What is it you do?
"We are a dairy farm, using the milk we produce to make butter, cheese, ice cream and yogurt. We will shortly be setting up a cheese dairy, right here on the farm, so as to centralise production."
What prompted you to seek "Famenne-Ardenne UNESCO Global Geopark Partner" status?
"We live in a region with an outstanding wealth of heritage. We love our region, and want to show it at its best. We believe in direct contact with the customer, and are very much in favour of local trade and short supply chains. These are values we see enshrined in the Geopark Famenne-Ardenne charter. »
What is your approach to sustainable development and environment friendly practices?
"We produce our own heating and electricity from a small-scale biogas plant. We have a milk precooler, and have installed energy-saving light bulbs. Our building is mainly made of wood. We have made huge savings on transport costs, since the milk used in our cheese dairy is produced right here, on the spot."
Etienne Rouxhet, Farmer & Manager
0478 72 90 58