Events at Zingerman's Creamery



Friday, June 22, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $40.00

Go beyond the fresh chevre and dive into the delicious world of goat’s milk! We’ll taste some of our favorite goat’s milk cheeses, and explore the diversity of the textures and flavors that can be produced from fresh and spreadable to cheddars and blues. Featuring some of our housemade specialties and others that we’ve discovered through our relationships with other small American artisan cheesemakers. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

For those attending our Fresh Goat Cheese Making class this weekend, take 50% off of this tasting to add it on to your cheesemaking experience – if you are registering for both this and the cheesemaking class give us a call (734-929-0500) to register at the discounted rate!



Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Cost: $200.00

Come join us as we share our techniques and recipes for success making fresh goat’s milk cheeses! On day one we’ll make cheese using milk we’ve started the day before and then walk you through the process of culturing & setting the fresh milk. On day two we’ll finish our cheese from day one and use the milk that we set the night before to make rounds of fresh goat cheese. We’ll also taste through some of the different goat cheeses that are made at Zingerman’s Creamery and talk about how process influences finished product. You’ll leave with all the cheese that you made in class, plus all of the recipes that we used in class.

This is a 2-day class! Saturday, June 23 (2-4pm) & Sunday, 24 (12-4pm)

Two days not enough? Give us a call to register for the June class weekend and get 50% off tickets for our all-goat cheese tasting class on June 22nd!



Friday, June 29, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $45.00

Our Cream Top Shop selections of American artisan cheese and wines will be featured in this pre-Independence day celebration. We’ll tour the map of artisan cheese in the USA and serve a perfectly paired wine to go with each. You’ll leave with a new appreciation for red, white, and blue! Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+



Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: $75.00

Learn the secret to making terrific fresh mozzarella from the experts! In this fun-filled class we’ll show you the ins and outs of making this simple, yet delicious cheese. You’ll learn how to pull balls of fresh mozzarella from curd and milk, stretch string cheese, and create rich, creamy burrata. You’ll get all of the cheese that you make in class to take home and eat, plus the recipes that we teach in the class! Perfect for pizza, super on a salad, or amazing on its own, this versatile cheese is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Adults and children over 12 are welcome. Classes fill fast, so sign up today!



Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm

Cost: $10

Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure to learn how we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. On this tour, you will get to observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses while hearing directly from the makers how the cheese is made. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.



Friday, July 6, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost: $40.00

Come and join us for a delicious honey and cheese pairing class! Join Tessie, our very own resident Certified Cheese Professional, as she guides you through a sweet and salty journey exploring a variety of artisan cheeses and honey pairings. She’ll talk about what makes each style unique and provide samples, and give some tips on the basics of pairing cheese with honey.



Saturday, July 7, 2018 8:00am to 5:00pm

Cost: $35.00

A delicious introduction to the world of frozen desserts! This tasting will tingle your sweet tooth as we taste through some of our favorite flavors of gelato and sorbet that we produce at Zingerman’s Creamery. We’ll talk about why we choose the ingredients that we use, techniques used to create these frozen confections, and taste our way through what makes a great gelato. Additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.



Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: $75.00

Come and learn the secret to making terrific fresh mozzarella from the experts! In this fun-filled class, we’ll show you the ins and outs of making this simple, yet delicious cheese. You’ll learn how to pull balls of fresh mozzarella from curd and milk, stretch string cheese, and create rich, creamy burrata. You’ll get all of the cheese that you make in class to take home and eat, plus the recipes that we teach in the class! Perfect for pizza, super on a salad, or amazing on its own, this versatile cheese is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Adults and children over 12 are welcome. Classes fill fast, sign up today!



Friday, July 13, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost: $45.00

Do you know which beer goes best with that cheddar? We do! Join Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional and beer aficionado, for an evening of tasting and exploration. We’ll try a wide range of beer styles from our favorite breweries paired with artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments will be provided.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+.



Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: $75.00

Come and learn the secret to making terrific fresh mozzarella from the experts! In this fun-filled class, we’ll show you the ins and outs of making this simple, yet delicious cheese. You’ll learn how to pull balls of fresh mozzarella from curd and milk, stretch string cheese, and create rich, creamy burrata. You’ll get all of the cheese that you make in class to take home and eat, plus the recipes that we teach in the class! Perfect for pizza, super on a salad, or amazing on its own, this versatile cheese is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Adults and children over 12 are welcome. Classes fill fast, sign up today!



Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm

Cost: $10.00

Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure to learn how we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. On this tour, you will get to observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses while hearing directly from the makers how the cheese is made. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.



Sunday, July 15, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $15.00

Take a tasty armchair travel with us as we explore the behind scenes and watch how some of our favorite cheese producers make their renowned aged dairy creations. This family-friendly movie night will tantalize your taste buds as well as your curiosity for where some of our favorite cheese comes from. Alongside the movies, we will be tasting a variety of cheeses from the makers provided in the videos. PS. Popcorn will be provided!



Friday, July 20, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost: $40.00

A delicious introduction to the world of cheese! Join Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional, as she guides you through the seven major styles of cheese. She’ll share samples and expert tips for cheeseboard and pairings. Bread and additional accompaniments will be provided.



Friday, August 3, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost: $40.00

Join us as we share some of the American Cheese Society Award Winners! Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional, will guide you through the winners. She’ll share samples and explain why each cheese is the best cheese in its category and what makes it stand out from the rest. Bread and additional accompaniments will be provided.



Sunday, August 5, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm

Cost: $10.00

Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure to learn how we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. On this tour, you will get to observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses while hearing directly from the makers how the cheese is made. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.



Saturday, August 11, 2018 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: $45.00

Do you know which wine to pair with that triple cream brie? We do! Join us for an evening of tasting and exploration. We’ll try a spectrum of wines from our favorite vintners paired with artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+.



Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:00am to 5:00pm

Cost: $75.00

Come and learn the secret to making terrific fresh mozzarella from the experts! In this fun-filled class, we’ll show you the ins and outs of making this simple, yet delicious cheese. You’ll learn how to pull balls of fresh mozzarella from curd and milk, stretch string cheese, and create rich, creamy burrata. You’ll get all of the cheese that you make in class to take home and eat, plus the recipes that we teach in the class! Perfect for pizza, super on a salad, or amazing on its own, this versatile cheese is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Adults and children over 12 are welcome. Classes fill fast, sign up today!



Friday, August 17, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost: $45.00

Do you know which beer goes best with that cheddar? We do! Join Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional and beer aficionado, for an evening of tasting and exploration. We’ll try a wide range of beer styles from our favorite breweries paired with artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments will be provided.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+.



Saturday, August 18, 2018 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: $200.00

We’re sharing our techniques and recipes for making fresh goat’s milk cheeses with this two-day class! We’ll walk you through the process of culturing and setting the fresh milk, taste a variety of goat cheeses, and make rounds of fresh goat cheese together. You’ll leave with all the cheese that you make and recipes.

2 Class Day: Aug 18 (3-5pm) & 19 (1-5pm)



Sunday, August 19, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm

Cost: $10.00

Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure to learn how we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. On this tour, you will get to observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses while hearing directly from the makers how the cheese is made. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.



Friday, August 24, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost: $45.00

What better way to enjoy ripe and juicy tomatoes than with your favorite cheeses? August is the very peak of tomato season in Michigan, and we are excited to share this special tasting! Join us as we sample a variety of locally grown heirloom tomatoes paired with some of our favorite cheeses. We’ll taste through a variety of summer pairings from the classic Caprese with our made-in-house hand-pulled mozzarella to more unique dishes! Bread and additional accompaniments will be provided!



Saturday, August 25, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost: $45.00

What better way to enjoy ripe and juicy tomatoes than with your favorite cheeses? August is the very peak of tomato season in Michigan, and we are excited to share this special tasting! Join us as we sample a variety of locally grown heirloom tomatoes paired with some of our favorite cheeses. We’ll taste through a variety of summer pairings from the classic Caprese with our made-in-house hand-pulled mozzarella to more unique dishes! Bread and additional accompaniments will be provided!



Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: $75.00

Come and learn the secret to making terrific fresh mozzarella from the experts! In this fun-filled class, we’ll show you the ins and outs of making this simple, yet delicious cheese. You’ll learn how to pull balls of fresh mozzarella from curd and milk, stretch string cheese, and create rich, creamy burrata. You’ll get all of the cheese that you make in class to take home and eat, plus the recipes that we teach in the class! Perfect for pizza, super on a salad, or amazing on its own, this versatile cheese is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Adults and children over 12 are welcome. Classes fill fast, sign up today!



Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:00pm to 11:00pm

Cost: $10.00

Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure to learn how we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. On this tour, you will get to observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses while hearing directly from the makers how the cheese is made. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.



Tuesday, August 28, 2018 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Cost: $75.00

Come and learn the secret to making terrific fresh mozzarella from the experts! In this fun-filled class, we’ll show you the ins and outs of making this simple, yet delicious cheese. You’ll learn how to pull balls of fresh mozzarella from curd and milk, stretch string cheese, and create rich, creamy burrata. You’ll get all of the cheese that you make in class to take home and eat, plus the recipes that we teach in the class! Perfect for pizza, super on a salad, or amazing on its own, this versatile cheese is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Adults and children over 12 are welcome. Classes fill fast, sign up today!



Friday, August 31, 2018 8:00am to 5:00pm

Cost: $35.00

A delicious introduction to the world of frozen desserts! This tasting will tingle your sweet tooth as we taste through some of our favorite flavors of gelato and sorbet that we produce at Zingerman’s Creamery. We’ll talk about why we choose the ingredients that we use, techniques used to create these frozen confections, and taste our way through what makes a great gelato. Additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.



Private Tastings & Tours

Looking for a 1 to 2 hour class or demonstration for a tour, social or educational group?

Please use the contact page or call 734.929.0500 if you would like set up a private tasting event with one of our cheesemongers.

There is a non-refundable $50 deposit to hold the date for all private events, this deposit will be applied to the total balance of your tasting at the time of the event. We have tasting spaces that can accommodate up to 50 people. For groups 10-22 there is no charge for our Community Room at the Cream Top Shop, for groups of 23-50 there is a $125 room rental fee.