Queso Diego July Meeting Announcement

The July meeting of Queso Diego will be held on Tuesday, July 15. To start off the new membership year, we will have a presentation by Larry Stein on Cheesemaking Basics. Larry will cover a range of information from the basics of cheesemaking through more advanced topics.

This will be a presentation about cheese in general and how we turn milk into tasty goodness. We will go over some of the science behind the curds and review the various processes used in cheese making. The goal is to help you understand why you do certain things (washing curds, heating, cutting, etc.) so you can better understand what you’re doing and more easily follow the technical topics presented at meetings. We expect to provide a wealth of information for new cheesemakers, as well as some tips and technical details for more experienced cheesemakers.

Attendees are encouraged to bring any cheeses or beverages to share, and especially homemade cheeses.

In addition to the main topic, we will be presenting an intro to Mac ‘n Cheese in preparation for our August meeting.

July marks the beginning of the new membership year and we encourage everyone to renew their memberships in a timely manner. Dues will remain the same great value as previous years at $20 per person or $30 per household.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, July 15th 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 so we have an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDFkZ3lsaDFuRTlGM3RWUEsxSDdpUEE6MA#gid=0

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Queso Diego June Meeting Announcement

Join us for the sweet side of delicious cheese! The June meeting of Queso Diego will feature desserts made with various cheeses. We encourage all members to get creative and bring a variety of after dinner winners for some soul-satisfying yum!

Attendees are encouraged to make unique and creative cheese-based dessert creations to share. If possible, try to have them pre-portioned or pre-cut to facilitate sharing. Also consider bringing beverages to go with the desserts we will be sampling. If you need ideas, you can view the Intro to Desserts Made with Cheese slides from our last meeting: http://quesodiego.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Banker_Intro_to_Desserts_Made_with_Cheese.pdf

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, June 17th at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com).

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. As a reminder, please park in the overflow parking or on the street to allow room for Nate’s customer parking. Map of parking and the meeting location: http://quesodiego.org/?attachment_id=453

Please RSVP so we have an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dFdhSmFfbUVvNkxJdHM0ZW9UQ3VtYmc6MA#gid=0

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Queso Diego May Meeting Announcement

The May meeting of Queso Diego will feature a discussion on Smoked Cheeses, led by Chris Banker. We will discuss smoking cheeses, varieties of smoked cheeses, and options for buying or making a cold smoker for smoking cheeses. We will sample a variety of commercial and homemade smoked cheeses.

Attendees are encouraged to smoke their own cheeses and/or bring smoke beers, smoked foods, scotch, and commercial smoked cheeses to share.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, May 20th 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 so we have an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGc4NGpZTnhxdW9VTVcyM3JLSmZkZlE6MA#gid=0

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Queso Diego April Meeting Announcement

Greetings Cheesers!

Come out and celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month (pretty much the best month of the year for us!). Our April Grilled Cheese Up is set for this Tuesday, April 15th!

This month we’ll be celebrating National Grilled Cheese Month with our much anticipated grilled cheese meeting. We’ll be making grilled cheeses with a variety of ingredients. Please bring cheeses and unique ingredients to make delectable grilled cheese to share. The club will provide a small selection of basic breads.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, April 15th 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.

This has always been one of our largest meetings so please RSVP using the link below as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNvRWlNT1VyLWpOVU1ZbjdOWFFyZ1E6MA#gid=0

Agenda:

Make and share grilled cheeses

What to bring:

- Cheeses, breads, butter, and various other grilled cheese ingredients.
- 2014 Dues ($20 individual/$30 family), if not yet paid. It is also possible to pay online through PayPal.
- Any grilled cheese devices be they grills, (George Foreman or not), portable stoves, waffle makers and such. We’ll definitely need extras!

Let’s get creative to celebrate one of our most perfect foods! All sandwiches, be they humble or haute, are welcome, and our grilled cheese-off knows no boundaries! See you next week in grilled cheese heaven! Many thanks!

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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

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Queso Diego Featured in San Diego Magazine

Queso Diego was recently featured in San Diego Magazine. The article can be viewed here:
http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/January-2014/Cheese-Making-is-A-Thing-Almost/

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