If you want to explore the delicacies of Parma on food you can do with our walking guided tours the town, either on your own or you can hire one of our English speaking guide to take you around and help you with your gourmet shopping. These days there are many deli shops in down town Parma, and many local producers have opened their own shop there, so you do not need to travel to the country side if you want to discover them.
CASA DEL FORMAGGIO
Parma cured meats and cheeses are sold here. AS the name says “the House of Cheese” you already know what to expect.
The should has a wide selection of the local producer including , Parma ham , Culatello (a kind of ham produded in the area), Salame di Felino (a local mountain salami, very tasty indeed), an rare cold cut like Spalla di San Secondo which is a true pork delicacy. The shop also sell many ageing and variety of Parmesan cheese as well cheeses from Italy and around the world. In the Pasta department you will find ready to cook tortellini, tortelloni and taglietelle.
ANTICO FORNO FERRARI
It is a family run bakery which opens only in the morning, you will find many hand crafted speciality bread here. They use white and whole meal flours as well as spelt flour, which is supposed to be very good for your digestive system.
Salumria e gastronomia dall’Olio Mauro
Typical delicatessen in Parma with a wide selection of local cured meats, cheeses, food, and other household items. As you might be expect you will find all best Parma’s Salumi (Italian for cured meats), here you will able to buy Parma ham as well as Parmigiano Reggiano of different ageing. Here you can also buy ready made meals such as lasagne, Tagliatelle, a large selection of cakes and desserts. They also stock more generic items such as ground coffee, milk, dried pasta. water, wine and softdrinks.
L’angolo del Parmigiano
The name says it all. Gouermet shoppers will be able to purchase the products that put Parma on the map: ham, salami, cheese and wine. Staff is very approachable and they will be able to advise regarding the varoius excellent products that they stoock.
Your trip to Italy and Parma will not be complete without a trip to the local pasticceria. The store is just mintes from one of the main park in Parma: Parco Ducale.
It is a typical upscale cake shop and here you will be find satisfaction for both sweet and savory gourmet treats. You can savour your snacks outside in the patio and accompany th food with wines and champagnes from the well stocked wine cellar.
Enoteca drogheria Viani
An Itlaian typical wine and spices shop. Here you will find a wide selection of local and not so local wines inclulding organic beers. The shop also stocks household and general cooking items such as sugar, flour, soaps, detergents, pasta, canned sauces and so on.