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Sorrento: Italian Gelato Cooking Class

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3 hours

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From 18:30

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Sorrento: Italian Gelato Cooking Class

What you'll do

Discover the allure of Italian gelato, the ultimate frozen dessert. Delve into the craft of gelato-making with an experienced master, and unlock the secrets behind its irresistible flavors. Experience the art and delight of gelato firsthand. Don't miss this opportunity!

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Embark on a sweet culinary journey and indulge in the sweetest lesson on earth! Learn to prepare authentic Italian gelato by joining our experience at one of Italy's oldest and most prestigious ice cream shops.

Under the guidance of professional gelato makers, you will be hands-on in crafting this classic dessert, learning the secrets to balancing flavours and achieving the perfect consistency.

Not to mention, you'll do all of this in the heart of Italy, surrounded by rolling hills and breathtaking views. Join us for a truly immersive and delicious experience!

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    Following a magical rendezvous at the illustrious Gelateria David, nestled at Via Marziale 19 in the charming coastal town of Sorrento, Campania, 80067, an enchanting three-hour training session will ensue. Immerse yourself in the art of gelato-making as you master the secrets of crafting this creamy delight from scratch. The session will culminate in a moment of pure indulgence as you savor and sample the exquisite flavors of this delectable confectionery, leaving your taste buds in awe of the incomparable gelato experience.
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    Experience the artistry of craft gelato preparation at the Gelateria David. Beyond a mere school, it is a sensory journey of handcrafted excellence. Join us for a captivating 45-minute session, guided by Mario himself, as he unveils the secrets of selecting the finest ingredients and mastering the techniques for creating remarkable handmade gelato. Immerse yourself in the finest flavors of the day, carefully crafted and showcased in our exhibition window, as you indulge in a moment of refined pleasure.
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    About Gelato Davide:
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    Ice maker for three generations: Davide’s tradition traces back to the early 1930s when Mario’s great-grandfather fled the ravages of the Second World War and sought refuge in Frosinone. It was there that he laid the foundation for the family's legacy by establishing the first family dairy. Upon returning to Sorrento, Mr. Augusto Davide, Mario’s grandfather, carried forward the legacy of crafting artisanal cheese until 1956. Shortly after, the Davide family proudly inaugurated their first Gelateria in 1957, ensuring that the family's tradition remained alive and thriving under the meticulous care of Mrs. Mary, Mario's mother. Guided by a deep-rooted passion for the art of dairy, young Mario Gargiulo honed his skills in milk processing. He embarked on a journey to Australia, where he honed his craft working in various ice cream parlors, only to return to Italy to carry on the long-standing family tradition. After years of enriching experiences and venturing across different lands, Mario made the audacious decision to manifest his dreams by establishing his very own business.
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    The Realms of homemade ice cream - An exquisite voyage of Taste: In 2004, Mario Gargiulo acquired one of Sorrento's most beloved ice cream parlors. As the years passed, the gelateria flourished, evolving into a cherished establishment that beckons not only children and young adults but also the hearts of elderly couples. A rendezvous of indulgence, Mario's ice cream parlor offers a myriad of delights that tantalize the senses and ignite a fervent appreciation for the artistry behind each frozen creation. Gelato Davide specialities:
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    Pan David: The Pan David is one of the specialties of Gelateria David. It is produced with fresh eggs and milk mixed with sugar, and flour and naturally leavened. Pan David can be filled to your personal tastes with Nutella cream or fresh fruit. Pan David is produced at the moment and served warm with a dusting of icing sugar.
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    Salty Gelato: Salty Gelato was born from one of the last trials of Mario Gargiulo. At the traditional Gelato receipt, made with fresh cream and milk, are added vegetables, cheese mixed with fruit, and much more. The last creations are gelato with tomato and basil; melon and ham, curry, parmesan cheese, and Sorrento's nuts. These mentioned are the famous flavours but at our Gelateria, you can enjoy many flavors. 
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    The handmade gelato produced in our laboratory is made with cream and fresh milk. Gelato with fruit flavours is produced with fresh milk and seasonal fruit. In summer you will certainly find gelato in strawberry, peach, cherry, and melon flavour while in winter you can enjoy dried fruit flavors and “Sorrento lemons”. Among the most popular flavours there are the hazelnuts, produced with Giffoni hazelnuts, and the pistachio flavour, made with pistachios from Sicily. The production of Gelateria David is also designed for people who are lactose and gluten intolerant. In fact, at the Gelateria David are also available cones for celiac. The Gelato produced at our Gelateria is produced on daily bases to prevent the balance and the subsequent recycling.
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    Please note this description is an example of foods you might taste and will vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size

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What's not included

Although not compulsory, our team of tour guides would deeply appreciate gratuities and tips as a display of gratitude for the exceptional service they provide.

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Meeting Points

Meeting point Gelateria David (Via Marziale 19, Sorrento, Campania, 80067) at 6:30 pm

Kindly ensure you are punctual and reach the meeting point on time.

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  • No matter what the weather, our tour runs rain or shine

  • The class includes gelato, tastings as outlined in the itinerary

  • Additional orders placed during the class must be paid for by the individual who orders them. If unsure, the tour guide will be happy to assist

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved during your tour

  • Your tour will be conducted in English

  • The tour lasts approximately 3 hours starting at 6:30 pm

  • For the safety and protection of minors, it's required that they be accompanied by an adult at all times

  • Your tour will be led by an expert guide, who is local and has a passion for sharing extensive knowledge about Gelato, history, and culture

  • This tour accommodates smaller groups. If you require a booking for a larger group, please don't hesitate to Reach out to us, on our live chat, or [email protected] and we'll help create the perfect experience for you


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Cancellation policy

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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