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
  • If you have any questions, contact our Deli Events team at [email protected]
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September 2020

Meet Red Table Meats–A Virtual Tasting and Talk with Minnesota’s Best Salami Maker

Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.99 – $65

Mike Phillips has been working on forming Red Table Meat Co. for perhaps his whole life. Growing up in a small, rural farming community, he worked for farmers, went to school with farmers, heck, he dated the Clay County Pork Queen! He saw their struggles and their tireless work. That powerful sense of community never left him. And now, Red Table Meat Co. couples those values with well-made, thoughtfully crafted products. Join us as we taste through a handful of…

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Virtual Cooking Class: Demystifying Paella with Chef Rodger

Friday, September 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$15

Chef and co-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 a good one. Which bums me out because the truth of the matter is that, done well, it’s really pretty easy to make, and marvelously delicious to eat. My challenge is to help get you past…

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Virtual Tasting: Rosh Hashanah Apples and Honey Tasting

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.99 – $55

Taste apples and honey with us at this virtual tasting!  We will be talking with honey experts Joel from Ona Mission Farms and Dave from Local Buzz on an exploration of honey. We’ll taste through Ona Mission and Local Buzz’s honeys as well as an assortment of other single varietal honeys sourced by the Deli from around the world. Take the time to learn about honey’s role in the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah and to find a new favorite!…

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Virtual STEEP: An Exploration of Tea

Virtual STEEP: An Exploration of Tea (September)

Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.99 – $40

Stay at home and join us virtually for STEEP: an exploration of tea. Unlike most Deli tastings, this event takes a deep dive on just one or two fantastic teas we offer. We’ll share the history of each tea, its production style, the terroir, the harvest, and anything else that makes it special. While we learn we’ll taste at least two steepings or preparations (sometimes more) of each tea to illuminate how the flavor can evolve. No matter your level…

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Virtual Just for Kids Cooking Class: Dinner at Home

Virtual JUST FOR KIDS Cooking Class: Dinner at Home

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$15 – $36

Hey kids, we've got a cooking class just for you! Fall is here and school is back in session, and we’re all looking for delicious and easy dinner ideas!  Even better if the kids take the lead, right?!  In this Virtual JUST FOR KIDS Cooking Class  - our kids tasting expert Jenny and our good friend Brad from Zingerman’s Mail Order will teach the whole family to taste like an expert, introduce you to some of our Brad’s favorite foods,…

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Virtual Tea Talk and Tasting with teapigs, the UK’s favorite tea brand

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
Free

Join us for a virtual tea talk and tasting with teapigs, the UK's favorite tea brand.  teapigs is on a mission to make great quality tea accessible… and a bit more fun! We here at Zingerman's Delicatessen are on board!  They are a company that is very much in line with our values - they produce quality tea, sourced sustainably, in packaging that’s better for the environment, and they take really good care of their people. teapigs would very much…

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October 2020

Unboxing Butcher's Monthly Box

Butcher’s Monthly Unboxing: A Virtual Event

Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
Free

Join us for this FREE, live Butcher's Monthly Unboxing event. Butcher’s Monthly is a collaboration between Zingerman’s Deli and Marrow Detroit and includes locally sourced and butchered meats, charcuterie and sausages plus curated pantry staples and signature specialties from the Deli—in other words, a big box of food with really big flavor to bring joy to your grill and your kitchen. Join Deli Chef Rodger Bowser and Marrow Butcher Nick Ponte as they talk about this artisan food box–why they…

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Tea 101: A virtual tasting and learning event

Tea 101: A Virtual Tasting and Learning Experience

Thursday, October 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.99 – $75

Tea 101 is a virtual tasting and learning experience where you get to stay home and join us virtually 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.”  Jackson, our tea buyer and host of our monthly STEEP tea events will take you on a flavorful journey through seven distinctive varieties while discussing the history, cultivation, and intricate craft…

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Virtual STEEP: An Exploration of Tea

Virtual STEEP: An Exploration of Tea (October)

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.99 – $40

Stay at home and join us virtually for STEEP: an exploration of tea. Unlike most Deli tastings, this event takes a deep dive on just one or two fantastic teas we offer. We’ll share the history of each tea, its production style, the terroir, the harvest, and anything else that makes it special. While we learn we’ll taste at least two steepings or preparations (sometimes more) of each tea to illuminate how the flavor can evolve. No matter your level…

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Dark Chocolate and Dark Beer: A Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.99 – $75

Join us for a virtual happy hour on the darker side.  Spend your Thursday Happy Hour in the comfort of your home as you kick back and learn about one of our favorite fall combinations–dark chocolate and dark beer!  Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist Jennie Brooks will be joined with Zingerman’s alum and Edelbrau Brewing Company owner, Teo Watson-Ahlbrandt to lead you through tasting.  Teo will walk us through his brewing process and thoughts on what makes Ann Arbor's nano-cannery so special. …

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November 2020

Virtual STEEP: An Exploration of Tea

Virtual STEEP: An Exploration of Pu-Erh Tea

Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.99 – $30

Stay at home and join us virtually for STEEP: An Exploration of Tea. Unlike most Deli tastings, this event takes a deep dive on just one or two fantastic teas we offer. We’ll share the history of each tea, its production style, the terroir, the harvest, and anything else that makes it special. While we learn we’ll taste at least two steepings or preparations (sometimes more) of each tea to illuminate how the flavor can evolve. No matter your level…

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December 2020

Virtual STEEP: An Exploration of Tea

Virtual STEEP: Best of 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$6 – $55

Stay at home and join us virtually for STEEP: An Exploration of Tea. Unlike most Deli tastings, this event takes a deep dive on just one or two fantastic teas we offer. We’ll share the history of each tea, its production style, the terroir, the harvest, and anything else that makes it special. While we learn we’ll taste at least two steepings or preparations (sometimes more) of each tea to illuminate how the flavor can evolve. No matter your level…

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Ari and Grace: Best of the Deli 2020

Ari & Grace | Best of the Deli 2020 | Part 1

Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$6 – $35

Join Ari & Grace for a virtual tasting of the Best of the Deli 2020 The event that comes only once a year! Year’s end means it’s time for Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s Delicatessen and fellow food finder, to highlight his favorites from the year. Some are classic Zingerman’s favorites and some are brand new products and experiences – yes, even in 2020 we’re discovering different and exciting foods! This year, Ari will be joined by Grace Singleton, Deli…

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Ari and Grace: Best of the Deli 2020

Ari & Grace | Best of the Deli 2020 | Part 2

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$6 – $35

Join Ari & Grace for a virtual tasting of the Best of the Deli 2020 The event that comes only once a year! Year’s end means it’s time for Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s Delicatessen and fellow food finder, to highlight his favorites from the year. Some are classic Zingerman’s favorites and some are brand new products and experiences – yes, even in 2020 we’re discovering different and exciting foods! This year, Ari will be joined by Grace Singleton, Deli…

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A Conversation with Ari about Humility

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$6 – $30

A Conversation with Ari In a week where many of us are reflecting on the year past and getting ready to make resolutions about what is ahead of us, join us for an evening conversation with author and Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig about humility and how it has changed his outlook on the world and how it can change yours. In his new pamphlet, “Humility: A Humble, Anarchistic Inquiry,” Ari shares his two-year-long inquiry into how the gentle art of…

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January 2021

Virtual STEEP: An Exploration of Tea

STEEP: Warming Teas

Thursday, January 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$6 – $21

The weather outside might be frightful but these warming teas are so delightful!  Stay at home and join us virtually for STEEP: An Exploration of Tea. Unlike most Deli tastings, this event takes a deep dive on just a few fantastic teas we offer. Join our Tea Buyer Jackson as he shares the history of each tea, its production style, the terroir, the harvest, and anything else that makes it special. While you learn you'll also taste at least two steepings…

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Chocolate and Mead Pairing with Bløm Meadworks

Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$6 – $55

We think pretty much anything goes with chocolate, but it does take an expert level of knowledge to match up just the right chocolate with the something special.  We are excited to bring you some exciting beverage pairings–chocolate with mead and cider!  Join Deli Chocolate Specialist, Jennie Brooks, and Bløm Meadworks owner Lauren Bloom for a virtual chocolate, mead and cider pairing event! Bløm Meadworks is located in Ann Arbor Michigan and brews with all Michigan-sourced ingredients. Jennie and Lauren…

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Balsamic Vinegar Tasting with Vecchia Dispensa

Saturday, January 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$6 – $45

We're excited to welcome Simone Tintori of Vecchia Dispensa to our virtual tasting room for this balsamic vinegar tasting.  Simone will be joined by the effervescent Kristie Brablec, managing partner of Zingerman's Food Tours  and owner of Ground Control Wines, for this evening of learning and conversation.   Vecchia Dispensa is the maker of our beloved line of balsamic vinegars–staples at the Delicatessen for many years.  Simone and Kristie will talk about Zingerman's relationship with Vecchia Dispensa, the history of the company,…

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Cooking with Curry: A Cooking Class with Rodger

Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$15

Chef and managing partner of Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Rodger Bowser, is crazy for curry, especially the spice blends we have on our shelves at the Deli.  Rodger not only leads the kitchen at Zingerman's Deli, but he also occasionally cooks for his family of 4, so knows well the conundrum of figuring out what to make for a weeknight dinner. In this virtual cooking class, Rodger will share his passion for curry, share recipes and tips about how to cook with…

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Tea 101: A virtual tasting and learning event

Tea 101: A Virtual Tasting & Learning Experience

Sunday, January 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$6 – $35

Tea 101 is a virtual tasting and learning experience where you get to stay home and join us virtually 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.”  Jackson, our tea buyer and host of our monthly STEEP tea events will take you on a flavorful journey through seven distinctive varieties while discussing the history, cultivation, and intricate craft…

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Olio Novello Tasting with Grace

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$6 – $34

Olio Novello (or Nuovo) is Italian for “new oil” and is the name given to early harvest extra virgin olive oil that is freshly pressed from green olives.  It is a celebration of the beginning of the olive harvest season, which typically starts in December each year.  We have new harvests of Italian, Greek, French, and Spanish olive oils.  At this virtual tasting, Deli Managing Partner Grace Singleton will guide you through tasting these special oils and share the stories…

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Cheese Room Sessions: An Evening of Swiss Bliss with Gourmino

Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$6 – $45

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 debut session, Sean will be joined by Joe Salonia, US sales director for Gourmino, a cheesemaker that celebrates handcrafted Swiss cheeses made in small village and mountain dairies with traditional century old techniques. We'll go beyond fondue this evening as…

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February 2021

In the Deli Kitchen: Crêpes

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$15

Crêpes are the traditional food of Candlemas in France, which happens every year on February 2nd.  Join us In the Deli Kitchen for this virtual cooking demonstration where we'll be cooking up some delicious crêpes for "Pancake Day" as this French holiday is also know. We'll be demonstrating the basics of crêpes making as well as talking about some products we stock on our Deli shelves that we love to use to fill our crêpes at home.  Your ticket purchase will…

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Virtual STEEP: An Exploration of Tea

STEEP: Flower Power Teas

Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $20

The weather outside might be frightful but these flower power teas are so delightful!  Stay at home and join us virtually for STEEP: An Exploration of Tea.  This series of tastings (one offered each month) take a deep dives into a style or category of tea from our offerings at Zingerman’s Delicatessen and the Next Door Cafe. Join our Tea Buyer Jackson as he shares the history of each tea, its production style, the terroir, the harvest, and anything else…

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Virtual Happy Hour: Chocolate, Cheese & Cocktails

Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $65

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 chocolate, cheese and cocktail 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 will talk about some of our favorite cheese and chocolate pairings and help…

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Virtual Happy Hour: Cheese & Wine

Saturday, February 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $75

Settle in with your significant other or your bestie for a not-your-average date night that features wine & 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 that is sure to be the start of a special Valentine's Day date night.  Tessie has put together some of her favorite cheeses with 2 contrasting wines to enjoy for the evening. All you'll need is a plate…

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In the Deli Kitchen: Pot Pies with Chef Rodger

Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$15

Each winter our Deli Kitchen hand makes 6 different kinds of pot pies for you to stock your home freezer full of warming meals. Join us virtually In the Deli Kitchen with Chef and managing partner of Zingerman's Deli, Rodger Bowser.  Chef Rodger will demonstrate the basics of making the most popular of all our pot pies–chicken! He'll show you how to make one from scratch, including mixing and rolling the flaky pie crust, cooking the velouté sauce, assembling the…

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gouda

Cheese 201: Gouda Deep Dive with Essex Street Cheese

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $35

Gouda - the cheese that seems to show up on most cheese boards these days, but what do you really know about it? Join us for a style-specific tasting as we explore the beginnings of one of the oldest recorded styles of cheese in the world, it's transition from farmhouse kitchens to high-end cheese counters, and its implications for cheese production in the centuries to come. Essex St. Cheese chief educator and trainer Rachel Juhl joins up with our Certified…

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cured meat

Cured Meats 101

Saturday, February 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $35

The Deli counter at Zingerman's offers a wide variety of sliced meat, including sandwich cuts as well as cured meats. Perhaps you have curious about the selection or maybe overwhelmed and not sure what you might enjoy.  This class will explore the topic of cured meats–we'll go in depth into the process of preserving and flavoring meats.  Join our Deli Event Coordinator and American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional Tessie Ives-Wilson and Deli meat monger Kevin Bowker as they discuss different…

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March 2021

Zing Sampler: Olive Oil SALE

Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $20

New harvest oils are making their way to our shelves and we need to make room for them. Our annual Olive Oil Sale offers you a great deal on select oils from last years harvest. These great tasting oils will bring joy to your kitchen and pantry.  In this virtual tasting, we are excited to share with you the basics of making olive oil and taste through 5 different samples of the sale oils with a range of different flavor…

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