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6 BEST Cooking Classes in Positano [2024]

Looking for the best cooking classes in Positano, Italy? I’m from Italy and I know what makes a good one – let me help you choose the most authentic experience.

Imagine the sun setting over Positano’s cliffs as you knead, toss, and simmer through the country’s culinary wonders. There are plenty of things to do in Positano, and eating your way around town should be one of those. Do you want to take it further, though, and learn how to cook the food?

The cooking classes in Positano that I carefully selected invite you to dive hands-first into a rich tapestry of flavors, techniques, and traditions. Whether you dream of the perfect pasta or mastering the art of tiramisu, these classes are so much fun!

Why can you trust me? I was born and raised in Bologna, the food capital of Italy. I have a nonna who makes the best pasta and who has taught me all about it. That’s why I can tell if a cooking class will be good or not. Let me help you choose the most authentic experiences!

So, grab your apron and get ready to slice, dice, and savor your way through the heart of Positano.

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In a rush? These are the best tours:

THE BEST TOURPositano Cooking Class Gnocchi Tiramisù with Drinks
PRIVATE TOUR Positano: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class and Dinner

OUR PICK: The BEST Cooking Class in Positano 

Unlock the heart of the Amalfi Coast with this Small Group Positano Cooking Class Gnocchi Tiramisù with Drinks. Step foot in a cozy home perched above town, and get ready to master the art of making gnocchi and tiramisu. 

You’ll be guided by a local mamma who knows her way around the kitchen, using ingredients straight from the garden. 

The adventure begins with a welcoming aperitivo and rolls into the hands-on prep of two gnocchi varieties. One will have a classic tomato sauce and another a zesty limoncello twist. Wrap it all up with a hearty tiramisu. 

Pair it with local wine and toast with fellow foodies to your culinary success. 

Why this tour? With over 100 reviews, there’s not a single one below 5 stars. This experience allows you to learn the most classic Italian dishes in a local’s home, ensuring an authentic experience. It’s sure to be a highlight of your trip. 

Read what the reviews say 

We will remember this experience forever! We were welcomed into the beautiful home and felt like we were a part of the family. They were generous with their time and their home has beautiful views. A perfect place to learn to cook. We learnt lots of tips and tricks and most importantly, sat down to a delicious lunch together. My teenage daughter and I will treasure this memory always.

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This tour includes: A cooking class, all ingredients, lunch, wine, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Other GREAT Positano Cooking Classes 

▶️ Join this Positano Spaghetti Experience in a local family’s home.  Led by an expert, you’ll prepare three varieties of spaghetti from scratch – tangy lemon, sweet cherry tomato, and spicy chili. 

But that’s not all! There’s a plot twist that includes a family secret dish, that will be unveiled in your class. You’ll also craft a delicious tiramisu for dessert, and enjoy a glass of bubbly Prosecco. 

 This pasta making class in Positano includes: A cooking class, lunch, and an aperitif. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Learn about Italy’s kitchen secrets with a Small group Pasta and Tiramisu Class in Positano. Meet your Cesarina host and craft your own fresh pasta from scratch, a true art! 

You’ll also prepare an espresso-kissed tiramisu, all in the cozy home of your host while sipping Prosecco. The tour is capped at 12 participants, making sure this is an intimate experience. At the end of the class, sit down to indulge in your homemade lunch. 

 This tour includes: A cooking class, all ingredients, drinks, and a meal. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Get your chef’s hat on for a Cooking Class with Dinner overlooking the Positano’s Sea. Start your culinary quest with a boat ride from Positano, then dive into a cooking workshop with stunning views of the Amalfi Coastline. 

You’ll whip up Italian classics like meatball pasta, eggplant parmigiana, and tiramisu. Then, enjoy your creations in a beautiful setting, paired with limoncello and wine. It doesn’t get much better than this! 

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 This tour includes: Boat transfers, a cooking class, appetizers, a meal, limoncello, wine, photos of the experience, and recipes. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Cooking Classes in Positano

▶️ Gather your gang and join this Positano: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class and Dinner. Hit the market, grab the freshest picks, and then channel your inner chef in a local’s kitchen. 

This tour hands you the keys to mastering three regional Italian recipes in a workstation decked with all the tools and ingredients. 

After cooking under the guidance of a pro, sit down to eat your creations paired with red and white wines. Why buy souvenirs when you can bring back the timeless art of Italian cooking without carrying extra luggage?

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 This tour includes: A market visit, a private cooking class, a meal, and wine tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Check out this 3 Hours Private Cooking Class in Positano for a memorable half-day with your group. The class takes place in Villa Magia, where you’ll chop, stir, and flip your way through traditional Neapolitan cuisine. 

In just a few hours, learn to make fresh pasta, eggplant Parmesan, and all the secrets behind a killer tiramisu. The reward? A scenic lunch featuring your very own creations. 

 This tour includes: Cooking class, and a meal. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cooking Classes in Positano FAQs

Where is best to do a cooking class in Italy?

I highly recommend joining a one day cooking class in Positano. This enchanting seaside town on the Amalfi Coast boasts incredible regional cuisine, and it’s a great place to learn the secrets behind it!

What food is Positano known for?

Positano is best known for its Spaghetti alle Vongole, various seafood dishes, risotto al limone, and Scialatielli all’Amalfitana. 

What are the best cooking classes in Positano? 

In my opinion, the best cooking classes in Positano include these: 
Small Group Positano Cooking Class Gnocchi Tiramisù with Drinks
Positano Spaghetti Experience 
Small group Pasta and Tiramisu Class in Positano

What’s the best cooking school in Positano?

Among the best culinary schools in Positano you’ll find Positano Home Cooking, Positano Pizza Experience, and Marina in Cucina.

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.