Italian Cuisine

    Bachelor’s Degree Concentration


    Italian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary

    An immersive experience in the south of Italy and a 900-year-old castle to boot (pun intended)? Yes please! Immerse yourself in the culinary and cultural traditions of Italy during a semester at Castello di Ugento, a beautifully restored castle in Puglia. Examine the history of Italian dishes and the unique ingredients found in Italian and Mediterranean food, all at this historic location filled with 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.