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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Queso Diego February Meeting Announcement

The February meeting of Queso Diego will focus on Mexican cheesemaking. Member Omar will be leading the discussion on some of the south of the border cheeses nearest to our hearts, and demonstrating some cheesemaking styles. From the spongy queso frescos, to the stringy Oaxacas, attendees will have the opportunity to sample Mexican specialties, learn about Mexican cheese production, and its colorful culture. Guests are encouraged to bring Mexican food and drinks to share.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February, 18th at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com). Map of parking and the meeting location: http://bit.ly/RtI8rX.

Nate’s Garden Grill is now open, so consider stopping by to grab a bite to eat or a beer before or after the meeting. They have a great menu of fresh, local food, and an extensive draft beer list.

Please fill out this form to RSVP for the February Queso Diego Meeting:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dEhqVEJmMEdKcC1YWUpyTkZIRzk5SXc6MA#gid=0

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Queso Diego January 2014 Meeting Announcement

January marks Queso Diego’s third anniversary as a club.  To celebrate this occasion and the new year, we will be holding a cheese and champagne pairing celebration.  We will explore pairings with a variety of sparking wines.  The club will provide cheeses for the pairing and we are asking that attendees contribute a suggested minimum donation of $5 per person to help offset the cost of the sparkling wines that we will be purchasing.

In the past, the cheese and champagne celebration has been our highest attended meeting. To accommodate our available space this year, paid members will be given priority attendance, leaving a few spots for non-members. Please keep in mind that it’s possible we may have to cap off our headcount to ensure our available space is not compromised.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Tues, January 21, at City Farmers Nursery (http://www.cityfarmersnursery.com).  Map of parking and meeting location: http://bit.ly/RtI8rX

There will not be a meal or food truck provided, but members are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and food to share as well as cheese.  Nate’s Garden Grill (at City Farmers Nursery) is open for those who want to eat before or stop by for a drink after.

Please RSVP using the form here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dDY4NXRPUXMtNzdUWUJ1R1lMNDFKREE6MA#gid=0
Agenda:

  • Club announcements
  • Cheese and Sparkling Wine Celebration

What to bring:

  • Suggested minimum donation of $5 to help offset the cost of sparkling wines.
  • Sparkling wine friendly foods to share
  • 2014 Dues ($20 individual/$30 family), if not yet paid.  This year’s membership is valid through June 2014.  It is also possible to pay online through PayPal: http://quesodiego.org/about/membership/

Summary:

  • Tuesday, January 21st
  • 6:30pm
  • City Farmers Nursery – 4828 Home Ave. San Diego, Ca 92105
  • Topic: Cheese and Champagne Celebration
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Queso Diego Holiday Party Announcement

In lieu of a regular December meeting, we will be having the 3rd annual Queso Diego Holiday Party. This is a special event that is open only to paid members and their guests. The party will be held on our regular meeting date, Tuesday, 12/17, and will begin at 6:00pm. It will be held at Chuck and Joanne West’s home in the Tierrasanta area of San Diego. Address and directions will be provided to those who RSVP as we get closer to the party.

The party is potluck, so please bring food and/or drinks to share, in addition to cheeses. Please ensure that anything you bring is service-ready and does not need to be cooked on-site. Dress is festive casual. For those who keg their homebrew, we have the ability to put kegs on tap for the party.

Note: This special holiday party is only open to paid members of Queso Diego. Members may bring a significant other or guest. If you are not currently a paid member and wish to attend, you may join for the remainder of the year through June by contacting our treasurer – treasurer@quesodiego.org

RSVPs are required, so please RSVP using this form:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dFRSYWZkc3kzUU9zRmxyd01SRE9kYXc6MA#gid=0

This is always a fun event that you don’t want to miss.

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