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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]

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