Events & Tastings

Jul
25
2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$80.00

Featuring cookbook author, Gabrielle Langholtz

Join us on Wednesday, July 25th, in celebration of America, a really great place to live and eat! We are excited to welcome Gabrielle Langholtz, author of America: The Cookbook, to the Roadhouse for an evening dedicated to the best food traditions America has to offer.

Go to the reservations page for more information about this dinner and to view the menu.

Jul
28
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 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.

Jul
28
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

Learn Zingerman's Bakehouse's traditional French baguette recipe in one of our best classes for new bakers. Most commercial bread labeled “baguette” bears no resemblance to the traditional French bread that Parisian bakers first developed around 1920. When a law went into effect forbidding them from starting to work before 4 a.m., they began baking the long thin loaves that are synonymous with French baking today. We teach you to make the traditional French baguette recipe—starting with a flavorful poolish, hand rolling your dough, and ending with a very crisp crust surrounding a soft, holey interior. Imagine serving breakfast to out-of-town guests and bringing out a perfect baguette that they swear must have been airlifted from Paris.

You'll leave BAKE! with our French baguette recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, four French baguettes you made in class, dough to
bake later and great coupons.

Jul
29
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 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 (May-Sept: blueberry and lemon chess/ Oct-Apr: 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.

Jul
29
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

Our BAKE! principal, Sara, is really passionate about baking bread and is always on a mission to create even more really great tasting whole grain breads for our repetoire and yours. In this class you’ll bake a multi-grain boule made with whole wheat, farina and oats, a quinoa and flax seed sandwich loaf, and kamut and fig bread. It will great hands-on practice with bread techniques including creating a "soaker" with your grains and working with yeasted doughs. Not to mention the satisfaction of making your own healthy loaves with great texture and full flavor. Eat well and feel well!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 loaves of bread and great coupons.

Jul
30
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$425.00

For kids ages 10-13.

Parents drop off the kids for some hands-on learning & fun, then pick them up and enjoy tasting what they made. We know these valuable kitchen skills will come in handy for years to come and inspire a new generation of bakers.

Has your child already been to our basic camp or has a flair for baking at home? In this class we'll cover a variety of baking techniques including shaping doughs, knife skills, and a little decorating. You’ll make soft pretzels and cheese dip, brioche bread, fruit danish, chicken noodle soup (make your own noodles and practice knife skills), Bakehouse white bread, Angel Food cake, a buttercream decorated cake, New York style pizza, oatcakes, baguettes, grissini (crispy breadsticks), Sky’s the Lemon Cookie, and Gimme S’more tarts with torched meringue. This half day camp week also includes a tour of Zingerman's Bakehouse.

You’ll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons. For kids ages 10-13.

If your child has any allergies, please let us know in the comments section of your registration.

Aug
03
2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$40.00

Join us as we share some of the American Cheese Society Award Winners! Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional, will guide you through the winners. She’ll share samples and explain why each cheese is the best cheese in its category and what makes it stand out from the rest. Bread and additional accompaniments will be provided.

Aug
04
2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$500.00

Our BAKE!-cations® are the ultimate experience for the home baker! We guide you through a comprehensive education in baking techniques in a fun, exciting, relaxed and always hands-on classroom full of good humor and expert instruction. Your BAKE!-cation® includes breakfast and lunch everyday, and you'll need an empty suitcase to bring home all the great food you've made!

Join us for an action packed two-day baking getaway! Together we'll make some of our favorite pastries including Lemon Poppy Seed Coffee Cake, New York Cheesecake, Sugar Crisp Muffins, Puff Pastry, Cheese Straws, Pecan Diamonds, Dobos Torta, Cake Doughnuts, Cheddar Herb Scones, Pate a Choux, Éclairs, and Lemon Merenga Tart.

You’ll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons.

Dec
31
1969
7:00 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.

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Aug
05
2018
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.