Our Farm Families and Team Members
John Weibel - Owner, Cheesemaker
John, Blair and Ian moved to Steamboat in 2007. John and Blair grew up on the Front Range in Longmont, CO.
The Weibel family lives on the farm at the left foot of Sleeping Giant. John is passionate about grass-fed farming and very knowledgeable in soil health and conservation. Rockin J Beef is how John and Blair got their start here in the Steamboat Springs local food movement. In 2014 John began making cheese on the farm. First in a mobile unit while in construction of his new state of the art facility. Ricotta was the first cheese they had for sale. Today, Ian (18) helps out around the farm and works in our store.
Laura Chisholm - Head Cheesemaker, Plant Manager
Laura was hired by Moon Hill Dairy in December 2016. Laura and Andy moved from Nebrasaka where they owned a farmstead creamery; milking Jersey and Normandy cows and making artisan cheeses, yogurt, and ice cream. They, along with their four children, Hannah, Jamie, Alexander, and Michael, live in downtown Steamboat. Laura's daughter, Hannah (16), also makes cheese and helps out in our store.
Laura brings her experience in natural rinded European style cheeses to Moon Hill Dairy; she has been making cheese for twelve years and is very passionate about handcrafted methods.
APRIL'S - EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Blossom is a beautiful Jersey girl and one of our oldest cows at almost 12 years old.. but don't tell her that! She thinks she is the queen of the herd!
Blossom was one of Laura and Andy's cows from Nebraska and she is settled in and loving Colorado. A family favorite, she loves a good photobomb opportunity!
Blossom loves looking after all the babies.. not just her own. She is a real sweetheart of a cow..and loves nothing more than a good scratch behind the ears.