University of Gastronomic Sciences Events

Workshop tastings, round tables, guided visits of the Market, the great collective Eat-in and a sensory analysis project: the program put together by the students and teachers of the University of Gastronomic Sciences for Cheese 2019 is sparkling!

The events are divided between the UNISG stand in Piazza XX Settembre, where the University staff are available to provide information about the school, and the campus in Pollenzo, open to everyone interested. The stand in the Piazza is also the starting point for Personal Shopper tours and other activities.

BRA

  • Tastings. Every day, breakfast and aperitivo organized by students pair the delicacies of two or more small-scale producers.
  • Personal Shopper. Designed for those who want to go on a guided tour among the stalls of the Market, but fear getting lost among the countless specialties.
  • Round tables and educational activities organized by teachers: from food counterfeiting to the culture of welcoming new arrivals, from innovation to the ‘circular kitchen’. Read the program to discover all the topics on the menu.
  • Eat In. The great collective meal which offers everyone the chance to take part, sharing dishes cooked with love and joy.

There’ll be other workshops (Sat. 12 p.m.-1 p.m.; Sun. 2.30-3.30 p.m. and 4.30-5.30 p.m.; Mon. 2.30-3.30 and 4-5 p.m.) and urban foraging explorations, about which we’ll give more details closer further down the road.

POLLENZO

  • If you want to get to know the University close up, don’t miss out on one of our Get into the Future of Food tours.
  • You can also take part in a scientific research project, a sensory test on Gorgonzola which is designed to investigate our sensitivity to taste.

20 September

other dates available
  • 10:00 - 11:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences

Ready to start your day at Cheese in the best possible way? Give yourself the right boost with the most important meal of the day – and have breakfast with a producer? UNISG students propose meetings with two or more producers to begin the day. Each day there are different…

  • 11:00 - 12:00
  • Pollenzo-Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences 

During Cheese the University of Gastronomic Sciences is open to all, giving you the opportunity to discover its courses and visit the campus. Bookings and visits Booking is compulsory for everyone. Groups of more than 8 people must contact info_student@unisg.it or +39 0172 458574 and book at least 48 hours…

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences

Is it possible to innovate our educational approach and the training of the next generation? There are active projects in Europe which suggest we can. Enhancing the co-creation of innovation and knowledge in agriculture, forestry and related bio-value chains, Nextfood wants to change our educational approach, from a traditional linear…

  • 12:30 - 13:15
  • Pollenzo-Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences 
  • Lab Analisi sensoriale | Sensory Analysis Lab

Gorgonzola: love it or hate it? What if it depends on your DNA? Take part in a sensory analysis test at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo! You’ll taste different types of Gorgonzola and learn to distinguish their sensory qualities. You’ll also learn how sensitive you are to different…

  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences

The linear production system creates the illusion of abundance but it’s served on a fragile plate. Starting from food to develop a paradigm shift towards circular systems means highlighting the importance of biodiversity, communities, the quality of social and the substance of our actions. Circularity is the result of a…

20 September

other dates available
  • 16:00 - 17:30
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences

Guided tours of Cheese where you’ll discover what’s on offer. Cheese is a big event and it can be difficult to navigate, especially if it’s your first time, so why not rely on the expertise of the students of UNISG to make the most of your visit? You’ll be able…

  • 17:00 - 18:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences

The permanent training regime of tour operators is a long-term strategy to develop an integrated hospitality offering, up to date and respectful of the peculiarities of a unique local area like the border regions around Monviso. We present the Alcotra Formats project, which unites dozens of towns and institutions in…

20 September

other dates available
  • 19:00 - 20:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences

What better way to end a day at Cheese than a delicious aperitivo? Taste extraordinary foods and first-class drinks while their producers tell you about them in person. Come and discover the stories behind these unique producers to understand how they concoct such wonderful gastronomy. Each day there are different…

  • 15:00 - 16:30
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences

A round table discussion which aims to put the critical and innovative aspects, as well as the social, cultural and ethnographic implications of virtuous nomadic pastoralism under the spotlight. Presented by Maria Piochi and Gabriele Volpato, UNISG teachers. More details available soon. Free entry while seats last.

  • 17:00 - 18:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences

How is the meat we eat produced, and how long does it take? How do the pigs, chickens and cows live on farms, and what’s their level of welfare? What are the environmental impacts of raising animals? Presented by Silvio Greco, marine biologist and UNISG teacher. More details available soon.…

  • 11:30 - 13:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences

Raw milk cheese, natural mold, artistic affinage, cow, goat and sheep’s milk at their best. That’s Cheese. But there’s a dark side to cheese too. There’s a hellish world of infernal imitations out there, that River Styx of molten milk, where countless fraudulent foods mask scams, the recycling of expired…

23 September

  • 12:30 - 15:00
  • Bra-Piazza XX Settembre 
  • Università di Scienze Gastronomiche | University of Gastronomic Sciences

To conclude the 12th edition of Cheese we couldn’t do it any other way but the traditional Eat-In, a big lunch where everyone brings a plate to share and celebrate! Meet up and cook together, or simply bring a bottle of wine: the students of UNISG will try to save…