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Queso Diego June 2016 newsletter with June meeting RSVP link inside
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Message from the President

See you at the San Diego County Fair's Homemade Cheese Competition!

Seeing as we're a CHEESEMAKING club, I'm excited to see many of you at the San Diego County Fair's Homemade Cheese Competition! There's no fee to enter, and you get into the fair for free with your submission, so there's nothing to lose!

A friendly reminder that guests and non-members are allowed to come to our meetings. However, I highly encourage everyone bring something tasty to share and join as a member for only $20/year.

If you have any ideas for our meetings, social events, or concerns, I'm here to listen!

Alyssa Humbert
(pron: uh-LEE-shah)
2016 Queso Diego President
Queso Diego Newsletter Editor-In-Chief


Time to pay dues!

Please renew your Queso Diego membership with Sandy at our next meeting (Tuesday, June 21) via cash or check.

Remember, it's only $20/year for an individual or $30/year for a household membership. NEW members receive a Queso Diego tasting glass! Your dues help us pay for tasty cheeses at every meeting and membership gains you discounts at our sponsor locations!

Renew anytime via PayPal: payments@quesodiego.org


Next meeting: June 21

The June Queso Diego meeting will focus on Cheesecakes - both sweet and savory.  Cheesecakes can take many forms - as appetizers, entrees, and desserts.  We will discuss and share all types of cheesecakes.  We encourage attendees to think outside the box and bring a unique cheesecake to share.  Alternatively, you may bring accompaniments and non-alcoholic beverages to share as part of the gathering.  

Queso Diego June Meeting
Tuesday, June 21 @ 6:30PM
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126

We will be in a room off to the side of the Tasting Room - you can enter through an exterior door on the left of the main entrance. Meetings are free, but we highly recommend bringing something tasty to share and joining as a member for $20/year. Please bring a chair to sit on. Outside alcohol is not permitted.

Please RSVP using this form as soon as possible so that we can get an accurate head count: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oz3yEa9mQ9qcgBvjuix1ccWYO1fs10l3qOPtuf4_o1U/viewform


May meeting recap: Entering your cheese into the San Diego County Fair's Homemade Cheese Competition

In May, Alyssa (pron: uh-LEE-sha), presented on how to enter your homemade cheese into the San Diego County Fair's Homemade Cheese Competition. She explained the process of entering your cheese into the competition, as well as some personal tips and strategies from her experience entering the competition for the past two years.

During her presentation, she emphasized 3 key things for entering the Homemade Cheese competition. Here they are:
1 - Homemade cheese
2 - Entry form
3 - Recipe form

June 24 @12:45PM
San Diego County Fair Homemade Cheese Competition
Your cheese MUST be submitted by 12:45PM, no late entries


San Diego County Fair Homemade Cheese Competition

Friday, June 24, by 12:45PM
Deliver entries between opening time of the Fair and 12:45pm Friday, June 24th to the Home & Hobby area located on the 2nd floor, west end of the Grandstand. Judging starts at 1:00pm and once the judging process starts, no late entries will be accepted.



No pre-registration required, no fees, just bring your homemade cheese and filled out recipe form (found here: http://www.sdfair.com/pdf/2016/exhibits/entry/2016_hh_recipe_form.pdf) to the fair. Your entry gains you free admission into the fair!

Since the competition falls on a Friday this year, Queso Diego VP Earl Itrich has generously offered to take your cheese with recipe form to the competition for anyone who can't go. Just bring your cheese and recipe form to the Queso Diego meeting on Tuesday, June 21 prepped and ready for Earl to submit to the competition. Thanks, Earl!

Further details here: http://www.sdfair.com/pdf/2016/exhibits/entry/2016_hh_oneday_contests.pdf


Cheese Recipe of the Month

This Savory Basil and Goat Cheese Cheesecake would be the perfect dish to bring to this month's Sweet & Savory Cheesecakes meeting!


Writers needed

We're looking for writers to contribute a one-time or monthly article to the new Queso Diego newsletter. If you would like to submit an article or idea for future articles, please send your suggestion to: newsletter@quesodiego.org

Thanks to our amazing Board of Officers:

President
Alyssa Humbert
president@quesodiego.org

Vice President
Earl Itrich - 

Treasurer
Chuck West
treasurer@quesodiego.org

Secretary
Don Rutherford

Membership Chair
Sandy McCampbell
membership@quesodiego.org

IT Chair
Chris Banker
cbanker@quesodiego.org

Historian
Curt Wittenberg
historian@quesodiego.org

To contact all of us with questions, concerns, suggestions, email us at: officers@quesodiego.org
Upcoming Events

June 21, 6:30PM
Queso Diego June Meeting - Free
Sweet & Savory Cheesecakes
AleSmith Brewery
9990 AleSmith Court
San Diego, CA 92126
RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oz3yEa9mQ9qcgBvjuix1ccWYO1fs10l3qOPtuf4_o1U/viewform

June 24, 12:45PM
San Diego County Fair Homemade Cheese Competition
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
Home & Hobby area, 2nd Floor, West end of Grandstand
Details here: http://www.sdfair.com/pdf/2016/exhibits/entry/2016_hh_oneday_contests.pdf

June 24, 6:00PM
Wine & Music Festival - $30
Women's Museum of California
2730 Historic Decatur Road
#103
San Diego, CA 92106
Buy tickets here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ech4rbma5babc149&oseq=&c=&ch=

June 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Curds & Wine - $50
7194 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111
Buy tickets here: http://www.curdsandwine.com/products/cheesemaking-class/mozzarella-and-ricotta-class

June 30, 6:00PM
Fermented Pairings Series Vol. 5: Cheese & Beer - $25
White Labs Tasting Room
9495 Candida Street
San Diego, CA 92126
Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2553825

July 10, 1:00PM
Class 3: Brie - $30
Ascension Lutheran Church
5106 Zion Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120
RSVP by emailing: donaldrutherford@hotmail.com

July 16, 1:00PM
Spain: Wine and Cheese Pairing - $40
The Flight Path
1202 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
RSVP here: 619-709-1202 or tammy@theflightpathsd.com
Get 10% off your purchase with your Queso Diego membership

Smallgoods Cheese & Provisions
La Jolla Open Aire Market
7335 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Get 10% off your purchase with your Queso Diego membership

Curds and Wine
7194 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 
San Diego, CA 92111
Get 10% off your purchase with your Queso Diego membership

Venissimo
Locations throughout San Diego County
Get 10% off your purchase with your Queso Diego membership

Brothers Provisions
16451 Bernardo Center Road. 
San Diego, CA 92127
Get 10% off your purchase with your Queso Diego membership
Custom orders available!

Bottles & Wood
5039 Shawline Street
San Diego, CA 92117
Get 10% off your purchase with your Queso Diego membership

The Cheese Store
1980 Kettner Blvd.
#30
San Diego, CA 92101
Get 10% off your purchase with your Queso Diego membership (15% off food during happy hour)

Bice Ristorante
425 Island Ave. 
San Diego, CA 92101
Thank you to Peter Zien, the owner of AleSmith, and his amazing employees for generously letting us use their space for our meetings!
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