Bologna Food Tour

Bologna is a city obsessed with food, and so, naturally, it has become one of the most popular foodie destinations in all of Italy. Many of the classic items that I learned to make in culinary school are all Bolognese, and staples like mortadella, prosciutto di Parma, and Parmigiano-Reggiano have origins nearby. If you’re planning an Italian getaway, I recommend making Bologna a stop on your trip.
Bologna, also known as "La Grassa" (The Fat One), is renowned for its extensive culinary heritage and is regarded as Italy's culinary capital. Bologna food tours are a great way to experience the city's culinary delights. Here is a suggested route for a food tour of Bologna:

1. Pastry and coffee in the morning:

At a nearby cafe, start your day with an Italian espresso or cappuccino. Pair it with a recently baked pastry like a sfogliatella or a cornetto, which is similar to a croissant.
2. The "Middle Market," or Mercato di Mezzo

Visit the Mercato di Mezzo, a venerable covered market from the Middle Ages. Local cheeses, cured meats, fresh produce, and artisanal bread can all be found here.

Making Pasta Class:

To learn how to make authentic Bolognese pasta from scratch, including tagliatelle, tortellini, or lasagna, enroll in a pasta-making class. After that, you'll be able to appreciate your work.

4. A Trattoria lunch:

Visit a neighborhood trattoria for lunch. Try traditional Bolognese dishes like tortellini en brodo (tortellini in broth), tagliatelle al ragù (Bolognese sauce), or a plate of freshly made pasta with seasonal ingredients.

5. Gelato Interval:

Enjoy a serving of genuine Italian gelato. Many gelaterias in Bologna offer a wide range of flavors, including time-honored favorites like stracciatella and pistachio.