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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:

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 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.

Queso Diego April Meeting Announcement

April is Grilled Cheese Month and we’ll be celebrating with our annual Grilled Cheese Meeting on April 16! You won’t want to miss this delicious event!

Annual Grilled Cheese Meeting
Tuesday, April 16 @ 6:30PM
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126

We will be in the barrel room area that can be accessed by going down the hallway to the left of the main bar in the tasting room. We have been in this space for the last couple meetings, but were in a different location prior to that.

Please adhere to the following guidelines to accommodate our new space:

Propane / butane cooking apparatus are required, as we do not have electrical outlets available.
We need as many propane/butane stoves/grills as possible, please indicate in the RSVP if you can bring yours (with fuel included)

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!

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.

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

Please RSVP below to let us know the food and supplies you can bring. We are permitted to bring homemade alcoholic beverages, but AleSmith’s license does not permit outside commercial alcohol.

Please RSVP using this form as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count and plan logistics.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoXE72LhWhb1DATmywcqyDPL9rhQI3RHpIE1p24T7GU1–FA/viewform

Queso Diego March Meeting Announcement

Fine Microplane Grating Hard Cheese

Our March general meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30 PM at AleSmith Brewing Company. The meeting will be in the barrel room, which can be accessed through the doors down the hallway to the left of the main bar, just past the restrooms.

The featured presentation will be Hard Cheeses by the club’s founder, Chris Banker. He will be discussing hard (firm) cheeses and how to make and age them. We will also have an introduction to grilled cheese to provide details and ideas for our April grilled cheese meeting.

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 March Meeting Announcement

Sheep cheese production

Greetings Queso Diegans,

The March Queso Diego meeting is on March 20th at 6:30 PM at Alesmith Brewing Co.

If you are attending, please RSVP by following link below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxObzaY2yU3vwSheMlLj4moxVTwtta5M8gbpkEA54Qo-c9zA/viewform

Curt Wittenberg will give the presentation this month on Sheep Milk Cheeses. It will be accompanied by wonderful cheeses so you won’t want to miss it.

We will also have an introduction to April’s Grilled Cheese Meeting and some ideas for what you might bring. Remember, creativity and delectability are most welcome.

The young Cheese of the Month is Mozzarella and the aged cheese is Gouda. Try your hand at these monthly challenges to increase your cheesemaking skills.

Finally, if you need anything from the Library of Cheesemaking, please be sure to make your requests by Thursday March 15th so they can be packaged and delivered at the meeting.

We hope to see you all there.

Until then, stay cheesy.

Queso Diego April Meeting Announcement

April is Grilled Cheese Month and we’ll be celebrating with our annual Grilled Cheese Meeting on April 18! You won’t want to miss this delicious event!

Grilled Cheese & Quesadilla Meeting
Tuesday, April 18 @ 6:30PM
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126

Please adhere to the following guidelines to accommodate our new space:

Propane / butane cooking apparatus are strongly preferred, as we only have a couple of electrical outlets available.
We need as many propane/butane stoves/grills as possible, please indicate in the RSVP if you can bring yours (with propane included)

We will have separate tables set up for: cooking, prep/ingredients, food/serving, and a gluten-free table
If you have a portable table, please bring it – we need as many surfaces as we can!

We ask that you bring ingredients and prep/cooking supplies to cook 2-3 sandwiches
Cooks will be rotating, so that once you’ve finished grilling, please allow someone else to use your cooking space
Cook 2-3 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!
Please prep as much as possible (chopping, mixing, marinating) and bring extra – caramelized onions, roasted peppers, sliced cheeses, meats, sliced fruits/veggies, spices, etc.

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 – No admittance without food to share or an ingredient to use! 🙂 We ask that non-members and guests join for only $20/year

Please RSVP the supplies you can bring:
Tables
Propane cook stove / griddle
Propane
Electric stove / griddle (limited electrical outlets)
Food
Ingredients – meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, BUTTER, salt/pepper, Nutella, herbs, etc
Knives
Cutting boards
Skillets/Pans
Platters
Spatulas/Tongs

We are permitted to bring homemade alcoholic beverages, but AleSmith’s license does not permit outside commercial alcohol.

PLease RSVP Here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxuXlfUpc2cldWuyoDqhTKVdqEFb1-BbH2v75Rzpyy8ixHxg/viewform