what I treasure I found! From the moment I submitted a request for the tour, my experience with Emilia Delizia was first rate. Gabriele provided excellent customer service by patiently answering all my questions to guide me through the selection and reservation of our Foodie Delight Tour. Paolo, our driver, was prompt, cordial and knowledgeable about the processes we were observing and the area in general conveying loads of information with his well-developed English speaking skills. Our stop in Modena fell on a Saturday so we were quite fortunate to end up with a private tour which allowed us to have a nice, personal interaction with the people at each site. Everyone was friendly, generous with the tastings and we never felt rushed to move along to the next location. Now that we have returned to the states, my family agrees this tour was a highlight of our 10 day trip. I was really looking forward to this excursion and am glad to report it exceeded my expectations.
Unbelievable!!! Totally recommend the full hour to anyone and was more than I expected.
I also want to recognize Alex Pignone who accompanied me,He was very professional and extremely knowledgeable and made me feel like I have known Him forever and where two friends out for a cruise.
Thank You for allowing me to get one more item off my bucket list.
Today was a great day. Everything worked perfectly and we had a great time! We can't wait for tomorrow for my second day with you.
The tour was great - Paulo was very helpful
The timing of the stops were well planned, we had sufficient time for each of the sites and Paulo gave a good background throughout the tour (history, layout of factories, how vinegar was made etc)
Many thanks for the arrangement
The pickup and transfer was very good, the driver was friendly and informative, a great day all round.
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