The International Goat Association was proud to participate in a special culinary lecture series through the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College (UAPTC) in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Dr. Lucia Sepe, IGA’s Vice-President, presented a wonderful array of six different regional cheeses and wines from France, Italy and the USA on October 11, 2018. Guests and some of the UAPTC staff from the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute learned about different types of cheeses, identified different aromas and flavors, and discussed pairing options.
The IGA thanks all those who attended and those who helped set-up the event. We also wish to give special thanks to the staff members at UAPTC who made this event possible, Kristin Howell, Kenneth Lipsmeyer, and Jennifer Danser; and to Lucia for flying in for this special occasion.
About Dr. Lucia Sepe
Lucia has served as Vice President of the International Goat Association (IGA) since 2012. She is a researcher for the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Animal Production and Aquaculture in Bella Muro (Potenza), Italy.
Dr. Sepe has an extensive background in goat livestock husbandry and particularly on cheese making. Some of her experience includes managing a training center for planning and direction of cheesemaking training courses and serving as the editor of two Italian magazines about cheese culture. She has also taught cheese quality and sensory evaluation in companies and schools since 1994.
Her academic history is too lengthy to list, but among her courses are “Cheese Taster” from the National Organization of Cheese Tasters, Italy (ONAF) and “Cheese Panel Leader” graduate from Industrial Services & Training, Italy (UNIS&F).
In addition to many scientific publications, she is the author of a book about cheese addressed to children “Il formaggio raccontato ai bambini” (Italian language) and personally cured the book “Atlas of Goat Products” (English language), edited for IGA.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.