Food & drinks
The region is not only known for its Funghi Porcini. It is also the region of the famous Parmesan cheese and Parma ham.
Parmigiano Reggiano is a hard, semi-cooked fat cheese matured between 18 and 24 months. The Consortium guarantees the unique characteristics and gives its famous crown of the Duchy of Parma.
- Academia Barilla. The headquarter of the food group Barilla is located in Parma and organises training courses for amateurs and professionals. The easily accessible courses focus on Italian cuisine.
- In the palace of Colorno, a monumental pageantry former residence of the Farnese family, Bourbone and Marie Louise of Austria, the Alma International School of Italian Cuisine is located. Chefs from around the whole world are initiated into the superior Italian cuisine. The training lasts 11 months, including six months training in Colorno and five-month internship in one of the most prestigious restaurants in Italy.