Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

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Hello Queso Diegans,

You won’t want to miss our August meeting of Queso Diego – The San Diego Cheese Club. This month we will be continuing our foray into simple tasty cheeses and fermented milk products with a presentation on Yogurt and Yogurt Cheeses by our very own Sabine Friedrich-Walter. This group of cheeses is ancient, easy to make and very tasty making them something that is accessible to anybody.

Please join us:

Tuesday August 21st at 6:30 PM
Alesmith Brewing Co.
9990 Alesmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126.

And don’t forget to send your RSVP:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzzVK25dQia8G9yV6Ikp6QK_mA5rd42gX_cp1oVeEJvtO3AQ/viewform

As always, we will be sharing homemade and commercial cheeses at 6:30 sharp and then progress into our formal meeting and our presentation, which will, of course, be accompanied by homemade yogurts and yogurt cheeses. Feel free to bring non-alcoholic beverages or homemade alcoholic beverages (commercial alcoholic beverages are not allowed on brewery premises).

Queso Diego July Meeting Announcement

The July Queso Diego Meeting on Tuesday, July 17th at 6:30 PM.

AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 Alesmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126.

Please RSVP via the form in the link below:
https://goo.gl/forms/459Yw42qBmra13Xt2

This month’s featured presentation will be “Quesos de Mexíco” by Felipe González.

The meeting starts at 6:30 PM with sharing of cheese (homemade or otherwise) and cheese-friendly foods, homemade alcoholic beverages, and any other food or non-alcoholic beverage you would like to share (no sharing of food before 6:30, please). AleSmith beer is available for purchase (no other commercial alcoholic beverages can be served at the brewery). At 7:00 PM we start the formal meeting.

Please remember to bring a chair.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Queso Diego June Meeting Announcement

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We will be having our June Queso Diego Meeting on Tuesday, June 19th. As always, it will be held at:
AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 Alesmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126.

The meeting starts at 6:30 PM with sharing of cheese (homemade or otherwise) and cheese-friendly foods, homemade alcoholic beverages, and any other food or non-alcoholic beverage you would like to share. AleSmith beer is available for purchase (no other commercial alcoholic beverages can be served at the brewery).

At 7:00 PM we start the formal meeting with a summary of past and upcoming club events and meeting plans and we always provide a chance to talk about your homemade cheeses and to discuss cheesemaking and answer cheese-related questions.

This month’s featured presentation will be “Chèvre and Beyond: An introduction to cheesemaking”, by Larry Stein. This will be a great educational talk for new and seasoned cheesemakers alike.

Please remember to bring a chair and wear something warm as we meet in the brewery, which can be chilly if the weather is cold.

If you haven’t paid your 2018 dues, please be prepared to pay $20 for individuals or $30 for a family to our new Membership Officer, Olaf Walter.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/Hgddsu9VgV4fOYm72

Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

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Our May Queso Diego Meeting is already here!

Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM at:

AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 Alesmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126.

Please RSVP for the meeting here:
https://goo.gl/forms/T3wzsKWES5AhM69n1

The meeting starts at 6:30 PM with sharing of cheese (homemade or otherwise) and cheese-friendly foods, homemade alcoholic beverages, and any other food or non-alcoholic beverage you would like to share. AleSmith beer is available for purchase (no other commercial alcoholic beverages can be served at the brewery).

At 7:00 PM we start the formal meeting with a summary of past and upcoming club events and meeting plans and we always provide a chance to talk about your homemade cheeses and to discuss cheesemaking and answer cheese-related questions.

This month’s will feature multiple mini-presentations.

First, Marci Richards and Jenny Eastwood will provide important information about competing in the SD Fair Cheesemaking Competition and discuss the process of cheese judging.

Next, Chris Banker will present on cheese caves and how to make your own.

Following Chris’ presentation there will be time for members to discuss their favorite cheesemaking gadgets (please keep presentations to a couple of minutes and one powerpoint slide, if you need it). Please make sure to tell us if you are bringing a gadget to share on the RSVP form.

Please remember to bring a chair and wear something warm as we meet in the brewery, which can be chilly in the winter.

If you haven’t paid your 2018 dues, please be prepared to pay $20 for individuals or $30 for a family to our new Membership Officer, Olaf Walter.

Queso Diego April Meeting Announcement

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April is Grilled Cheese Month and we’ll be celebrating with our annual Grilled Cheese Meeting on April 17! You won’t want to miss this delicious event!

Grilled Cheese Meeting
Tuesday, April 17 @ 6:30PM
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126

Please adhere to the following guidelines to accommodate our new space:

Propane / butane cooking apparatus are strongly preferred, as we only have a couple of electrical outlets available.
We need as many propane/butane stoves/grills as possible, please indicate in the RSVP if you can bring yours (with propane included). If you don’t have your own, you should be able to find space on someone else’s.

We will have separate tables set up for: cooking, prep/ingredients, food/serving, and a gluten-free table
If you have a portable table, please bring it – we need as many surfaces as we can!

We ask that you bring ingredients and prep/cooking supplies to cook 2-3+ sandwiches
Cooks will be rotating, so that once you’ve finished grilling, please allow someone else to use your cooking space
Cook 2-3 sandwiches and cut into 6+ pieces each, depending on the size/structure – You won’t be slaving over the stove all night, so don’t be afraid to jump in!
Please prep at home as much as possible (chopping, mixing, marinating) and bring extra to mix and match – caramelized onions, roasted peppers, sliced cheeses, meats, sliced fruits/veggies, spices, etc.

If you don’t plan to cook, please bring food to share or ingredients for the cooks to use
Non-members and Guests are allowed – No admittance without food to share or an ingredient to use! 🙂 We ask that non-members and guests consider joining for only $20/year

Please RSVP the supplies you can bring:
Tables
Propane cook stove / griddle
Propane
Electric stove / griddle (limited electrical outlets)
Food
Ingredients – meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, butter, salt/pepper, Nutella, herbs, etc
Knives
Cutting boards
Skillets/Pans
Platters
Spatulas/Tongs

We are permitted to bring homemade alcoholic beverages, but AleSmith’s license does not permit outside commercial alcohol.

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKaTfl3Ve5YuDFII7KvEJfaL6FFeN7J3HOR6_l3esgBEqpZg/viewform

Queso Diego March Meeting Announcement

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Greetings Queso Diegans,

The March Queso Diego meeting is on March 20th at 6:30 PM at Alesmith Brewing Co.

If you are attending, please RSVP by following link below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxObzaY2yU3vwSheMlLj4moxVTwtta5M8gbpkEA54Qo-c9zA/viewform

Curt Wittenberg will give the presentation this month on Sheep Milk Cheeses. It will be accompanied by wonderful cheeses so you won’t want to miss it.

We will also have an introduction to April’s Grilled Cheese Meeting and some ideas for what you might bring. Remember, creativity and delectability are most welcome.

The young Cheese of the Month is Mozzarella and the aged cheese is Gouda. Try your hand at these monthly challenges to increase your cheesemaking skills.

Finally, if you need anything from the Library of Cheesemaking, please be sure to make your requests by Thursday March 15th so they can be packaged and delivered at the meeting.

We hope to see you all there.

Until then, stay cheesy.