Mountain Cheese 2017

The terroir of mountain cheeses: a focus on microbes, animals and production systems

12th Mountain Cheese meeting | (20-22 June 2017)  



Dear colleagues and friends,

The 12th Mountain Cheese meeting will be organised by the University of Padova (Italy) in the Veneto region from the 20th to the 22nd of June 2017. Please save the dates!

The general topic of the meeting will be “The terroir of mountain cheeses; a focus on microbes, animals and production systems”.  This meeting will give us the opportunity to foster research connections and create a new dynamic between scientists and members of the cheese production chains.

Looking forward to meet you in June.

Best regards.

Bruno Martin and Enrico Sturaro

Information and details about the venue, the program, the presentations and the registration process are available below. Take a look also at the attachments and the contacts at the bottom of this page.

  Final Program



20 June

Agripolis Campus, Legnaro (PD)




Departure by bus from Hotel Casa del Pellegrino, Padova


Scientific session (see attached file with the list of communication)


Departure by bus from  Agripolis to Padova City Centre


Social dinner in Padova



21 June

Technical visit to Malga Juribello

(experimental summer farm, Passo Rolle - Trento)




Departure by bus from Hotel Casa del Pellegrino , Padova




Scientific presentation and workshop:


Valorz, Bittante, Sturaro: presentation of research on Mountain cheese

in Malga Juribello


Short poster presentation (5 minutes per poster):

Chair Enrico Sturaro         


Bronwen Percival: Reimagining British Mountain Cheese 


Celine Spelle: France Terroir Cheese network: an original tool to support

Research and Development for PDO cheese sector


Worskhop: status and perspectives of research in Mountain Cheese.

Chairs: Bittante and Martin






Pasture visit


Arrival to hotel Casa del Pellegrino, free dinner



22 June

Visit to laboratories in Agripolis, post congress mini tour in Venice


  Presentations and posters

  • Oral communications: 10 minutes of presentation (30 for invited speakers) + 5 minutes for discussion. Presentations (Powerpoint files) must be uploaded at the meeting room before each session or can be sent by email to before the meeting.
  • Posters:  posters should be prepared following these indications: maximum size : 150cm (height) x 95cm (width ), A0 should fit. Authors are asked to hang the poster during the first day of congress (20 June). Posters can be discussed during the coffee breaks and a specific session will be held during the technical excursion (3 minutes to present key points of the posters + 2 min of discussion). It will be an opportunity to discuss also the poster contributes, in a wonderful mountain context.



150 euros (within May 31st, 2017)

200 euros (from June 1st, 2017)

Phd students and post-docs presenting papers can apply for a scholarships covering the registration fee.

Registration process

You can complete your registraton at the following link:





Scientific committee: Bruno Martin, INRA Clermont Ferrand

Organizing committee: Enrico Sturaro, DAFNAE University of Padova