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Within “The True Italian Taste” project, our influencer Leeta Liepins has just spent an incredible week in Italy, discovering typical Italian food products in Emilia Romagna and Lombardia.

Leeta’s tour started in Parma where she visited the Parmigiano Reggiano PDO cheese factory and enjoyed a workshop about Italian Geographical Indication Consortia.

Afterwards, she reached the city of Modena, where she experienced a guided visit (and tasting!) to the vinegar cellar of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO.

The adventure continued with the discovery of the authentic Prosciutto di Parma PDO at the International School of Italian Cuisine (ALMA), a visit at the production site and ancient aging cellars of Zibello Culatello at the Antica Corte Pallavicina, as well as a workshop about some exceptional Italian cheeses, Provolone Valpadana PDO, Quartirolo PDO, Taleggio PDO and Gorgonzola PDO.

Leeta’s journey ended on a “sweet note”, with a workshop about Cremonese Torrone at “Sperlari S.p.a.”, a visit at “Liuteria Cremonese Stefano Conia” and a stopover at the “Mostarda Exhibition” in Cremona.

Anyway, since food isn’t everything, Leeta couldn’t help spending her last moments in Italy enjoying fashion and shopping ….. in Milan, of course!!

Cheers from Italy!


To follow Leeta & to check out all her pictures from Italy : @LeanwithLeeta (twitter) , @leanwithleeta (instagram).

To learn more about the True Italian Taste Project, focused on the promotion of DOP & IGP products in North America, please follow this link: