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Modena: Parmesan, Balsamic Vinegar, Lambrusco Tour + Lunch
290 USD
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Embark on a gastronomic adventure in Italy's culinary heartland! Delve into the artisanal production of Parmigiano Reggiano, the iconic cheese that's a staple of Italian cuisine. Next, discover the secrets of Lambrusco wine, a varietal that's gaining popularity worldwide. Your journey continues with a visit to a balsamic vinegar factory, where you'll uncover the traditional techniques behind this prized condiment. After a morning of exploration, unwind with a leisurely lunch in a picturesque villa nestled in the rolling countryside between Modena and Bologna. Savor local flavors and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the Italian countryside.
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Kick-start your day with an immersive experience at a local cheese factory, where you'll uncover the art of crafting iconic Parmigiano Reggiano. From the delicate process of curdling to the careful aging process, you'll gain a deep understanding of what makes this revered cheese so unique. Your journey will take you behind the scenes, exploring the traditional copper heaters, salting processes, and the majestic "wheel cathedrals" where the cheese is carefully matured. Of course, no visit would be complete without a sampling of this beloved delicacy! Next, you'll venture to a nearby winery, where a guided tour will introduce you to the secrets of Lambrusco, a vibrant sparkling wine native to northern Italy. Following that, you'll delve into the world of traditional balsamic vinegar at an authentic "Acetaia". Discover the intricacies of producing this prized "black gold", and indulge in a tasting session to fully appreciate its flavours. To round off your culinary adventure, savor a classic Emilian lunch featuring an assortment of cured meats, freshly prepared pasta, and a decadent homemade dessert. Pick-up services are available from both Bologna and Modena, making it easy to join in on the fun!