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This job expired on December 15, 2023

Retail Associate / Cheesemonger Plum Plums Cheese

  • Date Posted October 16, 2023
  • Location New Canaan, CT
  • Category Culinary
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description Plum Plums Cheese is a unique gem located in the town of New Canaan, CT. Our focus is on cheese – farmstead, hand crafted cheese from around the world that is in its prime, ready to be enjoyed by our customers. But we’re more than just cheese ... we’re about the joy of the gourmet experience.  From hand sliced charcuterie to a selection of prime and organic meats, artisan jams to organic olive oils, bean-to-bar chocolate to handmade gifts, Plum Plums Cheese curates the best of local and global gourmet.

We believe life is great. Cheese makes it better. Job description

Do you love cheese? Do you love being part of a community?

We’re hiring for a part-time (with the opportunity to become full-time) Retail Associate / Cheesemonger at Plum Plums Cheese. This is a unique opportunity in the food service industry to develop your skills and advance your career in the world of cheese.

The role is critical to educating our customers on our cheeses, as well as our specialty meat and food products. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • providing excellent front-of-house customer service 
  • supporting the preparation of our delicious prepared foods (mac and cheese, sandwiches, etc).
  • cutting and wrapping cheese and meats for customers
  • re-stocking retail shelves and keeping the store tidy and organized
  • preparing charcuterie platters for customers
We have a friendly, team environment and we encourage employees to bring new ideas and thoughts to make Plum Plums better every day!

We offer competitive pay and good hours (10 a – 6 p) along with the opportunity to grow through education and sponsorship for the American Cheese Society's Certified Cheese Professional exam (CCP) after 1 year. Plus employee discounts!


The ideal candidate has experience in the food service industry, in cheese, grocery or restaurant. We can train you, so if you are eager to learn, this is the place for you.


Other qualifications:

Passionate about food (and willing to share that passion!)

Strong communication skills

Attention to detail

Self-motivated and resourceful

Must be available to work weekends (10 – 6 Saturday and 10 – 4 Sunday)

Food Safety Certification is a plus (but not required)

Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $16.00 - $23.00 Application instructions
This job expired on December 15, 2023
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