Events & Tastings

Apr
13
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Ah, the pizza pie! It's a cornerstone of the American diet, and yet so few folks actually make pizza at home! We're here to show you how easy and fun it can be to make New York-style and Chicago-style pizza recipes. We'll fire up our wood-fired oven to BAKE! them and give you plenty of pizza samples in class. We will also demonstrate Pizza Bianca, a flavorful Italian bread that is a great accompaniment to any dinner. The next time you reach for the phone to order pizza delivery, you'll remember it's fun and a lot more flavorful to make it yourself.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one New York-style pizza, one Chicago-style pizza, two New York-style pizza doughs, one Chicago-style pizza dough and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from plenty of pizza snacking in class!

Apr
13
2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$35.00

Do you know what wine to pair with that perfectly melting triple cream brie? We do! Join Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional and wine lover for an evening of tasting. In celebration of Michigan Wine Month, we'll taste through a spectrum of local Michigan wines from our favorite vintners paired with wine-friendly artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Apr
14
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

Learn to make the rye Zingerman's is famous for! Saveur magazine called it "America's best rye." You'll make onion rye, pumpernickel and vorterkaker, a Norwegian 100% rye. Get tips on creating and maintaining a rye sour at home that will give your bread amazing flavor. Your sandwiches will be sending you thank you notes.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four loaves of bread you made in class, rye sour to make more bread at home and great coupons.

Apr
14
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

Brioche is one of the most satisfyingly rich breads in the world. The scent of butter will fill the room when you learn how to make brioche dough, shape it and bake it to perfection. We’ll show you how versatile this dough is by making a traditional round tête shape, chocolate filled brioche rolls, a savory brioche roll filled with sausage, and a sweet loaf called Craquelin, the national bread of Belgium! You'll get plenty of hands-on practice in class with mixing, kneading and proofing yeasted doughs. We'll also demonstrate "bee sting" cake. You gotta try it!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves, eight rolls, dough to bake later and great coupons.

Apr
14
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

Learn Zingerman's Bakehouse's traditional French baguette recipe in one of our best classes for new bakers. Most commercial bread labeled “baguette” bears no resemblance to the traditional French bread that Parisian bakers first developed around 1920. When a law went into effect forbidding them from starting to work before 4 a.m., they began baking the long thin loaves that are synonymous with French baking today. We teach you to make the traditional French baguette recipe—starting with a flavorful poolish, hand rolling your dough, and ending with a very crisp crust surrounding a soft, holey interior. Imagine serving breakfast to out-of-town guests and bringing out a perfect baguette that they swear must have been airlifted from Paris.

You'll leave BAKE! with our French baguette recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, four French baguettes you made in class, dough to
bake later and great coupons.

Apr
14
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

Before people find out how good our cakes taste, they comment on how good they look. Decorating might be the most fun part of cake making and it’s your chance to really put your personal touch on what you’ve baked. Learn the basics for a decorated cake. We’ll split several cakes, fill, crumb coat and ice them. We'll spend time practicing with different piping tips to make shells, rosettes, roses, vines, leaves, and writing letters on a cake.Practice makes perfect so you’ll get plenty of that.Finally, you'll have time to let your creativity flow as you put all that practice to work by decorating your cake.
You'll leave BAKE! with the knowledge to decorate cakes
at home, a cake you decorated in class and great coupons.

Apr
15
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Every baker should know how to make a pie crust. You never stood on a chair to help Grandma bake a pie? You don’t get many second chances in life but here’s your opportunity to learn how she did it.

In this class we’ll deliver the techniques of how to make a pie crust the Zingerman's way- creating a flaky crust with butter, and another crust using lard and butter (no shortening allowed!). We'll teach you how to make the dough by hand, successfully roll it out, show you what par-baking a crust is, and how to crimp the edges to make your pies look beautiful. You'll make a double crust fruit pie and a single crust baked custard pie. Pie flavors for this class vary by season (May-Sept: blueberry and lemon chess/ Oct-Apr: apple and pecan). Roll up your sleeves and join in the fun so you can tell all your friends you learned how to make a pie crust.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to make pie crust at home, two 10" pies, one butter pie crust to bake later and great coupons.

Apr
15
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Sail ashore and conquer the mysterious and rich world of danish dough. You will learn the techniques for laminating rich dough with butter, make your own dough in class, and create hand-shaped danish (almond-filled bear claws, pinwheels, and pockets filled with cream cheese or fruit), each surrounded by the rich tender flaky dough that makes a good danish. Oh so delicious!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 18 danish you made in class, dough to bake at home, 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.

Apr
15
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!

Apr
15
2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

Learn these unique baking techniques! Make Conchas (brioche covered with a lightly sweet sea shell-like top) and Cochinitos de piloncillo (pig shaped soft cookies sweetened with spiced sugar cane syrup). We’ll also demonstrate Churros, a piped and fried cinnamon sugar pastry. Don’t miss it, it’s going to be fun with food!

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