Friday, September 15, 2006

Zingerman's Creamery and Roadhouse

I know, how could I possibly devote three days of posts to this place? Well, the fact that we spent almost 8hrs touring it all probably helps!
After the Bakehouse tour, we checked out their new teaching kitchen where classes are offered to the general public, as well as the cake studio, featuring wedding cake displays.

Thankfully, the creamery part of the tour was short. We got a small talk about cheese production followed by a sampling session.

creamery production area

Highlights included the fresh cream cheese and fresh mozzarella, as well as cheese called Chelsea

and some salami, apparently preciously banned in the US. I broke down and bought some of the Chelsea. A side note? You can bring pasturised cheese across the border.

Our tour finally over, we had only one more stop to score a free "Tour of Food" t-shirt; Zingerman's Roadhouse. The restaurant is casual but a little pricey. We were given some samples of food before we ordered, something that has never happened to me before!

I settled on a Roadhouse Salad, thinking I was doing something healthy for myself; silly girl. The salad came with 1.5 lbs of meat. I never made it to the green part of the salad; my table mates suggested I should have known that, seeing as it was 12$ and all. Well, where I come from, salads at casual but expensive restaurants run at least 12$ and feed one person as a general rule!

Wrap up? Go to Zingerman's; I know you can order online, but it is cheaper and way more fun to go in person. The service is beyond impeccable, the selection varied and fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great write-up(s) of our Zing's trip, Linda!! The place really is amazing, isn't it? Your pictures came out wonderfully, also!

I think I'm going to have to give up on my fantasy of working there - depending on the time of day it would be as much as a 2 hours commute one way. :(