"Set up a tour of a Parmesan..." Italy Off The Beaten Path Tip by AgentJX

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Set up a tour of a Parmesan cheese factory in the region surrounding Parma. It is something different to do with a morning or afternoon and it is actually rather interesting. High quality Parmesan cheese is aged two years before it is branded as authentic and shipped out. If after one year it is found to have air pockets then the cheese is branded with X?s and sold as a lesser kind of cheese or used to make processed cheeses. Of course the cheese tasting at the end of the tour, and the ability to purchase giant slabs of fresh top quality Parmesan cheese might be the best part of the tour.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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