Italian Cuisine

    Bachelor’s Degree Concentration


    Earn a “molto delizioso” education as you immerse yourself in the culinary and cultural traditions of Italy. Examine the history of Italian dishes as well as the unique ingredients found in Italian and Mediterranean food. You’ll spend a semester at Castello di Ugento, a newly restored 900-year-old castle in Puglia, Italy. This historic location, situated in Italy’s southern “boot,” is a home to renowned art, architecture, and dining.

    Other highlights:

    • Interact with Italian chefs, growers, and food producers during field trips to local markets, wineries, and businesses.
    • Complete a three-week internship at a restaurant serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
    • Perfect techniques and culinary practices used in Italian cooking, including preserving and pickling, curing meats, cheese making, and fermentation.
    • Gain expertise in the cuisines of Northern Italy from regions such as Lazio, Umbria, and Marche, as well as Southern Italy from regions such as Abruzzo, Molise, and Campania.

    Learn more about the CIA’s travel abroad program to Italy.

    Only students in the Food Business Management degree and Applied Food Studies degree are eligible for this concentration.

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