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Lead Cheese Maker von Trapp Farmstead LLC

  • Date Posted January 18, 2021
  • Location Waitsfield, VT
  • Category Agriculture / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description von Trapp Farmstead is a family run organic-regenerative dairy in Waitsfield Vermont.  The dairy has been in our family since 1959.  In 2009 we started making cheese as a way to keep the farm in the family and create a more sustainable business.  We believe strongly in organic-regenerative practices and keeping Vermont a working landscape. We work hard to take great care of the land and animals so that our cows produce the best milk so we can make delicious cheese!  In an effort to complete another waste stream loop and add the most value, we started raising whey fed pigs that happily consume whey, the byproduct of cheese making.  They are also fed organic day old bread from Red Hen Bakery. We turn our byproduct and our neighbors byproducts into delicious whey fed pork salami to accompany our fine line of cheeses!
This past fall we opened our own on site Farm store and online ordering platform.  We now can sell all of our products as well as other local producers fine products directly from the farm. 

To find out more about us and our business, please visit our website at Job description Do you want to work on a regenerative-organic dairy in the heart of the Mad River Valley? Come be a part of turning our delicious milk into award winning cheeses! We are a small, family run dairy and cheese making operation.

We are currently seeking an experienced cheesemaker to come join our team.

This job is an excellent opportunity for an experienced cheesemaker or production manager to lead our small cheesemaking team. The position combines time and duties spent managing the cheese vat as well as cellar affinage.

A desire to continue learning and strong interest in cheesemaking are a must! Some previous/relevant experience is required. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in a career in farmstead cheesemaking. We hold ourselves, and are held to, the to highest standards of quality, consistency, and food safety in our industry. Anyone looking to learn what that takes, will find this job challenging and incredibly interesting.

This position does includes work that is repetitive, requires serious attention to detail, and is physically demanding, it also entails lots and lots of cleaning and sanitation.

General Duties Include:
Become proficient running cheese makes for all styles of cheese we produce (and yogurt soon)
Brining/Salting Cheese
Affinage Work
Wrapping Cheese
Assist in training of new employees
Manage daily tasks and other cheesemakers
HACCP certified preferred
General knowledge or experience with food safety plans preferred

Typical work week approx. 40hrs/week.

The cows don't stop making milk, so everyone here has to be willing to work a weekend day. We do our best to give everyone some holidays off but a willingness to work others is necessary.

Benefits include:

-Paid time off/sick time
-IRA matching retirement plan
-Milk, cheese and meat!
-25% discount on all items sold through our new farm store

Come join our team!!!
  Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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