Appetizer Trays & Cheese Baskets
Our number one selling appetizer. From savory to sweet: everything you need for a great party. This great snack collection is perfect for taking to the office, a friend’s party or when you are entertaining in your own home. We’ve gathered our favorites: two types of savory Italian salami with brown mustard, imported olives, aged gouda cheese, a soft cheese like double-cream Green Hill with slices of Bakehouse French baguette, Edwards peanuts, our housemade hummus and crisps and, for a sweet finish, an assortment of Bakehouse brownies including Buenos Aires, Pecan Blondies and Black Magic. So grab a bottle of red and give your friends a call. We make throwing a party that easy!
A selection of deli all-star cheeses, certain to be a crowd-pleaser at any get together. Full-flavored favorites like Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, Faribault Blue Cheese, soft, spreadable Green Hill cheese and Pril Gouda make this a crowd-pleasing combination. Accompanied by juicy grapes, slices of French baguette and pecan raisin crisps.
American cheese takes on new meaning with this selection of cheese showcasing the best American cheesemakers. We take great pride in introducing truly exceptional cheeses handcrafted by cheese artisans in America. Share these wonders with your friends and celebrate a new American cheese tradition. This assortment includes an American gouda, cheddar, blue and a soft cheese, produced right here in the U.S. Served with slices of Bakehouse baguettes and crisps.
Classic antipasti at its absolute best. This collection of imported meats and cheeses from our world-famous deli will knock your socks off. We select the best of our Italian salamis, prosciutto-style ham, Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh mozzarella, marinated olives, roasted peppers, wood-roasted artichokes and aged provolone. You’ll receive this beautifully arranged basket with our Bakehouse city baguette and Paesano bread.
If you’re looking for the ultimate Zingerman’s experience, this offering of cheeses is a full-flavored, traditionally-made show stopper. Our cheese expert, Sean Hartwig, hand-selects a one of a kind assortment of cheeses gathered from around the world. Each cheese is at its peak in flavor. The basket is accompanied by a description of the cheeses that have been selected for you. Served with Bakehouse French baguettes and crisps.
This beautifully arranged basket has a selection of cheeses from our own award-winning Creamery. These cheeses are made with fresh local milk, hand-ladled and gently pasteurized to protect their delicate flavor. Some of the possibilities include our Creamery’s luscious City Goat; the Manchester, a velvety rich double-cream cow’s milk cheese; the Lincoln Log, a dense and very rich in texture goat’s milk cheese; and the Detroit Street Brick, a goat’s milk cheese studded with green peppercorns. Served with French baguettes and crisps.
Looking for antipasto but wanting it to be pork-free? We’ve got it! We combine slices of Artisan’s Waygu, Felino and Bresola and other all beef salamis. We include roasted asparagus, piquillo peppers, smoked artichokes, and imported olives with our olive tapanade, Bakehouse baguette and Paesano rolls, making this a delicious way to offer antipasto without the pork.
Zingerman’s ranch dip accompanied by Zingerman’s Salt potato chips.
Great Bakehouse bread and bagel crisps served with three great dips. A trio of hummus, Feta Spread with Marash Pepper and Olive Tapenade. Served with Paesano Bread and housemade bagel chips.
Seasonal fresh vegetables with housemade roasted red pepper sauce (a staff favorite) and housemade ranch dressing. We use local produce whenever possible. We work with great local farms: Tilian Residency Farm, Tantre Farm, Goetz Farm and more.
An array of ready-to-eat mini sandwiches. We’ll make an assortment to suit everyone, including turkey, red meat and vegetarian selections. Gives your guest the opportunity to try several Zingerman’s sandwiches.
Recommended serving: 2-3 sandwichettes per person. Sandwichette flavors come by the dozen.
|$35/dozen (serves 4-6)|
Sandwichettes we recommend:
#13 Sherman’s Sure Choice
Zingerman’s lean corned beef, Swiss Emmental cheese, creamy coleslaw & our own homemade Russian dressing on Zingerman’s Bakehouse traditional Jewish Rye Bread.
#20 Tom’s New Job
Free-range turkey breast, creamy coleslaw, Swiss Emmental cheese & our own homemade Russian dressing on traditional Jewish Rye Bread.
#23 Mary’s Commute
Our delicious chicken salad (chunks of hand-cut amish chicken, mayo, onion & celery), lettuce & Hellmann’s mayonnaise on city baguette.
#38 Schoolkids’ Song n’ Dance (vegetarian)
Thick slices of Swiss Emmental cheese, Zingerman’s Creamery hand-ladled, fresh cream cheese with scallions, succulent tomatoes, lettuce & refreshing cucumbers on a Zingerman’s Bakehouse Pumpernickel Bread.
#55 Gemini Rocks The House (vegetarian)
Zingerman’s own handmade fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and Italian pesto on the Bakehouse’s City Baguette.
#26 Frank & Kathy’s Half Italian Sub
All beef salami, Italian Mortadella, Arkansas Peppered Ham, provolone cheese, lettuce and succulent tomatoes, olive oil and red wine vinegar on an Italian Paesano Roll.
#77 Jimmy Wants Rosemary’s Baby
Rosemary-crusted baked Italian ham, Zingerman’s handmade fresh mozzarella cheese, succulent tomatoes & red wine vinegar on a Zingerman’s Bakehouse City Baguette.
#81 Oswald’s Mile High
Zingerman’s lean corned beef, & yellow mustard on Zingerman’s Bakehouse Jewish Rye Bread.
A beautiful sweet addition to your appetizer spread! We surround a juicy red grape with a combination of Faribault Blue cheese from Wisconsin and Zingerman’s Creamery Cream cheese and roll it in sugared pecans. Reina’s favorite!
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Roasted vegetables and dips. Great as a accompaniment to our cheese trays, or to expand your vegetarian sandwich fixin’s. Portobello mushrooms, roasted eggplant, piquillo peppers, marinated olives, wood-roasted artichoke hearts, roasted asparagus, oven-dried tomatoes, roasted onions, hummus, and roasted red pepper sauce. Makes a great vegetarian sandwich tray, just add Bakehouse breads and your favorite Deli salads.
Close your eyes and imagine the Tuscan sun while enjoying slices of Bakehouse baguette grilled with olive oil and garlic. We send three toppings: Italian pesto, rustic tomato and basil and a sauteed mushroom with a hint of truffle oil. A great appetizer to get your evening started.
Roasted asparagus with sea salt and Tellicherry pepper, wrapped with Prosciutto di Parma and served with slices of Bakehouse baguette. Order the Spears of Indulgence in May and June and the asparagus is Michigan grown and picked by us!
Our own take on this southern classic spread. A blend of grated Vermont cheddar, mayonnaise, chopped pimentos and spices. We’ll send along slices of our Bakehouse pumpernickel bread and fresh celery sticks.
Choose between prosciutto di parma or pesto with oven-dried tomatoes for a decadent (and beautiful!) appetizer that is sure to wow your friends. Hand-pulled mozzarella layered with prosciutto di parma or pesto and oven-dried tomatoes. Cut in slices to create a beautiful spiral of full-flavor. Served with Bakehouse baguette.
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Roasted Salmon with Grilled Vegetables – An incredibly impressive offering of oven roasted Atlantic salmon seasoned with Greek olive oil and sea salt, along with an array of roasted vegetables and slices of Bakehouse baguette. Served with housemade two mustard caper sauce.
|$175/side, serves up to 10|
Bob’s Bourbon Lime Salmon – The Deli’s Sous Chef brings us this side of oven roasted Atlantic salmon glazed in a Bourbon lime reduction. We serve it with wild rice salad and Bakehouse baguette.
|$175/side, serves up to 10|
Roasted Salmon with Ginger Glaze – A side of oven roasted Atlantic salmon seasoned with a soy ginger glaze. Served with slices of Bakehouse baguette and roasted carrots and green beans. Marinated with marash pepper and agrodolce vinegar.
|$175/side, serves up to 10|
These mini sandwiches have actually drawn applause when served. Choose from our zesty barbequed chicken, cuban pulled pork or hand-pulled BBQ beef brisket. Served with Zingerman’s Bakehouse mini salted brioche rolls. Take a bow, they are that good!
Can be made with Zingerman’s Pimento cheese and tomato for a vegetarian option.
Orders with fewer than 48 hours notice may require a substitution for rolls.
These pastry puffs are one of our most popular appetizers.
Original feta kiss made with barrel-aged feta, Creamery cream cheese and topped with caramelized onion
Stuffed mushroom kiss with portabello mushroom, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, spinach and cream cheese
Italian kiss with oven dried tomatoes, blue cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and basil (Can add pepperoni, just ask!)
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|m||$90 (40 kisses | choose up to 2 flavors)|
|b||$125 (60 kisses | choose up to 3 flavors)|
Dates filled with a combination of Faribault blue cheese
and Zingerman’s cream cheese wrapped in applewood smoked bacon.
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Our classic Jewish potato pancakes (latkes) are quartered and served warm with applesauce and sour cream.
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A little spice and a bit of cheese make the perfect bite-sized snack. We take half of a fresh jalapeno, fill it with Zingerman’s Creamery Cream Cheese and Vermont cheddar, then roast it in the oven to bubbly perfection. For a truly addictive bite, try it with bacon!
We love experimenting with meat on a stick (veggies too). We’ve come up with five creative combinations sure to please your guests. We have five varieties of skewers to choose from:
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- Marinated chicken with spicy peanut sauce and ginger
- Tamari marinated flank steak skewered with portabello mushrooms
- Grilled rosemary shrimp and marinated artichoke hearts
- Flavorful seasonal vegetables including portabello mushroom, zucchini and red onion, grilled with olive oil and sea salt
- Local Hannewald lamb with Indian Spice mix rub & herb yogurt dip.
We take the best jumbo Texas Gulf shrimp, wrap them in applewood smoked bacon, and put them on a skewer for you and all your guests to enjoy. Served with our housemade tare sauce (sweet and spicy soy sauce), these make the perfect cocktail appetizer!
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A variation on an old family recipe. Made with local grass fed beef and pork served in our housemade tomato sauce. Topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Great added to our penne pastas. Who doesn’t love a good meatball?
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We turn to our friends at Epices de Cru for a delicious yellow curry that we combine with lamb and beef to create this meatball. We send along a housemade cucumber & mint yogurt sauce, making these a crowd favorite.
We marinate chicken wings in our incredibly popular Piri Piri marinade. These are so good you’ll be hiding them from your friends! Served with ranch or blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.