This place, Amalfi, means a lot to me, a lot of memories when I was a little boy. Probably age about 10 or 11. My mum and dad used to take my sister and I always here, to swim and to have ice-creams
– Gino D'Acampo
Gino begins his Italian journey on the stunning Amalfi Coast, a favourite holiday destination from his childhood.
First off Gino visits the pretty town of Amalfi, world-famous for its lemons ,and explores a secluded citrus grove, high on the cliffs above the town. Here, he picks and tastes Amalfi’s legendary lemons with a family who own the grove.
Motivated by the breathtaking location, Gino whips up a creamy lemon mousse topped with crushed amaretti biscuits - using Amalfi’s unique fruit and the local citrus liqueur, limoncello.
Eager to find more tasty Italian ingredients, Gino then heads further down the coast to an organic buffalo farm. Here, he meets expert mozzarella makers and is keen to try his hand at crafting the pliable cheese. As the sun goes down, Gino hosts a sailing trip with his new friends from the lemon grove and dishes up delicate buffalo mozzarella wrapped in parma ham and rocket, paired with a delicious cocktail of limoncello and prosecco.