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Parma Ham Museum – Langhirano

The history and production of the most famous ham in the world

Parma Ham Museum - Emilia Romagna - Italy
March - December Emilia-Romagna -Langhirano (Parma)  Food/Wine | Museums | Visits

Opening hours:
until December 8
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10.00 am > 6.00 pm

Monday to Friday: open by reservation only with guided tour
from December 9 to the end of February
Closed – Open by reservation only for groups

Scattered access
Reservation is MANDATORY at +39 340.1939057 or from the website>>>

Visitors admitted with SAFETY MASK.
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The Parma Ham and Salami Museum is located in Langhirano, the city considered to be the home of Parma Ham. The museum is housed in the vast structure of the former Foro Boario, splendid rural architecture of the early twentieth century, thought as a livestock market.

Divided into eight sections, the tour of the Museum begins with the section dedicated to the territory, illustrating the agriculture of Parma, and then moving to the section dedicated to pig breeds, their diffusion in the various continents and the varieties used for the production of Prosciutto of Parma.

The rich section dedicated to salt tells the story of this important food preservation tool, which thanks to the wells in the area, has favored the development of the art of charcuterie. Also exposed a collection of salts from all over the world and a rare film on the extraction of salt from Salsomaggiore wells.

The fourth room is dedicated to the butchery and collects, along with numerous historical documents about the activity of slaughtering pigs over the centuries, a large sample of ancient objects used by generations of butchers for the processing of meat.
The remaining sections show the other typical cured meats of the Parma area, explore the theme of gastronomy and the use of ham in the kitchen and narrate through video evidence, the techniques of ham processing and the structure of a ham factory.

The visit ends with a tasting at the Museum’s Prosciutteria and at the shop of local products of excellence.

Entrance with a fee

Opening hours:
from March 1st to December 8th
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10.00 am > 6.00 pm
Monday to Friday: open by reservation only with guided tour
from December to February
Closed – Open by reservation only for groups
For information and reservation please call +39 340.1939057 or send an email.

(Photo from the Facebook page of the museum)

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