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Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

I hope you’ve all recovered from last months Grilled Cheese event. This month we have a great presentation planned. Peter Zien, of CheeseSmith and AleSmith, will be here to talk to us about pasteurization. This is a critical process in Cheesemaking and many food endeavors, but few people know what it does and why it’s important. You don’t want to miss this meeting.

As always, our friendly potluck and social time will start at 6:30. Please consider bringing an item to share. The last few months have been wonderful. Don’t forget your chair and a coat.

Thank you to everyone who responded to the Valle Guadalupe trip. It’s sold out at 30 people. I’ll be sending a notice to those that signed up with the almost final details.
Be prepared to send me your deposit after I send the notice. We have a great trip planned. I’ll send all the details to you hopefully by Monday.

See you next Tuesday.

Queso Diego February Meeting Announcement

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Our first general meeting of the year is next week. Tuesday, February 19th, 6:30 PM at AleSmith Brewing Company.

We’re starting the year with a little ”History of Cheese”, presented by Marci Richards.

As always, the meeting will start at 6:30 PM with social time and our amazing potluck filled with cheese and cheesy things brought by all of you to share. Feel free to bring something. We can have homebrew but no commercial beer or wine.

PLEASE, no sharing of food until the table cloths are on the tables at 6:30 PM. At 7:00 PM we will start the formal meeting.

Remember, the weather is a bit cool and the brewery can be chilly so bring a wrap or jacket. Also, bring a chair for maximum comfort. We don’t have access to chairs at the brewery.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Queso Diego June Meeting Announcement

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We will be having our June Queso Diego Meeting on Tuesday, June 19th. As always, it will be held at:
AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 Alesmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126.

The meeting starts at 6:30 PM with sharing of cheese (homemade or otherwise) and cheese-friendly foods, homemade alcoholic beverages, and any other food or non-alcoholic beverage you would like to share. AleSmith beer is available for purchase (no other commercial alcoholic beverages can be served at the brewery).

At 7:00 PM we start the formal meeting with a summary of past and upcoming club events and meeting plans and we always provide a chance to talk about your homemade cheeses and to discuss cheesemaking and answer cheese-related questions.

This month’s featured presentation will be “Chèvre and Beyond: An introduction to cheesemaking”, by Larry Stein. This will be a great educational talk for new and seasoned cheesemakers alike.

Please remember to bring a chair and wear something warm as we meet in the brewery, which can be chilly if the weather is cold.

If you haven’t paid your 2018 dues, please be prepared to pay $20 for individuals or $30 for a family to our new Membership Officer, Olaf Walter.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/Hgddsu9VgV4fOYm72

Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

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Our May Queso Diego Meeting is already here!

Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM at:

AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 Alesmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126.

Please RSVP for the meeting here:
https://goo.gl/forms/T3wzsKWES5AhM69n1

The meeting starts at 6:30 PM with sharing of cheese (homemade or otherwise) and cheese-friendly foods, homemade alcoholic beverages, and any other food or non-alcoholic beverage you would like to share. AleSmith beer is available for purchase (no other commercial alcoholic beverages can be served at the brewery).

At 7:00 PM we start the formal meeting with a summary of past and upcoming club events and meeting plans and we always provide a chance to talk about your homemade cheeses and to discuss cheesemaking and answer cheese-related questions.

This month’s will feature multiple mini-presentations.

First, Marci Richards and Jenny Eastwood will provide important information about competing in the SD Fair Cheesemaking Competition and discuss the process of cheese judging.

Next, Chris Banker will present on cheese caves and how to make your own.

Following Chris’ presentation there will be time for members to discuss their favorite cheesemaking gadgets (please keep presentations to a couple of minutes and one powerpoint slide, if you need it). Please make sure to tell us if you are bringing a gadget to share on the RSVP form.

Please remember to bring a chair and wear something warm as we meet in the brewery, which can be chilly in the winter.

If you haven’t paid your 2018 dues, please be prepared to pay $20 for individuals or $30 for a family to our new Membership Officer, Olaf Walter.

Queso Diego March Meeting Announcement

Hello Queso Diegans,

Do you want to learn how simple it can be to start making cheeses at home?

Tuesday’s Meeting topic will be “Cheesy, Soft and Easy” presented by our own Dr. Laura Hershey.

Dr. Laura will be bringing:
Chevre,Ricotta from Ricky Carroll’s book, and Serendipity; a cheese that happened when she abandoned raw goat milk in the back of her refrigerator for 3 weeks.

These cheese are all made from Goats Milk!
I can’t wait to try ’em.

This feature presentation will teach you how to make these
easy cheeses.
Easy means no aging.
Easy means no brining.
These easy cheeses have a very high success rate.
Good for beginners.

In addition, there will be a Grilled Cheese Teaser presented by
yours truly.

Sharing is Caring.
As always, bringing delicious things to share is always promoted.
It is also recommend bringing your tasting glasses to cut down on those pesky plastic cups (and making trash).

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, March 17th at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Map of parking and the meeting location: http://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:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vxHfTBZzSq7157yhA4722SVejXfHb977ajS_2rmhZgE/viewform