Events & Tastings

Oct
01
2017
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

11am 'till the Paella's gone!

Paella Presentation at noon: The show is free — the Paella is sold by the pound.

Our 32nd annual celebration of the fabulous foods of Spain culminates with a two-grill Paella throwdown on Zingerman’s Patio. Join us at noon for a step-by-step presentation on how to prepare this prized Spanish dish, then Chef Rodger and his crew deal the goods: three kinds of traditional Paella — Chicken/Chorizo, Seafood and Vegetarian all grilled over mesquite. Those in the know will be lined up for the padron peppers. New to the occasion this year, Zingerman’s Bakehouse has whipped up some special desserts for the festivities –Torta de Santiago and chocolate Miguelitos. And don't forget the real Valencian-style tiger nut Horchata –RAAAAWR! It's gonna be epic – mark your calendars and come early – because one thing is guaranteed, the Paella flies like hot cakes!

Oct
01
2017
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 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.

Oct
06
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

On the eve of this year’s U of M vs. MSU football game we are getting into the rivalry spirit! We’ll taste a spread of cheeses from our own Zingerman’s Creamery here in Ann Arbor and those made by the Dairy Plant at Michigan State University. We’ll explore the rich history of dairy in our great state and end on a sweet note with ice cream & gelato. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Oct
10
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

Indulge your sweet tooth! We have paired up some of our favorite pastries & cakes from our neighbors at Zingerman’s Bakehouse with our hand-made gelato & sorbet. We’ll talk about the history of gelato, the folks we source our great flavors from, and why our gelato is unique. We’ll provide coffee & tea to accompany all the decadent treats.

Oct
11
2017
8:00 am to 9:30 am
$50.00

Join us for a special Speaker Series session with Mike Ganino. Mike will talk about how two small words, "yes, and..." can change your life!

Oct
12
2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
$15.00

OMG! Just in time for Halloween … we’re holding another class all about candy … just for kids!! Our sweet treat experts from Zingerman’s Next Door will tell you why the candy we sell at Zingerman’s Deli is so special. You’ll learn all about our favorites, hear some stories about our favorite candy makers, and learn about some of our more interesting selections. Best part of the class - we’re gonna eat some candy!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child's name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

Oct
20
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

A delicious introduction to the world of cheese! Join Tessie, one of our Cream Top Shop managers and resident Certified Cheese Professional, as she guides you through the seven major styles of cheese. She'll talk about what makes each style unique and provide samples of each, share tips for building a well-rounded cheese board, and give some tips on the basics of pairing cheese with beer & wine. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Oct
22
2017
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 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.

Oct
24
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

Just in time for Halloween, join us for an evening of pairing our favorite cheeses with Mindo Chocolate’s bean-to-bar delights from Dexter, MI. An uncommon matchup, this will set your taste buds tingling and give you plenty of ideas for your leftover candy. We’ll end the evening with a taste of one of our most popular gelato flavors featuring Mindo’s chocolate. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Oct
24
2017
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$15.00

Get that Deli VIP treatment and be the first to know about our featured products for November before we announce them publicly!

In this casual class setting, we'll discuss the story behind the food as well as taste a few of the products. We will go over the tasting process that your favorite retail folks do on a daily basis. Let’s learn and taste some great food.
All participants will also receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.