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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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Meet the Maker: Moon Shine Trading Co.

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED   Join us for a honey tasting! Honey is one of the oldest sweeteners known to be consumed by humans and we're pretty sweet on it at the Deli (have you seen our wall of honey?).  In this Meet the Maker event, Deli Event Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson and Specialty Food Manager … Continued

$11.00 – $40.00

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

Zingerman’s Deli All Stars Tasting

Zingerman's Delicatessen 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor

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 … Continued

$25.00 – $65.00

Bacon 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

This event is ON SALE for 20% off!! Regularly priced tickets are $50 and currently on sale for only $40!! 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 … Continued

$11.00 – $40.00

Mustard 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Mustard is one of the ingredients that we're never without in our pantry! It plays a supporting role in so much cooking. Join Kevin, one of our Specialty Food sellers, on Zoom for an evening where we'll talk about the spectrum of mustards from mild to spicy to sweet and all points in between along with … Continued

$11.00 – $30.00

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

STEEP: Highlights of the 2022 Harvest

Zingerman's Delicatessen 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! STEEP events are our opportunity to take a deep dive into just a few of the fantastic teas we offer. We’ll share the history of each tea, its production style, the terroir, the harvest, and all that makes it special. While we learn, we’ll taste … Continued

$15.00

Ari’s Best of 2022 Tasting (on Zoom)

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

JOIN ARI FOR A VIRTUAL TASTING OF THE BEST OF 2022 Ari’s Annual Top 30 Zingerman’s Hits is coming soon–make sure to check out the Nov/Dec newsletter in your next Deli order! We’re excited to bring you the annual companion event to Ari’s list–Ari’s Best of 2022. This event comes only once a year! Ari … Continued

$12.00 – $65.00

Perfectly Paired: Tea and Cake

Zingerman's Delicatessen 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor

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 afternoon! Join our Deli Tea Specialist Jackson K and our and our Deli events team to take a flavorful journey through their favorite combinations of tea and Zingerman's Bakehouse cake! … Continued

$40.00

High on the Hog

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

The Deli counter at Zingerman’s offers a wide variety of sliced meat, including sandwich cuts as well as cured meats. Curing is the age-old, traditional process of preserving and flavoring meats for longer storage. Specialty Foods Meat Buyer Connor Valone is joined by Deli Meat Monger and dry-curing enthusiast Chad Hogan to discuss different styles of curing … Continued

$12.00 – $40.00

Balsamic 101 (at the Deli)

Zingerman's Delicatessen 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! 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 … Continued

$35.00

Chocolate 201: Hot Cocoa from Around the World

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$12.00 – $35.00

Tea 101

Zingerman's Delicatessen 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor

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 … Continued

$35.00

Balsamic 101 (Virtual)

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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, … Continued

$12.00 – $55.00

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