We have scheduled an exclusive private tour of Temecula Olive Oil. The Ranch is open to the public that day, but our tour will be private.
The event will take place on October 12, 2019 at Noon at Olive View Ranch, 46780 Highway 371, Aguanga, CA 92536.
The tour is guided by one of the founders and will be approximately 1 1/2 hours including olive oil tastings.
Following the tour, we will be able to have a potluck at the picking area, so please bring your favorite dish and drinks to share, including paper goods, cutlery, and cups.
Tickets are $20 per person, payable to Sabine. NO REFUNDS. Please pay via PAYPAL by October 4, 2019 to reserve your spot.
The guided tour starts promptly at 12 noon, so please arrive on time. For more information in general and address/driving directions, you can visit:
For the September meeting, we will be making and sharing fondue! This will not be a typical meeting and will focus on sharing fondue with only a minimal club business portion.
The meeting will be at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 17th and will be held at AleSmith Brewery.
Please sign up for fondue-making teams or bringing additional supplies here: https://tinyurl.com/y3v94tj6
See the presentation slides and notes in the Meeting Notes section of the site for inspiration and recipes.
If you aren’t making fondue, bring things to go along with it and to dip in the various fondues.
Bring fondue, cheese, and other items to share. Homemade beer and wine are ok, but commercial alcoholic beverages are not permitted by AleSmith’s license.
Bring your own chair.
We cannot accommodate electric fondue pots, so please use ones fueled by sterno, alcohol, or gas.
Try to prep as much beforehand as possible.
If you are making fondue, try to be self-sufficient in terms of having your own table, serving supplies, etc.
This month we start preparing for our famous Fondue event in September. Carol Rutherford will provide an introduction to Fondue as well as recipes you many want to try. It’s not all cheese and bread. If you plan on participating in the Fondue event then this is not a meeting to miss.
This will be followed by a short presentation on food safety as it applies to Cheesemaking, given by Sabine Friedrich-Walter, a Certified Food Safety Manager. This is an important topic that I’m sure you’ll find interesting.
Lastly we’re starting our bi-monthly “Jenny’s Corner” Cheese Talk. Jenny Eastwood of SmallGoods will pick a cheese and give a 15 minute presentation on that cheese. The intent is to become more informed on what to look for in a particular cheese or type of cheese.
The meeting is on August 20th at AleSmith brewery. As is our custom, the social time and potluck will start at 6:30PM. You all have been awesome with the sampling of cheese and food to try and you are encouraged to bring something to share. At 7PM we’ll start our business portion and featured presentations.
Bring a chair and a friend.
Be sure to join us for our July meeting. This month the topic is “Cheese of The British Isles” by Curt Wittenberg and a special guest Eric Meredith from Neal’s Yard in the UK. You won’t want to miss this meeting.
This month we’re going to try something fun. Everyone who RSVPs will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. I don’t know what it is, but it won’t be a car or vacation. Probably some cheese or cheese related item, or a beer. Who knows?? Find out on the 16th.
As usual Social half-hour starts at 6:30 with the general meeting starting at 7. Please consider bringing a tasty treat to share.
Bring a friend and a chair. You’re probably safe without jackets this month.
See you on Tuesday.
RSVP LINK: https://forms.gle/1npTahNLgfgC5eP79
Our June meeting will be on Tuesday, June 18th. Jenny Eastwood and Larry Stein will be presenting on Tasting and Classifying Cheese. It’s better than it sounds, with emphasis on the tasting part.
As always, our friendly potluck and social time will start at 6:30. Please consider bringing an item to share, the last few months have been wonderful.
Don’t forget your chair and a light coat in case it’s cold in the brewery.
I hope you’ve all recovered from last months Grilled Cheese event. This month we have a great presentation planned. Peter Zien, of CheeseSmith and AleSmith, will be here to talk to us about pasteurization. This is a critical process in Cheesemaking and many food endeavors, but few people know what it does and why it’s important. You don’t want to miss this meeting.
As always, our friendly potluck and social time will start at 6:30. Please consider bringing an item to share. The last few months have been wonderful. Don’t forget your chair and a coat.
Thank you to everyone who responded to the Valle Guadalupe trip. It’s sold out at 30 people. I’ll be sending a notice to those that signed up with the almost final details.
Be prepared to send me your deposit after I send the notice. We have a great trip planned. I’ll send all the details to you hopefully by Monday.
See you next Tuesday.