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April 2020

Zingerman's Deli Cheesemonger behind a mountain of cheese in the retail cheese area

PAST EVENT: A Gouda Happy Hour – Virtual Cheese Tasting with Essex Cheese

Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration

Friday, April 17, 5:30-7pm. Virtual doors open at 5. Calling all adventurous cheese lovers! Cooped up at home? Travel plans cancelled? Come with us on a boat to the Netherlands, the land of Gouda and home to the 800-year-old origins of this cheese. Settle in with a finely crafted cheese tasting that you'll pick up from Zingerman's Deli in Kerrytown in advance (or let us deliver locally!), and we'll travel together on a virtual tour from the comfort of your…

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May 2020

Batch Selecting With the Best — a Virtual Cheese Tasting With Uplands Cheese

Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration

Every year, we take a trip to Dodgeville, WI, to taste batch upon batch of Pleasant Ridge Reserve, the most awarded cheese in the United States. Cheesemaker Andy Hatch helps us select batches that only get sold by Zingerman’s, whether at the Deli, Creamery, or Mail Order. This year, we’re taking the cheese tasting and batch selection online so you can join us! Get your taste buds ready to tuck into several batches of Pleasant Ridge Reserve and assist in…

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June 2020

Virtual STEEP: An Exploration of Tea

Thursday, June 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.99 – $20

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 Demo: Demystifying Paella with Rodger Bowser

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration

*Please note that this is not a virtual hands-on class but a demonstration held over Zoom.* 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…

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Made in Michigan – A Virtual Tasting of Fantastic Goat Cheese with Idyll Farms

Friday, June 26, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.99 – $35

This time of year, when the Sun’s hanging in the sky longer and flowers are blooming, some of the tastiest and most refreshing cheeses come from goats. We’re incredibly fortunate to have a beautiful and sustainable farm and goat dairy not all too far away – Idyll Farms in Northport, MI. They make award-winning, French-inspired goat’s milk cheeses that taste best when the goats are munching on spring foliage and really cure what ails you when it’s balmy out. Join…

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July 2020

Summer Sippin’ – A Guided Beer and Snack Tasting with Edelbrau Brewery

Thursday, July 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$5.99 – $40

Selling food that makes people happy has been one of our guiding principles from day one at Zingerman's. Park yourself on your backyard patio, revel in a beautiful Michigan summer evening and join us in our pursuit of happiness with Zingerman's alum and local brewer, Teo Watson-Ahlbrandt, owner of Edelbrau Brewery. Joined by Zingerman's cheese monger, Trevor Murray, you will be taken on a guided tasting of some of Edelbrau's finest brews paired with some of our favorite snacks. Teo…

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