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  • Most of our current events are VIRTUAL, but some are IN PERSON - please read the description carefully!
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May 2021

Rose and Cheese

Virtual Happy Hour: Rosé and Cheese

Sunday, May 23, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$75

Treat your mom with this gift for Mother's Day!! or 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…

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A Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen: Butcher’s Monthly on the Grill

Friday, May 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$15

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 for a Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen as he unboxes this month's box at the grill.  He'll walk you through some of his ideas for how to…

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June 2021

A Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen: Cooking with Scraps

Thursday, June 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $30

June 1st, 2021 marks the 1-year anniversary of the City of Ann Arbor's plan to achieve a just transition to community-wide carbon neutrality, known as A2ZERO. One of the ways we're participating in their week-long celebration of events is by hosting this virtual cooking demo!  Join us for a Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen where we'll be joined by Lindsay-Jean Hard, author of "Cooking with Scraps"!  Lindsay-Jean will be talking with Deli Events Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson about some of the…

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Meet the Maker: The Matzo Project

Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
Free – $15

“In 30 years of friendship it never occurred to us to become business partners...Until we realized that, in 90 years, it never occurred to anyone else to make a better tasting matzo..”  – Ashley Albert and Kevin Rodriguez, The Matzo Project We were so blown away by the taste, quality, and values of The Matzo Project matzo, that we updated our decades old matzo ball recipe to use their product.  But we're also so blown away by The Matzo Project…

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Perfectly Paired: Beer, Bacon, and Cheese

Sunday, June 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$100

Some foods are Perfectly Paired together–think peanut butter and jelly, bread and butter, ... or maybe beer, bacon and cheese!  In this virtual tasting event we'll talk about how to put together a great pairing, the producers behind our favorite products, and how to use these pairings in your eating and cooking!  Join our Deli Events Coordinator and Certified Cheese Professional Tessie Ives-Wilson to taste 4 iconic styles of beer, each paired with a cheese & bacon from our Deli counter. …

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Meet the Maker: American Spoon

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $25

“At American Spoon, we're grateful that Northern Michigan remains a place where small family fruit farms still survive and thrive thanks to the dedicated growers for whom fruit culture is part of a lifestyle and a lifelong passion. Passion and devotion to craft are presumed prerequisites for food artisans, but those qualities are no less important for those enduring growers who know intimately the vicissitudes and the labors of their calling.”  –American Spoon website American Spoon was founded the same…

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Cheese Room Sessions: NYC’s Crown Finish Caves

Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40

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 month’s session, Sean will be joined by Caroline Hesse of Crown Finish Caves to find the tastiest aged cheeses in Brooklyn, NY. Crown Finish Caves specializes in turning the hard work of talented cheese makers around the country and beyond…

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Sundae Suprise! Build you own Sundae at Home

Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $45

Sundae Surprise!! School is out and summer is in full swing!  Nothing says summer like ice cream!!  While we enthusiastically promote having ice cream every night of the week, we've got something extra special planned for this evening.  We've put together a make at home sundae kit for 3-4 people and will join you on zoom to hang out and talk about our favorite gelato and sundae toppings!  A FUN FRIDAY for the whole family or a group of friends.…

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Meet the Maker: Matcha with Camellia Sinensis

Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $80

“Although the traditional Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) can seem complex and inaccessible for most amateurs, matcha is not so complicated to prepare. These days increasingly popular for its pleasant flavors, its invigorating effect and its beneficial health properties, this bright green powdered tea is a memorable experience for anyone who is willing to risk a taste for the first time.”  – Camellia Sinensis blog Camellia Sinensis is a teahouse and tea importer located in Montréal, Quebec.  Every Spring since 1998,…

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July 2021

Zing Sampler: BBQ Sauces

Thursday, July 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $15

Summer weather brings us grill season and we'd like to inspire your backyard route with some of our favorite sauces!  In this virtual tasting, we will share with you 4 different sauce samples with a range of different flavor profiles so you can pick your favorites and stock up for the season.  We'll be tasting the housemade BBQ sauce made by our Deli kitchen (found on the #97 – Oprah's fave sandwich), American Spoon Tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce, Kitchens of Africa…

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Meet the Maker: Dinner with Rancho Meladuco Date Farm

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40.00

“In the desert, the sight of a date palm is almost always an indicator that an oasis is at hand. Fresh water and ripe dates have always been welcome sights for travelers. Although an oasis isn’t generally the end of the trip, it provides a short but refreshing respite from the stress of the travel. In this challenging year that is 2020, a box of these amazing handpicked dates might provide that same sort of relief. Clearly, we’re not done…

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Cook the Books with the Deli: Marti Buckley’s Basque Country

Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8.00 – $68.00

We love a good cookbook just as much as we love good ingredients for cooking.  There's magic in each and every experience with the book–we learn the stories behind the authors or the food, learn new techniques and drool over the gorgeous photos.  We are excited to bring you a brand new event series called Cook the Books with the Deli hosted by Deli Specialty Foods staffer and epicurious bibliophile Darrell Jackson.  Think of it as part cooking demo and…

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Virtual Happy Hour: Chocolate Tasting with Ann Arbor Distilling Co.

Friday, July 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$50 – $65

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 and spirits!!  Join Deli Chocolate Specialist, Jennie Brooks, and Ann Arbor Distilling Company Sales and Distribution Director Michael Fox, for a Virtual Happy Hour! Ann Arbor Distilling Co. creates all of its award-winning spirits from ingredients that are sourced right here in…

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August 2021

Tinned Fish 101

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8.00 – $50.00

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…

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Tomato and Cheese

Perfectly Paired: Tomato and Cheese Dinner

Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8.00 – $40.00

Tomato season is fleeting in Michigan–and August is the perfect time to dig into some fresh off the vine varieties. In this virtual Perfectly Paired event, Deli Event Coordinator and American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional Tessie Ives-Wilson will be joined by Tammie Gilfoyle of Tamchop Farm to taste our way through a dinner menu featuring 5 different varietals of tomatoes paired with cheeses that bring out the best flavors of the season. YOUR $15 EVENT TICKET INCLUDES: Zoom meeting link Recipes…

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September 2021

Chocolate 201: White Chocolate

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 @ 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 products from Hungary and Iceland, and continues to offer 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 our vendors to make sure we are…

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Virtual Happy Hour: Bubbles & Cheese

Thursday, September 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$75

Sparkling wines are often reserved for special occasions, but we're embracing the spirit of celebrating every day with two bubbly wines that are perfect for summer sipping.  They are some of the most versatile wines for paring, especially with cheese.  In this Virtual Happy Hour, our Deli Event Coordinator and resident Certified Cheese Professional Tessie Ives-Wilson has paired 2 cheeses with each wine to show off their versatility. Settle in with your significant other or your bestie for an evening…

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Virtual Happy Hour: Hard Cider & Cheese

Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$75.00

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 different varities of hard cider to show off their versatility. Settle in with your significant other or your bestie for an evening of…

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Chocolate 201: Chocolate & Spices

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $35.00

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 products from Hungary and Iceland, and continues to offer 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 our vendors to make sure we are always…

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Bar 101: Bitters with Hella Cocktail Co.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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$60

We are excited to make a triumphant return to in person learning and tasting events and have something extra special planned for you! Join us at Zingerman's Greyline for dinner and drinks with Hella Cocktail Co., who has a mission to "equip you with knowledge and comfort in your own mixology journey". In this Bar 101 class, you will discover and taste your way through the world of bitters!  This hands-on event will feature three formulas from Hella Cocktail Co. and…

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October 2021

Perfectly Paired: Apples and Honey – CANCELLED

Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8.00 – $35.00

We are so sorry, this event has been cancelled. Fall in Michigan means football, changing leaves and APPLE SEASON!  We get excited for local apples at the Deli because they are so delicious in our Deli applesauce.  And of course we look forward to Zingerman's Bakehouse's Rustic Apple Pie and Caramel Apple Cake coming back from vacation.  We also love apples fresh from the Farmer's Market paired with one of the many varities of honey we source from Michigan and…

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Chocolate 101

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40.00

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 all things cacao from the traditional to the avant-garde.  Our Chocolate Specialist Jennie B constantly curates our offerings, which has expanded over the…

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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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