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This job expired on August 23, 2019

Cheesemaking Assistant Shepherd's Way Farms

  • Date Posted June 24, 2019
  • Location Nerstrand, MN
  • Category Agriculture / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Shepherd’s Way Farms sheep dairy produces award-winning artisan sheep cheeses on our 43 acre Minnesota family farm. Located just outside Northfield, Minnesota and one hour south of Minneapolis, Shepherd’s Way is a pasture-based sheep dairy with a focus on small farm life, holistic care for animals and land, and transforming quality milk into exceptional cheese.

We've been making sheep milk cheese since 1998. Our cheeses now include fresh, bloomy rind, several natural rind aged, blue, ricotta. We sell Shepherd's Way Farms cheeses nationally and locally at specialty retailers and restaurants, and at two local farmers markets.

Visit our website, Facebook @shepherdswayfarm, and Instagram @shepherdswaycheese to see more!

Job description

Cheesemaking Assistant (FT) is an essential member of our small farm team. Working closely with our cheesemaker yet also independently, the cheesemaking assistant has opportunities in all aspects of farmstead cheesemaking. 

Interesting, supportive workplace with varied responsibilities, including prepping cheese for orders & for farmers markets, packing & shipping, assisting in production, cheese tending, production cleanup and plant sanitation & simple maintenance. Ensuring clean and safe production is a critical part of the job, with significant hands-on cleaning.

Ideal candidate will have a passion for cheese, dedication to detail, and an appreciation for a job well done.  Specific cheese experience or knowledge is not required but previous experience in the food industry is helpful.

Must be able to work well in a variety of environments (the cheesemake room gets steamy, the aging spaces are 42-52F). The position also requires ability to prioritize tasks and problem solve. The job also requires the ability to lift 50 pound and to adjust to shifting tasks 

Ongoing education and training provided.


Excellent work hours! Primarily Mon-Fri hours (daytime) with some Sat a.m hours, We provide paid time off and cheese!


Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $13.00 - $15.00 Application instructions
This job expired on August 23, 2019
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