Events & Tastings

May
24
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Brownies are easy even without a box mix, but you really can taste the difference when you make them with great ingredients. We’ll make four different varieties including our very own magic brownie (called one of the top 20 recipes of all time by Midwest Living Magazine), a fudgy brownie, buenos aires brownies with dulce de leche caramel and pecan blondies. After tasting all of these brownies you’ll leave feeling magical.

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

May
24
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 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.

May
25
2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$675.00

Even more baking action in this new 3 day BAKE!-cation full of sweet and savory recipes that are the top picks of Zingerman’s Bakehouse staff. You’ll learn a wide variety of techniques including making bread starters and poolish, forming a flaky pie crust, frying, dough fermentation, cooking pastry cream, kneading dough, and more. Together we’ll make a laundry list of all time favorites including Maple Sandwich Cookies, Ginger Jump Up cookies, Bacon Pecan Sandies, Buenos Aires Brownies, Crullers, Rhubarb Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Boston Cream Pie, Somodi Kálacs, Peppered Bacon Bread, Scallion Walnut Bread, Chocolate Sourdough Bread, Brioche Buns, Focaccia with Caramelized Onions, Walnuts and Gorgonzola, and French Baguettes. Phew! Bakers know how to eat! Also includes a special Bakehouse breakfast and lunch each day.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, boxes of food you made in class, a full tummy and great coupons.

May
25
2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$35.00

A delicious introduction to the world of frozen desserts! This tasting will tingle your sweet tooth as we taste through some of our favorite flavors of gelato and sorbet that we produce at Zingerman’s Creamery.

May
26
2018
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May
27
2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$200.00

Come join us as we share our techniques and recipes for success making fresh goat’s milk cheeses! On day one we’ll make cheese using milk we’ve started the day before and then walk you through the process of culturing & setting the fresh milk.

This is a 2-day class! Saturday, May 26 (2-4pm) & Sunday, 27th (12-4pm)

May
30
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Let's bake pastries for dinner! In this class we'll delve in to a few of the delicious savory pies found in just about every culture. We'll make chorizo empanadas, found in Spain, Portugal, Central and South America; potato knish, a Jewish staple in Eastern Europe; and beef pasties, served up by the thousands in Michigan's Upper Peninsula but originating in England. We'll teach you how to make a flaky pasty dough, empanada dough, and tender knish dough. You'll learn to make the accompanying fillings and get practice hand-forming each of your little "pies".You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four chorizo empanadas, four beef pasties, eight potato caramelized onion knish and great coupons.

May
30
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

You can make your own fresh pasta at home! We’ll teach you two classic doughs, two sauces, and some traditional shaping techniques. Learn these versatile recipes for Southern Italian semolina pasta and Northern Italian egg pasta, as well as classic marinara sauce. We'll also demonstrate making a fresh pesto sauce. You’ll get hands-on practice with various pasta rolling and shaping techniques. These can be the inspiration for all the pasta creations you can dream up at home.

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

May
30
2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$35.00

Setting Down Roots: Immigrants to the South

Over the past half century, the demographics of the South have shifted more than any other corner of the U.S.—today, it’s fastest-growing region in the country. This year’s Camp Bacon Film Fest will feature 6 fascinating films by Southern Foodways Alliance focused on immigrants who have made the South their home, bringing with them their own cultural and culinary influences. A discussion and audience Q&A will follow. This is a family-friendly event suitable for kids 12 and up. $10 of the ticket price will be donated to Southern Foodways.

Ticket price includes Build-Your-Own BLT Bar, Caramel Bacon Popcorn, and soft drinks. Beer, wine, and cocktails are available for purchase. We’ll be featuring a Bourbon Watermelon Smash, a special Camp Bacon Film Fest cocktail.

"We inspire communities to invest in their culinary cultures. We promote pride of place, and encourage local communities to invest in cultural richness. We honor the people of our region. We recognize men and women whose hard work enriches the landscape of Southern food and culture." – Southern Foodways Alliance

May
30
2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$95.00

Every year, we host a big dinner at the Roadhouse with a special guest. This year, we are excited to welcome James Beard Award-winning chef Rick Bayless! The owner of 9 restaurants, he is also a winner of the Julia Child Foundation Award, a prestigious honor given to “an individual who has made a profound and significant impact on the way America cooks, eats and drinks.” Many know him from his highly rated television show, Mexico–One Plate at a Time, and for winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. He has written nine cookbooks, the fourth, Mexico–One Plate at a Time, won the James Beard Best International Cookbook of the Year award in 2001. The 9th annual Bacon Ball will be a night to remember, as Rick Bayless and Roadhouse head chef, Bob Bennett, prepare an unforgettable feast!

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May
31
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

We'll be using the power of bacon to flavor three amazing baked goods, all in honor of Zingerman's Guide to Better Bacon book (available at all Zingerman's locations). You'll make a similar version of our wildly popular peppered bacon farm bread, bacon cheddar scones found in the book, and sweet and salty bacon pecan sandy cookies. We'll take you to hog heaven with a demonstration of our maple glazed bacon apple doughnuts. Try and contain yourself.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of bread, a dozen scones, three dozen cookies and great coupons.

Want more bacon? Check out Zingerman's annual Camp Bacon®.