Queso Diego was founded in January 2011 by Chris Banker as a club for San Diego’s cheese and cheesemaking enthusiasts. The goals of the club are to provide opportunities for cheesemakers to network and share knowledge, to organize meetings and events for educational and social purposes, and to promote the art and craft of home and artisan cheesemaking in San Diego County and surrounding areas.
Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. The meeting location varies each month and is posted on this website and sent out in a meeting announcement to the club email list. Most meetings focus on a featured discussion topic and are led by members and local experts.
Annual membership dues of $20 per year are requested and are used to cover the costs of running the club, along with materials and cheese samples for meetings. Paid members receive a membership card, which entitles them to discounts we have negotiated at local businesses. Guests are always welcome to come check out a couple of meetings to determine if the club is a good fit. Additional membership and payment info is available on the Membership page.