The Deli Dish

June 23, 2022

Farmstead Manchego from Central Spain

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The cheese of Don Quixote at the Deli Back in 1982 when we opened the Deli, Manchego cheese from Spain was almost impossible to find in the U.S. Today, it’s readily available in specialty shops. That said, it’s important to know that there’s as much variation in quality and flavor amongst […]

June 15, 2022

18-Month-Old Red Wattle Country Ham from Allan Benton

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A very special once in a long while opportunity to taste some amazing traditionally cured pork Enjoy eating Prosciutto di Parma?  Appreciate the amazing old-school country hams of Appalachia?  Or maybe you just love great food and want to take advantage of what is probably a once in a lifetime chance […]

April 28, 2022

Little Mountain Cheese from Wisconsin

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Best-of-Show award winner from the great-grandson of a Swiss cheesemaker One of the tastiest cheeses we’ve got on hand right now comes from the small town of Platteville, Wisconsin. Chris Roelli, the man who makes Little Mountain, is a fourth generation Wisconsin cheesemaker. His great-grandfather, Adolph Roelli, came over from […]

April 8, 2022

Cooking with Full-Flavored Fat: Tallow and Lard

A Benefit of Whole Animal Butchering by Connor Valone, Zingerman’s Delicatessen Meat Buyer/Specialty Foods Supervisor Each of our Butcher’s Monthly boxes comes with either beef tallow or pork lard, and one of the most common questions we get from our guests is “What should I do with all this fat?”  My reply is simple: What […]

February 24, 2022

Westcombe Farmhouse Cheddar

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Delicious piece of clothbound English cheddar George Orwell once said that February “Is a particularly detestable month with no virtue except its shortness.” Nibbling on this cheese over the last week has helped me find a bit of culinary brightness, and made Orwell’s sadly sort of true statement (at least […]

February 12, 2022

A Tunisian Salad of Tuna, Radicchio, Fresh Herbs and Harissa

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Savor by the Light of the Winter Moon I was emailing this past week with my long-time Tunisian friend Majid Mahjoub. He and his family are, without question, following their soul’s calling; everything about their work—the quality of the products, the design of the labels, their dedication to Tunisian tradition—is inspiring. […]

February 12, 2022

Bernhard’s Bergkäse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews One seriously fine mountain cheese from central Switzerland In a Zingerman’s culinary world in which wonderful food is always, happily, in abundance, every once in a while something shows up that’s particularly special. And that is what happened this week. The cheese crew at the Deli got their hands on a […]

January 19, 2022

Grandma Broadbent’s Smoked Country Sausage

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Super tasty smoked pork sausage from Trigg County Kentucky, made by Broadbent since 1909 We’ve been working with Ronnie and Beth Drennan down in Cadiz, Kentucky for well over two decades now. They’re super nice people who continue to honor the tradition of their region. I love their dry-cured, hickory-smoked bacon and […]

December 21, 2021

Introducing Red Table Meat Co.

Purveyors of pork salumi Mike Phillips likes to say he’s been working on forming Red Table Meat Co. for his whole life. Growing up in a small, rural farming community, he worked for farmers and saw their struggles and tireless labor firsthand. That powerful sense of community never left him, and now, Red Table Meat […]

December 7, 2021

Adopt an Alp: Ruosalp Alpkäse

Introduction We’re bringing you Ruosalp Alpkäse cheese as part of the Adopt and Alp effort.  Each year since 2015, Zingerman’s Delicatessen has helped support the family farmers and cheesemakers in the Alps of Switzerland through our Adopt An Alp effort. We import different Alpage cheeses–each with a special story about the lifestyle, traditions, people and […]

December 7, 2021

Adopt an Alp: Glarner Alpkäse

INTRODUCTION We’re bringing you Glarner Alpkäse cheese as part of the Adopt and Alp effort.  Each year since 2015, Zingerman’s Delicatessen has helped support the family farmers and cheesemakers in the Alps of Switzerland through our Adopt An Alp effort. We import different Alpage cheeses–each with a special story about the lifestyle, traditions, people and […]

December 7, 2021

Traditional Swiss Fondue Recipe

  We love fondue–and of course we love it best with good quality, swiss cheese. We like ours with a combination of emmenthaler and gruyere, and one really special alpine cheese of your choice. In the late fall and winter, our choice for this really special cheese is one of the alpage cheeses we important […]

December 7, 2021

Adopt an Alp: Tompey L’Etivaz AOP

INTRODUCTION We’re bringing you Tompey L’Etivaz AOP cheese as part of the Adopt and Alp effort.  Each year since 2015, Zingerman’s Delicatessen has helped support the family farmers and cheesemakers in the Alps of Switzerland through our Adopt An Alp effort. We import different Alpage cheeses–each with a special story about the lifestyle, traditions, people […]

December 7, 2021

Adopt an Alp: Schwagalp Alpkäse cheese

Introduction We’re bringing you Schwagalp Alpkäse cheese as part of the Adopt and Alp effort.  Each year since 2015, Zingerman’s Delicatessen has helped support the family farmers and cheesemakers in the Alps of Switzerland through our Adopt An Alp effort. We import different Alpage cheeses–each with a special story about the lifestyle, traditions, people and […]

August 8, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Sean Hartwig

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured deli crew member is Sean Hartwig, Specialty Foods Manager Meet Sean Hartwig, Specialty Foods Manager Sean Hartwig, like many Deli staff members, grew up in a family who loved to cook and showed love through food. He says food was […]

July 20, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Rick Strutz

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured deli crew member is Rick Strutz, Managing Partner. Meet Rick Strutz, Managing Partner Rick has an impressively diverse resume. Before entering the glamorous hospitality industry he was a manicurist, a brick stacker, a shoe salesman, a bouncer, a DJ, an […]