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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]
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Cheese Room Sessions: NYC’s Crown Finish Caves

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$8.00 – $40.00

Perfectly Paired: Tomato and Cheese Dinner

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$8.00 – $40.00

Virtual Happy Hour: Bubbles & Cheese

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$75.00

Virtual Happy Hour: Hard Cider & Cheese

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$75.00

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

$8.00 – $40.00

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Happy Hour: Cocktails and Cheese

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Grab your bar caddy and settle in for a Virtual Happy Hour!! We'll mix 3 drinks to pair with our favorite summer cheeses.  Grab your favorite gin, vodka, and spiced rum*–we'll provide the mixers, cheese and accompaniments. Cheers! Your host for the evening will be our Deli event coordinator and American Cheese Society Certified Cheese … Continued

$11.00 – $50.00

Virtual Happy Hour: Hard Cider and Cheese

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$50.00 – $75.00

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

$11.00 – $45.00

Meet the Maker: Sweet Grass Dairy

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

With over 30 national and international awards for their cheeses, Sweet Grass Dairy is leading the way for cheesemakers from the American South. Their commitment to quality milk from barn-free cows, grazing on fresh grass year-round in Thomasville, Georgia comes through in their range of cheeses from fresh fluffy spreads to aged piquant blues. In … Continued

$11.00 – $35.00

Cheese 201: Gouda

Zingerman's Delicatessen 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! Beyond the basics, our Cheese 201 series will dive into one of the seven styles that we cover in Cheese 101! (But hey, this isn't college, so no pre-req required!) This class we'll be talking about all things Gouda. Gouda is a washed curd cheese … Continued

$30.00