Assistant Cheesemaker Chaseholm Farm Creamery
- Date Posted August 29, 2016
- Location Pine Plains, NY
- Category Culinary / Production
- Job type Full-Time
We are looking for an assistant cheesemaker to join our Cheese-making team! This job will encompass all areas of cheese production, from milk receiving through affinage. You will assist and then lead in the hands-on cheese making process. You will be learning and implementing the technical and practical aspects of vat pasteurization; you will be learning dairy science and milk chemistry; you will be producing multiple varieties of soft ripened, hard raw milk, and fresh cheeses; you will be learning about best manufacturing practices, and cheese plant hygiene; you will be learning all our processes for the cleaning and sanitation of our equipment.
You'll have the opportunity to learn about a range of cheeses and the processes that make each unique, including milk quality and chemistry, cheese cultures and acid production, ripening cultures and various ripening techniques. This is a great opportunity to be part of a hard working team, producing cheeses of an exception quality, in a Farmstead environment.
Prior cheese making, or other relevant experience is not necessary, though is encouraged. An ideal candidate will be hard working, process and detail oriented, and most importantly, have an enthusiasm to participate in the craft of artisan cheese making. The job is physically and mentally engaging and needs an applicant up to the task.