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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June 2021

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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Meet the Maker: American Spoon

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $25

“At American Spoon, we're grateful that Northern Michigan remains a place where small family fruit farms still survive and thrive thanks to the dedicated growers for whom fruit culture is part of a lifestyle and a lifelong passion. Passion and devotion to craft are presumed prerequisites for food artisans, but those qualities are no less important for those enduring growers who know intimately the vicissitudes and the labors of their calling.”  –American Spoon website American Spoon was founded the same…

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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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sundae surprise

Sundae Suprise! Build you own Sundae at Home

Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $45

Sundae Surprise!! School is out and summer is in full swing!  Nothing says summer like ice cream!!  While we enthusiastically promote having ice cream every night of the week, we've got something extra special planned for this evening.  We've put together a make at home sundae kit for 3-4 people and will join you on zoom to hang out and talk about our favorite gelato and sundae toppings!  A FUN FRIDAY for the whole family or a group of friends.…

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Meet the Maker: Matcha with Camellia Sinensis

Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $80

“Although the traditional Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) can seem complex and inaccessible for most amateurs, matcha is not so complicated to prepare. These days increasingly popular for its pleasant flavors, its invigorating effect and its beneficial health properties, this bright green powdered tea is a memorable experience for anyone who is willing to risk a taste for the first time.”  – Camellia Sinensis blog Camellia Sinensis is a teahouse and tea importer located in Montréal, Quebec.  Every Spring since 1998,…

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July 2021

Zing Sampler: BBQ Sauces

Thursday, July 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $15

Summer weather brings us grill season and we'd like to inspire your backyard route with some of our favorite sauces!  In this virtual tasting, we will share with you 4 different sauce samples with a range of different flavor profiles so you can pick your favorites and stock up for the season.  We'll be tasting the housemade BBQ sauce made by our Deli kitchen (found on the #97 – Oprah's fave sandwich), American Spoon Tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce, Kitchens of Africa…

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Meet the Maker: Dinner with Rancho Meladuco Date Farm

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40

“In the desert, the sight of a date palm is almost always an indicator that an oasis is at hand. Fresh water and ripe dates have always been welcome sights for travelers. Although an oasis isn’t generally the end of the trip, it provides a short but refreshing respite from the stress of the travel. In this challenging year that is 2020, a box of these amazing handpicked dates might provide that same sort of relief. Clearly, we’re not done…

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