The best destinations for a gastro-shopping road trip on the Sorrentine peninsula.
When the Gods were creating their earthly pantry, they decided it should be located on the Sorrentina peninsula of Italy. This is where you can find some of the most incredible ingredients of the Mediterranean diet – from tomatoes to fior di latte cheese, from lemons to the best pasta in Italy.
Here’s a brief itinerary and some of the most indispensible addresses for gastro-shopping in foodie paradise.
Coming from Naples, just a few kilometres from the freeway exit of Castellammare di Stabia, you’ll find Gragnano. It’s the homeland of artisan, dried pasta that is still made by hand here, and then dried for hours and hours.
This is where you’ll find the renowned Provolone del Monaco cheese, which is strong and flavourful, as well as the gentler, richer fior di latte. Caseificio Belfiore Via Belvedere, 35 - Agerola (NA) Tel. +39 081 8791338
This town is a treasure trove of local cold cuts and cheeses, with Michelin-starred restaurants and exceptional pizzerias. La Tradizione Via R. Bosco, 969 - Vico Equense (NA) Tel. + 39 081 8028437, Website
Francesco Martucci from I Masanielli in the Campania region of Italy has been named the best pizzaiolo in the world for a third year running. See the full list as well as all the international winners.