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:
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!
BTW: Don’t forget to make your acidified cheese to share with everyone at the meeting.
The September meeting of Queso Diego will be a Homemade Cheese Show and Tell event. We strongly encourage attendees to bring homemade cheeses to share, whether quick and simple or complex cheeses aged for a long time. This is your chance to showcase what you have learned at recent meetings or to get feedback on your cheeses. (If your cheese fails or you run out of time, consider bringing a Summer Cheese dish – just don’t come empty handed!)
Queso Diego September Meeting
Tuesday, September 20 @ 6:30PM
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126
As always, club meetings are free, but we highly encourage you to join as a member for only $20/year. Please bring something tasty to share (no outside alcohol permitted) and bring a chair to sit on!
Please RSVP here:
Here’s some quick and easy homemade cheese recipes:
How to Make Queso Fresco, the World’s Easiest Cheese
Fresh Mozzarella From Scratch Recipe
Simple Fresh Goat Cheese
More cheese recipes here
The September meeting of Queso Diego will continue our Cheeses of the World theme with Germany and a celebration of Oktoberfest and German cheeses. Wes McCann of Absolution Brewing will be leading this month’s discussion. Attendees are encouraged to bring German cheeses, foods, and beverages to share.
The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, September 17 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 September Queso Diego Meeting:
The September Queso Diego meeting will focus on pizza making. We will be firing up a couple of homemade pizza ovens, making mozzarella, and designing our own pizzas using our homemade cheese and our own ingredients. The club will be providing use of pizza ovens and dough and we will be making mozzzarella during the meeting. If you have special dough requirements, e.g. gluten free, you should plan to provide your own dough or crust. We request that you bring some toppings to put on the pizza from your garden or from the store. You can also bring other commercial and homemade cheeses to use on the pizza – feta, gorgonzola, parm, etc. We will also need some members to provide whole milk (non-ultra pasteurized) for making mozzarella. Please fill in what you can bring on the RSVP form.
The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, September 18 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:
- Sharing of cheeses
- Club business – treasurer updates, future meetings, etc.
- Pizza Making
What to bring:
- Cheese to share, if you can. Snacks and beverages are also welcome.
- Toppings, sauce, and cheese for pizzas.
- 2012 Dues ($20), if not yet paid. It is also be possible to pay online through PayPal
The September meeting of Queso Diego will be held on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at Callahan’s Pub in Mira Mesa: 8111 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126. Directions can be found here: http://www.callahanspub.com/contact/direction. Their regular menu of food and drinks will be available for members to purchase during the meeting.
The meeting’s discussion topic will focus on Cheesemaking Basics and will cover the basics of how cheese is made, along with details about making hard and soft cheeses. We will also be electing officers at this meeting, so please make an effort to attend.
- Sharing of cheeses
- Club business – updates on name, website, etc.
- Discussion of future meeting topics
- Nomination of officers: VP and Secretary
- Featured presentation on Cheesemaking Basics
What to bring:
- Cheese to share, if you can
- Money for food and drinks at Callahan’s, if desired
- Tuesday, September 20th
- Callahan’s in Mira Mesa
- Topic: Cheesemaking Basics