SD Fair Cheesemaking Contest – Sponsored by Queso Diego

Queso Diego is sponsoring the SD Fair Cheesemaking Contest this year. See this page for more information: http://quesodiego.org/sd-fair-cheesemaking-competition/

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Queso Diego April Meeting Announcement

April is Grilled Cheese Month and we’ll be celebrating with our annual Grilled Cheese Meeting on April 18! You won’t want to miss this delicious event!

Grilled Cheese & Quesadilla Meeting
Tuesday, April 18 @ 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)

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 as much as possible (chopping, mixing, marinating) and bring extra – 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 join 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/1FAIpQLSfxuXlfUpc2cldWuyoDqhTKVdqEFb1-BbH2v75Rzpyy8ixHxg/viewform

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Queso Diego March Meeting Announcement

The March meeting of Queso Diego will feature a presentation by Jeffree Itrich on Irish cheeses.

We are now allowed to share homemade alcoholic beverages (homebrew beer, wine, cider, mead) at our meetings at AleSmith.  We are still not permitted to bring outside commercial alcohol. Please remember to bring your own tasting glass.

Queso Diego March Meeting
Tuesday, March 21 @ 6:30PM
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126

We have been temporarily moved into a production area of the brewery until their conference meeting room is completed. It is an area that may be cooler than our previous location, so plan on layered clothing or a light outerwear jacket.
Enter through the Tasting Room (our old side door entrance is gone), go near the Gwynn Museum and Barrel Speakeasy: look for the double doors and follow the Queso Diego signs.
Please bring a chair to sit on and your own tasting glass for sharing libations. Per the new law we can share our homebrew beer, wine, cider and mead; but we cannot bring in other commercial libations to the meeting. However, we will have full access to the Tasting Room to replenish our beers during the meeting.

Meetings are free, but we highly encourage bringing something tasty to share (including homemade and store-bought cheeses), and joining as a member for only $20/year.

Please RSVP using this form as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiuugkb5wmiueha8nXsJ1oUOS9P-qCPoFqxl8DrBm_XIH7Qw/viewform

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Queso Diego November Meeting Announcement

The November meeting of Queso Diego will feature a presentation by Queso Diego President, Alyssa Humbert, on Italian Cheese, based on her recent trip to Italy. She will talk about Italian cheeses, including the cheeses she found in Italy, and share samples of Italian cheeses. This is our final regular meeting of the year, as December is our special holiday party, which we will discuss at the meeting. Attendees are welcome to bring cheeses and snacks to share, and Italian cheeses and foods are especially encouraged.

Queso Diego November Meeting
Tuesday, November 15 @ 6:30PM
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126

We’ll be in a room off to the side of the Tasting Room – you can enter through an exterior door on the left of the main entrance. Meetings are free, but we highly recommend bringing something tasty to share and joining as a member for only $20/year. Please bring a chair to sit on. Outside alcohol is not permitted.

Please RSVP using this form as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7m5jXApe6a4ildFBefdKE8R6vWU2OaEWszqp-aXOu9weN4w/viewform

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Queso Diego October Meeting Announcement

The October meeting of Queso Diego will feature a presentation by Curt Wittenberg entitled “Animals Make Milk, Microbes Make Cheese”. We will learn how bacteria, molds and yeast help us make our cheese and why understanding their roles can help us improve our cheesemaking. Along the way we will get some insight into how scientists are using cheese to understand how these microbes do their job and what that can tell us about the world around us.

Queso Diego October Meeting
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30PM
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126

Please RSVP using this form as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScf3YURJBBIx86xOcyn64JubR0ieJnEsORh1AQAacHFxGbjdQ/viewform

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Queso Diego September Meeting Announcement

The September meeting of Queso Diego will be a Homemade Cheese Show and Tell event. We strongly encourage attendees to bring homemade cheeses to share, whether quick and simple or complex cheeses aged for a long time. This is your chance to showcase what you have learned at recent meetings or to get feedback on your cheeses. (If your cheese fails or you run out of time, consider bringing a Summer Cheese dish – just don’t come empty handed!)

Queso Diego September Meeting
Tuesday, September 20 @ 6:30PM
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126

As always, club meetings are free, but we highly encourage you to join as a member for only $20/year. Please bring something tasty to share (no outside alcohol permitted) and bring a chair to sit on!

Please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfstbRi7t_Uw8zAKOTZwtXa3QIp7d2nChKBNFG3xlJN-vdqEg/viewform

Here’s some quick and easy homemade cheese recipes:
How to Make Queso Fresco, the World’s Easiest Cheese
Fresh Mozzarella From Scratch Recipe
Simple Fresh Goat Cheese
More cheese recipes here

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