Happy belated Thanksgiving! I spent Thanksgiving in Quebec City enjoying lots of delicious Québecois delights and Christmas decorations, so I have missed a few posts! To catch up, since Thanksgiving is a day of celebrated gluttony, I am posting about Dan and my gluttonous tour through the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy with Emilia Delizia, which was a total a food fest! The cost of the tour was approximately €160,00/person and included more than enough food to get you through the day!
Our tour started with an early pick up at the Modena train station. The tour would have picked us up at our hotel in Bologna proper, but that was an additional €35,00/person (way overpriced in my opinion). So, instead, we took the train about 25 minutes to Modena at about € 7,00/person round-trip. We were the only people on the tour, so it was just me, Dan, a guide and our driver, who did not speak any English (always fun!).
The first stop was at Caseificio S. Michele, a certified Parmigiano Reggiano producer. Similar to certain alcohols, like champagne and cognac, Parmigiano Reggiano is a protected classification that can only be borne by certain cheeses that come from the Emilia-Romagna region and meet certain requirements. That’s why its so expensive at home! This sign is indicative of true Parmigiano Reggiano: