Events & Tastings

Sep
28
2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Brownies are easy, even without the box! You'll learn how to make really great brownies with really great ingredients. The family works on a recipe together and you'll take home what you made in class!

BAKE! up some memories with your kids! Spend quality time in our teaching kitchen making something delicious together. Then we'll clean up the mess while you head home to enjoy what you made. These are modified versions of our classes—still hands-on, same great recipes, just scaled back a bit for younger students. Family groups work on each recipe together and take home what they made in class.

Family groups are:

one adult two children (ages 7 to 13)
or two adults and one child (age 7 to 13)

There is a minimum of two and a maximum of three people per family group.

Sep
28
2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$45.00

Who needs hooch when you have the booch!? In this class, we’ll explore the wide world of pairings with non-alcoholic beverages. Kombucha, seasonal spritzers, and fruit juices are all great with cheese, and we’ll be sharing some of our favorite pairings. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Sep
29
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Our Guinness Beef Stew is so rich and flavorful that Amy says, “I’ve since stopped up making my family’s stew recipe.” Beware this might happen to you, too! To sop up the stewy sauce we’ll make soft and tasty Baps—a dreamy little dinner roll. Need a little something for dessert? Let’s make classic shortbread cookies.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dinner for four, and great coupons.

Sep
29
2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$250.00

Have you always wondered how to make naturally leavened bread at home? What is a sourdough starter anyway? In this class, we will demystify naturally leavened bread for you, teach you how to make and maintain your own sourdough starter, mix and treat the dough, and finally bake a loaf of crusty, flavorful bread at home.

February 2019-August 2019, you will make Farm Bread, 8 Grain 3 Seed, Pecan Raisin, and watch a demonstration of Parmesan Pepper.

September 2019-January 2020, you will make three of Zingerman's Bakehouse's signature breads: Cranberry Pecan, Farm, and Parmesan Pepper, as well as watch a demonstration of True North wheat bread.

Your class includes a great Zingerman's Bakehouse lunch, too. This is anadvanced class for the dedicated baker.

You'll leave BAKE! with Zingerman's naturally leavened bread and sourdough starter recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 loaves of bread, sourdough starter to make more bread at home, and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from lunch and bread snacking in class.

Read more about our Pecan Raisin Bread on our blog!

Sep
29
2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$30.00

Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. This tasting session will explore a single coffee brewed 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. A demonstration of the proper proportions and techniques for each method and a discussion of the merits and differences of each style will take place.

Sep
29
2019
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$10.00

Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure in our production facility 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. You’ll also get to sample our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses while hearing directly from our cheesemakers. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.

Sep
29
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$150.00

Why order in when you can make it better from scratch at home? Shih-Wen Wu, an instructor for the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan, comes to BAKE! To teach the art of making two versatile Chinese snacks. You will learn the Chinese dumpling, also known as "JiaoZi.” One filling is pork, shrimp and Chinese garlic chive, and the other is tofu, spinach, mung bean noodle, and shiitake mushroom. You will also learn to make Chinese Scallion Pancakes. With these two recipes in hand, everyone will be inviting themselves over to your house.

You will leave BAKE! With the recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the JiaoZi and scallion pancakes you made in class, and great coupons!

Oct
02
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$110.00

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 am, 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.

Oct
02
2019
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Do you know where your coffee came from? If you’re at Zingerman’s Coffee Company, probably yes.

More and more, roasters and coffee shops emphasize how and where they source their beans. But how did coffee get to those places—Costa Rica, Brazil, and Ethiopia—in the first place? And what happened when it got there?

Join us for a conversation with Casey Lurtz, author of the recent book, 'From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico'.

This talk will be paired with sample tastings of three distinctive coffees brewed at Zingerman's Coffee Company.

Oct
03
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$130.00

A sweet selection of Eastern European traditions, like comfort food breads, you could say. Each one is soft and sweet, like a hug from your grandma (or bubbe, or mummo). In this fun, hands-on class, you’ll make Bulla bread, a cardamom roll from Sweden and Finland;Povitica, a cinnamon walnut roll from Croatia;and Babka, a Jewish chocolate swirl loaf. With these recipes in hand, you can surely host a world-class brunch!

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