Neapolitan traditions in a cooking class
Discover Neapolitan traditions and try your hand at taking part in an interactive cooking class directly at our organic winery in Trecase. Enjoy the traditional Neapolitan lunch menu cooked together, paired with fine wines from the estate.
What you’ll do
- Stroll through the vineyards in Trecase on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius
- Visit the organic winery and the vegetable garden
- Try your hand at a cooking class to discover the food of Naples
- Lunch with traditional Neapolitan dishes and 4 varieties of Lacryma Christi wine
Price per person: € 95
What to expect
A walk through the vineyards, a visit to the wine cellar and a tour of the organic garden to pick seasonal produce (when it is possible). This is how our cookery lessons begin and end at the table, discovering the traditions of Naples.
We will begin the cooking class with an aperitif of rosé sparkling wine, accompanied by bread baked in a wood-fired oven with our extra virgin olive oil and sweet vinegar dressing.
During the cookery course, I will prepare the following traditional Neapolitan menu:
- Ravioli alla caprese – the original dish from the island of Capri prepared with Piennolo tomatoes from Mount Vesuvius.
- Parmigiana alla napoletana – aubergine parmigiana is a classic Neapolitan dish.
- Lemon almond cake – a tribute to the traditions of the Sorrento Peninsula and the delicious Sorrento lemons combined with our Vesuvius apricot distillate.
You will taste the dishes you have prepared, paired with our famous Lacryma Christi (4 varieties).
|Where||Trecase, Naples – 70 km from Sorrento in the Amalfi Coast|
|When||Everyday – duration 3,5 hours|
|Start time||9 a.m.
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 95
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The Food Expert:
The winery was founded in 1948 in Trecase, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. We have been using organic methods since 1996, fertilizing this sandy, volcanic soil exclusively with organic products and treating the vines only with copper sulphate and sulphur. Our wines do not contain sulphites. Our varieties, the Caprettone, the Piedirosso and the Aglianico, are among the oldest grapes cultivated in the history, even before the Ancient Romans (5th century BC). We will welcome you at the winery to let you taste our fine wines and prepare together dishes made according to the most authentic Naples food tradition.
Cancellation policy: all bookings for the cooking class to discover Napoli food can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
It was 1948, Italy was recovering from the Second World War and my father decided to found a small winery in Trecase, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.
At that time, wine was transported to Naples by horse-drawn wagons, where small rural producers sold their wines to larger merchants, who then supplied shops and restaurants around the city.
I began working at a young age in the family business.
Eighteen years ago the turning point: I decided to open the doors of my winery to tourists for visits and tastings, to invest in improving the quality of my wines and to limit distribution only to our winery shop or through the website.
We have been using organic methods since 1996, fertilizing this sandy, volcanic soil exclusively with organic products and treating the vines only with copper sulphate and sulphur. Our wines do not contain sulphites.
Our varieties, the Caprettone, the Piedirosso and the Aglianico, are among the oldest grapes cultivated in the history, even before the Ancient Romans (5th century BC).
Lacryma Christi doc: history and legend
The name Lacryma Christi has its roots in a number of legends. The most famous is that of Lucifer, who took with him a piece of heaven when he was cast out. When Christ saw the Gulf of Naples in Italy, he recognized it as this stolen piece and wept over the loss; it is said that vines of Lacryma Christi sprang miraculously from the earth where his tears fell.