Is it possible to visit the cheese factories?
The guided tours are from Monday to Friday. To make a reservation send a request by fax or email at the Consortium at least 10-15 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.
Visits are in italian and english on request by pre-booking. The tour is free.
Strada dei Mercati, 9/a
43100 - Parma
Tel. +39 0521292700
Fax +39 0521293441
The territory of the Province is covered with cheese factories and many of these are on the Streets of flavours itinerary.
It is usually possible to stop and purchese, directly at the factory, the famous cheese of our territory though it is a bit difficult to make a guided tour without a pre-booking, it is always up to the producers' availability. Please note that not many cheese producers speak a foreign language.
If you decide to make a tour in the countryside, possibly by car, and visit one of the many attractions in the province, you can stop along the street in one of the cheese fatories signed on the Streets of flavours itinerary or follow the directions spread along the way.
In Soragna, a village about 30 km west of Parma, where you can visit the Rocca Meli Lupi, there is a beautiful Museum of Parmigiano Reggiano.
If you wish to organize a gourmet tour it is also possible to have a custom sized one at one of the incoming agencies in town: