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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 delievents[email protected]
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Balsamic 101

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

$8.00 – $55.00

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

Prosciutto and Ham 101

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. Ever wonder about the legs hanging from our "meat chandelier" behind the counter or on the top of the case? Wonder no more as our meat mongers guide you through the process behind curing, cutting, and … Continued

$10.00 – $40.00

A Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen: Swiss Fondue

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Melty cheese lovers unite! We love fondue–and of course we love it best with good quality, Swiss cheese.  Take a Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen and cook along with our Certified Cheese Professional Tessie Ives-Wilson from the comfort of your own home! You'll get a kit with all the makings for an evening of gooey … Continued

$10.00 – $80.00

Fish 201: Smoke ‘Em If You Catch ‘Em

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Smoking is one the oldest forms of preservation and is the perfect pairing to great fish!  Join us for Fish 201: Smoke 'Em If You Catch 'Em and explore the different methods of smoking, taste the smoked fish that we love best, and share some of our tips & tricks for using smoked fish in … Continued

$10.00 – $65.00

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

Zing Sampler: French Olive Oils

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

An introduction to the olive oils of France! While Italy gets most of the olive oil attention, some of our best selling oils come from French olive groves. Join our Deli Olive Oil Sommelier Wendy (yes, that’s an actual job!) and Events Coordinator (and food geek) Tessie for this French olive oil sampler event. We'll … Continued

$10.00 – $25.00

Bacon 101

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

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 the impact curing and smoking techniques have on the finished products, and our favorite ways for incorporating bacon into every … Continued

$11.00 – $50.00

Fish 201: Smoke ‘Em If You Catch ‘Em

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

Smoking is one the oldest forms of preservation and is the perfect pairing to great fish!  Join us for Fish 201: Smoke ‘Em If You Catch ‘Em and explore the different methods of smoking, taste the smoked fish that we love best, and share some of our tips & tricks for using smoked fish in your everyday … Continued

$11.00 – $65.00

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

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

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

A Peek Inside the Deli Kitchen: Risotto

Virtual via Zoom Link will be sent after registration

The classic Italian rice dish is one of our year-round go-to's, with so many seasonal and regional variations to riff on. Join Connor and Tessie from our Deli Events team as they explain some of the history and technique associated with the risotto process as they cook a warming pan along with you. Whether you … Continued

$12.00 – $40.00

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