Our monthly Queso Diego meeting will be next Tuesday, 6/21 at AleSmith, 6:30 pm. Our feature this month is Raclette cheese thanks to a generous donation from one of the vendors at the Liquid City event. The club will be serving Raclette cheese with the usual accompaniments (bread, potatoes, gherkin pickles, etc.). Instead of the usual potluck, we recommend bringing salads or something else that would go well with cheese.
Don’t forget to bring a chair and hope to see you all next Tuesday.
Jenny Eastwood of Smallgoods will interview Chris Gentine of Deer Creek Cheese located in Wisconsin. The early meeting time is required to accommodate Chris’ midwest location.
We will have social time and other club business after the presentation.
To accompany the interview, we will partake of a tasting platter of Deer Creek’s award winning Cheddar Cheeses (aged 3, 5, and 7 years) along with a variety of charcuterie curated by Mike Eastwood (we are so lucky to have these two in our club).
Smallgoods will also have available cuts of Deer Creek’s other cheeses: Moon Rabbit, The Robin, Imperial Buck, and Blue Jay, as well as the rest of their fantastic selection of American made cheese and charcuterie, for purchase when you visit the store to pick up your platter.
So, put in your order, and join us along with Jenny and Chris Gentine for in interesting and flavorful event. Don’t forget to pick up some beers and/or wines to round out your evening.
Cheese plate ordering information and Zoom link were sent out to the members email list.
So, we can’t physically travel right now BUT our taste buds can! Let’s go to BRAZIL, virtually, with Livia as our guide. She will present some history and take us through some tastings of BRAZILIAN CHEESE. This is a presentation not to be missed! Livia will be sending out an email with the types of cheeses and where to get them; I believe most, if not all, will be available at Brazil by the Bay Market (brazilbythebaymarket.com). This place is very unique and with low traffic volume easy to get to for obtaining the cheese BECAUSE presentations are always better with CHEESE.
Zoom meeting details were sent out to the club email list.
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.
For the June meeting of Queso Diego, we will be learning about cheese forms and presses from Larry Stein.
We are now allowed to share homemade alcoholic beverages (homebrew beer, wine, cider, mead) at our meetings at AleSmith. We are still not permitted to bring outside commercial alcohol. Please bring your own tasting glass.
Queso Diego February Meeting
Tuesday, June 20 @ 6:30PM
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126
Meetings are free, but we highly encourage bringing something tasty to share (including homemade and store-bought cheeses), and joining as a member for only $20/year. Please bring a chair to sit on.