The 5 Best Sorrento Cooking Classes [2024 Reviews]

Ah, Sorrento: a glimpse into the idyllic Italian lifestyle where the aroma of Mediterranean cuisine and sea breeze wafts through the air.

Located right on the Amalfi Coast, it’s truly a sight to behold but there’s much more than just the visual beauty. If you aren’t enjoying the traditional food in the area, you’re missing out! Better yet, you should be taking one of the top Sorrento cooking classes available today!

I’ve carefully selected 5 that are well worth your time and money, and you’ll be able to take these skills with you back home.

Best Cooking Classes in Sorrento

Cooking School by Chef Carmen: Cooking Class in SorrentoSorrento Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu ClassBella Sorrento Cooking School with authentic Chef Experience

Best 3-Course Dinner Class

Best Small-Group Class

Best Class For Local Dishes

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Location:Corso Italia, 321, 80067 SorrentoVia Bernardino Rota, 29 80067 SorrentoPorto Turistico di Palau, Pontoon M.
Start:10:00 AM, 3:00 PM or 6:00 PM10:00 AM or 5:00 PM10:00 AM or 4:00 PM
Duration:3 hours3 hours3 hours
Includes:Wine tasting, three-course Italian meal, taxes, fees, beveragesCooking class, beverages of wine, water, and/or coffee, Italian aperitivoClass, lunch, wine, mineral water, dessert, coffee, Limoncello

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Quick Answer: The 5 Best Rated Sorrento Cooking Classes For 2024

  1. Cooking School by Chef Carmen: Cooking Class in Sorrento
  2. Sorrento: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class
  3. Bella Sorrento Cooking School with authentic Chef Experience
  4. Sorrento: Authentic Local Cooking Class and Meal
  5. Cooking Class – Lunch Time Harvest, cooking, tasting at the Villa in Sorrento

Sorrento Cooking Class Reviews

1. Cooking School by Chef Carmen: Cooking Class in Sorrento

Cooking School by Chef Carmen: Cooking Class in Sorrento

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Corso Italia, 321, 80067 Sorrento NA
  • Departure Time: 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM or 6:00 PM
  • Includes: Wine tasting, three-course Italian meal, taxes, fees, beverages

Something that I absolutely love about Italy is that the people are simply so nice and feel like instant family. Of course, it’s not a rule, but this is part of the general culture that truly enjoys sharing knowledge and good food.

The Cooking School by Chef Carmen: Cooking Class in Sorrento Tour is a perfect example of this, where you’ll learn from a fun and friendly local chef who will show you how to make an incredible Italian dinner!

The start time does vary, but there are various options to choose from depending on what works best with your schedule. You can choose either morning, afternoon, or evening and each course consists of a class to learn how to cook one meal while pairing wine.

If you’re looking to experience Italy more “authentically”, you simply can’t go wrong with this excursion. Once you arrive at the kitchen, you’ll jump right in with Chef Carmen showing you and the rest of your group how to get the eggplant parmigiana starter prepared.

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As you prep, the wine (or limoncello!) will start flowing which undoubtedly will make you enjoy the experience even more. Carmen’s outgoing personality combined with her professional experience makes it very easy to learn, taking things step-by-step.

We then learned how to make authentic, delicious, perfectly-cooked pasta with the other members of our group. This is a great way to make friends while traveling, and meet others from around the world.

All in all, this is a fantastic alternative to just going out to a restaurant to eat – plus, you can take these skills with you to enjoy a good meal anywhere!

 

Tour Information & Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience


2. Sorrento Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

Sorrento Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Piazza Tasso, Sorrento NA
  • Departure Time: 10:00 AM or 5:00 PM
  • Includes: Cooking class, beverages of wine, water, and/or coffee, Italian aperitivo

Instead of heading to a restaurant for dinner, imagine stepping into the cozy home of an expert Italian home cook to learn her family recipes. These recipes have been passed down through generations, and now you’ll get to learn them in a private lesson!

The Sorrento: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class Tour is the ideal setting for learning about how to make the perfect pasta and tiramisu for dessert.

Keep in mind that this is definitely a much more relaxed, casual setting than if you were taking your class in a cooking school, restaurant, or the like. Rather, you’re welcomed into your host’s home nestled right into the hills of Sorrento.

This makes it feel like you’re spending the afternoon with a good friend or family member who genuinely wants to share their knowledge and skills with you. There were a couple of other people taking the class with us, but this only enriched the experience as we all were in it together.

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The host’s does a fantastic job at taking you step-by-step through each process to make sure you know exactly what you’re doing. She did a great job emparting the nuances and techniques upon us that really make a plain pasta into an Italian masterpiece.

As you cook you’ll get to enjoy sipping on water, wine, coffee, and having some snacks before you actually get to partake in the meal you’ve all created together.

As you pat yourself on the back for a job well done, you’ll get to share and listen to the fascinating stories of the host and ask any questions you may have. Overall, this was an eye-opening, heartwarming experience that I have to say was one of the highlights of my time here.

 

Tour Information & Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience


3. Bella Sorrento Cooking School with authentic Chef Experience

Bella Sorrento Cooking School with authentic Chef Experience

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Via Bernardino Rota, 29 80067 Sorrento NA
  • Departure Time: 10:00 AM or 4:00 PM
  • Includes: Class, lunch, wine, mineral water, dessert, coffee, Limoncello

If you’re on the hunt for one of the best cooking experiences in the country, look no further. The Bella Sorrento Cooking School with Authentic Chef Experience is renowned for being one of the best educational opportunities to visitors of Sorrento.

Even if you’re someone who doesn’t consider yourself to be a particularly good cook, this is a non-intimidating class experience perfect for people of all ages and backgrounds!

If you have a few hours in the evening to spare and you’re looking for an experience that’s much more satisfying than popping over to a restaurant, this is the ideal alternative.

You’ll take your class in the hostess’ family home which exudes old-world charm and classic Italian culture but has been transformed into a world-class teaching kitchen.

Our group size was quite small so we were just with a few other people, which made the class that much more fun and enriching as they were from another country as well.

Something that I loved about this experience was that we picked all the seasonal ingredients right from the garden outside the home.

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The fresh ingredients are full of flavor, and we used them to make antipasto, pasta, the main course, and the dessert. Each person will prep and cook their own dish with the chef there to supervise and help you, should you need or request it.

The recipes we followed are decades old and have been passed down from generations through our chefs’ family, which made it that much more special.

While the menu does change, you’ll usually learn to make Ravioli, Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, and enjoy Limoncello, coffee, wine, and water throughout. After all the cooking, you and the rest of your group will finally get to sit down and relax while enjoying the fruits of your labor.

 

Tour Information & Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience


4. Sorrento Authentic Local Cooking Class and Meal

Sorrento Authentic Local Cooking Class and Meal

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Via Fuorimura, 20, 80067 Sorrento NA
  • Departure Time: 11:00 AM or 6:00 PM
  • Includes: Cooking class, mineral water, bottle of either white or red wine for every 2 guests, welcome cocktail and snacks, 3-course meal, meat, veggie, or fish menu

Are you looking for a fun, interactive tour experience in Sorrento for the entire family? Perhaps one that doesn’t involve walking around the entire city?

If that sounds like you, then check out the Sorrento Authentic Local Cooking Class and Meal for a time you’re sure to want to repeat!

Your group will consist of anywhere from 2 to 10 participants, making this a truly private tour experience where you don’t have to compete for attention from your chef/teacher.

It’s perfect if you want to bring children along, and I found that the host did an amazing job at involving them while keeping them safe and entertained.

Setting the mood for an undoubtedly good time, you’ll be welcomed with a prosecco cocktail and fantastic tasting of local cheeses and meats. After that, you’ll be able to ask your chef any questions you may have, then dive right into the kitchen.

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Roll your sleeves up and get started prepping, while your chef guides you through the art of recreating traditional family recipes. If you’re tired of sub-par pasta, you’ll love learning how to craft the perfect one – from kneading the dough to shaping it into the perfect form.

Along the way, you’ll be able to sample the fresh ingredients that are essential to creating a magnificent work of art and understand the importance of quality and authenticity in this country’s cuisine.

Now, it’s time to reap the rewards of your learning and work – where you and your fellow classmates will be able to enjoy dinner paired with local wines.

 

Tour Information & Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience


5. Cooking Class – Lunch Time Harvest, cooking, tasting at the Villa in Sorrento

Cooking Class - Lunch Time Harvest, cooking, tasting at the Villa in Sorrento

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Location: Via Casarlano, 80067 Sorrento NA
  • Departure Time: 10:30 AM
  • Includes: Private transportation, bottled water, coffee and/or tea, lunch, alcoholic beverages

This next tour is probably the most “complete” of the bunch, in the sense that you don’t even have to book your own transportation here. Rather, you’ll have round-trip transportation taken care of for you where you’ll be brought out to the farmhouse from Sorrento.

If that sounds like a good time to you, check out the Cooking Class – Lunch Time Harvest, Cooking, Tasting at the Villa in Sorrento tour.

Starting out at 10:30 am, you’ll meet your tour guide in Sorrento and hop onboard your private transportation and out through the rolling hills until you get to the traditional Sorrentine farmhouse.

Here, you’ll meet a local family who owns the home where you’ll be welcomed in to visit their vineyard, cellars, and former stables. It’s here where you’ll gather the freshly-grown vegetables in their garden and then head inside to learn how to incorporate them into an array of delicious dishes.

Start off by learning how to make classic starters, pasta, and dessert. These usually consist of a bruschette, grilled veggies, croquetts, arancini, lasagna, Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, cannelloni, ravioli, Caprese cake, lemon cake, tiramisu, and more.

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It varies each time, so you can give your guide input on what specifically interests you and the rest of your group. As you prepare the dishes, you’ll be able to sip on endless coffee and water, or perhaps even a bit of wine if you’d like.

After you and your group are finished preparing the meal under the guidance of your chef instructor, you’ll all get to sample them over a 3-course lunch with an expert wine pairing.

This is one of the most incredible cooking experiences one could have in Italy, and I can’t recommend it enough!

 

Tour Information & Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience

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