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This job expired on June 20, 2017

Co-Cheese Maker Cricket Creek Farm +1 more

  • Date Posted April 21, 2017
  • Location Williamstown, MA
  • Category Agriculture / Culinary
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description Cricket Creek Farm is a small grass-based dairy in Western Massachusetts. We make several award-winning cheeses from the milk of our herd of Brown Swiss and Jersey cows (currently milking about 34 cows). In addition to the cheese, we sell raw milk from our farm store. We also raise pigs and beef, and have an on-farm bakery. Job Description We are looking for a cheese maker to join our team in making our award winning farmstead artisanal cheeses. 

Cheese maker must have experience making a variety of hard and soft cheeses, and experience in sanitation and maintenance of a creamery.  Work includes involvement in all aspects of running our farmstead creamery.  

Desired Qualifications Include
  • 1-2 years of cheese making experience
  • Very much in love with cheese 
  • Comfort teaching others
  • Excitement for working with a small and growing company 

Job Description
  • Work with our existing cheese maker in a collaborative team environment
  • Overseeing the production of all the cheeses in our current repertoire (8 cheeses).
  • Taking the lead on enforcing the maintenance and sanitation protocols.  This includes all equipment maintenance in the creamery. 
  • Teaching apprentices all facets of cheese making, both informally (during the work day) and also during cheese school on occasional afternoons.
  • Troubleshoot recipes/inconsistencies with the products as needed and help apprentices refine their practices and work out problems with the cheeses as appropriate.
  • Maintaining all required records, inventories, recipes, and data collected. 
  • Enforcing schedules, bringing an upbeat and positive attitude, being a leader on the farm.  We expect the person in this position to always be on time, always stick to a tight schedule, keep other people on track, and bring positive energy and enthusiasm to work every day.  
Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, less than 50k How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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