3 days of full-immersion at the Pollenzo campus and the surrounding Roero area. A multidisciplinary journey, designed and led by professors from the University of Gastronomic Sciences and truffle industry experts.

The course is dedicated to the discovery of unexplored aspects of the world of truffles, according to the scientific approach of the Pollenzo University and is enriched by the field experience of Savini Tartufi, a Tuscan company that has been working with respect for nature and people since 1920, creating a culture around the world of truffles, ranging from research, to selection and production of truffle recipes to offer the “diamond of the forest” all year round.

In line with the holistic approach that distinguishes the university, masterclasses and workshops will alternate with experiential and convivial moments, animated by the actors of this unique and rare product; those who hunt it, those who market it, and those who know how to enhance it at the table!

Disciplinary areas involved in the course:

  • History and Anthropology,
  • Botany and Sustainability/Biodiversity,
  • Sensory Analysis and Taste (UNISG),
  • Economics (market numbers, trends and scenarios)
  • Gastronomic Transformation

Open for applications

Location: Pollenzo

Start date: 2nd – 4th July 2024 (3 days)

Application deadline: June 17th 2024

Language: English

Participants: food enthusiasts who want to cultivate their passion and increase their knowledge about truffles

Costs: 1.600 (VAT incl.*) – includes all the lessons, workshops, visits, tastings, truffle hunt, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and transport during day 3 for the truffle hunt. The cost does not include lodging.

Early bird: 1.280€ (VAT incl*) for those who complete their application by 29th February 2024

  • 20% discount for UNISG students and alumni, UNISG Partner Companies and Slow Food members*
  • 20% discount off the cost of the second course if you apply to two Summer School programs*
  • 10% discount for you and a friend/member of family if you apply together*
  • All students who attended UNISG Summer Schools are eligible for a reduction of 500 euro from the university fee applied to some of UNISG academic programs

N.B discounts are not cumulative.

For further information> summerschool@unisg.it





Confirmation Process: 

Once you have sent us your online application, you will receive an email asking you to proceed with the payment of the deposit (180€, VAT incl*). The reception of the deposit will complete the application process and confirm your place in the Summer School.

Waiting List: In case the number of applications exceeds the available places (20 participants per School), candidates will be placed on a waiting list. If places become available, those on the waiting list will be notified.

Final Payment: The second installment (the full cost, minus the deposit) can be paid at any time, but must be wired at least 1 month prior to the start of the course. It is also possible to pay the full fee in one single installment for those who wish to.

Failure to make the full fee by the deadline will result in the loss of their place in favor of a candidate on the waiting list.


Refunds and Cancellations:

Refunds: In case the course does not reach the minimum number of participants (10 participants per School), the deposit (180€, VAT incl) will be refunded to those who have paid it. Please note that the deposit will not be refunded in any other case.

Cancellations: If you have already made the second installment and wish to cancel your participation, you must communicate this intention by email to summerschool@unisg.it at least 1 month before the start of the course. In this case, 50% of the total amount paid will be refunded. After this date, no refunds will be made for cancellations.

Requests: For further questions or clarifications, please contact summerschool@unisg.it.