Events & Tastings

Jun
02
2019
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Come on down to the market – just a block down from the Deli! – to celebrate great pork with a three-hour street fair with an array of vendors selling, sampling, and showcasing all things bacon—a great way to have lunch, sample new bacon fares, or just have some fun with bacon-based games for kids of all ages. In 2017, we had over 2,500 attendees! Admission is free, but a donation to Washtenaw 4-H is suggested.

Jun
02
2019
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.

Jun
02
2019
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$75.00

Learn how to pull balls of fresh mozzarella from curd and milk, stretch string cheese, and create rich, creamy burrata. You'll get all of the cheese that you make in class to take home and eat, plus the recipes that we teach in the class! Adults and children over 12 are welcome.

Jun
05
2019
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Remember when you were little and the gym teacher pulled out a compact plastic bundle and magically unfurled it into a huge parachute that the whole class could fit under? Well, you’ll have that experience all over again when we take a grapefruit-sized piece of strudel dough and stretch it out to cover a 24 sq. ft. table. Then we’ll make sweet and savory fillings to finish it off. This is just about the most fun you can have making food.

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

Jun
05
2019
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Learn the secrets to traditional German-style soft pretzels made with lard and dipped in lye. We will teach you how to form the crossed pretzel shape and tell you the story of why a monk decided to have this food be “in prayer.”You'll also shape the stick or baguette we make at the Bakehouse.These simple but tasty rolls are sure to become a family favorite. We'll also answer the “burning” question, “Are these dipped in the same lye used to make soap?” We'll end class tasting some warm pretzels with a little mustard and Zingerman's Creamery pimento cheese.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen pretzels you made in class and great coupons.

*This class was formerly known as "Bavarian Baguettes: a.k.a. German Pretzels"

Jun
06
2019
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
$10.00

We've tasted chocolate with KIDS before, but this time, we're inviting the grown ups to the table as well! In this Family Food Tasting, we'll lead your whole family through the world of chocolate - introducing you to some of our favorite chocolate makers and describing how different types of chocolate are made, and teaching you how to taste like an expert. And the best part is, we're going to taste some chocolate!

Jun
06
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Join us to learn two of our Hungarian favorites that are so good they grace the pages of our cookbook, Zingerman's Bakehouse: Esterházy Torta, a walnut cream cake with a pretty design on top, and Somodi Kálacs, a cinnamon swirl bread. This class covers a variety of techniques—from glazing and marking your torte to folding and rolling the cinnamon swirl inside your yeasted dough.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them and pronounce them at home, one 1/4 sheet cake, one loaf of bread, dough to bake later and great coupons.

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home dough inif you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Jun
06
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 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.

Jun
07
2019
10:30 am to 11:00 am
$10.00

🥪 It's never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so join us for this JUST FOR YOUNGER KIDS tasting event where we'll read a story and learn to taste like an expert! In this event, we'll be reading Hannah's Tall Order: An A to Z Sandwich by Wisconsin Author Linda Vander Heyden and published by our local Sleeping Bear Press. And we'll try a few of the Deli's favorite sandwich ingredients. The best part for us is that we'll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert - using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

5 seats left!
Jun
07
2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

Jan 2019
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 with fresh basil and Parmigiano Reggiano®. 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.

Feb-Aug 2019
You can make your own fresh pasta at home! We’ll teach you egg wheat pasta dough and a variety of shapes, as well as how to make and fill ravioli. We’ll also demonstrate both rye pasta andMarinara sauce, which we’ll send you home to top all the pasta you make in class. 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.