Events by the University of Gastronomic Sciences

The University of Gastronomic Sciences was founded in 2004 by Slow Food to shape a new profession: gastronome.

At Cheese, students and professors of the institution offer a rich calendar of events held at the stand of the university in Piazza XX Settembre and in Pollenzo, where it will be possible to visit the campus.


UniSG Stand in Piazza XX Settembre
UniSG stand will be at your service to provide information on the courses and to collect visitors who want to book a visit to campus. 

Moreover, at the stand, you can attend the activities organized by the students:
• After the success at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, Walk n’Eat returns with two types of guided tours to discover Bra. Student guides will accompany small groups around the streets of Bra to experience the best Piedmontese gastronomic offerings in Bra.
Personal Shoppers will be there as well, with tailored paths for those who want to discover the countless stands at the Cheese marketplace. The personal shoppers of UniSG are your special guides, ready to tell you the stories, production methods, and interesting facts behind each product and its producer. During the half an hour with them, you’ll get to taste many delicacies. Each your has a central theme: come back to this page to find out all the themes, timetables, and how to participate. 

At the UniSG stand you’ll also find conferences and educational activities by professors: Friday the 15th at 5 pm, Professor of Biodiversity, Ethnobotany and Ethnobiology Andrea Pieroni will guide a foraging session dedicated to wild plants that make up the diet of many dairy animals. For Saturday and Sunday, there are two other conferences on calendar (scroll down to see the events).

Finally, the most anticipated of all: Eat-In. An idea born in San Francisco has become a regular at Slow Food’s events, thanks to the students of the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Eat-In is a long table set to host anyone who likes to chat, listen, learn, eat, drink, and exchange ideas. Eat-In also has a political aim: give everyone the possibility to participate and experience good, clean, and fair food. Above all, Eat-In is an occasion to party, a gastronomic experience for everyone. Just bring a plate to share with others. We’ll see you at the Eat-In on Monday 18th of September at 6 pm. Come back here to see more on where the Eat-In will take place.

Activities at the Campus in Pollenzo 

If you want to see fascinating campus of the university yourself, take the occasion to participate in Get into the Future of Food. Tour will take place on September 14th and 18th, twice a day (first at 10 am and second at 3 pm).

14 September - other dates available
Pollenzo-Università di Scienze Gastronomiche

Get into the Future of Food: Visit the Campus in Pollenzo!

In the occasion of Cheese, UniSG opens its doors to everyone who wants to see the campus and visit the building. It is necessary to book a place in advance. Visiting groups of more than eight people must contact +39 0172 […]

16 September
BRA-Stand Università di Scienze Gastronomiche – Piazza XX Settembre

Sheep Transhumance in Northern Apennines and Piedmontese Alps

Some contingencies at risk of extinction of Apennine sheep breeds  (Marana sheep, Genoese Casalinna), and of Alps (Brigasca sheep, Sambucana sheep etc.) related to small scale dairy productions. They are crucial to preserve mountain diets. A look at the transhumance systems in […]

17 September
BRA-Stand Università di Scienze Gastronomiche – Piazza XX Settembre

The Taste of Raw Milk to the Nomads of Sahara

Dromedary camel’s raw milk has been central to the culture and survival of Saharan nomadic peoples for centuries. It is only with the dromedaries and their milk that man has managed to survive in an environment poor in water and […]

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