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Cheese Room Assistant, Affineur Lazy Lady Farm

  • Date Posted January 04, 2018
  • Location Westfield, VT
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description Lazy Lady Farm is a small goat dairy and cheese operation located in northern Vermont.  We have been in business since 1987.  We milk 40 registered Alpine and Saanen dairy goats and produce about 375 lbs of cheese per week.  We ripen the cheese in two underground ripening cellars. The farm is off grid and electricity is made with solar panels and a wind generator. The goats are pastured in the summer months on 13 rotational grazing plots. The farm is located near the Canadian border and near a major ski area called Jay Peak. The largest local town is Newport which is located on Lake Memphremagog. Job Description The job includes milking goats 4 nights per week. Miscellaneous farm chores are weed wacking fence lines once every 10 to 14 days depending on the growth. Trimming goat hooves. During kidding season in March and again in May you will be responsible for bottle feeding kids and cleaning kid pens. The temperatures at this time hovers around 10-15 degrees. There can be anywhere from 30-50 kids to care for at this time. You will be responsible for cleaning pens in the barn once or twice per week. The goats are bedded with straw and pens are cleaned with a fork and a wheel barrow.  Cheese room duties include hooping cheese tuesday, wednesday and sometimes on thursday. Monday you are responsible for boxing,invoicing and shipping over 600 pieces of cheese that are picked up by a distributor. Affinage work includes washing cheese in one of the caves and dry brushing aged cheese in my natural rind cave. Cave work is hauling cheese from the cheese room to the cave and wrapping small pieces of cheese, labeling and lot numbering each piece. Cheese room work also includes washing forms, tables, vat, cheese mats, shelves, floors. Qualities that are expected and necessary are being hard working, positive, flexible, honest, detail oriented and willingness to excel. Safety is always an issue to prevent any food borne illness so one must be cognizant of these issues and concerns. Being fast and efficient is a must in a production oriented business. You must be comfortable with animals, self motivated and self directed, able to lift easily 50 pounds. You must be able to take directions easily and be able to work alone. past experience would be truly helpful. Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, under $15/hr How to apply
This job expired on March 05, 2018
DeadlineJanuary 31, 2018

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