Gastronomic activities in Sorrento area

local SalamiSorrento has always been the Campania excellence travel destination for its natural and artistic beauty and its old traditions, and has been nominated by the Sorrento Peninsula as the main center for number of services and gastronomic tours offered.

mozzarella cheese with parma ham and rucolaThe Peninsula with its ancient culinary traditions , offers full itinerary in search of the ancient flavors and historic wines , through the products and manufacturers , expression of their territory . It starts with the Sorrento’s Limoncello than the olive Oil dietary designation originally protected by Sorrento Peninsula, the Gragnano pasta and the Agerola’s dairy , stopping at the real temples of taste and wandering through cellars and oil mills.

Provolone del monaco

Provolone del monacoIt starts from Vico Equense , gourmet paradise , where small ” artisans of taste” manufacture great products , such as sausage and salami made ​​of pork and orange rind , and the magnificent dairy products , from butter , stuffed with a caciottine delicate butter puree , the caprignetti , small balls of creamy goat cheese ( cheese ricotta) that , after being sprinkled with herbs are preserved in oil.

different kind of cheesesThe most valuable of all is the famous Provolone del Monaco DOP hard cheese made ​​of spun paste feature in melon shape slightly elongated or pear shaped without head. The dairy products of the area are still produced in a traditional way and there are many food shops and manufacturers from which you can taste and buy local products in the Cheese tour , but also to observe the production cycle.

There are also the breads with olives and other specialties of the Mons Lactarius.

Travel With Laura will help you to discover all of this and more.

For a complete Enogastronomic tour don’t miss the chance to visit this family farm where you will learn how all of these genuine and tasty products are made of.

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Olive oil tour

Olive oil is one of the most ancient plants and Travel With Laura will take you step by step in one of the most interesting tours.

A prominent product of Sorrento and Massa Lubrense is the olive oil, in fact Massa Lubrense is called “Città dell’Olio” . Also in ancient times, the olives tree was cultivated in the hill area, and the oil produced there, with a unique flavor and an extraordinary scent, have got the DOP (registered designation of protected origin) recognition.

Visit the olive grove in Sorrento with a nice Italian lady from a presentation of areas for the cultivation and harvesting. The second stage will be the visit to the mill with the old millstones and metal press to play the ancient technique of processing olives and then visit to the modern mill, description of the modern process, which is less glamorous but definitely safer qualitatively.

Finally, oil tasting and typical products and different Extra Vergin Olive oil to buy and bring back home with you.

olive oil Sorrentum

Laura will organize for you a tour at the oldest olive oil manufacturers in Sorrento which is renowned for the best olive oil in Sorrento area. The quality has been certified from the EU Agricultural department. There will be an explanation of the old style production compared with the new one.

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Wine Tasting

In Campania , the vineyards cultivated on the slopes of Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei, damage renowned wines as those of Benevento and Irpinia.

One of the most loved gastronomic activities to do during your holiday on the Amalfi coast is of course the Wine tasting in Sorrento.

Travel With Laura will organize for you an escorted tour in a Sorrentine cellar where they will explain to you the difference of the DOC Campania wines and how they are produced.

wine tasting wine tasting with typical products

The Campania region is famous for its Aglianico red wine that perfectly match accompanied by a good steak or any read meat.

Another main Campania red wine is the Piedirosso which is more gentle and fruity along with the Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio.

The famous Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino, two fragrant white wines, the red Taurasi DOCG wine, Mastroberardino wine, Taburno, Aglianico and the famous Lacryma Christi from the Vesuvio’s area.

Travel with Laura knows many of the best cellar’s in the area and can take you for an all day tour or just a couple of hours tour.

 

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Paestum

Excursion to Paestum ! An ancient town founded by the end of the 7th century a.C Paestum is located in the north of Cilento, and the UNESCO has recognized the archaeological area of Paestum as a world heritage since 1988, famous worldwide for its majestic Doric temples, three of them date back at the 6th century a.C and they were dedicated to the gods of Athens and Hera. The most beautiful frescoes are visible in the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum.

Excursion to Paestum , in the territory called Piana del Sele for this reason is also the land of buffalo mozzarella, who goes to Peastum cannot leave without tasting the Mozzarella cheese; a typical fresh cheese labeled with DOP mark. It will be possible to visit one of the many dairy farms and see the different stages of this handsmade to taste and buy their delicious and unique products.

Paestum is still considered for its art, traditions, nature and events which characterize it,  one of the most important beautiful cities of Magna Grecia.

Paestum Temple

Paestum Temple

buffalo mozzarella tour

buffalo mozzarella tour

Travel With Laura will organize for you a full day excursion to the temple and an escorted buffalo mozzarella tour at the Caseificio Barlotti.

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