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Queso Diego October Meeting Announcement

October is American Cheese Month and we thought it would be fun to present a selection of
award winning cheeses from Central Coast Creamery in Paso Robles. Cheeesemaker
Reggie Jones took home four first place ribbons at this year’s American Cheese Conference,
and Jenny Eastwood from Smallgoods will present those winners, and fill you in on the state
of American Cheese. We are also trying to arrange a surprise guest – so stand by and make
sure to come celebrate American Cheese Month at our meeting on October 16th!

Please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScup6KsGERY5_jHLYTVDmRVHpVDFOdlyZ_dNqx2l4HwcoE6bg/viewform

Queso Diego October Meeting Announcement

The October meeting of Queso Diego will feature a presentation by Curt Wittenberg entitled “Animals Make Milk, Microbes Make Cheese”. We will learn how bacteria, molds and yeast help us make our cheese and why understanding their roles can help us improve our cheesemaking. Along the way we will get some insight into how scientists are using cheese to understand how these microbes do their job and what that can tell us about the world around us.

Queso Diego October Meeting
Tuesday, October 18 @ 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/e/1FAIpQLScf3YURJBBIx86xOcyn64JubR0ieJnEsORh1AQAacHFxGbjdQ/viewform

Queso Diego October Meeting Announcement

Next Tuedsday’s meeting will be on Flavored Cheeses! Spice, Herb, Veggie, and Fruit Cheeses. This topic will be presented by our Presidential Nominee Frontrunner, Alyssa Humbert. It is sure to be yet another fun and educational Queso Diego meeting.

This meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday October 20th 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/1QzxjU8EoLibURnqm6Sjs20aPYXO8G3PADvZsXIuDbo8/viewform

Sharing is Caring. — As always, bringing delicious beverages is always strongly encouraged.

Maybe you want to try making or bringing a flavored or cheese in this style. I’ve seen some really cool cheeses with herbs, coffee, chilis, fruits, and veggies lately.

Reminder to bring your Queso Diego Taster Glasses. If you didn’t get one yet, there will be some at the meeting.

See you there.

Queso Diego October Meeting Announcement

From Wheel to Plate! Join us for the October Queso Diego Cheeseup where we’ll celebrate the onset of Fall with Cheese Boards using harvest ingredients.

Using what we learned from the September meeting, all attendees are encouraged to plate their own Falltastic cheese creations! Please use your assigned harvest ingredient from our former event. If you weren’t there to receive an assignment, or have forgotten your ingredient, don’t fret! You can select a couple of harvest-themed ingredients to center a cheese spread around.

Cheese boards do not need to be large as there will be many to sample from!

Harvest Ingredient Suggestions:
– persimmons
– candied ginger
– butternut squash
– sweet potatoes
– baked apples
– pomegranate
– pumpkin
– spice
– everything nice

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, October 21st at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Map of parking and the meeting location: http://quesodiego.org/?attachment_id=453

Nates Garden Grill (http://www.natesgardengrill.com/) on the grounds is now open, so please 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 following form as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGhPVWtKN0JkV0RkX1llay0wRkpnZnc6MA#gid=0

Agenda:

– Brief business meeting
– Share and enjoy harvest themed cheese plates

What to bring:

– Fall Cheese Plates with 1-2 harvest ingredients, seasonal accouterments, and beverage pairings
– 2014 Dues ($20 individual/$30 household), if not yet paid. It is also possible to pay online through PayPal here: http://quesodiego.org/about/membership

Queso Diego October Meeting Announcement

The October meeting of Queso Diego will take place tomorrow, October 15. We will be doing a harvest and Halloween themed pairing night and we encourage members to bring cheeses, foods, and beverages to create pairings. The club will provide a few harvest-themed cheeses and we expect that members will bring lots of interesting things to try. Feel free to bring pre-planned pairings or things to mix-and match with what other attendees bring. The idea behind this is to provide an opportunity before the holiday season for us to try out different combinations and develop ideas to share with our friends and family during the holidays.

A few ideas to get you started:
cheeses and foods involving fall and pumpkin spices, ciders and pumpkin beers and cheeses to pair with them, wine and cheese pairings, liquor or cocktail pairings, foods made with cheeses, etc.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, October 15 (Tomorrow) at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Map of parking and the meeting location: http://bit.ly/RtI8rX.

Please RSVP using the following form:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=sharing&formkey=dHdCeXUxWXMtWk40QzhhSkQyUjNuTUE6MA#gid=0

Queso Diego October Meeting Announcement

The October Queso Diego meeting will focus on soft-ripened (bloomy rind) cheeses, such as Brie, Camembert, Valencay, etc. Laurie Gerber will be giving a presentation on soft-ripened cheeses and Bix will provide some additional tips on Camembert that he learned at a course at Oregon State University.  We will also have a special guest presentation from Aurelio of Fytozimus about some new plant-derived enzymes for cheesemaking.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, October 16 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=dG1ITFRPN3Vwb3haVmQ2WGlOejVnOVE6MA#gid=0

Agenda:

  • Sharing of cheeses
  • Club business – treasurer updates, future meetings, etc.
  • New Vegetable Based Enzymes from Fytozymus – Aurelio Fernandes
  • Soft-Ripened Cheeses – Laurie Gerber
  • Camembert – Bix

What to bring:

  • Cheese to share, if you can.  Soft-ripened cheeses are especially encouraged.  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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