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    Global Cuisines and Cultures Trip to Italy

    Wine, cheese, pasta, meats, spices…welcome to Italian cuisine, influential and legendary in the culinary world. You’ll be in the middle of it all during these 15 days in Italy, learning about this popular cuisine that dates back to the 4th Century BC and the Roman Empire. Of course you’ll enjoy authentic local foods, beverages, and agricultural products. You’ll also meet culinary professionals and entrepreneurs in the region who will share their knowledge and insights into Italian culture and its unique culinary history.

    Your first days in Salerno will include traveling to Capaccio and the Caseificio Borlotti to visit a farm and mozzarella production center, including local sausage making techniques. You'll engage in hands-on cooking instruction that features ravioli, mozzarella en carrozza, and ragù Napoletana. And you’ll travel to Rome, Noci, and nearby towns to expand your cultural awareness and knowledge of Italian cuisine.

    Other highlights:

    • Learn about pasta production and eat at several acclaimed restaurants in Italy.
    • Take a tour of local food producers, wineries, restaurants, and an artisanal grain mill that makes flour for pasta and bread.
    • Take a guided tour of Pompeii and explore ancient Roman cuisine.
    • Visit Ceglie Messapica for a cooking demonstration on the local dish, Sagna Penta.
  • Visiting chef demos, major conferences, and special events on campus let you rub elbows with stars of the food world.