Events & Tastings

May
04
2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$40.00

Zingerman’s Southside is our small “village” of producer business - Coffee, Candy, Creamery, and Bakehouse - and this tasting will feature some of the iconic products from each business.

May
05
2018
thru
May
06
2018
May 5, 2018, Saturday to May 6, 2018, Sunday
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

You're invited to our housewarming party of sorts at Zingerman’s Southside. That’s the collection of Zingerman’s businesses on Plaza Drive including the Bakehouse and BAKE!, Creamery and Cream Top Shop, Candy Manufactory, Coffee Company, and ZingTrain. It’s a jewel of a place, wrapped up inside an industrial park. The Shangri-la of the south. The Emerald City of Pittsfield Township. The Atlantis of Ann Arbor.

We’ve spent the last year and a half getting a bit of a makeover, and now our little “producers’ row” is stacked inside and out with shiny new locations for eating, learning and taking in the Zingerman’s experience!

Shop the row of Zingerman's artisan food producers, check out our beautiful new shops and eating spaces, enjoy free samples, free demonstrations, weekend exclusive batches, and special sale prices. We hope you'll come to see us and bring the family.

May
05
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

At Zingerman’s Bakehouse we bake bagels as they were a long time ago - crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with big flavor, and a hole you can stick your finger through. Let us teach you to make a great bagel in your own home. You'll mix your dough from scratch, knead it by hand, shape it into rings, then boil and bake your bagels to get just the right texture. You'll choose your seeds too. We'll also show you traditional bialys, a crispy chewy roll with a center of slow roasted onions and poppy seeds. In class we'll snack on some bagels along with fresh cream cheese from our neighbor Zingerman's Creamery. This class will give you a great go-to recipe. Who wouldn't be impressed waking up to fresh baked bagels? After all, better bagels could make for better weekends!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two dozen bagels/bialys you made in class and great coupons.

May
05
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

One of our most popular classes because we teach you Zingerman's beloved croissant recipe. There are very few places in the world outside of France where you can get a good, truly flaky, buttery croissant. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is one of them. There are some tricks but it’s mostly about taking the time to do it right. And when you smell and taste these treats, you’ll be happy that you did. In this class you’ll learn the basic techniques of creating traditional butter laminated dough. You'll make our plain butter croissant recipe in class, as well as almond and chocolate filled!

You'll leave BAKE! with our croissant recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen croissants you made in class, croissant dough to bake later and great coupons.
**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home croissant dough in, if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

May
05
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

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.

May
05
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

We all know that whole grains can be good for us, but that’s not the only reason to eat them. With the right recipes and techniques they can taste great too. We’ll teach you to make Bakehouse Country Wheat bread, a whole-grain raisin bread, and a masterful multi-grain bread. This class will change how you think of whole grain bread.

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

May
05
2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$40.00

Join us for a special Spice Week tasting that delves into the world where spices and cheese mingle. Marika de Vienne, one of Montreal’s Spice Trekkers from Épices de Cru will be joining us for an afternoon exploration into the world of spices.

May
06
2018
7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come anytime between 7 AM and Noon!
Join us for a taste of New Mexico on the Deli’s patio! Nestor Bonilla, a supervisor in the Deli’s kitchen, recently traveled to New Mexico and inspired this brunch extravaganza! Nestor, explored the chile farms and regional cuisines of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. He’s incredibly excited to share his new-found knowledge with Zingerman’s and all of you! Save the Date for this awesome event with plenty of delicious options from our food cart.
Please RSVP as it will help us determine how much food to prepare for the big day. Seats the day of will be first-come, first-served.

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Menu:

Tasty Bites
• Blue Corn Atole (Traditional Hot Beverage)
• Blue Corn Jalapeño Muffins
• Fruit

New Mexican Breakfast Bowls
• Huevos Rancheros with charro beans, rice, and braised kale (comes w/ 2 eggs)

• Choripapa: chorizo and potato with refríed black beans, braised kale, queso fresco (comes w/ 2 eggs)

• Carne Adovada with roasted green chile, potatoes, and marinated shredded pork, topped with pico de gallo and braised kale (comes w/ 2 eggs)

Sauce Bar
• Ranchera sauce
• Red Chile sauce
• Green Chile sauce
• Chile Cascabel Sauce
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May
06
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 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. We'll also demonstrate how to make savory cheese straws and crispy creamy napoleans. 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 two dozen palmiers, 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.

May
06
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

One of our most popular classes! Your family and house guests won't soon forget waking up to the aroma of butter, cinnamon, and muscovado brown sugar permeating the house from the fresh baked sweet rolls. Join us and find out how it's done. Learn the basic techniques of creating a sweet dough including mixing, kneading and rolling, hand-shaping your rolls, and properly proofing them. We'll also demonstrate how to make pecan sticky buns, a staff favorite. Wait until you taste these warm from the oven in class!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dough to bake at home later, a half dozen big cinnamon rolls and a cinnamon roll wreath you made in class, plus great coupons.