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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:


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 August Virtual Meeting Announcement

Join us on Tuesday, August 18th for a presentation by Claire Enemark, author/host of “Behind the Rind” podcast. Then, put on your trivia hat, as she will orchestrate some friendly, cheesy, team competition. Trivia is a great way to have fun and learn some fun facts (or perhaps myths) about cheese. Check out some of the episodes on http://behindtherind.com and maybe, just maybe you’ll have a leg up on some trivia 😊.

Social/sharing time 6:30-7pm – if you’ve made some cheese or found some cheese you really like, this would be a great time to share it with the group.
Presentation 7pm…..

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

Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

Cheese fondue-01

This month we start preparing for our famous Fondue event in September. Carol Rutherford will provide an introduction to Fondue as well as recipes you many want to try. It’s not all cheese and bread. If you plan on participating in the Fondue event then this is not a meeting to miss.

This will be followed by a short presentation on food safety as it applies to Cheesemaking, given by Sabine Friedrich-Walter, a Certified Food Safety Manager. This is an important topic that I’m sure you’ll find interesting.

Lastly we’re starting our bi-monthly “Jenny’s Corner” Cheese Talk. Jenny Eastwood of SmallGoods will pick a cheese and give a 15 minute presentation on that cheese. The intent is to become more informed on what to look for in a particular cheese or type of cheese.

The meeting is on August 20th at AleSmith brewery. As is our custom, the social time and potluck will start at 6:30PM. You all have been awesome with the sampling of cheese and food to try and you are encouraged to bring something to share. At 7PM we’ll start our business portion and featured presentations.

Bring a chair and a friend.

Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement


Hello Queso Diegans,

You won’t want to miss our August meeting of Queso Diego – The San Diego Cheese Club. This month we will be continuing our foray into simple tasty cheeses and fermented milk products with a presentation on Yogurt and Yogurt Cheeses by our very own Sabine Friedrich-Walter. This group of cheeses is ancient, easy to make and very tasty making them something that is accessible to anybody.

Please join us:

Tuesday August 21st at 6:30 PM
Alesmith Brewing Co.
9990 Alesmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126.

And don’t forget to send your RSVP:

As always, we will be sharing homemade and commercial cheeses at 6:30 sharp and then progress into our formal meeting and our presentation, which will, of course, be accompanied by homemade yogurts and yogurt cheeses. Feel free to bring non-alcoholic beverages or homemade alcoholic beverages (commercial alcoholic beverages are not allowed on brewery premises).

Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

Be sure to put the August meeting on your calendar and plan to attend: Tuesday the 15th at AleSmith:

Our featured presentation is The perfect cuts for cheese using the perfect knives by Sabine Friedrich-Walter and Olaf Walter. Great information for presenting our crafted homemade cheeses.

A reminder for all those Blue Ribbon winners at the Del Mar Cheese Contest: get me your name and address asap so I can submit the order for your 1 year Culture Magazine subscription prize.

This month’s Cheese of the Month is fresh cheese: Chevre, Queso Blanco, and Fromage Blanc. As Larry pointed out, there is plenty of time to make a fresh cheese by next Tuesday for sharing. And as Chris explained, making a 2 or 3 quart batch is easy, convenient, and relatively inexpensive. Let’s share our traditional and flavored creations with the club members and receive positive feedback on our work.

See you then!

Queso Diego August Meeting Announcement

Hello Queso Diegans,

Our next meeting Curt Witenberg will be presenting Hommage à Fromage: The Cheese of France

We will have the opportunity to learn about History, Regionality, Character, Pairings, and French Cheese Recipes. All this while tasting some delicious French cheeses.

It is sure to be yet another awesome Queso Diego meeting.

This meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday August 18th at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com).
Map of parking and the meeting location: https://quesodiego.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/City-Farmers-Map.jpg

Nate’s Garden Grill on the grounds of City Farmers Nursery is now open, so 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 link below as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count:

Sharing is Caring. — As always, bringing delicious beverages is always strongly encouraged. You might even try a pairing or making or bringing French Cheeses.

It is also recommended to bring your tasting glasses to cut down on those pesky plastic cups (and help eliminate waste).

BTW, The Queso Diego taster glasses are getting printed as I type this. They just might possibly mayhaps be ready for you by this meeting.

See you there.

Take it Easy and Keep it Cheesy,
Brian Trout
Queso Diego