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Queso Diego September Meeting Announcement

The presentation at our next meeting on the 19th will be a double feature extravaganza:
First, “Do Blue Bugs Make Blue Cheese? – Selecting Microbes for your Cheeese” by Curt Wittenburg. It will be an informative exposé into bugs of color—or maybe just the colorful result of invisible bugs and oxygen on cheese. Or perhaps colorless bugs and colorless results (Albino Blue?); you be the judge. It should be quite helpful as we all expand our cheese making knowledge, and expand our experimentation into really delicious styles. Don’t miss this talk from one of our cheese gurus.

And second, as the yummy anticipation builds for next month’s meeting, Lisa Chamberlain will be giving hints and tips on sharing delicacies at the annual Queso Diego Mac ‘N Cheese meeting October 17th. It’s gooey, it’s gastronomy, and it’s great!

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday September 19 at AleSmith Brewery.

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/1FAIpQLSdczayGAaKFbyNhx62mNeBMXSuiS8MNzYeSRNuPQSX8GkSohw/viewform

SOMETHING NEW: We’re adding a couple questions to the bottom of the RSVP form. Your feedback and thoughts will be appreciated. Please be sure to respond by RSVPing (is that a real word?) and letting us know what you think. Thanks.

See you Tuesday the 19th!
Earl

BTW: Don’t forget to make your acidified cheese to share with everyone at the meeting.

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 July Meeting Announcement

Be sure to put next meeting on your calendar and plan to attend: Tuesday the 18th at AleSmith:
· Queso Diego had a very successful showing at the Del Mar Fair Cheese Contest, and we’ll hear from some of the winners about their experience.
· The lovely Jenny Eastwood will give a presentation on American Cheeses, and recommend some that we should all put on our bucket list.
· The club is kicking off a fun new participatory monthly event that will not only provide good cheese to share, but increase all our cheese making prowess.
· And, there will be an announcement about an exciting club program which will provide information, equipment, and ingredients for all members.

Don’t miss this mid-summer meeting; there’s a lot of exciting things going on.

RSVP here, and let us know what you may be sharing with us:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfdPq3F3lwaqq1kQSj9mgDUQjusnadz3QTQ5EJvc7aLdkibA/viewform

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 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 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