The Parmigiano Reggiano Parmesan Cheese Museum

Parmesan - one of the most beloved basic ingredients for many northern Italian dishes: from meat to vegetables, from pies to sauces.

Overview

Discover the Parmigiano-Reggiano, the classic and prestigious Italian cheese known, appreciated, and copied throughout the world for its unique characteristics. This cheese has ancient origins - as a matter of fact, a cheese from the Parma region with characteristics very similar to those of the current Parmigiano-Reggiano was already famous during Roman times.

Collecting material for the museum took place in all 5 provinces where Parmigiano-Reggiano is produced. The objects on display can be placed in a time frame between the second half of the Nineteenth Century and the first half of the Twentieth Century. The organization of the exhibition recalls an historic cheese factory of the Meli-Lupi family. In fact, all objects necessary for the transformation of milk are present in the oldest part of the building. Learn about the maturing process, marketing and sales, as well as information about use of the cheese in gastronomy and its history.

The food museums of the province of Parma celebrate the delicious and abundant food products of the region – Parmesan cheese, pasta, canned tomatoes, wine, Salami, Prosciutto di Parma. An experience for all senses and tastes, unforgettable and unique.

Address:

The Museum of Parmigiano-Reggiano:

c/o Corte Castellazzi, Via Volta, 5 - Soragna (Parma)

 

Opening dates and times:

 

From March 1 to 8 December

* Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10:00am - 1:00pm, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

* From Monday to Friday: only upon reservation

 

From December to February

* Access upon reservation only.

 

Guided visits available in Italian for groups of maximum 25 people, starting before 5:30pm.

 

Reservations must be submitted at least 1 business day before the visit for single visitors, at least 10 days in advance for groups with over 15 participants.

 

PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out.

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation possible at least 5 days before the visit in order to receive a refund of the cost of tickets, minus service fee. Further cancellations and no shows are not refundable.

Save time ordering: Add all the service tickets you want into your basket, then fill in the form and send your request.

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

 

SHUTTLE SERVICE FOOD MUSEUMS

To reach the museum, you can book the shuttle service for individuals, families and groups at discounted prices. The Shuttle Bus is managed by Travelbus Consortium of Parma. Reservations required with a minimum notice of 24 hours at Travelbus headquarters (Rates and instructions: Toll Free 800 912 177). The closest parking is located at the corner between Via dei Mille and Via Martiri della Libertà.

Before You Book

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

The Parmigiano Reggiano - Parmesan Cheese Museum

Collecting material for the museum took place in all 5 provinces where Parmigiano-Reggiano is produced. The objects on display can be placed in a time frame between the second half of the Nineteenth Century and the first half of the Twentieth Century. The organization of the exhibition recalls an historic cheese factory of the Meli-Lupi family. In fact, all objects necessary for the transformation of milk are present in the oldest part of the building. Learn about the maturing process, marketing and sales, as well as information about use of the cheese in gastronomy and its history.

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