Cheesemonger Philo Ridge Farm
- Date Posted April 26, 2018
- Location Charlotte, VT
- Category Agriculture / Culinary
- Job Type Full-Time
Philo Ridge Farm is a 400-acre historic farm that brings together the rich cultural past of the region to develop the local agricultural economy and respect the ecosystem. We strive to be a beautiful, functional farm at the forefront of research, innovation, and conversation around our food. The property is used for a mixture of activities and operations including: produce and flower production, a diversified livestock and haying operation, and a growing food service and hospitality program. We are in our third year of production at the farm and plan on expanding our operation soon to include an on-farm market, event space and processing facility.
The on-farm market will provide a retail outlet for all that we grow and raise on our beautiful farm. We will have a prepared foods counter, grass-fed butcher shop, a full-service cheese program, as well as sell farm-fresh produce alongside grocery and specialty housewares that emphasize Vermont's local artisans. Connected to our market, we have a fully restored barn that will offer a range of educational workshops and events that we hope will further the conversation around our food and provide fun and engaging activities for our community.
We believe in treating our employees, animals, and the soil with respect and care, and we strive to create a supportive work environment, one that will encourage the exchange of ideas. We are looking for dedicated employees who share in our values and are willing to help us build a productive and sustainable farm and farm market for the local community. We believe that every employee helps to make Philo Ridge Farm successful.
Our goal is to develop a highly curated full-service cheese counter alongside our other market sections. Along with the Market Manager and Chef, the cheesemonger will be responsible for establishing our full-service cheese program that is in line with the Philo Ridge Farm mission and philosophy. We are looking for an experienced cheesemonger who is able to leverage the knowledge, enthusiasm, and high level of customer service associated with selecting and selling cheeses at their perfect peak. The cheesemonger responsibilities will include assistance with cheese purchasing, establishing relationship with vendors; daily setting up and merchandising of the cheese counter; stocking, serving, cheese, and all other market categories in the market. The cheesemonger will have a deep understanding of and pulse on the current trends in cheese production, market and sales.Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, $15/hr or more How to apply