Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

Hello Queso Diegans,

May’s meeting topic will be Homemade Show & Tell of your cheeses and dairy fermentations. Bring any homemade cheeses and dairy fermentations to share and talk about at this meeting.

On the heels of our sucessful Grilled Cheese April meeting, this will be a similar relaxed group sharing style activity. It is a good idea to bring a little label with your name and what you have created. You might even write recipes on there.

Homemade sharing will enter you into a raffle with some great prizes for your efforts.

Some easy cheese recipes can be found on Queso Diego’s site here:
http://quesodiego.org/recipes/

This meeting will also afford us all the opportunity to ask questions on making cheeses at home. In a new, “Curders Corner”.

Sharing is Caring.
As always, bringing delicious beverages is always promoted. Maybe even try a pairing with your cheese?

It is also recommended to bring your tasting glasses to cut down on those pesky plastic cups (and help eliminate waste).

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, May 19th 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/1hVSe7cjYHewuKScCNF17BJCzKYL7Nf9SLF11OTWk2gw/viewform

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Queso Diego April Meeting Announcement

Hello Queso Diegans,

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and we at Queso Diego really know how to celebrate.
It is time again for our popular Gourmet Grilled Cheese Meeting!

Bring everything you need to make gourmet grilled cheeses to share with the club.

It is suggested to label you items and to bring some electric skillets, pannini presses, irons, and whatever might help us grill up an epic amount of grilled cheeses in shorter window of time. Farmer Bill Tall only has so many burners.

If you want to know what to expect, check out some handy photos of Grilled Cheese Meeting April 2013 found in my March 2015 “Intro To Grilled Cheese”.
http://quesodiego.org/meeting-notes/

Sharing is Caring.
As always, bringing delicious side dishes and beverages is always promoted.

Its 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, April 21st 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/1TX_5TAgcfyqd-wLhVyoYpqL9rJVv-1W4DH3MoH4AmgE/viewform

Can’t wait to see what you create this year.

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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

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Queso Diego February 2015 Meeting Announcement

Hello Queso Diegans,

After 2 amazing QD parties in December and January, we are back at our homebase of City Farmers Nursery for our February meeting.

Tuesday’s Meeting topic will be “Other than Cheese Ferments” presented by our own Larry Stein.

Come and learn about Kefir, Greek Yogurt, Kombucha, Jun, and More. Learn easy ways you can make these in your own kitchen.

Larry has been hard at work on crafting these “other than cheese ferments” in his home kitchen and will have a variety of samples to share. There might even be some cultures to take home (well, if you promise to bring some back to share of course). ;-)

Since many of these are liquid samples, I’d recommend bringing your tasting glass to cut down on those pesky plastic cups (and trash).

Sharing is Caring. As always, bringing delicious things to share is always promoted.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, February 17th at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Map of parking and the meeting location: http://quesodiego.org/?attachment_id=453

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/1nK_NS6djsFzZfnhnxz9SrdlC0SpqSVUg3bQCX1GGf-Y/viewform

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Queso Diego January Meeting – Special Anniversary Meeting

Queso Diegans,

In January we will be celebrate our Anniversary and the New Year in style with a Cheese and Bubbly pairing.

We will explore a variety of pairings with cheeses and sparkling beverages such as sparkling wines, cider, and beer.

Please Note: This is NOT at City Farmer’s Nursery.

We selected a special location for this meeting to better accommodate the format of the meeting and to allow everyone to be seated at tables.

EVENT DETAILS:

Queso Diego Bubbly and Cheese Anniversary Party

Tuesday, January 20th 2015
6:30pm Arrival
7:00pm Start

First Unitarian Universalist Church
4190 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103

$5 for paid members
$10 for guests (However if they join Queso Diego this drops it to $5)

Timely RSVPs are very important for planning and purchasing purposes.
This is a special annual event and a really good value.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l4WluysW2p3Ms2FDNIl7NCCk1NWGVT3DTsqXGmKQWYM/viewform

There is No need to bring cheeses or beverages to share.

Parking can be found on the street or in the back of the USCD parking lot for $5.
Ridesharing is always encouraged.

Wearing your New Year’s Festive wear is also encouraged.

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Queso Diego Election Results

Thanks to everyone who voted in the Queso Diego elections. We are proud to announce our 2015 officers:

President – Brian Trout
VP – Omar Acosta
Treasurer – Chuck West
Secretary – Colleen Garrett
IT – Chris Banker
Membership – Sandy McIsaac
Historian – Ringo
Quartermaster – Bill Tall

We are looking forward to planning some exciting activities and meetings for 2015.

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