Events & Tastings

Apr
21
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 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.

Apr
21
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

Ever wonder how those smooth fancy fondant-covered cakes are made? What exactly IS fondant anyway? In this class, we take you through the steps of making your own fondant that actually tastes good.That’s right, fresh hand-made fondant from scratch! We'll show you the basic techniques for coloring, shaping and cutting out fondant. Then you'll split, fill, cover and decorate your own cake to take home. The next time there’s a birthday in your house, you’ll know how to make a cake that will leave everyone asking, “How did you DO that?!”

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 6-inch cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later and great coupons.

Apr
21
2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 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 observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our 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.

Apr
24
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$125.00

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 repertoire and yours. In this class, you’ll bake a multigrain 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.

Apr
24
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"

Apr
25
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$100.00

This class takes you all the way back to the origin of bread. Flatbreads have been around since humans first picked wheat off the stalk and decided to grind it and heat it. In this class you’ll make whole wheat tortillas, za'atar bread, and einkorn naan; and we’ll demonstrate how to make a proper matzo. Learn everything you need to know to make these versatile, full-flavored breads.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen flatbreads and great coupons.

Apr
25
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Learn to make your own buttery laminated puff pastry. We'll start with the very popular Bakehouse sweet treat: the palmier, a crisp caramelized French cookie. You'll also make turnovers. We'll demonstrate how to make savory cheese straws with Parmigiano Reggiano®. Get expert tips on making delicious and oh so versatile puff pastry from scratch. These are great recipes and skills to have, especially for those who like to entertain.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen palmiers, 6 turnovers, dough to bake later and great coupons.

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

Apr
26
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Brioche is one of the most satisfyingly rich breads in the world. The scent of butter will fill the room when you learn how to make brioche dough, shape it and bake it to perfection. We’ll show you how versatile this dough is by making a traditional round tête shape, chocolate-filled brioche rolls, a savory brioche roll filled with sausage, and a sweet loaf called Craquelin, the national bread of Belgium! You'll get plenty of hands-on practice in class with mixing, kneading and proofing yeasted doughs. We'll also demonstrate "bee sting" cake. You gotta try it!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves, eight rolls, dough to bake later and great coupons.

Apr
26
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 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, BuenosAires 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.

Apr
26
2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

There are few things more refreshing than a glass of crisp rosé with the perfect wedge of cheese. Join us for a relaxing evening where we will be pairing this beautifully blush beverage with an assortment of various cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+

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