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Cheesemaker Positions Chaseholm Farm Creamery

  • Date Posted March 24, 2020
  • Location Pine Plains, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

HELLO AND WELCOME to the Chaseholm Farm Creamery; makers of small batch, artisanal cheese. The Creamery is located on the multi-generational Chaseholm Farm, just outside of Pine Plains, NY. The Creamery was founded in 2007 when Rory Chase returned home to the farm and started making cheese. Retrofitting a barn his grandfather built in the early 30s to serve as Cheesemaking Plant and Aging Cave. The Creamery is one of only a handful of Farmstead outfits producing cow’s milk cheese from their farm’s own herd, in the state of New York.

We are a grass-based dairy farm nestled in a 350-acre patchwork of pastures, crop land, woods and waterways. Chaseholm Farm continues today as a sibling effort in agriculture; Sarah Chase manages the grazing and farm lands, as well as a motley crew of Holsteins, Jerseys and a few Brown Swiss, while Rory turns that milk into delicious Farmstead cheeses at the Creamery.

Our relationship to the land is built on principles of sustainable agriculture; we believe the quality of our milk is deeply related to the quality of our soils and grasslands and the life they support. Creating farmstead cheeses gives us a chance to see our product from pasture grass to Camembert, our attention guiding it all the way. We are here to continue our family farm and a tradition of agriculture in our region while making foods we all can enjoy.

Job description

Chaseholm Farm Creamery is looking for assistant part time and full time cheese-makers to join our team in Pine Plains.

You will assist in all aspects of cheesemaking; it is an excellent opportunity to learn a new craft. Job duties will include milk receiving, pasteurizing, cheese production, administering cleaning and sanitation protocols, general plant and equipment cleaning, cheese ripening & affinage, cheese packaging and labeling.  

Experience in the field of cheesemaking is not required but a strong work ethic and team spirit are a prerequisite. We encourage achievers who can work hard, fast and efficient and who may be interested in earning more working ‘overtime’. Work can be physically demanding at times; an ideal candidate should be able to lift 30 lbs comfortably.  

Reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and social security number are required. Pay starts at $13/hour for part time work and $15/hour for full time work (with experience), with time and a half for Overtime.

Please share a resume and a bit about yourself.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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