Tastings and Events

  • Most of our current events are VIRTUAL, but some are IN PERSON - please read the description carefully!
  • Zoom links will be sent by email no later than the day before the event
  • All of our virtual events have Live Transcription (Closed Captioning) enabled on Zoom
  • Tasting kits will be available for pickup or Ann Arbor delivery starting at 11am the day before the event
  • Only some tasting kits can be shipped.  Information is provided in each event description
  • You can use a credit card or a Zingerman's Gift Card to pay for your event
  • We understand that life happens! We offer a full refund when you cancel 48 hours ahead of the scheduled event
  • If you are interested in scheduling a private event, please fill out our inquiry form and someone will get back to you soon
  • If you have any questions, contact our Deli Events team at [email protected]
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May 2022

Tinned Fish 101

Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$11.00 – $55

Our Deli Specialty Food staff thinks tinned fish is a pantry’s ultimate secret weapon. Rich in protein, omega-3’s and full-flavored goodness, tinned seafood preserves the ocean’s best at the peak of flavor and quality. Tinned fish is not only a delicious, healthy choice, it’s also supremely sustainable, ultra portable and easy to store.  Join us for Tinned Fish 101 and dive into the vast history of tinned fish, the variety of types and flavors and how we use tinned fish in a variety…

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June 2022

Cheesemonger Showdown!

Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$11.00 – $65

In celebration of National Cheese Day, 6 of our Zingerman's Deli cheesemongers will go head-to-head to create the perfect cheese bite. We invite you to our virtual tasting room–taste along as they make their case and then decide who wins! Our Deli mongers are always at the ready behind our epic cheese case–offering up their favorite selections and doling out pairing and portioning advice.  Our head cheesemonger, Sean Hartwig says, “Our job as cheesemongers is to make people feel comfortable.…

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Tea 101: A virtual tasting and learning event

Tea 101

Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$35.00

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! Join us for a morning of tasting and learning as we explore the world’s most popular beverage: tea! Awaken a new enthusiasm for an ancient food tradition while enriching your knowledge of Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig’s favorite “affordable luxury.”  Join our Deli Tea Specialist Jackson Konwinski and take a flavorful journey through five distinctive styles tasting two examples of each (a total of 10 teas!) while discussing the history, cultivation, and…

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french olive oils

Zing Sampler: French Olive Oils

Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$10 – $25

An introduction to the olive oils of France! While Italy gets most of the olive oil attention, some of our best selling oils come from French olive groves. Join our Deli Olive Oil Sommelier Wendy (yes, that’s an actual job!) and Events Coordinator (and food geek) Tessie for this French olive oil sampler event. We'll walk you through the steps to tasting olive oil, our favorite ways to use these oils, and the producers behind the oils. This is a…

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Bacon 101

Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$11.00 – $50

Cured and smoked pork belly (aka BACON!) has had books, songs and countless cookbooks dedicated to it over the years. In this Bacon 101 class, we'll walk you through the basics of bacon, talk about the impact curing and smoking techniques have on the finished products, and our favorite ways for incorporating bacon into every meal of the day. Join Connor Valone, the meat buyer and monger for our Specialty Foods department, who will share his love of bacon and…

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Just for Kids: Toast and Jam

Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$15.00

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! Just because you are a kid doesn’t mean that you have to eat plain, ol’ soft white bread (although we like that too!) Come to this class that is JUST FOR KIDS and we’ll Explore the World of Toast and Jam. Real artisan bakers from Zingerman's Bakehouse craft sourdough, rye, and other breads using traditional methods and flavorful ingredients. We'll taste a few of our favorites that we think make…

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cheese and beer

Virtual Happy Hour: Cheese and Beer

Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$70 – $85

June brings us patio weather, perfect for summer sippin' and snackin'!  Bring your laptop outside and tune in to our Virtual Happy Hour: Cheese and Beer – relax in the comfort of home AND taste some great beer and cheese pairings AND learn some new things.  Your tasting kit will have enough beer and cheese to share with your friends (we recommend 2-3 people per kit), so gather the gang and join in the fun!  Your host for the evening…

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July 2022

Zingerman’s Deli All Stars Tasting

Thursday, July 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$25 – $65

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! This is THE ultimate Deli Experience! Learn about the history of Zingerman’s Deli and taste our favorite iconic Deli dishes! There will be reubens (of course!), Jewish classics, our can’t live without pantry ingredients (like Parmigiano Reggiano and 30 year aged balsamic vinegar) and a sampling of other exceptional products from the Deli and across our Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.  We’ve included staff favorites and also some items we think…

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