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Exploring Italy's central Emilia region to discover its world-renowned charcuterie and prosciutto 

By Wednesday, 06 April 2022 10:00

The central Italian Emilia region is famous for its charcuterie and prosciutto and is widely known as the Kingdom of Parma Ham. It comprises the territories of three cities: Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia.


Three cities, three provinces, a single territory where food, nature and culture meet. https://www.visitemilia.com  It also produces other incomparable specialties like Culatello di Zibello and Piacentini cured meats. On the Parma hills the Salumificio Conti in Langhirano guides lovers of good food through the stages of the production process of Parma Ham, immersing visitors in a whirlwind of scents in the aging cellars, and ending with a tasting of selected products.  http://www.contiprosciutti.it



Experiential tastings of charcuterie 

To get to know Piacentini cured meats, stop at the Salumificio La Rocca in Castell'Arquato, along the Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori Piacentini wine and flavour trail. This leads visitors to the production departments of the award-winning coppa air-cured pork, pancetta bacon and salami: experiential tours with tastings that also allow you to experience life in the Middle Ages.  https://www.salumificiolarocca.com 

Famous salamis and Zibello’s Culatello cured ham

A short walk from the Po River, in Zibello and Polesine Parmense they produce Culatello di Zibello and other masterpieces of local cuisine. With Artemilia Tours, you can find out all about local pig breeds, vegetable gardens and vineyards, and discover how Culatello, Fiocco, Spalla di San Secondo and Strolghino salami sare made. And you will conclude the visit with a delicious tasting or lunch.  https://artemilia.it

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