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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December 2021

Ari’s Best of 2021 (on Zoom)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8.00 – $50.00

JOIN ARI FOR A VIRTUAL TASTING OF THE BEST OF 2021 Ari's Annual Top 30 Zingerman's Hits is live–make sure to check out the newsletter in your next Deli order! We're excited to bring you the companion event to Ari's list–Ari's Best of 2021. This event comes only once a year! Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s Delicatessen and our top food finder, will share a selection of foods from his Top 30 list and you'll get to hear him talk…

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Ari’s Best of 2021 (at the Deli)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$65

JOIN ARI AT THE DELI FOR AN IN PERSON TASTING OF THE BEST OF 2021 Ari’s Annual Top 30 Zingerman’s Hits is live–make sure to check out the newsletter in your next Deli order! We’re excited to bring you the companion event to Ari’s list–Ari’s Best of 2021. This event comes only once a year! Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s Delicatessen and our top food finder, will share a selection of foods from his Top 30 list and you’ll get to…

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January 2022

Balsamic 101

Thursday, January 6, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $55

Ever wandered around the Deli and wondered what food could possibly be so valuable that it would be locked inside that little glassed off section of shelving near the olive oils? The answer is vinegar: finely aged, potently flavorful, rare and authentic balsamic vinegar. While our top-shelf vinegars are kept safe behind lock and key, we also carry a wide variety of delicious specialty vinegars that are more budget friendly.  One of our pantry staples at the Deli is the…

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Cheese 101

Thursday, January 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40

A delicious education on the world of cheese! Join our expert cheesemongers as they guide you through the seven major styles of cheese: Fresh, Soft-Ripened, Pressed Curd, Cooked Curd, Milled Curd, Gouda, and Blue. You’ll enjoy samples, learn the basics of how these cheeses are made, notes on their flavor profiles and useful tips for pairing them to make the most fabulous cheese board. Jump start your path to becoming a cheese expert in this all things cheese class. YOUR…

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Chocolate 201: Hot Cocoa from Around the World

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $35

Zingerman’s Next Door Café’s chocolate corner offers a full spectrum of all things cacao from the traditional to the avant-garde.  Our Chocolate Specialist Jennie B constantly curates our offerings, which has expanded over the past few years to include a variety of hot cocoa from around the world as well as bars and confections from some of our longtime favorites, like Askinose and Michigan’s Grocer’s Daughter.  We keep up on the latest news in chocolate and stay in close touch with…

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February 2022

Tea 101: A virtual tasting and learning event

Tea 101

Sunday, February 6, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$35

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 seven distinctive styles tasting two examples of each (a total of 14 teas!) while discussing the history, cultivation,…

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Virtual Happy Hour: Cheese, Wine & Chocolate

Sunday, February 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$80

Chocolate & cheese are two classic pairings with cocktails. Just in time for the weekend of Valentine’s Day, two of our favorite Deli product experts have teamed up to bring you a Cheese, Wine and and Chocolate happy hour at home.  Our Chocolate Specialist Jennie Brooks and resident Certified Cheese Professional, Tessie Ives-Wilson will be your hosts for the evening (yes, those are real jobs … jealous?!)  We'll have two cheese and chocolate pairings per wine so you can taste the way…

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Cured Hams 101

Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40

The Deli counter at Zingerman’s offers a wide variety of sliced meat, including sandwich cuts as well as cured meats. Ever wonder about the legs hanging from our "meat chandelier" behind the counter or on the top of the case? Wonder no more as our meat mongers guide you through the process behind curing, cutting, and enjoying these hams from around the world. Join our Deli Event Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson and Deli meat mongers Kevin Bowker and Connor Valone and taste your…

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