International Bread Tasting

Every fall semester, the International Programs puts on an event named the “International Bread Tasting” where breads from around 15 countries are made and tasted by students and faculty from UW Platteville, as well as community members of Platteville. This semester was no different, with breads being tasted from 15 different countries, from Fiji to India to Brazil, and international students helping serve the bread and talk about their culture and home. Over 230 students, faculty, and community members came to this event.

This event is part of International Education Week, a week where the International Programs Office and Confucius Institute partner to provide a week of diverse events for the UW-Platteville community. This is what community member Lisa Loyd said about the event, "My first words in telling others about the International Bread Tasting event are: It was amazing and beyond my expectations. The diversity and deliciousness of the breads were attested to by the crowd turn-out; I would urge all my friends to get in line early next year! The atmosphere of going from table to table to sample and learn about breads from different countries was relaxing and enjoyable--just make sure you're hungry!" This large event is one of the largest events that the International Program puts on, with the second being International Night, which will be in the spring semester. If you have any questions about the bread tasting event or international week, please contact Jane Auge at augej@uwplatt.edu.