Careers in Cheese

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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(October 5, 2017) Head Cheesemaker – Cricket Creek Farm

We are looking for a cheese maker to join our team in making our award winning farmstead artisanal cheeses.

Head Cheese Maker must have experience making a variety of hard and soft cheeses, and experience in sanitation and maintenance of a creamery.  Work includes involvement in all aspects of running our farmstead creamery.

Primary Tasks

  • Work with our existing staff in a collaborative team environment, providing leadership and structure in the creamery.
  • Lead the production of all the cheeses in our current repertoire (8 cheeses).
  • Following the maintenance and sanitation protocols.
  • Helping to teach apprentices all facets of cheese making
  • Troubleshoot recipes/inconsistencies with the products as needed and help apprentices refine their practices and work out problems with the cheeses as appropriate.
  • Maintaining all required records, inventories, recipes, and data collected.
  • Bringing an upbeat and positive attitude, being a leader on the farm.  We expect the person in this position to always be on time, always stick to a schedule, help keep apprentices on track, and bring positive energy and enthusiasm to work every day.

Qualifications 

  • 1-2 years of cheese making experience
  • Very much in love with cheese
  • Excited about the opportunity to work at a small and growing company
For more information, and to apply, please visit http://cricketcreekfarm.com/cheese-maker-cricket-creek-farm/
(September 20, 2017) Cheesemaker – Smith’s Country Cheese (Winchendon, MA)
Smith’s Country Cheese has been making award-winning Gouda, cheddar, and Havarti with the raw milk from their 200 Holstein cows since 1985.  We are a family-owned-and-operated business and are searching for a part-time cheese maker to help us keep up with demand!  This position will be 20-30 hours/week, making cheese from about 7:30am-5:30pm (2-3 days/week).  The job requires that you’re standing on your feet and working in a 90-degree (F) room with about 90% humidity.  Our cheese making requires lifting up to 80 lbs., working in cold and hot temperatures, and a willingness to learn from and work alongside the business owners.
Of the utmost importance is personal hygiene and sanitation.  We follow extremely strict cleaning and sanitation practices that must be consistently adhered to each day. Non-smokers only.
While this is not a “glamorous” job by any means, it is fulfilling, physical work for the right person. There is potential to grow into a full-time, salaried position as the business grows.  We are a hard-working group of dairy farmers looking for a passionate cheese maker to join our family.
 Please contact smithscountrycheese@verizon.net or (518) 260-6526.

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