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Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

Be sure to put the August meeting on your calendar and plan to attend: Tuesday the 15th at AleSmith:

Our featured presentation is The perfect cuts for cheese using the perfect knives by Sabine Friedrich-Walter and Olaf Walter. Great information for presenting our crafted homemade cheeses.

A reminder for all those Blue Ribbon winners at the Del Mar Cheese Contest: get me your name and address asap so I can submit the order for your 1 year Culture Magazine subscription prize.

This month’s Cheese of the Month is fresh cheese: Chevre, Queso Blanco, and Fromage Blanc. As Larry pointed out, there is plenty of time to make a fresh cheese by next Tuesday for sharing. And as Chris explained, making a 2 or 3 quart batch is easy, convenient, and relatively inexpensive. Let’s share our traditional and flavored creations with the club members and receive positive feedback on our work.

See you then!

Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

Hello Queso Diegans,

Our next meeting Curt Witenberg will be presenting Hommage à Fromage: The Cheese of France

We will have the opportunity to learn about History, Regionality, Character, Pairings, and French Cheese Recipes. All this while tasting some delicious French cheeses.

It is sure to be yet another awesome Queso Diego meeting.

This meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday August 18th at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com).
Map of parking and the meeting location: http://quesodiego.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/City-Farmers-Map.jpg

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/1qJHSR18h2rlDu5W_5rfrqWXu1eOZSUCr1QTUtSJrMYY/viewform

Sharing is Caring. — As always, bringing delicious beverages is always strongly encouraged. You might even try a pairing or making or bringing French Cheeses.

It is also recommended to bring your tasting glasses to cut down on those pesky plastic cups (and help eliminate waste).

BTW, The Queso Diego taster glasses are getting printed as I type this. They just might possibly mayhaps be ready for you by this meeting.

See you there.

Take it Easy and Keep it Cheesy,
Brian Trout
President
Queso Diego

Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

Think beyond the blue box and Velveeta! The August Cheeseup will feature our beloved Mac n’ Cheese, the ultimate in comfort food! What’s better than a steaming hot bowl of pasta with melty #cheese to make you swoon? Whether topped with breadcrumbs or studded with lobster, decadent, healthy, or somewhere in between, come out to enjoy this timeless classic and explore this fascinating facet of cheese! Our meeting is set for next Tuesday, August 19th, and it’s going to be glorious!

Please note: We will not be preparing recipes on site! Instead, we kindly ask that you bring your ready-made Mac n’ Cheese recipes to the meeting. We highly encourage crock pots or alternative heating devices, as on-site ovens will be available for re-heating only.

We anticipate that this will be a largely attended meeting so please RSVP using the link below as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dHRCY2dOWmVqR1BqU29aZDRYNUJTdWc6MA#gid=0

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, August 19th at City Farmer’s Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Please park on the street or in the overflow area: Map of parking and the meeting location: http://quesodiego.org/?attachment_id=453

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

Agenda:

– Brief business meeting
– Share Mac n’ Cheese recipes

What to bring:

– Ready-made Mac n’ Cheese recipes.
– 2014 Dues ($20 individual/$30 family), if not yet paid. It is also possible to pay online through PayPal here: http://quesodiego.org/about/membership/

Let’s get creative to celebrate one of our most perfect foods! All recipes, be they humble or haute, are welcome, our Mac n’ cheese-off knows no boundaries! See you next week for the cheese casserole wonderland!

Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

The August meeting of Queso Diego will continue our Cheeses of the World theme with Brazil.  Livia will be leading the discussion on Brazilian cheeses and we will get to sample some imported Brazilian cheeses, learn about Brazilian culture and cheesemaking, and sample foods and beverages.  Attendees are encouraged to bring Brazilian food and drinks if possible.
 
The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, August 20 at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com).  Map of parking and the meeting location: http://bit.ly/RtI8rX.
 
Nate’s Garden Grill is now open, so consider stopping by to grab a bite to eat or a beer before or after the meeting.  They have a great menu of fresh, local food and an extensive draft beer list.
 
Please fill out this form to RSVP for the August Queso Diego Meeting:

Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

The August Queso Diego meeting will focus on Spice, Herb, Vegetable, and Fruit cheeses.  This includes any cheeses that have these ingredients integrated into the curd or as a  coating.  There are many types of relatively easy fresh or unaged cheeses that can be used as base for these ingredients, so I would like to encourage members to make some interesting cheeses this month to share.  It is even possible to use store-bought cheeses (chevre, queso fresco, etc) as a base.

Your imagination is the limit and you can use any combination of base cheese and added ingredients for these.  Feel free to make some more suggestions on the email list.  I hope to see a lot of interesting and unusual cheese at the next meeting.  Larry will also be bringing some base cheese for us to modify with our own ingredients.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, August 21 at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com).  Map of parking and the meeting location: http://bit.ly/RtI8rX.

Please RSVP using the link below so we can get an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDNDaHRnLTREc0JTR3dJRVF5b1lTd3c6MA#gid=0

Agenda:

  • Sharing of cheeses
  • Club business – treasurer updates, future meetings, etc.
  • Spice, Herb, Vegetable, and Fruit Cheeses

What to bring:

  • Cheese to share, if you can. Snacks and beverages are also welcome.
  • 2012 Dues ($20), if not yet paid.  It is also be possible to pay online through PayPal

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