DARLINGTON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - For years Darlington Dairy Supply has fashioned equipment for the dairy industry, and now one of the owners is fashioning some of that equipment for his own use.
In this segment of Wisconsin Dairy News, learn about a new line of Swiss-influenced dairy products that are being made at Thuli Family Creamery.
Ted Thuli spent years constructing stainless steel equipment for other dairy and cheese plants, and now he's fashioning a few supplies for his own creamery.
"My wife wanted to try something a little different than what she was doing, so we decided this would be a good fit for us," says Ted.
Located in Darlington and distinguished by a huge shark head attached to the front façade sits Thuli Family Creamery.
"I really don't know how the shark works into that at all, because it has nothing to do with dairy at all! And I am going to put…there are a couple of teeth missing, and we'll put cheese wedges…I'm making some cheese wedges that will go on that out of Styrofoam," explains Ted.
Although he's not making cheese yet, we're betting that the shark is seeking the calcium that it'll surely get from the Swiss-Style yogurt and cream-line milk that Ted and his wife, Angie, produce.
"We want our products to be all natural, as close as they can be without additives, no sugar, also want to use natural process to do the production," says Ted.
All of the products will be made on a smaller scale in a converted semi-trailer that Darlington Dairy Supply first designed.
"We like to think of it as it's not real small, just efficient. We'll probably make two to three times a week," says Ted.
With a viewing deck located outside the make room, people can watch Ted and Angie making fresh dairy products.
Ted says, "I've been all over the world doing the design part of the dairy business now to get into it and do it for myself is really interesting and to use the knowledge and what I've learned from people and also myself over the years."
And that's Wisconsin Dairy News.
Before launching their line of Swiss-influenced dairy products, Ted went to Glarus, Switzerland, where his grandparents are from, to learn the recipe for their yogurt.
The Thuli's plan to add drinkable yogurt, Gelato, and possibly even Swiss Cheese to their line of products in the near future.
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