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Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

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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 May Meeting Announcement

Jack Ford of Taj Farm will talk about his farm and utilizing Dairy Animals and Milk for Cheese Making. Jack has quite a background in animals and fresh produce production, and has successfully made cheese for charcuterie presentations.

He is quite knowledgeable, and is quite active in the Slow Food movement. This will be quite an informative and engaging discussion—certainly one not to miss.

If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to RSVP on the link below and put it on your calendar.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScycSih5O5l4iMqVKA8MMlFRWzCuBTGnh4I55S6eF74tFSzuQ/viewform

Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

Hello Queso Diegans,

May’s meeting topic will be Homemade Show & Tell of your cheeses and dairy fermentations. Bring any homemade cheeses and dairy fermentations to share and talk about at this meeting.

On the heels of our sucessful Grilled Cheese April meeting, this will be a similar relaxed group sharing style activity. It is a good idea to bring a little label with your name and what you have created. You might even write recipes on there.

Homemade sharing will enter you into a raffle with some great prizes for your efforts.

Some easy cheese recipes can be found on Queso Diego’s site here:
http://quesodiego.org/recipes/

This meeting will also afford us all the opportunity to ask questions on making cheeses at home. In a new, “Curders Corner”.

Sharing is Caring.
As always, bringing delicious beverages is always promoted. Maybe even try a pairing with your cheese?

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

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, May 19th 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/1hVSe7cjYHewuKScCNF17BJCzKYL7Nf9SLF11OTWk2gw/viewform

Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

The May meeting of Queso Diego will feature a discussion on Smoked Cheeses, led by Chris Banker. We will discuss smoking cheeses, varieties of smoked cheeses, and options for buying or making a cold smoker for smoking cheeses. We will sample a variety of commercial and homemade smoked cheeses.

Attendees are encouraged to smoke their own cheeses and/or bring smoke beers, smoked foods, scotch, and commercial smoked cheeses to share.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, May 20th at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Map of parking and the meeting location: http://quesodiego.org/?attachment_id=453

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 so we have an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGc4NGpZTnhxdW9VTVcyM3JLSmZkZlE6MA#gid=0

Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

For the May meeting of Queso Diego we will be continuing our Cheeses of the World theme with a discussion on English cheeses.  Jeffree Itrich will be leading the discussion and presenting information about the cheeses from this well-known cheese producing region, along with samples.  Members are encouraged to bring cheeses, foods, and beverages related to England.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, May 21 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 May Queso Diego Meeting:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGxZZmQ1RjlOTEE0NW1OcDJtUnB0UkE6MA#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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