Edible Art Fair

As the hordes of artists and art lovers descend upon downtown Ann Arbor, there are few commodities more valuable than parking.  Especially free parking.   And we’ve got plenty of it over at Zingerman’s Southside.

Just a scone’s throw away from I-94, you’ll find plenty of parking to go with handmade cheeses and gelato, artisan breads, pastries, and candy bars, and small-batch freshly roasted coffees.  Zingerman’s Southside is where it’s at this week and every week.  If avoiding the throngs at all costs is your thing, then we’ve got you covered.

And for those of you who love the hustle and bustle of large crowds and a symphony for the senses (which is me I must admit), we’ve got your good food needs covered as well.  Nestled within downtown Ann Arbor, you’ll find several oasis’s of Zingerman’s gastronomical delights.

There’s the Delicatessen of course, bastion of delightful sandwiches, olive oils, vinegars, cheeses, and Zingerman’s-made goodies.  And speaking of Zingerman’s-made foods, you’ll find the Creamery at the Kerrytown Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturday and…

It’s Edible Art Fair time again!  Join the Creamery in front of the Michigan Theatre to cool off with some of our handmade gelato in a few different ways.  We’ll be set up just a jump away from the corner of State & Liberty vending scoops of our favorite frozen Italian dessert, gelato sandwiches made with the Bakehouse’s mouth-watering cookies, and gelato & Zingerman’s cold-brew coffee floats.  The full menu is on the left!

We’ll be there all week long, from the Art Fair’s opening at 10am on Wednesday and closing it down at 6 on Saturday.  We hope to see you there!

Farmers Market Season!

‘Tis the season for Farmers Markets and you can find Zingerman’s Creamery cheeses at several great ones around Southeast Michigan. It’s hard to beat a beautiful summer’s day spent wading through bountiful tables of produce, honeys, meats, and, cheese! So far it has been a great season and we are eagerly anticipating the bounty yet to come.

From us, you will find a great selection of our cheeses – fresh and smoked mozzarella, City Goats so fresh you could slap ’em, cows milk Sharon Hollows, and a rotating offering of our soft-ripened cheeses.

Find us at:

Ann Arbor Downtown Farmers’ Market (Kerrytown) – Saturdays in April through December, Wednesdays in May through September

Ann Arbor Westside Farmers’ Market (Jackson and Maple Rds.) – Thursdays in June through September

Eastern Market in Detroit – Saturdays in April through December

And you can find our cheese at the Downtown Ypsilanti Market on Tuesdays and the Canton Farmers Market on Sundays!

July Cheese of the Month – Fresh Goat Cheese!

The calendar has turned so that must mean a new Creamery cheese is taking top honors, and this month the spotlight is shining on our Fresh Goat Cheese. This is one of the purest expressions of the fabulous goat’s milk we get in every week from the MacDonald family. This cheese has a wonderfully light and fluffy texture with a cool creamy flavor. Made from pasteurized milk and traditional rennet, we have a new batch waiting for you every Friday at the Cheese Shop. Spread it on toasted bagels or caraway rye, serve it with celery sticks, use it to stuff Piquillo peppers, mix with honey and eat by the spoonful. It’s ideal for stuffing pasta with, or as a topping for already sauced pasta. Bake it into a goat cheese and tomato tart. Any way you eat it, enjoy!

All month long, get yourself a pound for $3-off the regular price! Only $10.99 for a full or $5.50 for a 1/2-pound tub!

The Word on Cheese…

The most recent issue of Culture Magazine has a wonderfully wordsmithed piece about us that we just had to mention. Written by our friend Matt Rubiner of Rubiner’s Cheesemongors & Grocers in Great Barrington, MA, and entitled Not Business as Usual, the article delves into the unique opportunities creating cheese in the middle of an industrial park on the south side of Ann Arbor present. Surely not the first site or building anyone would probably choose to start up a cheesemaking business, our unique situation has afforded us the necessity to adapt to our environment in some pretty clever ways, both as producers and retailers. And we really wouldn’t have it any other way.

Matt is a great writer and his voice really shines through in this piece. There are some great photos of Cheshire-making and drool-worthy shots of cheese that can really get that cheese itch itchy. Hope you enjoy!