Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 9/14/15

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 Cheese 101 at Zingerman’s Creamery

On Thursday, September 17th, 6pm, we’re joining in the back-to-school spirit with the basics of cheese! We will taste cheeses that represent each of the seven major styles of cheese – hand selected by our shop cheesemongers – and talk about what makes each style unique. This tasting will also include a behind-the-scenes tour of our production facility as we explain the basics of cheese making. One of our expert cheesemakers will join our tasting to help answer any questions you have as we explore the variety of cheeses!

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Cornman Farms Cocktail Class: Better With Brandy

Sweet and subtle, this distilled liquor made from fruit (most often grapes) has been on the alcoholic beverage scene for over 500 years. Prescribed medicinally throughout the ages in Europe, brandy really became popular in the United States during the cocktail heyday of the late 1800s-early 1900s. Join us this evening at Cornman Farms as we celebrate both American brandy and its French counterpart, cognac. On Thursday, September 17th, 7pm, we’ll be mixing up three classic cocktails to showcase brandy’s broad cocktail appeal: The Sidecar, the Metropolitan, and the 1940’s version of a Brandy Daisy. We’ll discuss brandy and the regional differences that define the spirit, as well as the stories behind the cocktails themselves. Guests will savor delightful light fare prepared on-site in the farmhouse kitchen and leave with recipes for all the cocktails made during the class.

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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. We’ll 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. Sunday, September 20th, 1pm.

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A Tasting Tour of the Basque Country at Zingerman’s Deli

with Deli Cheesemonger Sean Hartwig

As a young man, living in the Pyrenees as a student and food lover was life changing. As a specialty food professional, I strive to recreate the flavors and sentiment of place and pace that was so endearing during my Basque food adventures. Join our retail team of flavor finders on Wednesday, September 23, 630pm, as we utilize traditional Basque ingredients to re-create some of our favorite small bites (pintxos) and explore the wines that enhance the spirit of region. We will utilize our extensive selection of cheeses, cured meats, tinned seafood, olives and more.

*Note: Wine and selected beverages will be served as tasting pours. Full pours may be purchased for an additional fee. Cash only please.

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The Brides Project Farm Dinner:

A Fundraising Event for the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor

The Brides Project, an initiative of the Cancer Support Community, and Zingerman’s Cornman Farms invite you to take part in a celebration of the Farm’s best seasonal offerings on Thursday, September 24th, 6pm. Zingerman’s newest business will be the host venue for a seasonally inspired menu featuring sustainably home-grown produce from the gardens right outside the Farmhouse, served family-style with views of the grounds. We’ll also include a two hand-picked drinks, an hour of games on Cornman Farms’ lawn, and a tour with their visionary Managing Partner, Kieron Hales. There is an optional tour of the property at 5:15pm. Part of the proceeds will benefit The Brides Project and the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Ravishing Reds at Zingerman’s creamery

Red wine has always been a complement to the hearty, flavorful cheeses that start to appear with the cooler days of fall. Guests attending this tasting session will learn to pair red wines with artisan domestic cheeses that lend themselves to the robust flavors of vin rouge. We’ll have crusty bread, some seasonal pickled veggies, and other palate cleansers to compliment the wines and cheeses as well! Thursday, September 24th, 6pm.

*Note: Must be 21 or older to attend this tasting.

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See you soon!