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9 BEST Cooking Classes in Sorrento [2024]

Wondering how to delight in Sorrentine cuisine for the rest of your life? Join some of the amazing cooking classes in Sorrento! You’ll learn all the recipes + secret tips to make your dishes stand out.

Sorrento, a beautiful coastal town in southern Italy, is not only famous for its breathtaking views, but also for its delicious cuisine. I usually base myself in Sorrento when I visit the Amalfi Coast and Naples region, and trust me – I never have issues finding delicious food in town. 

Eating till you’re stuffed is great and all, but if you really want to take it up a notch, then you need to learn how to cook authentic Italian dishes

I was born and raised in Italy, and even I immensely enjoy cooking classes in my own country. I’ve taken a few over the years and learnt tons of useful tricks!

In this post, I will introduce you to fantastic cooking classes in Sorrento. They will enable you to learn the art of making traditional Italian dishes, and specialties unique to this region.

One of the most popular traditional dishes is Gnocchi alla Sorrentina. It consists of potato gnocchi served with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil, baked to perfection.

Another Sorrentine favorite is Insalata Caprese, a simple yet flavorful salad of tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and basil.

The town is also known for its seafood dishes, such as Spaghetti alle Vongole. This specialty features spaghetti with clams in a garlic, olive oil, and white wine sauce. 

And we can’t forget about the famous Sorrento lemons! Their intense flavor is showcased in Limoncello, a sweet and tangy lemon liqueur… and many delicious desserts.

Have I made you hungry yet? Then let’s get cooking, so you can make these dishes over and over back home. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook – these classes are for everyone.

So, put on your apron, and let’s explore the best cooking classes in Sorrento, Italy!

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In a rush? These are the best tours

THE BEST TOURCook Like a Local Class with Seaview
PIZZA MAKING CLASSSorrento: Pizza Making Class
PASTA & TIRAMISUSmall Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class
PRIVATE TOUR Private Pasta and Pizza Master Class with Pick Up

 OUR PICK: A Sorrento Cooking Class with a View

Discover the secret to Italian cuisine in a beautiful villa with this Cook Like a Local Class with Seaview. You’ll cook on a terrace overlooking the Sorrentine coastline, which only enhances the experience.

Get hands-on with the classics, crafting eggplant Parmesan, gnocchi with tomato sauce, and tiramisu. A chef will guide you throughout the class, teaching you skills and techniques to master the art of Italian cooking.

Then, dig into your creations during a relaxing al fresco meal on the terrace, paired with wine and limoncello. Transport is provided for an extra fee. All you need to bring is your appetite and a healthy dose of passion!

Why is this tour my top choice? Not only you will learn how to cook 3 of the best traditional dishes from Sorrento, but the location of this cooking class is stunning! The class takes place in a villa that is surrounded by lemon and olive trees, and the sea view is unparalleled.

Read what the reviews say

”This was our favorite class/tour on our 2 week honeymoon through Italy! Cristiano was made to lead these classes! He was hilarious and kept everyone in our group engaged and laughing all night. Not to mention, the food that we made was so delicious. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a fun evening making great food with a fantastic view. 5/5 stars!

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This tour includes: Cooking class, all appliances, alcoholic drinks, coffee & tea, and a meal. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Other Great Cooking Classes to Consider

▶️ Get ready for a fun and educational culinary adventure with this Cooking School by Chef Carmen: Cooking Class in Sorrento. From fresh pasta to delicious desserts, follow step-by-step instructions to create a handmade three-course meal. 

Learn to prepare authentic Italian dishes such as lemon tiramisu and eggplant parmigiana. At the end of the class, savor your creations with Prosecco, wine, and limoncello.

This hands-on experience is perfect for food lovers of all skill levels, and you can choose between two starting times.

This tour includes: Wine tasting, lunch, beverages, and cooking class. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Embark on an adventure to uncover amazing wines and food with this Cortecorbo Irpinia-Wines: Tour of the vineyards- Cooking class- Wine tasting.

The region’s hilly terrain and volcanic soil create an ideal environment for growing grapes. This makes the region’s wines rich-bodied and downright delicious.

On this tour, you’ll stroll through stunning vineyards and a cantina with the guidance of an authentic Irpinian winemaker. Then, learn the secrets of pizza-making and hand-made pasta. 

After the activities, relax with a countryside lunch and a wine-tasting session of six different wines.

This tour includes: Tour of the winery and vineyards, wine tasting, lunch, cooking class, and private transfers. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The Small Group Cooking Class in Sorrento with Prosecco & Tiramisù is a 3-hour experience. You’ll meet a professional chef and follow their lead to whip up delicious local dishes.

Craft homemade gnocchi, meatballs, eggplant parmesan, and tiramisu from scratch. Hone your cooking skills and learn new techniques before sitting down for a scrumptious meal with wine.

You can select your menu, choosing between fish, meat, or vegetarian options.

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

Pizza Making Classes in Sorrento

▶️ Prepare to master the art of Italian’s favorite dish with this Sorrento: Pizza Making Class. You’ll learn from an authentic pizzaiolo to prepare Neapolitan pizza from scratch.

Discover the secrets to a foolproof recipe, and bake your pizza in a traditional oven. Enjoy mozzarella and olive oil tastings as you wait, and then relish your homemade pizza paired with wine. Cap it off with sweet tiramisu.

And don’t worry about transportation – pick-up from your Sorrento hotel is covered. Get ready to roll (and eat) your way to pizza perfection.

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This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, cooking class, food tasting, and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Join this Sorrento: Farm Tour with Cheese Tasting & Pizza Making Class and experience authentic Italian farm life.

Get up close with the animals and stroll through seasonal crops at Primaluce, nestled in the hills. You’ll also learn the secrets of mozzarella and caciotta cheese making, before trying your hand at pizza making. 

Once all the cooking is done, savor a homemade farm-to-table lunch with wine, limoncello, and dessert. Transportation to the farm is included in the package. 

This tour includes: Transfers from Sorrento, class, tastings, lunch, and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pasta & Tiramisu Class in Sorrento

Become a pro chef with a Sorrento: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class. Learn the secrets of the region’s most famous dishes as you prepare two types of pasta plus the iconic tiramisu.

A chef will guide you in every step, and at the end of the class, you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labor with local wines. The tour is suitable for families and children of all ages.

This tour includes: Cooking class, tastings of 2 pasta types and tiramisu, beverages, and aperitivo. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Cooking Classes in Sorrento

▶️ The Private Pasta and Pizza Master Class with Pick Up in Sorrento is a half-day, afternoon experience. You’ll travel to Villa del Barone, where you’ll tour its impressive Baaronial house and vegetable gardens.

Learn about the local culinary traditions as you embark on a hands-on cooking class. Your guide will teach you the secrets and techniques to craft two types of pasta and pizza from scratch, along with bolognese sauce.

Finally, sit down to enjoy your meal with tiramisu and limoncello for dessert.

This tour includes: Private transfers, a cooking class, an apron, bandana, recipe book, lunch, and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Joining the Chez Barone Cooking School ”100% Hands On” is the way to learn the secrets of Italian pasta with your group. The class takes place in a beautiful villa, where you’ll don an apron and be introduced to Sorrentine cuisine.

Prepare Ravioli Caprese, fried pizza Montanara, side dishes, and Limoncello Tiramisu. Then, enjoy every dish paired with wine. The tour accommodates up to 12 people.

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

  • 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.