Food, Food Artisans

Travel With Zingerman’s This Year



May 18-28, 2015
We’ve been blown away by the amazing artisanal food of Hungary and by the warm welcome of its people, and we want to share them with you! Hungary has an incredibly rich and varied food tradition reaching back at least 1500 years, including an Eastern European Jewish influence. Come find out how much more there is to Hungarian food than its excellent paprika!


Oct 3-12, 2015
Come visit Tuscany and Emilia Romagna the Zingerman’s way. We’ll go behind the scenes and visit traditional small producers of some of the region’s finest foods. From Parmigiano-Reggiano to real balsamic vinegar, Chianti Classico wines, artisanal olive oil, and much more. And we’ll roll up our sleeves and enjoy Tuscan cooking lessons in a 15th century villa in the rolling hills outside of Florence.

Guided Travel to the source of the food!

For 32 years, Zingerman’s has brought the best and most flavorful foods of the world home to America. Now, Zingerman’s can take you to the source! To have an artisan food maker invite you into her life, share her passion and traditions, then feed you the food you only read about in culinary journal. This is something few people get to experience in their lifetime.

“I’d recommend this trip to anyone. I had a great time…it’s definitely something I could never have experienced if I had just gone on vacation on my own.” –Kelly, Sicily 2009

Come see the world as Zingerman’s does! We go behind the scenes in beautiful regions of the world that have really great traditional food. We visit producers of traditional artisanal foods in their homes and workshops. They and their families share their stories and teach us about the amazing foods that they make, and then feed us!

We pick unique, quality hotels with excellent service and stay for a few days. We aim to minimize travel time and allow enough time and depth to really connect with a place. We balance group time with free time.

Our meals are made of the freshest local, in-season ingredients, prepared in traditional ways for each region we visit. And on almost every tour we spend some we spend some hands-on time in the kitchen, learning how to prepare local dishes, so we can take the knowledge home with us.

We keep our group sizes small – only 12 to 15 guests depending on the tour, and there are always one or more Zingerman’s tour leaders to make sure of your comfort. Our guests are of a very wide age range, come from all parts of the U.S., and share a love of exploring, of learning about a place and a culture through the food, and, of eating really great food!

Your travel experience with us will deposit you home with an understanding of the historical, cultural, and food uniqueness of the locale, your head full of the images of the people and places you have visited, where you’ve learned about the food and eaten your fill.