Master classes are designed to introduce culinary, specialty food, and grocery retail professionals to PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) products. Taught by renowned food industry experts, master classes offer a “deep dive” into PDO/PGI products, including the certification process, details on the production methods of the most recognized PDO/PGI products, and the importance of utilizing PDO/PGI products, rather than their counterfeit counterparts.
The Authentic Italian Products Master Class Series is part of the “True Italian Taste” project, funded by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and executed by Assocamerestero in collaboration with the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad, in order to raise awareness of and safeguard authentic Italian food products. “True Italian Taste” is part of the “Extraordinary Italian Taste” initiative.
In 2019, the IACC organized Master Classes for the following specialty grocery retailers: