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Queso Diego June Meeting Announcement

For the June meeting of Queso Diego, we will be learning about cheese forms and presses from Larry Stein.
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 bring your own tasting glass.

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

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 bring a chair to sit on.

Please RSVP using the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUSTqsFn5kwBRjGfw0EEXH-ZeXTSjvjhdsjog9LD9KOFmpDA/viewform

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

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

Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

The August meeting of Queso Diego will feature special guest speakers from two cheese purveyors. We will be hearing from Celyne Coulon of Isigny Ste-Mere and Jonathan McDowell of Aniata Cheese Company, located in Vista.

Queso Diego August Meeting
Tuesday, August 16 @ 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/11tHLzx5bYvxH4a0oWS8mQp3OhFphaAs88NqLaVF4Eh4/viewform

Queso Diego July Meeting Announcement

The July meeting of Queso Diego will include a presentation on the Cheeses of Israel, by Curt Wittenberg. We will also be honoring the winners of the SD Fair homemade cheese competition and discussing the winning cheeses.
Queso Diego July Meeting
Tuesday, July 19 @ 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/1o7UU3XvSMckDFiN7NAYk5tLQ6-LPgp1edlQVWQWGnBs/viewform

Queso Diego June Meeting Announcement

The June Queso Diego meeting will focus on Cheesecakes – both sweet and savory. Cheesecakes can take many forms – as appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We will discuss and share all types of cheesecakes. We encourage attendees to think outside the box and bring a unique cheesecake to share. Alternatively, you may bring accompaniments and non-alcoholic beverages to share as part of the gathering.

Queso Diego June Meeting
Tuesday, June 21 @ 6:30PM
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126
Check out these links for interesting and creative cheesecake recipes:
Bacon Cheesecakes
Cheesecake Recipes You’d Give Anything to Eat
Layered Vegetable Cheesecake
4 Savory Cheesecakes recipes
20 Cheesecakes to Dream About
Savory Cheesecake with Roasted Vegetables
Basil and Goat Cheese Cheesecake
Mushroom, Spinach & Gruyere Cheesecake

Please RSVP using this form as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oz3yEa9mQ9qcgBvjuix1ccWYO1fs10l3qOPtuf4_o1U/viewform

As always, meetings are free, but please bring something tasty to share (no outside alcohol allowed) and consider joining as a member for only $20/year. Please bring your own chair to sit on!