We're doing Venice/Ravenna/Bologna/Milan next week for our honeymoon, and we wanted to know if the Chowhound community had any recommendations for particularly neat specific-ingredient experiences along this itinerary (i.e., parmeggiano-reggiano factory tours, balsamic vinegar tastings, etc).
We're trying to get into a parmesan factory near Bologna [no tours available next week in Parma, unfortunately], and we know about a mozzarella bar over in Milan, and we're looking for more of these sorts of experiences, where you come home and you swear never again to buy the cheapest balsamic vinegar at the supermarket, and you know something about where these ingredients come from. Any tips? Budget friendly tips are especially appreciated! (We can't afford some of the more elaborate, pre-packaged foodie tours!)