Queso Diego October Meeting
“Celebration of Cakes Made from Cheese”
Tuesday, October 19th at 6:30 PM
The Barrel Room
AleSmith Brewing Co.
9990 Alesmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126
Greetings Queso Diego,
To kick off our celebration of cakes made from cheese, we are asking guests to share a cheesecake during the potluck portion of the meeting. Remember, cheesecakes can be sweet or savory so maybe we can make this a meal. Of course, we wouldn’t want to eat only cheesecake for our meal, would we? So, if you don’t want to make a cheesecake, please feel free to contribute a dish to round out our meal.
Following the potluck, at 7 PM will proceed with the usual club business followed by a presentation on “Cheese Celebration Cakes” by Curt Wittenberg. These are cakes that are actually constructed from cheese. We will discuss design considerations, decoration ideas, serving and, somehow, we will work in opportunities to taste more cheese. And, of course, members who bring cheesecakes will also have an opportunity to talk about their contribution.
Regarding the noise:
I’m sure everyone is aware that the back room can be a bit noisy. They have so much beer to can that they’ve been running 24/7. Peter is aware of the noise.
They are in the process of getting a faster canning line that will be installed a little further away. This should hopefully be done within the next couple of months.
Thanks for putting up with this but it will get better.
“…we will have cheesemaker, goat farmer and author Gianaclis Caldwell as our virtual guest for a presentation on the challenges of amateur cheesemaking and how to beat them followed by the opportunity to pose your questions to one of our most cherished cheesemaking educators.
This is a special opportunity for those of you interested in goat husbandry, amateur and professional cheesemaking and related topics to an expert who’s goal is to share her knowledge with others. What did you always want to know about cheesemaking? Do you have a question you have posed at Bix’s Corner that stumped everyone? Have you always wondered how to preserve your goat milk, how to choose a starter culture or which type of rennet is best for a particular cheese? Bring your questions to the meeting or, better yet, send them to me and I will call on you to ask it at the meeting. Too shy to pose your question? I will pose it for you!”
The meeting order will be a bit different, with the presentation right at the beginning and then the normal club business.
As usual, Social half-hour starts at 6:30 with the general meeting starting at 7. Please consider bringing a tasty treat to share.
Bring a friend and a chair. It may be getting a little cooler this month so consider bringing a coat.
The meeting is in the Barrel Room, where it has been for a while. Go down the hallway between the bar and the store and through the doors at the end of the hall.
October is American Cheese Month and we thought it would be fun to present a selection of
award winning cheeses from Central Coast Creamery in Paso Robles. Cheeesemaker
Reggie Jones took home four first place ribbons at this year’s American Cheese Conference,
and Jenny Eastwood from Smallgoods will present those winners, and fill you in on the state
of American Cheese. We are also trying to arrange a surprise guest – so stand by and make
sure to come celebrate American Cheese Month at our meeting on October 16th!
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
Next Tuedsday’s meeting will be on Flavored Cheeses! Spice, Herb, Veggie, and Fruit Cheeses. This topic will be presented by our Presidential Nominee Frontrunner, Alyssa Humbert. It is sure to be yet another fun and educational Queso Diego meeting.
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.
From Wheel to Plate! Join us for the October Queso Diego Cheeseup where we’ll celebrate the onset of Fall with Cheese Boards using harvest ingredients.
Using what we learned from the September meeting, all attendees are encouraged to plate their own Falltastic cheese creations! Please use your assigned harvest ingredient from our former event. If you weren’t there to receive an assignment, or have forgotten your ingredient, don’t fret! You can select a couple of harvest-themed ingredients to center a cheese spread around.
Cheese boards do not need to be large as there will be many to sample from!
Nates Garden Grill (http://www.natesgardengrill.com/) on the grounds is now open, so please 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.
– Brief business meeting
– Share and enjoy harvest themed cheese plates
What to bring:
– Fall Cheese Plates with 1-2 harvest ingredients, seasonal accouterments, and beverage pairings
– 2014 Dues ($20 individual/$30 household), if not yet paid. It is also possible to pay online through PayPal here: https://quesodiego.org/about/membership