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Queso Diego January Meeting – Bubbly and Cheese Pairing

Australia Chandon sparkling wines and still pinot noir

Every January, we celebrate Queso Diego’s anniversary and the new year with a bubbly and cheese pairing. This very special event is only open to members and their guests and requires pre-registration. To join and attend the event, please contact the officers at officers@quesodiego.org. Regular meetings will resume in February.

Queso Diego January Meeting – Special Anniversary Meeting

Queso Diegans,

In January we will be celebrate our Anniversary and the New Year in style with a Cheese and Bubbly pairing.

We will explore a variety of pairings with cheeses and sparkling beverages such as sparkling wines, cider, and beer.

Please Note: This is NOT at City Farmer’s Nursery.

We selected a special location for this meeting to better accommodate the format of the meeting and to allow everyone to be seated at tables.

EVENT DETAILS:

Queso Diego Bubbly and Cheese Anniversary Party

Tuesday, January 20th 2015
6:30pm Arrival
7:00pm Start

First Unitarian Universalist Church
4190 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103

$5 for paid members
$10 for guests (However if they join Queso Diego this drops it to $5)

Timely RSVPs are very important for planning and purchasing purposes.
This is a special annual event and a really good value.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l4WluysW2p3Ms2FDNIl7NCCk1NWGVT3DTsqXGmKQWYM/viewform

There is No need to bring cheeses or beverages to share.

Parking can be found on the street or in the back of the USCD parking lot for $5.
Ridesharing is always encouraged.

Wearing your New Year’s Festive wear is also encouraged.

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 January 2014 Meeting Announcement

January marks Queso Diego’s third anniversary as a club.  To celebrate this occasion and the new year, we will be holding a cheese and champagne pairing celebration.  We will explore pairings with a variety of sparking wines.  The club will provide cheeses for the pairing and we are asking that attendees contribute a suggested minimum donation of $5 per person to help offset the cost of the sparkling wines that we will be purchasing.

In the past, the cheese and champagne celebration has been our highest attended meeting. To accommodate our available space this year, paid members will be given priority attendance, leaving a few spots for non-members. Please keep in mind that it’s possible we may have to cap off our headcount to ensure our available space is not compromised.

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

There will not be a meal or food truck provided, but members are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and food to share as well as cheese.  Nate’s Garden Grill (at City Farmers Nursery) is open for those who want to eat before or stop by for a drink after.

Please RSVP using the form here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dDY4NXRPUXMtNzdUWUJ1R1lMNDFKREE6MA#gid=0
Agenda:

  • Club announcements
  • Cheese and Sparkling Wine Celebration

What to bring:

  • Suggested minimum donation of $5 to help offset the cost of sparkling wines.
  • Sparkling wine friendly foods to share
  • 2014 Dues ($20 individual/$30 family), if not yet paid.  This year’s membership is valid through June 2014.  It is also possible to pay online through PayPal: http://quesodiego.org/about/membership/

Summary:

  • Tuesday, January 21st
  • 6:30pm
  • City Farmers Nursery – 4828 Home Ave. San Diego, Ca 92105
  • Topic: Cheese and Champagne Celebration

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 November Meeting Announcement

The November Queso Diego meeting will focus on cheese and beverage pairings. With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a great time to start thinking about sharing cheeses with family and friends. For this meeting, we are going to explore pairing cheeses with beer, wine, mead, cider, liquor, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks. We encourage everyone to bring a cheese and/or a beverage to pair with and a favorite pairing would be even better. We will share our pairings and mix-and match to find new combinations. We will then have some discussion about our favorites and what worked well for pairings.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, November 20 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=dDBJV0VoZkpLbXozRHJKTThURWFpZWc6MA#gid=0

Agenda:

  • Free-form cheese and beverage pairings
  • Club business – treasurer updates, future meetings, etc.
  • Discussion about favorite pairings
  • Additional time to revisit pairings

What to bring:

  • Cheese and/or beverage for sharing and pairing. Snacks and beverages are also welcome.
  • 2012 Dues ($20), if not yet paid. Membership is valid through June 2013. It is also be possible to pay online through PayPal

Summary: