Parmigiano-Reggiano Museum | Soragna (PR)
An old circular planted dairy houses the Parmigiano-Reggiano Museum, a unique and inimitable product result of land where quality and good food is a lifestyle. The tasting of flakes of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, of different maturation and with precious tips on how to taste it, is certainly one of the unmissable experiences for which we recommend a visit to this museum.
Curiosity: in ancient times the salting was done using the white salt of Salsomaggiore, a well known thermal village in the first Parma hills (Today the salt is used above all for its thermal properties).
Parma Ham Museum | Langhirano (PR)
The Parma Ham Food Museum is located in the town of Langhirano, not so far from the city of Parma.
The museum is dedicated to the swine art par excellence and is housed in the former Forum Boarium, where there are still present the iron rings used to bind the horses.
In ancient times in this area, the old populations of the Etruscans, Celts Galli Boi, and Romans have dedicated to the raising of pigs, thanks to the nature of the Emilian plain that was rich in water and oak woods.
The Museum is composed of eight sections, at the end of which it is possible to taste some products and have some info about the ham factories in the area.
Felino Salami Museum | Felino (PR)
The museum dedicated to the art of making Salami is placed in a stunning old Italian castle, reflecting the strong bond that the product has with its birthplace.
You will enjoy to find out more about this salami produced in the cellars of the eighteenth-century with the meat of mountain pigs, learning all about its making.
An interesting and tasty journey discovering one of the oldest culinary art of Italy, the making of Salami.
Culatello Ham Museum | Polesine Parmense (PR)
The Culatello Ham Museum is located in the great plain of Emilia Romagna, a land dominated by the Po River where the fog is an essential element of taste, and its birth is due from the will of the local population that wanted to preserve its traditions.
In the beginning, the Spigaroli family, that today own the museum, was sharecropper of the great composer Giuseppe Verdi. Due to their experience working the meat, in modern times, they have become excellent restaurateurs and butchers, as much that today they run one of the most famous restaurants od the whole Emilia-Romagna region.
Among the Food Museums of Emilia-Romagna, the Culatello Ham Museum is unmissable spot which reveals everything about the art of Culatello making: the territory, the pig, and their secret link with Sant’Antonio Abate and the fine art of the town of Norcia.
Tomato Museum | Collecchio (PR)
This museum is housed in an ancient monastic complex and is dedicated to tomatoes, a precious fruit introduced in Italy by the Americas as an ornamental plant, and today a pillar of our daily cuisine.
The headquarters are located right in the middle of the tomato growing areas, in the district where one of the Italian most famous products is transformed and then shipped all over the world.
It will be fascinating to undertake the path that will take you from cultivation to the table, finishing your experience with a tasting on the table at the restaurant.
Pasta Museum | Collecchio (PR)
Located in the same place of tomato museum is its complementary dish par excellence, the pasta, one of the products for which Emilia-Romagna is famous in the world.
Born from an idea of Ettore Guatelli and Pietro Barilla, the museum invites you to discover the path that the wheat makes from the earth to the table, without forgetting any advice on the correct rules of nutrition.
Inside the museum, you will find some gastronomic curiosities as well as the history of the colander, the ancient recipe books and the combinations between different pasta shapes and condiments of the regional tradition.
Olive Oil Museum | San Secondo Parmense (PR)
This museum was created to tell a high-quality product like extra virgin olive oil. The Museum is run by the Orsi Coppini family, which has been producing high quality Italian extra virgin olive oil for generations, and with the aim to create a cultural center for olive oil in the Parma area, to spread the knowledge of a product that is part of our history.
Once crossed the gate, an open amphitheater welcomes visitors before entering the real museum that houses the equipment that reveals the secrets of the art of olive oil production.
The visit to the museum is free on Sunday afternoons, while on other days we recommend booking.
Colli di Parma Wine Museum | Sala Baganza (PR)
The suggestive cellars of the Sala Baganza Castle host the museum dedicated to the tasty nectar of the Gods.
Not everyone knows, in fact, that some finds from archaeological excavations in the Parma area, testify to how this was one of the territories in which the way of drinking wine has been evolved for the first time: pure and in glasses, thanks to the Celtic populations.
The exhibition and sensorial path unfold in the Farnese family’s Fortress undergrounds and glaciers, on a journey that goes from archeology to peasant culture, from botany to historical and literary testimonies.
Not to miss a visit to the cellars where you can also drink a good glass of Italian wine.