Events & Tastings

Aug
12
2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

We’re throwing a huge street fair party—and you’re invited!

Come celebrate Zingerman's 35th Anniversary at the Ann Arbor Farmers' Market Saturday, August 12th.

The evening will feature some of the world’s most famous food makers, lots of great food and awesome music –all for free! Everyone is welcome.

We’re excited to bring together the people who make great food and the people who love to eat it. Meet the makers of your favorite cheeses, salamis, chocolates, and tons more. You’ll have the chance to hear the stories direct from the people who make the foods, plus sample tons of tasty treats.

But the real reason for our celebration is to appreciate you! Without the support of the Ann Arbor community, we wouldn’t be here. Thank you for helping to make the last 35 years so remarkable.

Aug
20
2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$30.00

Sample coffees from Africa, Central and South Americas, and the Asian Pacific. We will taste and evaluate these coffees using the techniques and tools used by professional tasters. This is an eye-opening introduction of the world of coffee.

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

August is the very height of tomato season in Michigan, and what better way to enjoy fresh tomatoes than with fresh mozzarella? We'll taste fiore di latte (our classic fresh mozzarella), burrata, baked mozzarella & myrtle, and mozzarella & prosciutto rolls - all with a nice sampling of locally-grown heirloom tomatoes! Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Sep
13
2017
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
$15.00

Hey kids, don't be sad that summer is over. Time to up your lunch box game and be the envy of your school lunch table. In this class JUST FOR KIDS, we'll explore all our Deli-cious back to school lunch box faves! We'll taste our way through a variety of fun and flavorful sandwich fixins and dippin spreads. And don't forget the sweet treats! You won't want to trade these noshes with your friends, so bring them to the class with you so they can pack their own!

Kids of any age will enjoy this class and tasting. The cost is $15 per kid. There is no cost for parents to fully participate or lurk in the background. All participants will also receive a 20% off coupon to use that evening for dinner or shopping at the Deli.

Sep
22
2017
thru
Sep
24
2017
September 22, 2017, Friday to September 24, 2017, Sunday
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
$1,500.00

The Grand Traverse Bay area of Michigan brings the best of Lake Michigan’s bounty to our table. Traverse City, a charming Lake Michigan beach community, is a four-season outdoor recreation hub known for its freshwater sugar sand beaches and thriving wine, food and craft brewing scene. The unique growing seasons and fresh water lake breezes support the best farms, orchards, wineries and fishing in the Midwest. A vibrant community of chefs, artisanal food producers, farmers and distillers has joined forces to build and sustain one of the most interesting and robust food hubs in the country. Join us as we explore and understand the bounty and beauty of True North during the Fall Harvest.

May
30
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$35.00

The rich traditions behind beloved Southern food makers are captured in the incredible short films by Southern Foodways Alliance we show at the Camp Bacon Food Film Festival. A delicious, pork-centric menu from Zingerman’s Catering is also included. Wine, beer and cocktails available for purchase.

May
31
2018
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
$75.00

Every year, we host a big dinner at the Roadhouse with a special guest. Past events have included James Beard Award winner Frank Stitt, from Highlands Grill in Birmingham, Alabama; a celebration of Southern Italian pork dishes from importer and cooking teacher Ronaldo Beramendi; and Mark Essig, who shared stories from his new book Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig. Our most recent Bacon Ball featured Clark Rachal from Louisiana, who cooked up Cochon de Lait, a Cajun country pig roast tradition.

May
31
2018
8:00 pm to 11:59 pm

Proceeds going to Southern Foodways Alliance
Musicians, poets and more will take to the stage to make music and entertain all of our campers! All performers have connections to the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, and donations will be accepted for Southern Foodways Alliance.

Jun
01
2018
12:00 pm to 9:30 pm
$295.00

Camp Bacon® hits the road with Zingerman’s Food Tours for a high-energy tasting jaunt through the markets, kitchens, and breweries of Detroit. Our food adventurers will go behind the scenes to meet the chefs and taste-makers at the heart of the Motor City’s vibrant food scene.

Detroit’s food scene is hot. The spirit of innovation and soul of the city is reflected in vibrant food and drink, grounded in history with a modern high energy twist. If you’re hungry to explore behind the scenes in Detroit and understand more about this amazing rebirth through food, join us.

Jun
02
2018
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
$195.00

Fascinating speakers. Breakfast & lunch. So much bacon.

This all-day event is packed with lots of learning, a whole lot of laughing and, of course, all the bacon you can eat! Bacon lovers from around the globe trek to the Camp Bacon® Main Event each year to meet and eat and share their love for really good cured pork in a day filled with presentations by bacon producers, food experts, and a few fun surprise guests.