Program Details

"• Sample French cheese and wine while exploring local vineyards and dairy farms and taste fresh produce during weekly trips to typical French markets . • Visit the home and lab of the inventor of pasteurization, Louis Pasteur. • Learn the science behind
Location:
Cluny, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
In the Microbiology and Culture of Wine and Cheese, you will study the processes behind the creation of cheese and wine, from grass to grape and table to tumbler. You will explore the relationship of wine and cheese to France’s history, economy, culture, cuisine, art and architecture. Above all, you will come to appreciate one of the core French values--the reverence for "patrimoine" (cultural heritage), of which wine and cheese are an integral part!

"• Sample French cheese and wine while exploring local vineyards and dairy farms and taste fresh produce during weekly trips to typical French markets . • Visit the home and lab of the inventor of pasteurization, Louis Pasteur. • Learn the science behind the process of cow to cheese and grape to wine. • Participate in lectures led by expert Rutgers professors of microbiology and history. "

3 credits
Setting Description:
Cluny is a haven for those who appreciate, or hope to discover, "la France profonde"--the deep, genuine French heartland. It is a charming medieval city with friendly cafés and tiny restaurants, attractive boutiques and galleries, and a bustling Saturday market that's noted throughout the Burgundy region.

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