• Trips to Italy

    Food trip to Italy, part 2

    MODENA and PARMA. Our food trip to Italy also included visits in a Parma Ham production site and two Aceteia’s, the place where Aceto Balsamico di Modena, or Balsamic Vinegar (but don’t mix up these terms!) is made.  The first tasting was at Acetaia Giusti, the oldest still existing, they have been producing balsamic vinegar since 1605. The 17th generation is now responsible for the…

  • Trips to Italy

    Food trip to Italy, part 1

    PARMA. We went on a 3 days food trip to the Parma/Modena area in Italy. One of the days we visited the dairy San Pier Damiani where great parmesan cheese is made. The family has been making parmesan cheese, the real Parmigiano Reggiano, since 1964 – every day, every month, every year…. Believe us, this is hard, very hard work. Our guide, Mattia, explained us…