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Gastronomic Tour

Code: JAMA005

 

One of Joe Banana’s private, English speaking drivers will meet you at Amalfi port for this food lover’s shore excursion! 


If you have an interest in the signature foods of the Campania Region, such as Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Mozzarella, Limoncello, and the famous Neapolitan Pizza Margherita, then this is the shore excursion for you! 


Your day will begin with a drive along the magnificent Amalfi coast toward the famous resort town of Sorrento. Your food adventure will then begin in the countryside of Sorrento, where we will visit the Gargiulo Olive Oil Factory and learn how this base ingredient of Italian cuisine is made. This tour of the family farm includes seeing the former mills of 1849 with old millstones and learning of the ancient technique of olive oil pressing involving the metal press as well as the new mills with technology that is less fascinating, yet qualitatively safer. We will also have the opportunity to taste about 15 different types of extra virgin olive oil served with fresh baked bread. 


With you palate now awakened, we will continue on to the next culinary experience of this shore excursion, the local mozzarella farm where you will see a demonstration of the making of this classic cheese. For many, the best part of this demonstration is the tasting of the freshly made cheese that follows the demonstration. 


Your private driver will then take you to a local restaurant where you will build on your newly found knowledge and use two of the main ingredients in Italian cooking as you learn to make your own classic pizza margherita or a variation of it using your favorite toppings.  Authentic Neapolitan pizzas are made with local ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes which grow on the volcanic plains in the south part of Mount Vesuvius, the famous olive oil, and Mozzarella cheese. Once prepared, it will cook in a wood oven and you will then sit together with your group to eat your culinary masterpieces. To help aid in the digestion of your pizza, a shot of the Amalfi Coast’s famous limoncello will complete this culinary experience. 


You will then have time for a leisurely stroll through the historical centre of Sorrento during which time you can choose to shop, enjoy an espresso at a local bar, or just enjoy the quaint beauty of this resort town built on the Mediterranean Sea. 


On our way back to Amalfi port, we will stop a couple of times along the coast so you can capture photos of one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world! 


The tour will end upon arrival at Amalfi port.  Time dependent (according to your ship’s schedule) you can choose to walk across the street and visit the main square of the famous town of Amalfi or you can board your tender and return to the cruise ship. 

Gastronomic Tour

Napoletano Pizza Margherita
Sorrento Lemon Groves
Local Olive Oil and Mozzarella