Events & Tastings

Jan
14
2018
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
$10.00

Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure to learn how we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. On this tour, you will get to observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses while learning about the process directly from the makers. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.

Jan
14
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Our Guinness Beef Stew is so rich and flavorful that Amy says, “I’ve since stopped up making my family’s stew recipe.” Beware this might happen to you too! To sop up the stewy sauce we’ll make soft and tasty Baps - a dreamy little dinner roll. Need a little something for dessert? Let’s make classic shortbread cookies.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dinner for four and great coupons.

Jan
17
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Learn the tips to flaky and tender scones and biscuits, such as how to properly cut butter into flour. We’ll make Bakehouse classic ginger scones, sweet potato biscuits (a staple at Thomas Jefferson’s house) and Southern style buttermilk biscuits. Simple and delicious, this staple will surely become one of your favorites!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 3 dozen pastries you made in class and great coupons.

Jan
17
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

The secret is out! Learn the recipe for our signature sour cream coffee cake with ribbons of cinnamon brown sugar and toasted walnuts. It’s a Bakehouse classic that graces the cover of our new cookbook (being released October 2017), not to mention our most popular mail order gift. In class you’ll also make the lemon poppyseed version. The sour cream coffee cake batter is a scrumptious start that can easily be dressed up with other mix ins at home. This is sure to be a treasured recipe in your house for years to come!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two coffee cakes, and great coupons.

Zingerman's Bakehouse, the cookbook, is available for preorder now on Amazon.

Jan
18
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

We created this class years ago to celebrate Zingerman's Delicatessen's anniversary (they opened way back in 1982!). Learn to make our Jewish rye bread and black magic brownies, old time favorites; and hummingbird cake, a new favorite with pineapple, pecan, coconut, banana and cream cheese frosting. Find out what a rye sour is and the secrets behind our rye bread's flavor. We’ll serve our deli meats and sandwich fixins' to go with your bread and end the class
with iconic Zingerman’s treats: a sandwich, a pickle, a brownie and a
toast to many years of great customers.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a satisfied tummy, great coupons, and everything you made in class: a loaf of rye bread, rye sour, hummingbird cake, and black magic brownies.

Jan
18
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Remember when you were little and the gym teacher pulled out a compact plastic bundle and magically unfurled it into a huge parachute that the whole class could fit under? Well, you’ll have that experience all over again when we take a grapefruit size piece of strudel dough and stretch it out to cover a 24 sq. ft. table. Then we’ll make sweet and savory fillings to finish it off. This is just about the most fun you can have making food. You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two strudel you made in class, strudel dough to bake at home and great coupons.

Jan
19
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Learn to make your own buttery laminated puff pastry. We'll start with the very popular Bakehouse sweet treat: the palmier, a crisp caramelized French cookie. Then you'll make apple tarts. We'll also demonstrate how to make savory cheese straws and puff pastry turnovers. Get expert tips on making delicious and oh so versatile puff pastry from scratch. These are great recipes and skills to have, especially for those who like to entertain.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a two dozen palmiers, three small apple tarts, dough to bake later and great coupons.

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home dough in, if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Jan
19
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

In this class we’ll be using whole grain flours to make delicious and more nutritious pastries. We know whole grains are good for us, but how do you work them into your favorite sweet treats? You'll make great-tasting whole wheat cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies and apple ginger muffins. We'll also demonstrate a tender whole wheat biscuit. These are great everyday recipes you'll go to again and again.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, three dozen pastries you made in class, and great coupons.

Jan
19
2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$35.00

Join us for a cozy evening of melted cheese. The ultimate in comfort food, we’ll serve up a couple of dishes to help chase away the chill of winter. At this tasting & demonstration, we'll make two kinds of fondu and make & taste traditional Swiss Raclette. We'll also taste some of the classic & modern cheeses used to make these dishes. You'll leave with a warm, happy belly, plus all of the recipes that we’ll be serving.

Jan
20
2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$250.00

A new class with new techniques! Get ready for a full day of the magic of naturally leavened breads. You'll learn to create and maintain a sourdough starter, plus make and use a liquid leaven. You’ll bake four different breads to practice your skills: a country bread, roasted garlic and herb fougasse, a multi-grain sourdough and Lake Shore levain, a bread with local flavors of cherry, beer, and Michigan whole wheat. We’ll also demonstrate recipes that use leftover starter such as crackers, cornbread and waffles. Your class includes a great Zingerman's Bakehouse lunch too! This is an advanced class for the dedicated baker.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 8 loaves of bread, sourdough starter to make more bread at home, and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from lunch and bread snacking in class.