Dear Jessica, here you’ll find all the information about cheese factories and the directions to visit them.
The Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano organizes guided tours from Monday to Friday. To make a reservation send a request by fax or email at the Consortium at least 20-25 days before. The visits last about 2 hours, visitors have to be at the cheese factory at 8.00 – 8.10 sharp in order to follow the whole process of cheese making. Visit are in italian and english on request by pre-booking. The tour is free. For further information please call: +39 0521292700 – Fax +39 0521293441 – www.parmigiano-reggiano.it
If you wish to organize a gourmet tour it is possible to have a custom sized one at one of the incoming agencies in town:
Food valley travel and leisure di Terre emiliane
Viale Fratti, 38/d – Parma
tel. +39 0521798515
Via Abbeveratoia, 63/a Parma
tel. +39 0521298883
To make a visit on other days and hours:
San Pier Damiani Cheese factory
Via Gazzano, 35
località San Prospero about 5/6 km from the city
tel. +39 0521645181 – 488367 +39 3387412566 or email: email@example.com
Guided tours by prebooking. In the morning it is possible to visit the whole process of the cheese making. Available tastings and shop to buy Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Ticket euros 5,00 per person, for groups please contact the factory. Parking for cars and buses available.
Reservation is strongly suggested.
Azienda agricola biologica Iris
Via Torchio, 12 – 43037 Rivalta di Lesignano de’ Bagni
tel. 0521863653 – 842023 fax 0521350180
On reservation guided tours of the factory and cowshed with cheese tasting and possibility to buy products; cheese making tours are early in the morning. The price is euros 5.00 per person, parking facilities also for buses. Bus stop of the Parma-Lesignano line is 2,5 km away.
Azienda agricola Ciaolatte
Via Muroni, 28 – 43015 Sanguinaro Noceto
tel. 0521624035 – fax 0521624400
On reservation it is possible to join a guided tour of the cheese making early in the morning, it is also possible to have a tour of the farm and taste the products on sale at the shop. The factory is also a farm house available for accommodation. The price is euros 10.00 and includes guided tour with tasting. It is reachable also by bus with Parma-Salsomaggiore line, stop in Sanguinaro, the staff of the factory will meet you there to pick you up.
Azienda agricola Butteri
Via Scipione Passeri, 193 – 43039 Salsomaggiore Terme 33 km from the city
tel. and fax +39 0524570722 – +39 3496697539
available for guided tours also in english, the price is euros 2.00/3.00 per person