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Queso Diego April Grilled Cheese Meeting Announcement

Dear Queso Diegans,

Just a reminder that one of our most popular meetings of the year is coming up next Tuesday 4/19 – the Grilled Cheese meeting! Also a note about an upcoming event that might be of interest.

We will meet as usual at Alesmith Brewery, 9990 Alesmith Ct. off of Miramar Road. 6:30 p.m. Other than a few announcements we will jump right in to grilling sandwiches.

We ask that you bring ingredients and prep/cooking supplies to cook 2-4+ sandwiches. Cooks will be rotating, so that once you’ve finished grilling, please allow someone else to use your cooking space.

Cook 2-4 sandwiches and cut into 6+ pieces each, depending on the size/structure – You won’t be slaving over the stove all night, so don’t be afraid to jump in! The smaller you can cut them, the more people will be able to sample.

Please prep beforehand as much as possible (chopping, mixing, marinating) and bring extra – caramelized onions, roasted peppers, sliced cheeses, meats, sliced fruits/veggies, spices, etc.

Propane / butane cooking apparatus are required, as we do not have electrical outlets available. We need as many propane/butane stoves/grills as possible. We will have some tables for serving and other snacks, but you should plan on trying to bring your own table for prep. If you have a portable table, please bring it – we need as many surfaces as we can!

If you don’t plan to cook, please bring food to share or ingredients for the cooks to use. Non-members and Guests are allowed. We ask that non-members and guests consider joining. It’s only $20/year.

As a reminder, please bring a chair and we are welcome to bring homemade alcoholic beverages, nothing commercial per Alesmith’s license.

Also, the Liquid City cheese event is happening on Sunday, May 1. Queso Diegans are invited to the Industry Night at Alesmith on Saturday night, April 30. Please see Curt’s previous email for more information.

Queso Diego Anniversary Party – No Regular February Meeting

In lieu of our regular monthly meeting, we will be holding our annual “Bubbly and Cheese” pairing to celebrate Queso Diego’s 11th anniversary as a club. This is a special sit-down guided pairing event for members and their guests. If you would like to join as a member and attend, contact membership@quesodiego.org for details.

Members should have received the sign-up information via the club email list. If you are a member and did not, please contact the officers.

We will resume normal monthly meetings in March and we hope to see you then.

Queso Diego January Virtual Meeting Announcement

With the recent surge in COVID cases in the county, the Cheese Board has made the difficult decision to hold our next meeting via Zoom. We had a great presentation on Cider Making and Cheese Pairing from Stan Sisson planned, but we will postpone this to the March meeting. The topic this month will be a discussion of cheese production in the United States, featuring slides from a recent visit to the Tillamook Creamery in Oregon. We look forward to meeting face-to-face again when it is safe to do so.

Our 11th anniversary party is still on! We are optimistic that this COVID surge will pass before the party. The Board will monitor the situation and will provide advance notice if changes are needed. This has been an amazing event in the past and will feature five pairings of cheese and bubbly libations. The member price of $15 ($25 for guests) is a bargain compared to similar cheese pairing events. This is sure to sell out, so be sure to sign up soon. More information can be found at: https://quesodiego.org/anniversary-pairing-event-tickets/ . Please note the PayPal instructions specified on the website.

Also note that ticket prices will increase to $20 members/$30 guests after January 31, if not sold out by that time. Our venue at Marina Village can only accommodate 80 guests. The event will replace the February meeting on February 15.

The Zoom link was sent out to the members email list.