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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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Balsamic Vinegar Tasting with Vecchia Dispensa

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$6.00 – $45.00

STEEP: Flower Power Teas

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$8.00 – $20.00

Zing Sampler: Mieli Thun Honey

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Mieli Thun is a small, but passionate company in Italy that brings us monofloral and nomadic honeys, produced by taking the bees to sixty extraordinary sites.  This is a family tradition that involves trips all over the country, careful observation and paying heed to the tales of the farmers, who are true connoisseurs of the … Continued

$8.00 – $20.00

Virtual Happy Hour: Rosé and Cheese

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$75.00

Zing Sampler: BBQ Sauces

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$8.00 – $15.00

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

Chocolate 201: Chocolate & Spices

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 products from Hungary and Iceland, and continues to offer some of our longtime favorites, like Askinose and Michigan’s … Continued

$8.00 – $35.00

Chocolate 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$8.00 – $40.00

Zing Sampler: New Harvest Olive Oils

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

An introduction to the new year of Northern Hemisphere olive oils! The olives for these oils are harvested in the fall and the oils that are pressed from them are released in the early winter. Join our Deli Olive Oil Sommelier Wendy (yes, that's an actual job!) to taste 4 oils that landed at the … Continued

$10.00 – $25.00

Tinned Fish 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 … Continued

$11.00 – $55.00

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

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

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

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