It's undeniably pricey, but this UK-based foodie tour company and its wonderful, Modena-based guide, Paolo, will take you on a wonderful and comprehensive gastronomic adventure fuelled by artisanal balsamic vinegar, parmigiano reggiano and Parma ham with generous tastings, intimate interactions with producers and invaluable insight.

Don't fret over which tour to book – go all in on the Foodie’s Delight 3 Food Tour, which includes transport to/from Modena (pickups in Parma and Bologna can be arranged). Book in advance.