It may be theorized that Sigeric, passing through the Parma area on his way back from Rome in 990 A.D., could have tasted a primeval form of Parmigiano Reggiano. The idea of offering modern pilgrims the opportunity to discover the secrets of Parmigiano Reggiano through an experience that combines spiritual exercise with earthly pleasures originates from the growing importance that travellers from all over the world attach to local products as a way to get to know an area. The aim of the project is well explained by its title, Stop & Taste. In fact, pilgrims will have the opportunity to stop at one of the dairy farms participating in the project to taste the product, discover its characteristics, the different maturation stages and to see the variety of dairy farms scattered around the thirteen towns situated along the Via Francigena. At the joining dairy farms you will be able to have your passport stamped with the serial number that identifies each wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano produced in that specific dairy farm.
Have a nice break and a delicious tasting!