Our November meeting will be next Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at AleSmith. Please bring something to share for the potluck, and don’t forget to bring a chair.
Our meeting topic will be:
How Microbes Influence the Flavor and Texture of Cheese: Choosing cultures for cheesemaking
by Curt Wittenberg (your Sister Noella)
This month’s presentation will review the many influences of bacteria and molds on the properties of cheese. In that context, Curt will review some of the many types microbes available to our members from the Library of Cheesemaking and what to expect when using them. Cheese samples will be shared during the presentation to illustrate some of the differences that can be expected in your cheesemaking.
We will also hold our board election at the meeting. We are still looking for nominees for Event Coordinator so let us know if you are interested. Lynda Juniper will be available to collect 2023 dues ($20 individual, $30 family).
Also as a reminder the holiday party will be on Tuesday, December 13. More information and directions to follow.
The presentation at our next meeting on the 19th will be a double feature extravaganza:
First, “Do Blue Bugs Make Blue Cheese? – Selecting Microbes for your Cheeese” by Curt Wittenburg. It will be an informative exposé into bugs of color—or maybe just the colorful result of invisible bugs and oxygen on cheese. Or perhaps colorless bugs and colorless results (Albino Blue?); you be the judge. It should be quite helpful as we all expand our cheese making knowledge, and expand our experimentation into really delicious styles. Don’t miss this talk from one of our cheese gurus.
And second, as the yummy anticipation builds for next month’s meeting, Lisa Chamberlain will be giving hints and tips on sharing delicacies at the annual Queso Diego Mac ‘N Cheese meeting October 17th. It’s gooey, it’s gastronomy, and it’s great!
The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday September 19 at AleSmith Brewery.
SOMETHING NEW: We’re adding a couple questions to the bottom of the RSVP form. Your feedback and thoughts will be appreciated. Please be sure to respond by RSVPing (is that a real word?) and letting us know what you think. Thanks.
See you Tuesday the 19th!
BTW: Don’t forget to make your acidified cheese to share with everyone at the meeting.
The October meeting of Queso Diego will feature a presentation by Curt Wittenberg entitled “Animals Make Milk, Microbes Make Cheese”. We will learn how bacteria, molds and yeast help us make our cheese and why understanding their roles can help us improve our cheesemaking. Along the way we will get some insight into how scientists are using cheese to understand how these microbes do their job and what that can tell us about the world around us.
Queso Diego October Meeting
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30PM
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126