"The enogastronomic tour of Schiazzano and its traditions" is a trip not to be missed, derived from centuries of food, drink, smells, culture and traditions. The tour takes place in Schiazzano, a charming hamlet of the notorious commune of Massa Lubrense. The idea was born by the union of three masters, Eugenio Gargiulo, Benedetto De Gregorio and Lucio Esposito, respectively from the agricultural, dairy and catering sector. Thanks to their resourcefulness and fantasy you can live an exclusive, unrivalled experience which has been divided into three great stages.
The first part is distinct by the visit to "La Masseria", whose foundation is formed by a typical agricultural property. Here you will be greeted with the usual courtesy of the Gargiulo family, owner of the farm and connoisseur of the rural tradition. In a purely pastoral context you will be able to enjoy a journey through amazing lemon groves and olive trees which represent the cultural heritage and the symbol of Massa – Sorrento area. The Gargiulo family will lead you to the discovery of the old traditions and customs of the farmers, passed down from generation to generation as well as the love for the land and its precious gifts. Thanks to meticulous care of this land the products are genuine and of the highest quality making it essential ingredients for traditional dishes of Sorrento.
The second part instead is characterised by a visit to the cheese factory "Il Turuziello" owned by Bennedetto De Gregorio and his family who have always been the holder of the secrets of cheese. The farm "Il Turuziello" can boast besides the various dairy products and derivatives also the production of the "provolone del monoco DOP", the pride of the whole farm. It's the milk of the Agerolese cows that makes the "provolone del monoco DOP" so good in its distinctive taste and you will realise it personally as you will be given the opportunity to taste it. You will be showed the stages of making such products for which a fairly painstaking work is required. After the visit you will be able to taste the cheese as well as the extra virgin olive oil DOP offered in a variety of flavours and infusions, accompanied with freshly squeezed lemonade and the famous limoncello of Sorrento. As if that was not enough there is also the possibility top taste the finest cold cuts of meat produced by the family which is the result of typical traditional work served with a delicious glass of wine from the farm.
Third and final stop on this incredible journey is at the restaurant "Da Francesco" located in a beautiful eighteenth century building. To welcome you with warmth and familiarity there is Lucio Esposito, owner and head chef of the restaurant, who with great thoroughness and ability will show you the preparation of the pizza Margherita, the pride of the Neapolitan tradition, even telling you his secrets and more over will provide you explanations about the other specialities that each one of you will personally help prepare and later taste in peace and tranquillity.