Few know that the name of Sorrento is linked to the history of the first microbrewery in Italy. The company ‘Bi.mi.sud’, was established in 1982 which financed the purchase of a small brewing which produced an English ale called ‘Chichester’. shortly after this, a plant that was capable to reach higher demands and produce beers for german request was installed. This is how the ‘St Josef’s’ beer came to be, pioneering craft breweries in Italy and founder of the local brewpubs.
The intense citrus aroma is what distinguishes the IGP Sorrento Lemon, which is among the most popular products of the peninsula. It is a medium to large citrus fruit, elliptical in shape with pale yellow flesh, whose juice is characterized by its high acidity and is rich in vitamin C and minerals.
Sorrento is also the home of a prestigious wine which is registered in the list of Community of protected designations of origin under three names: the Lettere, the Gragnano and the Sorrento and produced in three categories: White, Red and naturally sparkling Red.
An other local product are the Sorrento nuts. The most popular are two ecotypes: the first elongated, smooth, with a slightly pointed apex and rounded base, the second round and smaller.
One of its main features is that, unlike the other cultivars, the kernel can easily be extracted intact.