Tastings and Events

  • Most of our current events are VIRTUAL, but some are IN PERSON - please read the description carefully!
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  • 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
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  • We understand that life happens! We offer a full refund when you cancel 48 hours ahead of the scheduled event
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October 2021

Tinned Fish 201: Beyond the Fins

Thursday, October 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $85

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 Fish 201: Beyond the Fins and dive into the lesser know tins with us as we taste through squid, mussels, and more! These fish are…

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Deli on Demand: Paella with Chef Rodger

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.00 – $90

A Paella Party on demand! Purchase a video cooking demo or add a paella kit with all the fixings for a lush pan of paella and follow along as Chef Rodger walks you through the steps. Chef and Managing Partner of Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Rodger Bowser, is passionate about paella. In Rodger’s own words: “The thing about paella is that, although it’s one of the most recognized elements of traditional Spanish cooking, not enough folks in the United States have had…

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November 2021

Coffee 201 with Zingerman’s Coffee Company

Sunday, November 14, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
Free – $45.00

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman's Delicatessen! Get a sneak peak at an exclusive product and be a part of the development team! Join us at this coffee tasting event and be one of the first people in the world to taste the amazing coffee Zingerman's Coffee Company has been working on for over 5 years!  We will be joined by Steve Mangigian, Managing Partner of Zingerman's Coffee Company to taste the coffee grown on Zingerman's Coffee…

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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
$65.00

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
$8.00 – $55.00

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
$35.00

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
$80.00

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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Prosciutto and Ham 101

Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$10.00 – $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 delicacies from around the world. Join our Deli Event Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson and Deli meat mongers Kevin Bowker and Connor Valone and taste…

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A Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen: Swiss Fondue

Thursday, February 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$10.00 – $80.00

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 cheesey fun. Tessie will guide you through the process of making a traditional Swiss fondue and you'll get recipes for some of our favorite fondue…

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March 2022

smoked fish

Fish 201: Smoke ‘Em If You Catch ‘Em

Friday, March 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$10 – $65.00

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 eating! You'll be joined by our Deli Event Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson and Deli fishmonger Kevin Bowker. We have 2 different options for this…

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40 Years of Satisfaction Guaranteed: A Zingerman’s Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$80.00 – $220.00

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! Two BIG things are happening in the next few months and we want you to come celebrate with us: On February 22, accomplished national journalist Micheline “Micki” Maynard will debut her book Satisfaction Guaranteed: How Zingerman’s Built a Corner Deli into a Global Food Community. On March 15, Zingerman's Delicatessen turns the big 4-0! Let's celebrate in TRUE Zingerman's style, by spending an evening together enjoying great food and great…

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Zingerman’s Deli All Stars Tasting

Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$25.00 – $65.00

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! This is THE ultimate Deli Experience! Learn about the history of Zingerman's Deli and taste our favorite iconic Deli dishes! There will be reubens (of course!), Jewish classics, our can't live without pantry ingredients (like Parmigiano Reggiano and 30 year aged balsamic vinegar) and a sampling of other exceptional products from the Deli and across our Zingerman's Community of Businesses.  We've included staff favorites and also some items we think…

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Cheese Room Sessions: London Calling

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$10.00 – $35.00

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 Dairy to celebrate Zingerman's 40th birthday with our longest international cheese partner. We will taste a few of our favorite British cheeses–think farmstead, clothbound cheddar…

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Zing Sampler: New Harvest Olive Oils

Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$10 – $25

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 Deli over the past few months. We'll walk you through the steps to tasting olive oil, our favorite ways to use these oils and the…

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April 2022

Cheese 101

Thursday, April 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$10 – $45

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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Friendseder™ Community Brunch

Sunday, April 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$10 – $65.00

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 you to join us at this Friendseder™ Brunch to learn more (and eat some delicious food)!  The Well is a Detroit area non-profit with a…

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Perfectly Paired: Tea & Chocolate

Sunday, April 24, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$40.00

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! Two of our favorite affordable luxury items at the Deli team up for a sweet start to your Sunday morning! Join our Deli Tea Specialist Jackson K and our Deli Chocolate Specialist Jennie B to take a flavorful journey through their favorite combinations of tea and chocolate! This is an informative and unique take on tea time! Bread and other accompaniments will be provided. YOUR $40 EVENT TICKET INCLUDES: A wealth…

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Rose and Cheese

Virtual Happy Hour: Rosé and Cheese

Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$100

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 and additional accompaniments will be provided. This tasting is for cheese…

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May 2022

Virtual Happy Hour: Tequila Cocktails & Chocolate FEATURING Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$85.00 – $100.00

When we realized that Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day were the same week we thought it was the perfect opportunity to join forces with our partner business, Zingerman's Roadhouse! Cocktails from Zingerman's Roadhouse featuring the Detroit's Anteel Tequila AND chocolate from our selection at Zingermans Delicatessen.  Moms, friends of moms, kids of moms, tequila lovers, chocolate lovers–so long as you're 21+, this tasting is for you! YOUR $100 EVENT TICKET INCLUDES: Zoom meeting link A tasting kit for one…

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Meet the Maker: Virtual Dinner with Boonville Barn Collective

Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$11.00 – $55.00

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 vegetarian menu includes: Sweet & Spicy Nut Mix Zingerman's Creamery Goat Cheese spiced with Piment d'Ville served with The Matzo Project Chips Quinoa Salad with…

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Zingerman’s Deli All Stars Tasting

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$25 – $65

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! This is THE ultimate Deli Experience! Learn about the history of Zingerman’s Deli and taste our favorite iconic Deli dishes! There will be reubens (of course!), Jewish classics, our can’t live without pantry ingredients (like Parmigiano Reggiano and 30 year aged balsamic vinegar) and a sampling of other exceptional products from the Deli and across our Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.  We’ve included staff favorites and also some items we think…

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Tinned Fish 101

Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$11.00 – $55

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 Fish 101 and dive into the vast history of tinned fish, the variety of types and flavors and how we use tinned fish in a variety…

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June 2022

Cheesemonger Showdown!

Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$11.00 – $65

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 favorite selections and doling out pairing and portioning advice.  Our head cheesemonger, Sean Hartwig says, “Our job as cheesemongers is to make people feel comfortable.…

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Tea 101: A virtual tasting and learning event

Tea 101

Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$35.00

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 five distinctive styles tasting two examples of each (a total of 10 teas!) while discussing the history, cultivation, and…

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french olive oils

Zing Sampler: French Olive Oils

Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$10 – $25

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 walk you through the steps to tasting olive oil, our favorite ways to use these oils, and the producers behind the oils. This is a…

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Bacon 101

Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$11.00 – $50

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 meal of the day. Join Connor Valone, the meat buyer and monger for our Specialty Foods department, who will share his love of bacon and…

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Just for Kids: Toast and Jam

Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St.
Ann Arbor, 48104
$15.00

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! Just because you are a kid doesn’t mean that you have to eat plain, ol’ soft white bread (although we like that too!) Come to this class that is JUST FOR KIDS and we’ll Explore the World of Toast and Jam. Real artisan bakers from Zingerman's Bakehouse craft sourdough, rye, and other breads using traditional methods and flavorful ingredients. We'll taste a few of our favorites that we think make…

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