About Us

Way back in 2001, Zingerman’s Creamery got its start making our Real Cream Cheese®, an enduring Ann Arbor favorite which has been hailed by Cook’s Illustrated for “its full flavor and well-rounded balance between saltiness, tanginess, and creaminess.” We specialize in making cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses, gelato, and sorbets. We make everything in small batches with the best local milk from small farmers who share our passion for quality and tradition.

We preserve the incredible flavor of the fresh milk we receive by using old-world techniques coupled with the most precious of resources, time. All of our cheeses are hand-ladled to preserve the delicate characteristics of the curd and we use uncommonly-long sets to draw out a full, complex flavor and a low-heat, long pasteurization to maintain that flavor.

The Cheese Shop @ Zingerman’s Creamery

Located on the South Side of Ann Arbor, Michigan, our Creamery retail shop is dedicated to purveying the highest-quality American made cheeses, beer, wine, and various accoutrements for all three. Our rotating selection includes exemplary cheeses from the best makers in the Nation as well as a curated selection of some historically incredible European imports. We also serve our hand-made gelato and sorbets out of our dipping case.

Tastings And Tours

Check out our Events Page for info about upcoming tours and guided tastings at the Creamery. Our tastings have been a big hit in the Ann Arbor area, boasting intriguing pairings of our cheese with, among other things, the best beer in the region, chocolates, fermented foods, and other truly excellent local foods.

Wholesale

We wholesale our entire line of cheeses and gelati, both directly to customers and through a network of distributors. If you’re interested in bringing in some of our products, please call our Wholesale Line @ 734.929.6450 or drop a line to our Wholesale Director, Paul (pbower@zingermans.com). We’d love to hear from you!

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