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Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

Cave à Roquefort

Our May Queso Diego Meeting is already here!

Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM at:

AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 Alesmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126.

Please RSVP for the meeting here:
https://goo.gl/forms/T3wzsKWES5AhM69n1

The meeting starts at 6:30 PM with sharing of cheese (homemade or otherwise) and cheese-friendly foods, homemade alcoholic beverages, and any other food or non-alcoholic beverage you would like to share. AleSmith beer is available for purchase (no other commercial alcoholic beverages can be served at the brewery).

At 7:00 PM we start the formal meeting with a summary of past and upcoming club events and meeting plans and we always provide a chance to talk about your homemade cheeses and to discuss cheesemaking and answer cheese-related questions.

This month’s will feature multiple mini-presentations.

First, Marci Richards and Jenny Eastwood will provide important information about competing in the SD Fair Cheesemaking Competition and discuss the process of cheese judging.

Next, Chris Banker will present on cheese caves and how to make your own.

Following Chris’ presentation there will be time for members to discuss their favorite cheesemaking gadgets (please keep presentations to a couple of minutes and one powerpoint slide, if you need it). Please make sure to tell us if you are bringing a gadget to share on the RSVP form.

Please remember to bring a chair and wear something warm as we meet in the brewery, which can be chilly in the winter.

If you haven’t paid your 2018 dues, please be prepared to pay $20 for individuals or $30 for a family to our new Membership Officer, Olaf Walter.

Queso Diego June Meeting Announcement

The June meeting of Queso Diego will focus on cheesemaking gadgets. Horace Bixby will be leading the discussion and showing off some gadgets he uses. We encourage any members who have cool gadgets for cheesemaking to show them off and talk about them. In addition, we will be doing an introduction to fondue in preparation for July’s meeting. We will discuss fondue basics and ideas for supplies to bring for the July meeting.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, June 18 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 June Queso Diego Meeting:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG1XMnZzNWZDTjkyTDVUR2N3T19peEE6MA#gid=0

Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

For the May meeting of Queso Diego we will be focusing on cheesemaking gadgets and equipment. Chris will lead a discussion and show-and-tell session about cheesemaking gadgets and equipment. Larry will also be giving a presentation about what he learned during his trip to Cheese School at Cal Poly SLO. We are still open to having more people show or present about gadgets and equipment, so please let us know by email or in the RSVP form if you have anything to show.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, May 15 at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com).  We will not have a food truck this time, so please plan accordingly and eat before the meeting.

Please RSVP using the link below so we can get an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEVJcFZpaXJhRHR4ZlpuZnRQYWIyZmc6MA#gid=0

Agenda:

  • Sharing of cheeses
  • Club business – treasurer updates, future meetings, etc.
  • Updates on SD Fair Competition – Chris
  • Cal Poly Cheese School Recap – Larry Stein
  • Gadgets and Equipment – Chris Banker and others

What to bring:

  • Cheese to share, if you can. Snacks and beverages are also welcome.
  • Cash for food from food truck, if desired
  • 2012 Dues ($20), if not yet paid.  It will also be possible to pay online through PayPal

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