Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 8/4/15

Tea Time with a twist

Tea Time With a Twist at Zingerman’s Creamery

You might not think of tea as being a typical pairing for a slice of cheese, but the two can be exceptionally good together. Much like wine, certain teas contain tannins that are released once the tea leaves are exposed to hot water, giving it a full-bodied taste and making it a perfect accompaniment to cheese. Our cheesemongers have teamed up with the experts next door at the Zingerman’s Coffee Co. to choose some of our favorite teas sourced from Rishi Tea and picked some perfect cheeses to pair up that will make you look at tea time in a whole new way! Friday, August 7, 6pm. 

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11th Annual Piazza Zingermanza at Zingerman’s Deli

Saturday August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 11am – 3pm
Our annual August tradition of transforming the Deli’s Patio into an Italian Street Food Festival is one of the highlights of the year. There will be good food, good music, good demos, good deals and good company. New this year, a kids’ pasta tasting. It’s an event not to be missed!

12 noon: Witness our cheesemongers break down 80 pound wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano in one pound chunks.

1 pm: Behold as we transform curd into delectable fresh mozzarella balls sold by the half pound.

2 pm: Observe our skilled staff slicing true Prosciutto di Parma right off the bone into snackable bites.

This event is FREE!

Summer Harvest Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

The first Cornman Farms dinner of the season, this summer harvest dinner is one of our favorites. Chef Alex, farmers Mark, Amanda and their crew have been tending to the farm all summer long, our herd manager Kelly has been expertly caring for the animals and now is the time for all of us to enjoy the benefits of their hard work.

The fields are filled with summer favorites, like potatoes, cucumber, peppers, leeks, celery and early season tomatoes. We’ll harvest just hours before the dinner, bringing the vegetables right to the Roadhouse to be served on your plate. Also featuring a house made porcetta carving station, this dinner is sure to sell out quickly, don’t hesitate to reserve your table!  Tuesday, August 18th, 7pm. 

Stolen Potatoes and Caviar
Early Fortune Cucumbers with Nasturtium Greens
Tomato Bread Salad
Marconi and Italia Red Pepper Slaw
Fried Green Tomatoes
Braised King Richard Leeks and Celery
Jerked Lamb Steaks
Porcetta Carving Station
Tres Leches Cake with Cajeta Caramel

*buffet menu subject to change based on availability

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Cornman Farms Cocktail Class: Farm-to-Glass

Come join us Wednesday, August 19th, 7pm, as we celebrate the peak of the growing season, with cocktails! Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is a true working farm on Island Lake Road in Dexter. When not tending to the goats, sheep, pigs, and cows, the farmers and staff use traditional, sustainable farming methods to grow an incredible variety of organic heirloom produce, just yards away from the gorgeously restored centuries-old Barn where this event will be held.
At this cocktail class we will highlight the fresh taste of summer on the farm, taking advantage of the delicious abundance of freshly-harvested produce grown just across the field. We will use heirloom tomatoes, freshly-plucked herbs, and other farm offerings in three special craft cocktails, all while enjoying fresh-from-the-farm fare prepared by Cornman Farm’s talented culinary team. We will discuss why these ingredients are so special, as well as the history and stories behind the cocktails we’ll be exploring this evening. Guests will leave with recipes and the know-how to confidently recreate all the featured drinks at home.

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Lager Lovin’ at Zingerman’s Creamery

America’s beer sweetheart – lagers! Crisp, clean pale lagers to malty, roasty dark lagers this family of beers represents the most ubiquitous style of beer consumed in the US. The word lager comes from the German word lagern which means “to store.” A perfect description as lagers are brewed with bottom fermenting yeast that work slowly at around 34 degrees F, and are often further stored at cool temperature to mature. We will gather up some tasty ambassadors of this style and choose cheeses and treats from the shop that highlight the great diversity of Lagers!
Join us on Friday, August 21st, 6pm.

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See you soon!