Queso Diego February 2015 Meeting Announcement

Hello Queso Diegans,

After 2 amazing QD parties in December and January, we are back at our homebase of City Farmers Nursery for our February meeting.

Tuesday’s Meeting topic will be “Other than Cheese Ferments” presented by our own Larry Stein.

Come and learn about Kefir, Greek Yogurt, Kombucha, Jun, and More. Learn easy ways you can make these in your own kitchen.

Larry has been hard at work on crafting these “other than cheese ferments” in his home kitchen and will have a variety of samples to share. There might even be some cultures to take home (well, if you promise to bring some back to share of course). ;-)

Since many of these are liquid samples, I’d recommend bringing your tasting glass to cut down on those pesky plastic cups (and trash).

Sharing is Caring. As always, bringing delicious things to share is always promoted.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, February 17th at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Map of parking and the meeting location: http://quesodiego.org/?attachment_id=453

Nate’s Garden Grill on the grounds of City Farmers Nursery is now open, so consider stopping by to grab a beer before or after the meeting. They have a great menu of fresh, local food and an extensive draft beer list.

Please RSVP using the link below as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nK_NS6djsFzZfnhnxz9SrdlC0SpqSVUg3bQCX1GGf-Y/viewform

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Queso Diego January Meeting – Special Anniversary Meeting

Queso Diegans,

In January we will be celebrate our Anniversary and the New Year in style with a Cheese and Bubbly pairing.

We will explore a variety of pairings with cheeses and sparkling beverages such as sparkling wines, cider, and beer.

Please Note: This is NOT at City Farmer’s Nursery.

We selected a special location for this meeting to better accommodate the format of the meeting and to allow everyone to be seated at tables.

EVENT DETAILS:

Queso Diego Bubbly and Cheese Anniversary Party

Tuesday, January 20th 2015
6:30pm Arrival
7:00pm Start

First Unitarian Universalist Church
4190 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103

$5 for paid members
$10 for guests (However if they join Queso Diego this drops it to $5)

Timely RSVPs are very important for planning and purchasing purposes.
This is a special annual event and a really good value.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l4WluysW2p3Ms2FDNIl7NCCk1NWGVT3DTsqXGmKQWYM/viewform

There is No need to bring cheeses or beverages to share.

Parking can be found on the street or in the back of the USCD parking lot for $5.
Ridesharing is always encouraged.

Wearing your New Year’s Festive wear is also encouraged.

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Queso Diego Election Results

Thanks to everyone who voted in the Queso Diego elections. We are proud to announce our 2015 officers:

President – Brian Trout
VP – Omar Acosta
Treasurer – Chuck West
Secretary – Colleen Garrett
IT – Chris Banker
Membership – Sandy McIsaac
Historian – Ringo
Quartermaster – Bill Tall

We are looking forward to planning some exciting activities and meetings for 2015.

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Queso Diego November Meeting Announcement

Happy November Cheesers!

We have some exciting news for our November general meeting! This month we’ll feature 1st Place San Diego County Fair Cheese making Competition Winner, Peter Zien. Peter Zien is the owner of Medal-Winning SD Brewery AleSmith, and is moving towards running a local creamery aptly named CheeseSmith. His topic, “Beer-Washed Cheese and Belgian Ales”

Comes learn about beer washed cheeses. Peter will be bringing some very special beer-washed Cheeses and pairing them with Belgian Ales. He has mail-ordered some unique cheeses from Rodenbach, Chimay, and a German Creamery. Also, a new washed-rind cheese from Minnesota that is coated 3x with Surly Furious. He’ll be pairing these with some AleSmith and other Belgian-style brewery offerings.

Same bat time! Same bat channel! Date is set for Tuesday, November 18th, at City Farmer’s Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com) from 6:30-8:30. Map of parking and the meeting location: http://quesodiego.org/?attachment_id=453

Nates Garden Grill (http://www.natesgardengrill.com/) on the grounds is now open, so please consider stopping by to grab a beer before or after the meeting. They have a great menu of fresh, local food, and an extensive draft beer list.

Members are always encouraged to bring cheeses and beverages to share (Homemade is always the best). If you want a theme, try to focus on Belgium.

Please bring your dues if not yet paid ($20 individual/$30 household). It is also possible to pay online through PayPal here: http://quesodiego.org/about/membership

Please RSVP using the following form as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dFFWSXdYRW9NRnZ3QUY0d2FvemczVnc6MA#gid=0

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Queso Diego October Meeting Announcement

From Wheel to Plate! Join us for the October Queso Diego Cheeseup where we’ll celebrate the onset of Fall with Cheese Boards using harvest ingredients.

Using what we learned from the September meeting, all attendees are encouraged to plate their own Falltastic cheese creations! Please use your assigned harvest ingredient from our former event. If you weren’t there to receive an assignment, or have forgotten your ingredient, don’t fret! You can select a couple of harvest-themed ingredients to center a cheese spread around.

Cheese boards do not need to be large as there will be many to sample from!

Harvest Ingredient Suggestions:
– persimmons
– candied ginger
– butternut squash
– sweet potatoes
– baked apples
– pomegranate
– pumpkin
– spice
– everything nice

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, October 21st at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Map of parking and the meeting location: http://quesodiego.org/?attachment_id=453

Nates Garden Grill (http://www.natesgardengrill.com/) on the grounds is now open, so please consider stopping by to grab a beer before or after the meeting. They have a great menu of fresh, local food, and an extensive draft beer list.

Please RSVP using the following form as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGhPVWtKN0JkV0RkX1llay0wRkpnZnc6MA#gid=0

Agenda:

– Brief business meeting
– Share and enjoy harvest themed cheese plates

What to bring:

– Fall Cheese Plates with 1-2 harvest ingredients, seasonal accouterments, and beverage pairings
– 2014 Dues ($20 individual/$30 household), if not yet paid. It is also possible to pay online through PayPal here: http://quesodiego.org/about/membership

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Queso Diego September Meeting Announcement

Join us for the September installation of Queso Diego with a featured presentation on “The Art of the Cheese Board” led by President, Ringo Firefly. We’ll walk you through the do’s and don’ts of assembling your cheeses to include some top tips, favorite combos, and well-executed landscaping for your next party-perfect presentation. We promise it won’t be so intimidating after we cover a few basics. Come and see why the days of pre-sliced, waxy squares and toothpick-stabbed cubes are long behind us!

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, September 16th at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Map of parking and the meeting location: http://quesodiego.org/?attachment_id=453

Nates Garden Grill (http://www.natesgardengrill.com/) on the grounds is now open, so please consider stopping by to grab a beer before or after the meeting. They have a great menu of fresh, local food, and an extensive draft beer list.

Please RSVP using this link as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGZtajktSUVMYjRrS3lXMF9Zdzk0eUE6MA#gid=0

Agenda:

– Brief business meeting
– Intro to October meeting (harvest theme)
– Featured presentation on Cheese Plating

What to bring:

– 2014 Dues ($20 individual/$30 household), if not yet paid. It is also possible to pay online through PayPal here: http://quesodiego.org/about/membership

Looking forward to seeing all you Cheesers!

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