We're in Lucca now (have been for the last month - trip report to follow) - we could spend a day in Parma on our way to Milan. It's my husband's favourite cheese so it would be great to do a tasting somewhere. We're not terribly interested in group/free tours of factories.....but would really like to sample some cheeses we might not otherwise get in North America. Any suggestions?
Also - a suggestion for a restaurant for lunch that we would feel comfortable parking our rental car with all our luggage? Maybe an agriturismo? I've looked here at trip reports and Trattoria del Tribunale gets good reviews - do they have a parking lot?