Food & Wine Tours

Strolling through stories and parmesan tastes

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Duration 4h

Max 8 guests

Spoken languages:  English, French, Italian

Follow your Cesarina in a local market tour, challenge yourself with a hands-on cooking class followed by a tasting of the recipes prepared during the lesson

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  • Erbazzone puff pastry with spinach and parmesan cheese
  • Tagliatelle with Borgotaro porcini mushrooms
  • Tiramisù

It'll be interesting wolking around , discovering old food shops with local products, food markets (available on Wednesday and Saturday)and curiosities linked to the history of Parma.....Maria Luigia, Princess of Austria, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte and Duchess of Parma,Piacenza and Guastalla, loved arts, flowers and gardening and food. She influenced the local cuisine and lifestyle. Once at home we'll get our hands dirty, making Tagliatelle and Tiramisù following my family recipe.

4 reviews
She was a font of information, very patient and a joy to spend the day with. The food was delicious!

Gavin Grant - July 2024

My family and I spent a day with Paola, exploring the local foods and then in Paola & Marco’s home cooking really simple yet tasty food. We had such a good time, learnt how to cook new foods and in very good company. Would 100% recommend this experience to anyone wanting to eat and cook like a local

Jeswah - October 2023

A great experience with fantastic food and super nice hosts. Gladly again at any time. Un'ottima esperienza con cibo fantastico e padroni di casa super gentili.Volentieri di nuovo in qualsiasi momento.

Bernward - March 2023

The experience was wonderful. Paula was delightful as well as engaging. The local walking tour was informative and the cooking experience was great as well. Paula and Marco are delightful and I would recommend this experience to anyone. Thank you so much Paula and Marco.

Sam Brindley - March 2023

€189.00 per guest

€94.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2018Location: Parma    Languages: English, French, Italian
Cesarina Paola welcomes us to her characteristic apartment in the Oltretorrente neighborhood or, as they say in Parma, "di là dall'acqua" (beyond the river), in one of the hamlets that overlooks the Ducal park. It is a small paradise, a stone's throw from the center, immersed in the tranquility and greenery of the park.  At Paola's home, we discover her great passions: fashion (she is a fashion designer by profession) and cooking, an interest she has been cultivating since she was just a child. Our Cesarina loves to experiment and sample various types of dishes, enhancing the flavors of the local cuisine, adding a pinch of imagination to the classic tradition. "The locally produced staple foods are indispensable ingredients for me and dishes prepared at home transmit the warmth of my family."  Her favorite recipes? Erbazzone (a savory pie of greens), savarin di riso, tortelli d'erbetta al burro fuso e parmigiano Reggiano (herb-stuffed pasta pillows drizzled with melted butter and grated Reggiano parmesan), la Duchessa ... all served on a cheerful and colorful table. Paola takes care that all is perfect down to the minimum detail. "My profession always influences me!"      
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