Food Lovers’ Adventure in Italy’s Gastronomic Paradise, Bologna & Emilia-Romagna Spring & Summer
** This tour has set dates so you can join a group. Or bring your own group.
** This tour is also available on any dates you like from April to September. Please contact us to ask for your dates.
Spring & Summer
As a true food lover, you want to immerse yourself in exceptional, authentic, insider experiences with local people like cooking with families and learning right with the artisan producers how they make world renowned Parmesan cheese and the real 25 year old traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena.
Participate in an extraordinary variety of food and local life experiences, many off the tourist track. Tour the famous Bologna food market with your cooking teacher to shop for ingredients for your cooking class in their home. Make silk-like pastas with a pasta expert in her country home.
In private visits, see first hand all the steps they go through to make Parmesan cheese in an artisan factory and Modena’s traditional balsamic vinegar in cellars. Taste these food treasures right with the producers.
Your outgoing, fun loving, thoughtful guides were born near Bologna, have lived in Bologna for years, and introduce you to an amazing variety of local friends and off the tourist track places. You feel you’re making new local friends.
See tour itinerary below.
5 Night Italian Cooking School Tour Itinerary
Italian Cooking School Traveler’s Story
Mindy Smith, MA, USA
We had a wonderful time! We laughed, ate, drank. Our local hosts were fabulous! At the parmesan cheese factory, we watched the fascinating process of cheese making. Our host explained the different stages and how the wheels of cheese receive their “D.O.P. stamp.” We entered a huge storage room where I experienced a “David” moment. I had the same feeling in my chest that I did when I first laid eyes on the statue of “David”. I couldn’t believe my eyes! For a brief moment, I thought I was in Costco where they sold nothing but Wheels of Cheese! This experience was one of the highlights of our trip.
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