Category Archives: Meeting Announcements

February Meeting – Special Ticketed Anniversary Event

10 cheeses come in

In lieu of our February meeting, we will be celebrating our 13th anniversary as a club with our popular Bubbly and Cheese Pairing. This is a ticketed event for members and their guests and will not be held at AleSmith. If you are member and didn’t receive an invitation, or if you aren’t a member yet and would like to join as a member and attend the event, please reach out to the officers.

We’ll resume regular meetings at AleSmith in March.

Queso Diego January Meeting Announcement

Goat cheese with thymus

Join us at our January Meeting on Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 at AleSmith (9990 AleSmith Ct, San Diego, Ca 92126)!

At this meeting, a cheesemaking presentation will be given by Larry. Also, we will specifically go over making Chevre (goat cheese), and we will be GIVING AWAY 20 free Chevre cheesemaking kits where you can get some goat milk and make your own goat cheese with basic equipment you probably already have in your kitchen. Hang on to those kits though, and make your goat cheese mid-March, as we will be having a club Goat Cheese tasting at the March Meeting! Any level of cheesemaker can do this. If you’re newer to cheesemaking, this is an easy (and good) one to do!

We’re meeting in the BARREL ROOM (walk in the main entrance, and walk between the main bar and gift shop straight back to the Barrel Room)
Upon arrival, please check-in at the check-in table
Please bring a lawn chair and jacket (we have no control over the temperature in the Barrel Room, and it is January)

Members are encouraged to bring homemade cheese, potluck item, beverages. If alcohol, only homemade alcohol is allowed (NO COMMERICAL ALCOHOL). Better yet, enjoy some of the tasty AleSmith beverages! If you do bring something for the club to enjoy, please provide everyone with a short description about it prior to the commencement of the potluck
Potluck/socializing beginning at 6:30, and the meeting at 7:00

Club Membership dues for 2024 and February Anniversary Party (on Feb 20):

Payments to Queso Diego are via PayPal to payments@quesodiego.org. Please ALWAYS use the “Friends and Family” option to avoid paying extra fees. If used, we will not be collecting the extra fee. (In addition, you can also pay at our regular meeting on January 16).

February Anniversary Party Tickets are $25 for member tickets and $35 for non-member tickets. Because this event usually sells out, members can bring one non-member guest for now. Please note that this pricing is through January 31. On February 1, the pricing goes up by $5 ($30 member/$40 non-member). In the PayPal Notes section, please indicate “Feb Anniv Party” along with your name and the name of another person you may be paying for.

To pay for your 2024 Queso Diego Club Membership, it is $20 individual, or $30 for a couple. In the PayPal Notes section, please indicate “Membership” along with your name and the name of another person you may be paying for.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Tuesday!

Queso Diego November Meeting Announcement – Special Venue


November 21st 2023 Queso Diego Meeting 6:30 PM

This month’s meeting will be at
CoLab Public House
2129 Industrial Ct, Vista

The meeting will be an informal get-together, being that Thanksgiving is that week.
We will not have our normal potluck because there is food on the premise to purchase along with beers, wines, seltzers, and more. We will have cheese from Jasper Hill Farms to serve (compliments of Zoe Brickley) and of course homemade cheese is always welcome. Please refrain from bringing other outside foods and enjoy the offerings from Baby’s Badass Burgers.

The meeting spot will be upstairs in the mezzanine. The following are some of the drink and food options. Beer, wine, seltzers, slushees, and cocktails from Barrel and Stave, Breakwater, Laguna Beach, and Propaganda Winery. There are also some soda and NA beer options. Baby’s Badass Burgers serves burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizzas, wings, salads, shareable sides, vegetarian and vegan options, and more.

There is a bingo event separate from ours that will be taking place downstairs, and it is sponsored by Deja Vu, which is a local lingerie and adult toy purveyor. The bingo event will be 7-9pm and is open to anyone who wants to partake.

Once again, board elections are in November, so if anyone is interested in serving on the board, let us know. The club has specific needs for Treasurer and Education.

Thank you to Chris Banker for arranging this event at CoLab. Hope to see you there!

Queso Diego October Meeting Announcement

October 17th 2023 Queso Diego Meeting

Potluck at 6:30 & Meeting at 7:00

AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Ct.
San Diego, CA 92126

We have a wonderful guest speaker this month. Zoe Brickley form Jasper Hills Farm will be speaking about the creamery and cheese making processes. She is an excellent speaker and Jasper Hills Farm is one of the best creameries in the country. Check out the website,
jasperhillfarm.com

We will enjoy our potluck and socializing prior to the meeting. The meeting will be upstairs instead of the barrel room, as AleSmith has Halloween festivities going on.

Members are encouraged to bring homemade brews and cheese. If you do bring something for the club to enjoy, please provide everyone with a short description about it prior to the commencement of the potluck.

Once again, board elections are in November, so if anyone is interested in serving on the board let us know. The club has specific needs for Treasurer and Education.

There are chairs in the upstairs area, so no need to bring one, Looking forward to seeing you!

Cheers!

Queso Diego September Meeting Announcement

Baked cheesecake with raspberries and blueberries

September 19th 2023 Queso Diego Meeting
Potluck at 6:30 & Meeting at 7:00

AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Ct.
San Diego, CA 92126

We have a cheesy sweet surprise for next week’s meeting. “Dessert Cheese” anyone? Yes that’s right, Ed will be presenting this delicious topic along with 6 of our members who are preparing special dessert cheese recipes for all to share. You won’t want to miss this one.

We will enjoy our potluck and socializing prior to the meeting. Since we are serving desserts as a topic, consider bringing a non-dessert dish for the potluck.

Members are encouraged to bring homemade brews and cheese. If you do bring something for the club to enjoy, please provide everyone with a short description about it prior to the commencement of the potluck.

Once again, board elections are in November, so if anyone is interested in serving on the board let us know. The club has specific needs for Treasurer and Education.

Please remember to bring a chair, looking forward to seeing you!

Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

August 15th 2023 Queso Diego Meeting

AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Ct.
San Diego, CA 92126

We are excited that Moroccan chef and cookbook author, Kitty Morse, will be joining us for the August Meeting of Queso Diego at 6:30PM on August 15th in the Barrel Room at AleSmith Brewing Co. Kitty is a wonderful storyteller and the author of many cookbooks including “Mint Tea and Minarets”, a fascinating cookbook that combines autobiographical accounts of her upbringing in Morroco and traditional recipes from her childhood. She will discuss that book as well as her newest cookbook, “Bitter Sweet”, based upon the diary of her great grandfather recounting the impact of WWII in Alsace, France, and her great grandmother’s cookbook with Alsatian recipes from that era. She will also have both books available for sale and signing.

Members of the club will be cooking dishes from those cookbooks to accompany Kitty’s presentation and making cheese from those regions. If you would like to bring French or Moroccan food or cheese for the potluck, that would enrich the experience.

The potluck begins at 6:30 and meeting at 7:00. Please bring a dish to share. Homemade cheese and homemade brews are encouraged.

The Cross-Club picnic has been scheduled for August 19th. Details to be emailed.

Once again, It’s still early but board elections are in November, so if anyone is interested in serving on the board let us know and feel free to join the next board meeting on September 12th.

Please remember to bring a chair, looking forward to seeing you!