Events & Tastings

Jan
26
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 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 (Apr-Sept: blueberry and lemon chess/ Oct-Mar: 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.

*We're sorry. Our repeat class discount does not apply to November Thanksgiving pie classes.

Jan
26
2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$45.00

Beer and wine are popular accompaniments to cheese, and in this choose-your-own-adventure-style tasting, we'll help you pick your perfect pairings! We'll serve 3 classic styles of beer, 3 cheese-friendly wines, and a selection of fromage to taste. With each beverage sample, we will suggest a couple of our favorite cheese pairing and give you a chance to try out other cheeses as well! You'll leave with lots of notes about the combinations you tried and the confidence to pick out pairings on your own in the future!

Jan
27
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

We became friends with Eli and Tino of Dresdner Backhaus, a famous bakery in Dresden, Germany. When working with them we exchanged recipes and experience freely. Come and learn three breads our German friends taught us: Dinkelbrot, a spelt bread and sunflower loaf; Wurzelbrot, a rye and wheat baguette; and Vinschgauer, a savory seasoned mountain roll delicious with ham and cheese. You might want to have some at home ready for your return from class!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two baguettes, two loaves, 6 large rolls, and great coupons.

Jan
27
2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

You'll never call for delivery again when the family can work together to make great New York and Chicago style pizza from scratch. The family makes the recipes together and you'll take home what you made in class!

Each family will leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to make these pizzas
at home, 2 New York style pizza doughs, 1 Chicago style pizza dough, 1
wood-fired oven baked New York style pizza, 1 baked Chicago style pizza,
plus great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from plenty of pizza
snacking in class!

Jan
27
2019
11:30 am to 12:30 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 hearing directly from the makers how the cheese is made. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.

Jan
27
2019
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$125.00

Make traditional boiled and heart baked chewy bagels from scratch. The family works on a recipe together and you'll take home what you made in class! Picture future Saturday mornings enjoying warm bagels at home.

Jan
27
2019
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$125.00

We'll be whipping up these tasty treats: Ginger Jump up cookies, Sky's the Lemon cookies, and a demonstration of our graham crackers. All made with real, natural ingredients so you'll never have to buy them at the store again!

Jan
30
2019
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
$10.00

Stop by the Zingerman's Next Door Café and let's talk tea! Come to learn about and taste through five types of tea. Whether you sip it slowly, gulp down cup after cup or don't touch the stuff. Whether you have had the same box in your cupboard for years, or you buy a new tin of loose leaf every week, there's always something to learn about the world's most popular beverage. Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

Feb
01
2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$45.00

Seasonal eating is one of those internet worthy trends of the moment! We’ll take those principles and pair up cheeses with the fruits and preserves of the season. We will also discuss different preserving methods and how they affect the taste of the harvested fruits. We’ll also taste plenty of bright juicy citrus, and some of our favorite preserves from Michigan jam makers. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided

Feb
02
2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$45.00

Do you know which beer to pair with that perfectly aged slice of cheddar? We do! Join Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional and beer aficionado for an evening of tasting and exploration. We’ll taste through a wide rage of beer styles from our favorite breweries paired with beer-friendly artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.