Tastings and Events

  • All our events are currently VIRTUAL
  • Zoom links will be sent by email no later than the day before the event
  • 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
  • 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 2021

Meet the Maker: Truffles with Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate

Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40

“Most of the confections we make at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate feature an ingredient from a local partner, from our dairy to the honey we use in our caramel recipe to dried fruits, jams, teas, flowers and spirits.”  –Jody Hayden, owner of Grocer's Daughter Grocer's Daughter Chocolate is a small family-owned specialty chocolate shop in the village of Empire, Michigan near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  They have a retail shop and also wholesale their truffles, bars, and other products…

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Meet the Maker: Daphnis and Chloe Tea and Herb Tasting

Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40

“I started my business because I came across this question: Why were certain herbs from my childhood so much better than what I can buy now?”  –Evangelia Koutsovoulou, founder of Daphnis and Chloe Daphnis and Chloe is a small batch culinary herb and spice shop located in Athens, Greece.  Started in 2013, they aim to bring the quality and diversity of culinary plants from small farms across Greece to our kitchens around the globe.  Ari says that the smell of…

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A Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen: Cooking with Special Guests Jali Fruit Co.

Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $24

Jali Fruit Co. participates in over 40 farm cooperatives in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean to save fruit from spoiling by training women farmers and providing simple machines to dry the fruit.  67% of the farmers they work with are women.  Jali Fruit Co. sells these high-quality, premium products through direct trading with these smallholder farmers. By working directly with farmers, they cut out the middle and make sure every batch of dried fruit is ethically-sourced with quality top of…

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Rose and Cheese

Virtual Happy Hour: Rosé and Cheese

Sunday, May 23, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$75

Treat your mom with this gift for Mother's Day!! or settle in with your significant other or your bestie for an afternoon tasting that features rosé and cheese pairings in a relaxed setting.  Join our Deli Event Coordinator and American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional Tessie Ives-Wilson for this virtual happy hour.  Tessie has put together some of her favorite cheeses with 2 different rosé wines to enjoy for the afternoon. All you’ll need is a plate and a wine glass! Bread…

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A Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen: Butcher’s Monthly on the Grill

Friday, May 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$15

Butcher’s Monthly is a collaboration between Zingerman’s Deli and Marrow Detroit and includes locally sourced and butchered meats, charcuterie and sausages plus curated pantry staples and signature specialties from the Deli—in other words, a big box of food with really big flavor to bring joy to your grill and your kitchen. Join Deli Chef Rodger Bowser for a Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen as he unboxes this month's box at the grill.  He'll walk you through some of his ideas for how to…

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June 2021

A Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen: Cooking with Scraps

Thursday, June 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $30

June 1st, 2021 marks the 1-year anniversary of the City of Ann Arbor's plan to achieve a just transition to community-wide carbon neutrality, known as A2ZERO. One of the ways we're participating in their week-long celebration of events is by hosting this virtual cooking demo!  Join us for a Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen where we'll be joined by Lindsay-Jean Hard, author of "Cooking with Scraps"!  Lindsay-Jean will be talking with Deli Events Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson about some of the…

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Perfectly Paired: Beer, Bacon, and Cheese

Sunday, June 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$100

Some foods are Perfectly Paired together–think peanut butter and jelly, bread and butter, ... or maybe beer, bacon and cheese!  In this virtual tasting event we'll talk about how to put together a great pairing, the producers behind our favorite products, and how to use these pairings in your eating and cooking!  Join our Deli Events Coordinator and Certified Cheese Professional Tessie Ives-Wilson to taste 4 iconic styles of beer, each paired with a cheese & bacon from our Deli counter. …

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Cheese Room Sessions: NYC’s Crown Finish Caves

Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40

Cheese Room Sessions is a virtual event series of conversations hosted by Deli cheesemonger Sean Hartwig, 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, Sean will be joined by Caroline Hesse of Crown Finish Caves to find the tastiest aged cheeses in Brooklyn, NY. Crown Finish Caves specializes in turning the hard work of talented cheese makers around the country and beyond…

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