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Queso Diego June Virtual Meeting Announcement

Tuesday, June 15th at 6:30 PM sharp via Zoom

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.

Queso Diego May Virtual Meeting Announcement

The May meeting will occur on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (May 18th), as usual, at 6:30 pm. The zoom link was sent out to members.

This month’s meeting will be about the versatility of goat cheese! If you can, go buy (or make!) some plain goat cheese to experiment with during our meeting, and think about possible additions. Fresh herbs from the garden? dry herbs from the cupboard? Fruit? Nuts?

Larry will be giving a presentation and we will individually contribute from there.

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 March Virtual Meeting Announcement

Please join us on St. Patrick’s Day Eve for “Mold is Green(ish), Mold is Gold(en)” to celebrate Irish cheeses and greenness.

There will be a presentation about Irish cheeses and Molds (the fuzzy kind, not the forms)……..and we are having a St. Patrick’s Day themed cheese board contest. Winners will get prizes (sorry, no pots of gold).

6pm – DEADLINE for photo entries (see below)

6:30 – 7pm: Social Hour

7pm – Presentation and Contest (voting will be about half way through the presentation and winners will be announced after the presentation)

Zoom information was sent to the members email list.

CHEESE BOARD CONTEST:

Cheesy rules:

One entry per member
Must be original design and made by member (not professional)
Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 cheeses
At least 50% of the cheeses must be Irish, green(ish)/mold(ish), or specifically made for St. Patrick’s Day
Photo submitted by 6pm, March 16th at the very latest, earlier is better (see instructions below)

Cheese boards should be cheese-centered, as we are a cheese club

So, who are the judges???………………..you are! Cheese board photographs will be presented to the group during the March meeting and then we will take a vote/poll to decide the winners.

Photo entries:

Submit one photo to mjrhjm@hotmail.com
Include your name with the photo
Submit no later than 6pm, March 16th

Your name will not be included when the photographs are presented for voting.

Queso Diego January Virtual Meeting Announcement

Are you having Cheese People withdrawals, too???

Got the Cheese Chat blues because not all your friends and family are as enthusiastic about cheese as you?

We miss meeting “live,” but going to a monthly Queso Diego meeting provides the continued opportunity to share, discover, learn, and converse with other Queso Diego members.

This month let’s connect and share our cheese discoveries (or re-discoveries) of 2020 or 2021 AND we’d like your to hear your ideas for 2021 meeting topics. We all need new ideas and would like to try new cheeses, cheese recipes, cheese uses (aka building a cheese house), etc.

Some 2021 discoveries have already been shared, Raclettewurst from Larry and Czech-style marinated camembert recipe from Deborah. Have they tried them? Perhaps they will share some insight at the meeting. I have discovered two items new to me this year already, too (to be shared at the meeting 😉). Also, do you wonder what happens to a cheese house (like a gingerbread house) after December? Don and Carol will let you know at the meeting (it was the perfect ending to their cheese house).

Also, we might let it slip or be giving hints about what is in store for the 10-year anniversary party (February 16)………..yup, QD will be 10-years old this year and we plan on celebrating.

The meeting link was sent out to the members email list.

Queso Diego November Virtual Meeting Announcement

November Queso Diego Meeting – Tuesday, November 17th (6:30pm social, 7pm meeting)

What do Cheese and Turkey have in Common???………… answer: Thanksgiving

Join us Tuesday to find out:
The role cheese has played in Thanksgiving
The lore of Cheesy Thanksgiving tales
Wacky cheese facts around Thanksgiving
What came first the Turkey or the Cheese?……and more.

What better way to learn about cheese and turkey than with Trivia (with cheesy prizes, too 😉). Perhaps you’ll get some different ideas for your Thanksgiving 2020 or at least have some fun trivia to share during your Thanksgiving meal.

Zoom link will be sent out on the members email list. Contact us if you want to attend as a guest.