Join Oldways and renowned cheese and specialty food expert Cathy Strange for a week-long culinary extravaganza in Northern Italy! We’ll start in Milan and enjoy the city’s great restaurant scene, as well as daytime visits to artisan cheese producers. Next we’ll be based in Parma for several days in order to visit producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, and to experience a hands-on cooking class (everyone cooks!). We’ll then head to Turin and the Piedmont region to complete our week with visits to the region’s world-famous producers of wine and cheese—but not before we stop in Modena for Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale and in Bologna to experience this fabulous food-focused city and Italy’s oldest bar.  

“The presentation at lunch on the first day was worth the cost of admission alone.”

Culinaria Traveler to Sicily, Italy

The cost for the trip is $4450 per person for a double-occupancy room (an additional $450 for a single room). Cost includes hotel, all trip activities, transport to/from activities, and most meals. Cost does not include airfare to Milan or transportation to/from the airport.

For more information or to register, click here to fill out our webform.

Our cheese exploration will include:

  • Visits to Quattro Portoni, Igor Gorgonzola, 4 Madonne dell’Emilia, Fattorie Fiandino, and Caseificio Rosso to experience the making of traditional cheeses.
  • Visits to prosciutto and vinegar producers in Emilia Romagna.
  • Guided visits of historic and cultural highlights in Parma, Milan, and Bologna.
  • Vineyard tours and wine tastings in Piedmont—a region celebrated for its wines.
  • Visits to classic markets.
  • A hands-on cooking class in Parma.
  • Hotels in Milan, Parma, and Turin.
  • Amazing meals featuring the traditional ingredients and foods of northern Italy—from neighborhood trattorias, country inns, and castles, to classic city restaurants.
  • And much, much more!

We’ll meet in Milan on May 13, 2018. The price of the tour includes most meals, hotel accommodations for 7 nights, and tour activities and meals. Participants make their own arrangements for airfare and transportation to/from the airport at the beginning and end of the Culinaria.

We hope you’ll join us for an unforgettable experience!

For more information or to register, click here to fill out our webform.