Italian Mamma Cooking Classes In Sorrento™

Sorrento Cooking Classes & Market Tour~7 Day


Join our Italian Mamma and her family in Sorrento for a week of hands-on cooking, learning, and enjoying Neapolitan foods that have captured food lover’s hearts since The Grand Tour.  Featured in this tour is a Farm-to-Table Mozzarella Cheese and Limoncello Making Experience with a country lunch and wine included!!!

Set in the heart of beautiful Sorrento, your host will lead you through hands-on classes using classic Neapolitan recipes in her kitchen. Favorites include Bruscetta con mozzarella, panzarotti, gnocchi, ravioli, pesce all’acqua pazza– fish in crazy water, and always with a sweet dessert such as, tiramisu, torta Capres and Limoncello. Our Mamma and her family are passionate about cooking as she shares her recipes and techniques for making authentic cuisine of Sorrento.  Visit the family farm in the hills of Sorrento and learn to make mozzarella with fresh milk and the gifted hands of the artisan cheese maker.  Experience the blending and braiding into delicious artisan cheese with tastings to follow.  Then enjoy a garnish of basil, first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil turning the chess into a delicious Caprese! Buon Appetito!

Sorrento Cooking Classes

You will learn how to prepare antipasti, pasta, Risotto, main courses including daily caught fish, veal, chicken or vegetarian in each cooking class, and Neapolitan desserts.  Learn to cook Italian hands-on classes on the technique of cooking Italian! Everyone enjoys the foods made in class, toast with local red or white wine.  Dessert and caffè included. Our mamma grew up in the kitchen cooking for her family, so cooking is a natural for her! Step into her country kitchen, tie on your aprons, and learn her family recipes!

Cooking classes in Sorrento are held in English and include local, seasonal produce. Everyone enjoys the food prepared in the cooking class with red or white wine, and soft drinks for children.

Sorrento Regional Italian Cooking Classes

Join our Italian Mamma and her family in hands-on cooking classes limited to small groups allowing each participant maximum attention.  Neapolitan cooking is always fresh, in season, and delicious.


The Sorrento Peninsula is part of a land that has been enchanting travelers, explorers, emperors, artists, and poets for centuries. The Amalfi Coast, or la Costiera Amalfitana, is a beautiful 50-kilometer stretch of mountainous coastline situated on the Sorrento peninsula between Sorrento and Salerno, just south of Naples, in the region of Campania. It has been a world-class destination for centuries with its dazzling white cliffs and stunning coastline. Sorrento, the city of song, limoncello, and tarantella, is a city with beautiful gardens, piazzas, lemon trees grapevines, and olive trees.

Sorrento is a walking city filled with charming pedestrian walkways lined with gelato shops, wine bars, trattorias, and shops.  Discover lively Piazza Tasso, its ancient churches, museums, and its beach.

Sorrento’s perfect geographic location makes it a great location for day trips to Capri, Positano, Ravello, and the Amalfi Coast. The beautiful Island of Ischia is also just a boat ride away from the Sorrento Port. Sorrento is known for red cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, Pizza, culture, art and fun.

Walk out your door and into the colorful streets of this ancient seaside town. Shops of limoncello and artisans making chocolates, along with leather crafters, wine shops, cheese markets, and bakeries line the narrow cobblestone streets. Stop for a creamy gelato, or a steamy cappuccino, at the Fauno Bar in Piazza Tasso, where people from around sip Cappuccino and watch the world go by. By night, the main street, Corso Italia, is pedestrian-only, and people of all ages stroll while eating gelato until the late hours. Take time to visit their giant pastry display and get acquainted with the many desserts.  Award-winning pastries including almond biscotti, Caprese, and baba are a sample of the Neapolitan desserts.

Sorrento Accommodations


Chose from the Mediterranean B&B, 3 Star or the 4-Star Luxury Villa


3 Star Deluxe with Sweeping Sea View 

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Sorrento, this enchanting 3-Star Deluxe property offers sweeping views of the Bay of Naples which stretches across the Sorrentine Peninsula with the grand silhouette of Mount Vesuvius presiding over Naples. Each room is adorned with beautiful blue and white Mediterranean tiles and traditional ceramics decorating each space.  There’s a balcony with each room from which the breathtaking maritime panorama unfolds—a perfect backdrop for relaxation. There’s also a large swimming pool open during the summer season.  Breakfast is served daily, including homemade Italian cakes, bread, and biscotti made by the chef, along with fresh fruit from the garden, coffee, tea, juices, and jams. Daily maid service is also included, with complimentary WiFi and air conditioning. The property is set on a promontory and just a leisurely ten-minute walk from the bustling center of Piazza Tasso in the center of Sorrento.  The property’s convenient location makes it perfect for your day trips to Capri, Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello.

Mediterranean B&B – Steps from Piazza Tasso

Set in the heart of historic Sorrento, the beautiful accommodation offers spacious bedrooms decorated in Mediterranean style – with colors of the sea – blue white, and green.  The property is steps from Piazza Tasso making it very convenient and close to restaurants, shops, and shopping.    Brimming gardens surround the property with an outdoor terrace and sitting area including tables and chairs and a traditional garden bench.  Common areas are comfortable and welcoming where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a cappuccino or afternoon aperitivo glass of wine. All rooms have new comfortable beds and bedding with Italian linens.  Each room has beautiful blue and white Mediterranean tiles and decor with traditional ceramics decorating each space.  Breakfast is served daily, including homemade Italian cakes, bread, and biscotti made by the host, along with fresh fruit from the garden, coffee, tea, juices, and jams.  Daily breakfast and maid service are included.  There is air conditioning and wi-fi also included.  Walk just a few steps to the Piazza and soak in the sea views of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

5 Star Luxury Sorrento

Set in the heart of Sorrento, the luxury 4-star villa offers beautifully decorated Mediterranean decor with sweeping views of the sea.  White, cool green, sea blue, and yellow blend in ceramic decorations and Vietri tiled floors.  Comfortable and modern bedding with Italian linens for your comfort.  Full-service private baths in each suite along with air conditioning and wi-fi.  The property is surrounded by Mediterranean gardens and bougainville with a view of the Bay of Naples in the distance.  In the summer, there is a swimming pool and spa – spa services are extra.  Daily breakfast including a full fare with coffee, tea, and cappuccino, and maid service are included.


Itinerary ~ 7 Days, 6 Nights

Day One: Arrival and Check-In Welcome

  • Check-in and enjoy a Prosecco and your Cooking Vacations’ Welcome bag. Relax and unwind.
  • In the evening, dine on a Welcome Dinner featuring a Chef’s Tasting Menu. Wine and drinks are not included.

Day Two:  Cooking Class 1

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Tie on your apron and head into the kitchen for your hands-on cooking class 1 learning to prepare a full-course traditional menu. After the class, everyone enjoys the foods made in the kitchen with a toast of local wine included.
  • Take the afternoon to visit the city of Sorrento. Stop off at Piazza Tasso at the Tasso Caffé for a coffee, wine or gelato.
  • Dinner is on your own with suggestions provided.

Day Three: Artisan Cheese and Farm-to-Table Cheese Making and Lemon Experience and Making & Cooking Class 2

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Farm-to-table cheese-making and lemon experience at a countryside farm.  Meet your driver for a visit to the countryside of Sorrento and visit an artisan cheese maker and learn how to make a variety of local cheeses including Mozzarella and ricotta. Learn how to make cheese, and limoncello with country lunch and wine included.
  • Following your excursion, return to the kitchen for Cooking Class 2.  Tie on your aprons and prepare a full-course traditional menu. After the class, everyone enjoys the foods made in the kitchen with a toast of local wine included.
  • Dinner is on your own with suggestions provided.

Day Four: Cooking Class 3 & Amalfi Coast, Amalfi & Ravello

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Tie on your aprons for cooking class 3 preparing a full-course traditional menu. After the class, everyone enjoys the food prepared in the cooking class with a toast of wine.
  • Meet your driver for a full-day excursion along the Amalfi Coast.  Visit Amalf, a historical town known for eggplant and chocolate gelato.
  • Following Amalfi, continue to Ravello, the land of romance and music.  Walk cobblestone paths, visit the gardens, and soak up the culture in the piazza while sipping wine.
  • Dinner is on your own with suggestions provided.

Day Five: Sail To Capri

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Following breakfast, set sail for Capri for a full-day excursion to discover this famous island’s landmarks – the Blue Grotto, Monte Solare, and Anncapri.  Experience its Mediterranean cuisine, shopping, and charm.  Spend the day soaking up the magic of the Isola Azzurra – blue island – while enjoying a beautiful 30-minute boat ride.  Bring your bathing suits for stops along the way – towels, panini, Italian sandwiches, and drinks included onboard.

Capri is Italy’s most popular and well-known seaside island just twenty minutes away. Once in the port of Capri, you can choose to take the funicular up to the famous Piazza Umberto. The square, better known as la Piazzetta, is perched high above the sea and offers a panoramic view of the Bay of Naples and Ischia. At the main piazza, you will find many designer shops and luxury boutiques, or you can sit at a caffé and enjoy a gelato or Prosecco Mimosa.

You can choose to see the Blue Grotto, the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” or stroll along the port, and enjoy a swim in any of the famous beach bar restaurants.  The Blue Grotto has a special cavern entrance where the sunlight reflects on the water in the cave, turning it into a dramatic Mediterranean cerulean shade of blue.

Visit Anacapri – the Old World village that once captured the hearts of writers, artists, and poets.  Anacapri, the highest point on the island, virtually carries you back in time. Walk through narrow streets with Grecian-style whitewashed villas, ancient churches, and small bookshops. Once in Anacapri, take the chair lift to Monte Solaro; pass the castle of Barbarosso, and fields of Capri flowers, and marvel at a clear blue sky that seems to turn 360 degrees above you.

This full-day excursion departs from Sorrento in the morning and returns to Sorrento in the late afternoon.

Day Six: Discover Pompeii

  • Breakfast is served.
  • After breakfast, begin your day with an early morning excursion to Pompeii. Visit the famous seat of this ancient Roman civilization near Naples whose ruins date back to 79AD. Discover and explore the ancient city once covered by the eruption of Vesuvius, and unravel the ancient mystery of the Roman Empire. Visit Pompeii’s open-air museum and explore the labyrinth of paths that lead you through the ruins of the buried city. Take time out for a panino in the café near the forum.
  • Our professional guide is available for the Pompeii tour. Please reserve in advance. (The guide’s fee is not included in the excursion.  Museum entrance tickets not included).
  • Dinner is on your own, with suggestions included.

Day 7; Ciao and Arrivederci!!!

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Departure transfer to Naples Airport or Train Station. Arrivederci!

Note: This sample itinerary schedule may vary due to inclement weather, saints days, and festivals. All activities, in the event of rescheduling, are always included during the week.  In winter months, Capri will be substituted with a Chef’s Tasting lunch or dinner.

Program Includes:

7 Days – 6 Nights
  • 7 days and 6 nights in our 3-Star Deluxe with Sweeping Sea View, Mediterranean B&B, or 5-Star Luxury Sorrento Resort with a swimming pool and gym.
  • Daily breakfast and maid service.
  • Chef’s Tasting Dinner featuring local cuisine with a toast of local wine included.
  • Three hands-on cooking classes featuring local traditional fare with a full course lunch or dinner to follow and wine included.
  • Excursion to the Amalfi Coast including a visit to Amalfi and Ravello with driver.
  • Farm-to-table Mozzarella Cheese and Limoncello-Making Experience.  Excursion to an artisan mozzarella and limoncello maker in the hills of Sorrento. Discover how mozzarella and limoncello are made.  A country lunch is included with red or white wine.
  • Excursion to Capri on a small group tour, sail around the island including a four-hour stop on the island.
  • Excursion to Pompeii with driver.
  • Round trip group transfers from Naples Airport or Naples Train station to Sorrento.
  • Cooking Vacations Welcome Bag with chef’s apron, Prosecco, and recipes.
  • A copy of Lauren’s book, It’s A Dream Place – Stories & Recipes of Food, Love, and the Amalfi Coast.
Program Prices

$3,595 per person, based on 2 guests in a 3 Star Deluxe with Sweeping Sea View.

$3,995 per person, based on 2 guests in a classic room in the heart of Sorrento in the Mediterranean B&B.

$5,795 per person, based on 2 guests in a classic room overlooking Sorrento Luxury 4 Star Villa.

ARRIVAL-Arrival transfers from Naples Airport to the property are 1:00 pm and from Naples Train Station at 3:00 pm. Group transfers leave promptly at the scheduled time.  If you cannot make the scheduled group transfer time, a special transfer can be reserved for you, please call for pricing.

DEPARTURE-Departure from the property to Naples Airport or Train Station are at 4 am and 10 am (in heavy traffic conditions, departures may start 30 minutes prior – you will notified). 10 am is the official property check-out time on the morning of your departure.  If you would like a private transfer, please call for pricing.  Departures between 2 am to 7 am have an 85E supplement.

For Single Guests: If you are traveling on your own, please call us for the best group price. We are happy to welcome you into an already scheduled group.  Prices may vary for fair dates.

Check Availability

2024 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. You can check in and start your cooking program any day of the week, as this program is offered 12 months per year. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.