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 tasting event or cooking demo, 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]

Balsamic 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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, … Continued

$8.00 – $55.00

Cheese 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$8.00 – $40.00

Chocolate 201: Hot Cocoa from Around the World

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$8.00 – $35.00

Virtual Happy Hour: Cheese, Wine & Chocolate

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$80.00

Prosciutto and Ham 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$10.00 – $40.00

A Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen: Swiss Fondue

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Melty cheese lovers unite! We love fondue–and of course we love it best with good quality, Swiss cheese.  Take a Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen and cook along with our Certified Cheese Professional Tessie Ives-Wilson from the comfort of your own home! You'll get a kit with all the makings for an evening of gooey … Continued

$10.00 – $80.00

Fish 201: Smoke ‘Em If You Catch ‘Em

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Smoking is one the oldest forms of preservation and is the perfect pairing to great fish!  Join us for Fish 201: Smoke 'Em If You Catch 'Em and explore the different methods of smoking, taste the smoked fish that we love best, and share some of our tips & tricks for using smoked fish in … Continued

$10.00 – $65.00

Cheese Room Sessions: London Calling

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Cheese Room Sessions is a virtual event series of conversations hosted by Deli head 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 Austin Peeler, US Sales manager for Neal's Yard … Continued

$10.00 – $35.00

Zing Sampler: New Harvest Olive Oils

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

An introduction to the new year of Northern Hemisphere olive oils! The olives for these oils are harvested in the fall and the oils that are pressed from them are released in the early winter. Join our Deli Olive Oil Sommelier Wendy (yes, that's an actual job!) to taste 4 oils that landed at the … Continued

$10.00 – $25.00

Cheese 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$10.00 – $45.00

Friendseder™ Community Brunch

Zingerman's Delicatessen 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor

You can participate in this event IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen or VIRTUALLY via Zoom from anywhere in the country! We are very excited to be partnering with Rabbi Jeff Stombaugh and Detroit area The Well to introduce you to their Friendseder™ experience. Friendseder™ is to Passover what Friendsgiving is to Thanksgiving and we invite … Continued

$10.00 – $65.00

Virtual Happy Hour: Rosé and Cheese

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$100.00

Meet the Maker: Virtual Dinner with Boonville Barn Collective

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Join us virtually for this Meet the Maker event where we will have a vegetarian dinner together and learn more about Krissy Scommegna and Boonville Barn Collective.  Our Chef Wallo and the Deli kitchen has come up with a tasting menu featuring the full line of their products that we carry here at Zingerman's Deli. The 5-dish … Continued

$11.00 – $55.00

Tinned Fish 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$11.00 – $55.00

Cheesemonger Showdown!

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$11.00 – $65.00

Zing Sampler: French Olive Oils

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$10.00 – $25.00

Bacon 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$11.00 – $50.00

Virtual Happy Hour: Cheese and Beer

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$70.00 – $85.00

Pasta 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

What's in a shape? Well, for pasta it can tell you a lot about where it's from, what kind of sauce it's best served with, and more! Join our Deli Managing Partner (and lead pasta buyer) Grace Singleton and Deli Events Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson on Zoom for Pasta 101. We'll talk about some of our … Continued

$11.00 – $45.00

Virtual Happy Hour: Cocktails and Cheese

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Grab your bar caddy and settle in for a Virtual Happy Hour!! We'll mix 3 drinks to pair with our favorite summer cheeses.  Grab your favorite gin, vodka, and spiced rum*–we'll provide the mixers, cheese and accompaniments. Cheers! Your host for the evening will be our Deli event coordinator and American Cheese Society Certified Cheese … Continued

$11.00 – $50.00

Fish 201: Smoke ‘Em If You Catch ‘Em

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Smoking is one the oldest forms of preservation and is the perfect pairing to great fish!  Join us for Fish 201: Smoke ‘Em If You Catch ‘Em and explore the different methods of smoking, taste the smoked fish that we love best, and share some of our tips & tricks for using smoked fish in your everyday … Continued

$11.00 – $65.00

Meet the Maker: Ines Rosales

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Join us for a torta tasting! Olive oil tortas are one of the classic crackers of Spain. For over 110 years, starting in the home kitchen of the company's namesake, Ines Rosales has been making these savory, flaky crackers by hand. In this Meet the Maker event, our Deli Event Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson will be … Continued

$10.00 – $45.00

Chocolate 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Join us for Chocolate 101–a virtual class where you learn everything you need to know about chocolate!  Learn the origins of cacao, the history of chocolate, how chocolate is made bean-to-bar, how to taste chocolate using all your senses and the difference between artisan chocolate and grocery store brands. Zingerman’s Next Door Café’s chocolate corner offers a full spectrum of … Continued

$8.00 – $40.00

Meet the Maker: Moon Shine Trading Co.

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED   Join us for a honey tasting! Honey is one of the oldest sweeteners known to be consumed by humans and we're pretty sweet on it at the Deli (have you seen our wall of honey?).  In this Meet the Maker event, Deli Event Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson and Specialty Food Manager … Continued

$11.00 – $40.00

Virtual Happy Hour: Hard Cider and Cheese

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Fall is in the air and the cider apples are starting to ripen and show up at our farmer’s markets.  We love this time of year because we think hard cider is a great paring with cheese!  In this Virtual Happy Hour, our Deli Event Coordinator and resident Certified Cheese Professional Tessie Ives-Wilson has paired 2 cheeses with 3 … Continued

$50.00 – $75.00

Cheese 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$11.00 – $45.00

Bacon 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

This event is ON SALE for 20% off!! Regularly priced tickets are $50 and currently on sale for only $40!! 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 … Continued

$11.00 – $40.00

Mustard 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Mustard is one of the ingredients that we're never without in our pantry! It plays a supporting role in so much cooking. Join Kevin, one of our Specialty Food sellers, on Zoom for an evening where we'll talk about the spectrum of mustards from mild to spicy to sweet and all points in between along with … Continued

$11.00 – $30.00

Meet the Maker: Sweet Grass Dairy

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With over 30 national and international awards for their cheeses, Sweet Grass Dairy is leading the way for cheesemakers from the American South. Their commitment to quality milk from barn-free cows, grazing on fresh grass year-round in Thomasville, Georgia comes through in their range of cheeses from fresh fluffy spreads to aged piquant blues. In … Continued

$11.00 – $35.00

Tinned Fish 201: Beyond the Fins

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$11.00 – $85.00