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Queso Diego September Meeting Announcement

This Tuesday we’ll meet at AleSmith in Barrel Room where we normally meet. Social time starts at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7:00.

Please bring a chair. You may also consider bringing something for the pre-meeting potluck. You can bring homemade beer/cider/mead/wine but no commercial alcohol.

This month, Larry Stein will be doing a presentation “Cheese Classification, How to Taste Cheese”.
We’ll explore the lexicon surrounding cheese descriptors and try several samples.

Hope you’ll join us.

Queso Diego August Grilled Cheese Meeting

Queso Diego Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 – 6:30 PM
AleSmith Brewing Co.

The Grilled Cheese Meeting, Redux
Somehow, virtual grilled cheese just did not cut it, so it’s time to do this for real!

(Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, we will be unable to accommodate Zoom attendees this meeting.)

Please read this message in its entirety.

Alesmith Brewery is located just off of Miramar Rd. between I-805 and I-15.
9990 Alesmith Ct.
San Diego, CA 92126

The meeting is held in the Barrel Room
Enter through the doors at the end of the hall to the left of the bar.

There will be no formal meeting. We will setup and start with announcements at 6:30 PM. We will then proceed directly to the main event:

GRILLED CHEESE

Please bring your own folding chair. One with an attached side table is convenient if you have one.

Tables will be needed for cooking and serving.
If you are cooking and serving grilled cheese, please bring your own table.

If you are making grilled cheese, please prepare the components of your grilled cheese prior to the meeting so that only minimal assembly and cooking are required. You DO NOT need to make enough Grilled Cheese for everyone. Plan to cut grilled cheese sandwiches into bite sized pieces. Everyone will want to taste everything.

Also, please bring all of the items needed for the preparation and cooking of your offering , a skillet or griddle, utensils, spatulas, serving dishes, etc. Eating utensils, plates and napkins will be provided by the club.

Please bring a Propane Stove or share with someone else. Electrical connections are very limited and needed for AV equipment.

Stoves and skillets can be shared and used in shifts. If you have a dessert grilled cheese, consider asking someone making a savory sandwich to share their cooking station.

Please help with cleanup. This is a messy event and will require everyone to do their part in leaving the meeting space as we found it.

As always, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MUST BE HOMEMADE. Fantastic AleSmith beer will be available for purchase from the brewery.

Guests and new members are welcome but please plan to contribute something to the meal.
We request that everyone sign in at the desk as they enter the meeting.

Please wear a mask and maintain physical distance if you are unvaccinated.
All are encouraged to wear a mask except when eating or drinking to protect yourself and others.
We are fortunate to use a very large room with a partially open roof.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at officers@quesodiego.org

Queso Diego July 2021 Meeting (In-Person!)

We are pleased to announce our first in-person meeting of 2021:

Queso Diego Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021
AleSmith Brewing Co.

6:30 PM Potluck and Social Time
7:00 PM Welcome Back Meeting followed by additional social time

(Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate Zoom attendees this meeting. If there is demand, we will explore this in the future.)

Alesmith Brewery is located just off of Miramar Rd. between I-805 and I-15.
9990 Alesmith Ct.
San Diego, CA 92126

The meeting is held in the Barrel Room
Enter through the doors at the end of the hall to the left of the bar.

Please bring your own folding chair. One with an attached side table is convenient if you have one.

This will primarily be a meet and greet event. Our formal meeting this month will be brief and focus on getting acquainted and reacquainted.

As always, we will begin with a POTLUCK. Cheese centric food is common but all food is welcome.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MUST BE HOMEMADE. Fantastic Alesmith beer will be available for purchase from the brewery.

Guests and new members are encouraged to attend. We request that everyone sign in at the desk as they enter the meeting.

If you are unvaccinated, please where a mask to protect yourself and others.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at officers@quesodiego.org

Queso Diego June Virtual Meeting Announcement

Tuesday, June 15th at 6:30 PM sharp via Zoom

Jenny Eastwood of Smallgoods will interview Chris Gentine of Deer Creek Cheese located in Wisconsin. The early meeting time is required to accommodate Chris’ midwest location.
We will have social time and other club business after the presentation.

To accompany the interview, we will partake of a tasting platter of Deer Creek’s award winning Cheddar Cheeses (aged 3, 5, and 7 years) along with a variety of charcuterie curated by Mike Eastwood (we are so lucky to have these two in our club).

Smallgoods will also have available cuts of Deer Creek’s other cheeses: Moon Rabbit, The Robin, Imperial Buck, and Blue Jay, as well as the rest of their fantastic selection of American made cheese and charcuterie, for purchase when you visit the store to pick up your platter.

So, put in your order, and join us along with Jenny and Chris Gentine for in interesting and flavorful event. Don’t forget to pick up some beers and/or wines to round out your evening.

Cheese plate ordering information and Zoom link were sent out to the members email list.

Queso Diego May Virtual Meeting Announcement

The May meeting will occur on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (May 18th), as usual, at 6:30 pm. The zoom link was sent out to members.

This month’s meeting will be about the versatility of goat cheese! If you can, go buy (or make!) some plain goat cheese to experiment with during our meeting, and think about possible additions. Fresh herbs from the garden? dry herbs from the cupboard? Fruit? Nuts?

Larry will be giving a presentation and we will individually contribute from there.

Queso Diego April Virtual Meeting Announcement

Grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup

April is grilled cheese month, and we will be having our first virtual grilled cheese meeting on Tuesday, April 20th! Unsurprisingly, this will require a somewhat different format to our usual grilled cheese meeting. Ideally, everyone will have a ‘pre-made’ grilled cheese ready to present, and everyone can share their creations, perhaps while making a second sandwich if there’s more than one person at your house!

Below is information for our zoom meeting, I hope to see you Tuesday!

Topic: Queso Diego April Meeting
Time: Apr 20, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Zoom invite was sent out to the club email list.