We will see you again at Cheese 2021!

The University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo will be there with a large stand in Piazza Spreitenbach in Bra, CN

Conferences, breakfasts, workshops, tastings with students, teachers and producers!

Guided tours of the University of Pollenzo on Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, and Monday 20th of September.


As we prepare to welcome our newest class of undergraduates and return to the classrooms of Pollenzo, the University of Gastronomic Sciences is thrilled to reopen to the public for Cheese, the largest International event dedicated to cheese, which will take place in Bra from September 17th to 20th.



For Cheese 2021 the large UNISG stand will be located in Piazza Spreitenbach and will be the place where students, teachers, and many other members of the UNISG network can meet to share stories and flavors, but also the fruits of their research, academic studies, and professional experiences that make up the distinctive character of the Pollenzo community.

The calendar of activities at the UNISG stand is full and varied, and is largely the result of our students’ creativity, with engaging and tasty proposals: you can have a ‘breakfast with the producer’, participate in workshops, and join guided tastings. Dive into the world of milk with our activities, all based on products related to the world of milk (and not only), sourced from companies and artisan realities created by our own former UNISG students.

And that’s not all! Stop by to hear the testimonies and stories about the research and business projects developed by our former students: ranging from digital promotion projects of food and wine heritage, to mobile dairy consulting laboratories that analyse the cheese making process from the stable to the aging cellar to find optimal solutions, to multifunctional agriculture, to the international selection of fine spirits, wines, and much more.

One of the meetings with former students is a fascinating workshop entitled “Searching for lost perfumes”, which will be held on Sunday 19th of September at 3.30 pm by Michele Crippa, a UNISG alumni who has lost his sense of smell – a fundamental sense for his work and that of all gastronomes – due to Covid19 last year. Michele has channeled his experience into advocating for the importance of the sense of smell, training and improving it for sensory analysis. His work has brought him to the forefront in major international media, from the New York Times to the BBC.

Of course, there will also be conferences held by UNISG professors and researchers. Topics will range from artisanal cheese as a product of complex socio-ecological relationships, to the future of food after Covid-19, to symbiotic agriculture, to the study and preservation of raw milk butter from the Alto Elvo mountain pastures, to the Germonte project dedicated to conservation of the ancient cereal and vegetable varieties in Piedmont, to the transhumance systems on the heights of Liguria. There is sure to be something for everyone!

You can find the calendar and all the details of the events at the UNISG stand and how to sign-up on the University of Gastronomic Sciences website:




Sensory Analysis of Honey: The Sweet Correlation between Earth and Man


On Saturday 18 September, the UNISG Sensory Analysis Laboratory will hold a special event on honey entitled “Sensory Analysis of Honey: The Sweet Correlation between Earth and Man.” Honey production and bees have always been reliable indicators of the health of our planet. The relationship between man and earth is intimate and very subtle; in fact, what happens to the earth also has an impact on the life of man. This guided tasting of different honeys will also shed light on the environmental indices of the production areas. These tests will be a perfect combination of sensory analysis techniques and applied neuroscience.

For information and registration:



Visits to the University

During Cheese 2021, on Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, and Monday 20th of September, the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo (located less than 5 km from Bra) will offer the opportunity to visit our campus and find out more about our academic offering.

At the following link, you will find all the information about timetables and how to book a visit.