Say Cheese!

Did you know that Four E Dairy is building a cheese plant? Andrea Cudin of Lira Rossa will be making Italian artisan cheeses on site! He will be making cheese following old recipes of the dairies from Friuli, including the best mozzarella you’ve ever tasted. Can you say yum?! For more information you can follow Lira Rossa on Facebook or check out their website.

 

 

Construction of the creamery started in February.

 

 

The plant will include a cheese making room and an aging room. You can see the cheese vat and the milk tank in the cheese making room below.

 

 

We can not wait to offer these delicious cheeses to our customers. Please check back soon for more updates on our progress!

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Meet the Chaloupkas

Introducing the Chaloupka family! By the way, the “c” is silent (think Chanukah) and it is pronounced ha-loop-ka. Here’s a pic of the whole gang, Eugene and Elyse, their children, and grandchildren. Aren’t we a good lookin’ group?

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Gene and Elyse have been married for 46 years. They were both born and raised in Moulton and were high school sweethearts. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Gene oversees planting and maintaining the crops as well as equipment maintenance. Elyse is responsible for records and accounting, and she heads up the raw milk side of the dairy.

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Their oldest son, Chad, has been working at the dairy since he graduated from Texas A&M in 1999. Chad is the dairy herd manager and also is heavily involved in the production of our new cheese plant. He is married to Niki, and they have a 7 year old son, Landon, who loves sports and the farm.

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Their daughter, Krisie, and her husband Marty, are raising their two daughters in Houston. Lily is a lively, lovable 3 year old, and Claire is a curious, cuddly 1 year old.

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Their youngest son, Scott, his wife Kim, and their boys recently moved back to the dairy so Scott could continue the family tradition of farming. Scott takes care of the heifers and helps with the crops. Kim manages social media and the websites for the dairy and our corn maze, Rocky Creek Maze. She is also the voice behind our blog. They have 4 year old twin boys, Eli and Isaiah, and 5 month old Clayton.

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We hope you enjoy reading our blog.  Check back often to find out what is happening with the farm and the family.

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