Events at Zingerman's Creamery



Saturday, February 24, 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 to make as it is to eat. Adults and children over 12 are welcome. Classes fill fast, sign up today!



Sunday, February 25, 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 learning about the process directly from the makers. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.



Sunday, March 4, 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, two-part 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 we make in class using fresh milk. Then we’ll 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! 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, March 9, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $35.00

The spring air is crisp and so are the hard ciders! We will pair up a range of our favorite Michigan-made ciders from dry to sweet with cheeses selected from our shop. This tasting is a great way to get ready for the upcoming picnic season: you will leave armed with notes on the cheeses, ciders, and how we choose the pairings, ready to wow your friends and family. Bread and accompaniments from the Cream Top Shop will be provided in addition to the ciders and cheese.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+.



Sunday, March 11, 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 learning about the process directly from the makers. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch!



Friday, March 16, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $35.00

What goes better with cheese than beer? More cheese! With the ever-increasing number of great breweries and craft beer, it can be hard to know what to look for in choosing a beer for your cheese. We’ll talk about the brewing process, major styles of beer, and some of our favorite cheeses to pair up with each style. We’ll end the evening on a sweet note with a beer and gelato float!

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+.



Sunday, March 18, 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, two-part 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 we make in class using fresh milk. Then we’ll 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! 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!



Saturday, March 24, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $30.00

A delicious introduction to the world of cheese! Join Tessie, one of our Cream Top Shop managers and resident Certified Cheese Professional, as she guides you through the seven major styles of cheese. She’ll talk about what makes each style unique and provide samples of each, share tips for building a well-rounded cheese board, and give some tips on the basics of pairing cheese with beer and wine. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.



Sunday, March 25, 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 learning about the process directly from the makers. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch!



Friday, April 6, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $30.00

You might not think of tea as being a typical pairing for a slice of cheese, but the two can be exceptionally good at bringing out the best flavors of each other. Like wine, certain teas contain tannins which result in full-bodied flavors and make for a perfect accompaniment to a variety of cheeses. Our cheesemongers have teamed up with our neighbors at the Zingerman’s Coffee Co. to showcase specially selected teas from Rishi that pair most deliciously with an assortment of cheeses hand-picked by our cheesemongers. Join us for this unique take on tea time!



Sunday, April 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, two-part 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 we make in class using fresh milk. Then we’ll 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! 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, April 13, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $35.00

Do you know what wine to pair with that perfectly melting triple cream brie? We do! Join Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional and wine lover for an evening of tasting. In celebration of Michigan Wine Month, we’ll taste through a spectrum of local Michigan wines from our favorite vintners paired with wine-friendly artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.



Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Cost: $35.00

April 21st is Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day! In this tasting, we will be joining this international celebration of traditionally crafted raw milk cheese and the individuals who bring it from the pasture to the plate. Because we are so passionate about keeping old traditions alive, we are paying tribute to our favorite domestic selection of unpasteurized, traditionally-made cheeses. Join us for a flavorful and educational afternoon for the cheese enthusiast!



Sunday, April 22, 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, two-part 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 we make in class using fresh milk. Then we’ll 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! 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, April 27, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $30.00

A delicious introduction to the world of cheese! Join Tessie, one of our Cream Top Shop managers and resident Certified Cheese Professional, as she guides you through the seven major styles of cheese. She’ll talk about what makes each style unique and provide samples of each, share tips for building a well-rounded cheese board, and give some tips on the basics of pairing cheese with beer and wine. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.



Sunday, April 29, 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 learning about the process directly from the makers. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch!



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.