Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 8/12/14

Intro to Cornman Farms Tour

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Cornman Farms’ rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables! Wednesday, August 13, 6 pm.

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Fresh Mozzarella & Cornman Farms Tomato Party at Zingerman’s Creamery

August is the very height of tomato season at Cornman Farms. And what better way to enjoy fresh tomatoes than with fresh mozzarella? On Friday, August 15, 6pm, Farm Manager Mark Baerwolf will visit the Creamery to talk about the beginnings of Cornman Farms, and the wide variety of delicious heirloom tomato breeds he grows. We’ll taste smoked mozzarella, fiore di latte, burrata, and mozzarella rolls, along with a nice sampling of our heirloom tomatoes. Don’t miss it! 

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Inaugural Dinner at Cornman Farms

Join us on Friday, August 15, 6pm for our very first farm feast! We’ll start off with a champagne cocktail hour and then enjoy a traditional farm meal just a few yards from where the crops are grown. Belly up to our Tomato Bar and taste the unique flavors in our many heirloom varietals. Dig in to our traditional potato latkes made from potatoes fresh from the fields. Savor ham from Niman Ranch hogs smoked in our historic smokehouse just a few feet from the barn. Top it all off with just-picked-blueberry pie for dessert. Roadhouse Chef Alex Young and Cornman Farms Managing Partner Kieron Hales will tell the story of the farm at this very first of many family-style dinners on our farm.

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10th Annual Piazza Zingermanza at Zingerman’s Deli

Join us for our annual August tradition of transforming the Deli’s Patio into an Italian Street Food Fest! There will be great food, music, interesting demonstrations, great specials on food, and lots of good company.  It’s an event not to be missed!
This Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 11am — 3pm.

Demonstration schedule:

  • 12:00pm — Our expert cheesemongers will break open an 80-pound wheel of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and turn it into manageable chunks!
  • 1:00pm — Our cheesemongers will transform Bel Gioiso cheese curd into delectable fresh mozzarella balls!
  • 2:00pm — Our Deli retail experts will hand-slice real prosciutto right off the bone!

This event is FREE! 

Bread of the Month at the Bakehouse and the Deli: Sicilian Sesame Semolina Rounds

The traditional golden sesame crusted bread of Sicily, made with 100% semolina and durum wheat flours. The entire loaf is rolled in unhulled sesame seeds. Makes incredible toast or grilled sandwiches!

Cake of the Month at the Bakehouse and the Deli: Buttermilk Cake

Buttery yellow cake filled with raspberry butter cream and covered in smooth vanilla butter cream. The cake itself has an enticing aroma from the sweet Wisconsin butter and the Guernsey family dairy buttermilk.Please enjoy our cakes at room temperature, your patience will be rewarded.   

Imangia All’Italiana at Zingerman’s Deli

Long live Italian cuisine! Our love for Italian foods goes back decades! Some of our Italian producer relationships date back to first few years after the Deli opened its doors in 1982. We’re loaded up with Italian olive oils, cheeses, meats, fish, sauces, pastas, olives, veggies, nuts, gelato; the list goes on and on. Stop by anytime during August and taste your way through our selection.

Next week and Beyond:

Italian Wine and Cheese tasting at Zingerman’s Events on 4th

On Wednesday, August 20, 630pm, spend a late summer evening with Zingerman’s as we taste a fine selection of wine and cheese pairings. Italy has a wide variety to offer in both categories so we’ll embark on a culinary tour that highlights Italy’s different regions and the tasty combinations they produce. Our wine and cheese tastings sell out quickly so reserve your seat soon!

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Brewing Methods at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. This Sunday, August 17, 1pm, we will take a single coffee and brew it 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. We’ll learn the proper proportions and technique for each and discuss the merits and differences of each style. Join us!

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The Art of Growing Great Vegetables at Cornman Farms

On Monday, August 18, 6 pm,  take an inside look at our incredible new working farm in Dexter. This is a chance to spend some time with Farm Manager Mark Baerwolf to learn the secrets of his work with sustainable farming. You’ll head home with a host of farming tips and a bag full of fabulous vegetables from the farm.

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Cornman Farms Tomato Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Wednesday, August 27, 7pm
Easily the highlight of the harvesting season, our second Cornman Farms dinner showcases the best of the tomato season. Chef Alex and farmers have been caring for the tomatoes and now we get to benefit from their hard work. The tomato bar makes its return — numerous different tomatoes, handmade fresh mozzarella, really good olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and fresh grown basil — fill up your plate as many times as you can! Cornman Farms beef and pork will add to this late summer feast, making it a meal to remember.

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Foundation of Cheesemaking Class at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join Creamery managing partner Aubrey Thomason on Saturday, August 30, 1pm, for the first in a series exploring the foundations of cheese. In this session, we’ll begin at the beginning with a discussion of milk. When did the milking of dairy animals start? What kinds of animals are milked throughout the world, and how does the milk vary from animal to animal? How does the milk influence the flavor of the cheese? Aubrey will lead a tasting of several different cheeses, and talk about how milk influences the consistency, the texture, and the overall flavor of the cheese. Learn and eat!

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Lunchtime Delight at Cornman Farms

On Sunday, August 31, 10am, spend the morning with us for an in-depth understanding of what makes Cornman Farms so special. This experience will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the rehabilitated farmhouse, our beautifully restored barn, the new goat parlor, and the hoophouse. You’ll hear from the Farm Manager, our Animal Husbandry Manager, and our Events Department staff. Savor a delicious boxed lunch in the pre-Civil War barn overlooking our educational gardens, and then leave with a special gift from Cornman Farms.

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See you soon!