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Events and Tastings

Summer School

Summer vacation is here but the learning doesn't have to stop! Besides, we'll let you eat in class. Events for kids and adults alike!

June 2017
Zingerman's Olive Oil
$10

Olive Oil 101

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Deli,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104

Have you ever wanted to know more about olive oil, or wondered how Zingerman’s selects the distinctive olive oils we carry? Then this is the class for you! We’ll taste some oils from across the globe and focus heavily on learning. You’ll walk away with a wealth of knowledge and a new appreciation for what we call liquid gold.

Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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July 2017
Mozz Making Zingermans
$10

Mozz Making

Friday, July 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Join us as we pull our daily curd. Take a peek behind the counter and witness how we prepare fresh mozzarella. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and taste the curd at different moments in the process. Better yet, you’ll leave with all the fixings for a caprese salad: the freshest ball of ‘mozz’, a tomato, and some basil.

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Zingerman's Balsamic Vinegar
$10

Vinegar 101

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Deli,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104

Vinegar – it’s more than red wine, white and apple! Learn about all the complexity and balancing qualities that vinegar provides and how it can enhance different dishes. Learn how to make your own vinaigrettes and take home great recipes for dressing your salads to the nines!

Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.
Seats are limited so sign up early.

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$35

Contemporary Confections

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Greyline,
100 N. Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Chocolate tends to get most of the attention around Zingerman’s Next Door, but we’ve got a phenomenal selection of world-class confections! Give your tastebuds a real treat as we explore all sorts of our favorite candies – think, nougat, pâte de fruits and nut-based sweets. We’ll even have a special confectionary cocktail! We’re not sugar-coating it –you don’t want to miss this tasting!

Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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$15

August Specials Premiere

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Join us as we learn about featured products at the Deli! In this casual class setting we’ll discuss the story behind the food as well as taste a few of the products. We will go over the tasting process that your favorite retail folks do on a daily basis. Let’s learn and taste some great food.

All participants will also receive a 20% off coupon to use that evening for dinner or shopping at the Deli.

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Zingerman's Deli Bread Box
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Bread

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zingerman’s Deli,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104

Just because you are a kid doesn’t mean that you have to eat plain, ol’ soft white bread (but we like that too!) Come to this class that is JUST FOR KIDS and we’ll explore some of the many breads that are made by Zingerman’s Bakehouse.Real artisan bakers craft sourdough, rye, farm, paesano and other breads using traditional methods and flavorful ingredients and we’ll taste them all and more!And by more, we mean bread with chunks of dark chocolate! Did we just say bread with chocolate? Oh yeah, we did!

Kids of any age will enjoy this class and tasting. The cost is $15 per kid. There is no cost for parents to fully participate or lurk in the background.

All participants will also receive a 20% off coupon to use that evening for dinner or shopping at the Deli.

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August 2017
Zingerman's Gelato
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Gelato

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zingerman’s Deli,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104

I scream, you scream, we all scream…for ice cream!! Well, at Zingerman’s, it’s actually, gelato. Our sweet treat experts from Zingerman’s Next Door are holding this class that is JUST FOR KIDS and we’ll be talking all about gelato. We will explore the many delicious gelato flavors from Zingerman’s Creamery and learn about what makes it so special, how is it made, and how is it different from ice cream. What could be better than that? Oh yeah, we’ll taste all the flavors!

Kids of any age will enjoy this class and tasting. The cost is $15 per kid. There is no cost for parents to fully participate or lurk in the background.

All participants will also receive a 20% off coupon to use that evening for dinner or shopping at the Deli.

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Zingerman's Sundae Social on the Patio

Sundae Social

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zingerman’s Deli,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104

We’re throwing a Sundae Social on the Deli Patio and we hope you and your friends will join us! Our Next Door sweet treat experts will help you make a custom designed sundae featuring gelato from Zingerman’s Creamery and fabulous toppings like housemade chocolate syrup, cookie crumbles from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, or peanut brittle from Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory. Our party fun will also include fun activities for kids of all ages.

Free to attend; Gelato Sundaes for purchase. No reservation required, but RSVP for a reminder in your inbox. Open-house style –come for part or the entire event. Either way, make sure to bring your sweet tooth!

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Zingerman's Honey and Challah Bread
$35

The Bees Knees – Honey and Mead!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Greyline,
100 N. Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Pollination and fermentation – it makes the world go ’round. Spend the evening with author and award-winning mead maker, Ken Schramm, from Schramm’s Mead, and Amina Harris, the Director of the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. Amina and Ken will lead us through an instructional tasting exploring the world of single varietal honey. We will pair these exceptional honeys with different cheeses and meads to bring out their best qualities.

Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Vintage Zingerman's Deli Exterior
Free

Zingerman’s 35th Anniversary Street Fair

Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market,
315 Detroit St , Ann Arbor , MI 48104 United States

We’re throwing a huge street fair party—and you’re invited!

Come celebrate Zingerman’s 35th Anniversary at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market Saturday, August 12th.

The evening will feature some of the world’s most famous food makers, lots of great food and awesome music –all for free! Everyone is welcome.

We’re excited to bring together the people who make great food and the people who love to eat it. Meet the makers of your favorite cheeses, salamis, chocolates, and tons more. You’ll have the chance to hear the stories direct from the people who make the foods, plus sample tons of tasty treats.

But the real reason for our celebration is to appreciate you! Without the support of the Ann Arbor community, we wouldn’t be here. Thank you for helping to make the last 35 years so remarkable.

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September 2017
Zingerman's Kids Lunchbox
$15

Just for Kids – Back to School Lunchbox Faves

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Hey kids, don’t be sad that summer is over. Time to up your lunch box game and be the envy of your school lunch table. In this class JUST FOR KIDS, we’ll explore all our Deli-cious back to school lunch box faves! We’ll taste our way through a variety of fun and flavorful sandwich fixins and dippin spreads. And don’t forget the sweet treats! You won’t want to trade these noshes with your friends, so bring them to the class with you so they can pack their own!

Kids of any age will enjoy this class and tasting. The cost is $15 per kid. There is no cost for parents to fully participate or lurk in the background. All participants will also receive a 20% off coupon to use that evening for dinner or shopping at the Deli.

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