Caseificio San Pier Damiani, Parma

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Parmigiano Reggiano has a deep connection with its birth zone, that is the province of Parma, where both milk production and its transformation that leades to cheese take place.

Parmigiano Reggiano is an exclusive product and his own quality is the result of many factors, such as the use of fresh milk coming from the original zone, the manual process which has remained unchanged for eight centuries, the absolute guarantee of freshness and the absence of preservatives, anti-fermentative and colorants, the natural aging process and the strict control of every phase of the long process of production.

Latteria San Pier Damiani offers you the possibility of a guided visit where you will be able to discover the amazing handmade industrious Parmigiano-Reggiano production. Latteria San Pier Damiani has been founded in 1964 by seventeen small and medium milk producers who preserved the strict rules of this ancient tradition, which assures the production of a milk of excellence and high quality.

The milk daily handedover to the cheese factory has very peculiar values due to the characteristics of its place of origins, to the strict regulation about cows' feeding and to the attitude of dairy cows. Still nowadays milk is everyday handheld transformed. The dairyman personally takes care of the production process' delicate phases, that you have the opportunity to follow during the visit.

At the end of the trip, you will see the last phase of the process: the mass of fresh cheese is put into a metallic mould, called "fascera" which gives to the cheese-vat its typical aspect.

Latteria San Pier Damiani invites you to discover the secrets of this process of ancient traditions, offering you a rich taste itinerary of its own cheese which, accompanied with a genuine glass of wine and a slice of bread, will delight you with its tasting and appetizing flavour.
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  • We spent a wonderful morning with Roberta & her team learning how Parmigiano Reggiano cheese was made. It went for approx 2.5 hours and you get to see every step right up close. This is a family busin...  more »
  • A high-liking visit. Arrived on the spot a warm welcome from the guide and the dairy. Immediately a quick explanation of the place and the company, very interesting and rich in history. The friendly and friendly guide immediately immerses us on the tour, wear accessories to maintain hygiene during the visit, we enter the first stage. We are explained in detail the first stages of production and the strict regulations. After that we enter the room for brine, second stage and then in the last, but not in importance, room for aging. The interesting tour is enriched by trained and passionate operators for their work. There is also the so-called "third time", various tastings of the cheeses of the house, with refreshing sparkling wine. Prices of products more than affordable for the high quality presented. I would like one day to come back to see, if possible, the first stages of production, no matter the time :D
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