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Cheesemaker Couet Farm and Fromagerie

  • Date Posted May 04, 2017
  • Location Dudley, MA
  • Category Agriculture / Production
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description Couet Farm & Fromagerie is a young cheesemaking company, entering into its third year of operation. We create small batch, handmade, cave-aged cheeses in Beaujolais and Catalonian styles. We work directly with northeast family dairies, supporting our agricultural community, and we use only high quality clean, rich, raw milk. We are currently the only Massachusetts sheep milk cheesemaker! Job Description We have an opening for a cheesemaker to start immediately. This is a full time position, approximately 40 hours per week with daily variation; this is not a 9 to 5 job. The position reports to the owner of Couet Farm & Fromagerie. We are looking at expanding our small team, where each of us wears many hats, and we expect the new hire to be willing to do the same. While we would prefer our new cheesemaker to have experience making cheese in a commercial facility, we are willing to consider someone with passion and the drive to become independent.

The three most important parts of working for us in the cheese room are, 1) clean all the things, 2) clean some more, 3) maintain records.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Haul and test milk
Make cheese according to our recipes
Keep records
Improve our recipes and experiment with new ones
Bring new recipes to full production
Affinage in our cave
Clean
Prepare cheeses for distribution and deliver orders
Sell cheese at farmers€™ markets
Provide input on procedures
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Passion for cheese
Passion for cleanliness
Passion for record-keeping
Ability to follow verbal and written directions
Willingness to take initiative and to offer constructive input
Willingness to work weekends
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
Familiarity with cheesemaking process and a clean food environment preferred
Familiarity with federal and state regulations preferred
ServSafe and Allergen Awareness certificates preferred
Milk hauler's license for Massachusetts a plus Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $11.00 - $16.00 How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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