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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 March Meeting Announcement

The March meeting of Queso Diego will feature a presentation by Jeffree Itrich on Irish cheeses.

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 remember to bring your own tasting glass.

Queso Diego March Meeting
Tuesday, March 21 @ 6:30PM
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126

We have been temporarily moved into a production area of the brewery until their conference meeting room is completed. It is an area that may be cooler than our previous location, so plan on layered clothing or a light outerwear jacket.
Enter through the Tasting Room (our old side door entrance is gone), go near the Gwynn Museum and Barrel Speakeasy: look for the double doors and follow the Queso Diego signs.
Please bring a chair to sit on and your own tasting glass for sharing libations. Per the new law we can share our homebrew beer, wine, cider and mead; but we cannot bring in other commercial libations to the meeting. However, we will have full access to the Tasting Room to replenish our beers during the meeting.

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 RSVP using this form as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiuugkb5wmiueha8nXsJ1oUOS9P-qCPoFqxl8DrBm_XIH7Qw/viewform

Queso Diego March Meeting Announcement

The March meeting will focus on bloomy rind cheeses, presented by Don Axe. We would love it if you bring a homemade or storebought bloomy rind cheese to share! (Other goodies are also welcome!)

This meeting will be held at 6:30PM on Tuesday, March 15, at AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126

We will be in a room off to the side of the Tasting Room – you can enter through an exterior door on the left of the main entrance. Meetings are free, but we highly recommend bringing something tasty to share and joining as a member for $20/year. Please bring a chair to sit on. Outside alcohol is not permitted.

Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can get an accurate headcount! RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZYQCYK64xrMxLJRMN4GqfExgDJ1bLECAImQ5Xe4StdM/viewform

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

Queso Diego March Meeting Announcement

The March Queso Diego meeting will focus on pressed cheeses such as queso frescos, farmhouse cheddars, baby goudas, etc. Dr. Laura Hershey will be giving a presentation on making pressed cheeses to include the tools required. We will also have to opportunity to see frozen cultures and a pressing demo.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, March 18 at City Farmers Nursery(http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Map of parking and the meeting location:http://bit.ly/RtI8rX.

Please RSVP using the link below so we can get an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dERrSU9KOTluaXFhUzMxUzRKeTBYdUE6MA#gid=0

Sharing of cheeses
Club business – treasurer updates, future meetings, etc.
Pressed Cheeses – Dr. Laura Hershey
Intro to Grilled Cheese

What to bring:

– Cheese to share, pressed cheeses are especially encouraged! Snacks and beverages are also welcome.
– 2014 Dues ($20 Individual/$30 Family), if not yet paid. It is also be possible to pay online through PayPal Please add link here