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Cheese Room Sessions: Pleasant Ridge Reserve Selection

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$13.00 – $40.00

Cheese Room Sessions is a virtual event series of conversations hosted by Deli cheesemongers with special guest cheese makers and professionals who will talk about their delicious creations and ramble about life in the dairy business.  In this month’s session, join Deli mongers Connor and Trevor as they talk with Andy Hatch, owner and head cheesemaker at Uplands Cheese, a grassland dairy located in the driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin and maker of the signature Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese.

In this virtual tasting event, you will learn a bit more about the dairy and cheesemaking and also HELP US MAKE OUR SELECTION of Pleasant Ridge Reserve from last year’s wheels!  Andy, Trevor (also an Uplands cheese alum!) and Connor will guide you through 6 different batches of cheese and you’ll provide us with some valuable feedback that will help us choose which batch we want to buy and sell over for the next year.

We have a very special relationship with this cheesemaker, and this annual spring event with Andy to select the wheels that will represent Zingerman’s Pleasant Ridge profile is something we look forward to each year. We started years ago and made a big leap in our cheese buying to acquire one whole day’s worth of Uplands production–about 50 wheels.  We are currently able to buy almost 250 wheels, or roughly four day’s worth of Upland efforts.

This cheese has won more awards than any other cheese in American history!  It is made in the tradition of Alpine cheeses like Gruyere, and like other European Alpage cheeses, Uplands only makes Pleasant Ridge from May through October, when their cows are eating fresh pasture.  We hope you will join us and take part in this our annual tradition.


  • Zoom meeting link
  • An evening of conversation and learning with Andy, Trevor and Connor.  Ask them anything!
  • A 20% off coupon to use at our online at shop.zingermansdeli.com after the tasting


  • Zoom meeting link
  • A tasting kit for one with 6 different samples of Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese–6 batches from 2022 in their youthful stage (one of which will become Zingerman’s chosen cheese for the next year!) and accompaniments (additional tasting kits can be purchased for $20 each)
  • An evening of conversation and learning with Andy, Trevor and Connor.  Ask them anything!
  • A 20% off coupon to use at our online at zcob.me/deligrocery after the tasting


  • Pick up at the Deli (FREE)
  • Ann Arbor Delivery ($13)
  • Shipping to anywhere in the US ($40) – please order by 4/16 


  • The Zoom link will be mailed to you at least 2 days before the event
  • Your tasting kits will be ready for pickup or delivery the day before the event.  You will be emailed with more specific information.
  • Shipped tasting kits will arrive no later than the day of the event.
  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]


Wednesday, April 19, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$13.00 – $40.00
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Virtual via Zoom
Link will be sent after registration + Google Map


Zingerman’s Delicatessen
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