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This job expired on July 18, 2017

Cheese Maker Assistant von Trapp Farmstead LLC

  • Date Posted May 19, 2017
  • Location Waitsfield, VT
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description von Trapp Farmstead is a family run organic 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 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 order to make our farm more sustainable, we started raising whey fed pigs that happily consume whey, the byproduct of cheesemaking.  They are also fed spent grain from our neighbor brewer Lawson's Finest Liquids, and day old bread that would otherwise be composted.  We turn our byproduct and our neighbors byproducts into delicious whey fed pork!
To find out more about us and our business, please visit our website at www.vontrappfarmstead.com! Job Description Do you want to work on an 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 cheesemaking operation.

We are currently seeking a full-time creamery assistant!

This job offers opportunities to work with our head cheesemaker on all aspects of cheese production. The position combines time and duties spent in cheese production, cellar affinage, as well as possibly selling cheese at local seasonal farmers' markets.

A desire to learn and interest in cheesemaking are a must!  Experience is preferred.  This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in a career in cheesemaking or food production.  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. We currently make 5 distinct varieties of cheese and this person will be hands on with aspects of all 5!  We also collaborate with the Cellars at Jasper Hill on two of our cheese varieties allowing for opportunities to visit and learn from leading industry experts. 

Sound amazing?  It's also important to be prepared for work that is repetitive, requires serious attention to detail, is physically demanding, and entails lots and lots of cleaning and sanitation.  However, at the end of the day, it is incredibly rewarding to sit down with a piece of delicious cheese in a gorgeous setting and feel really proud of being part of a farm and larger food system that takes care of the land, animals, and us too!  

General Duties Include:
Assisting with Cheesemake
Brining Cheese and Clean Up
Affinage Work
Wrapping Cheese
Packing Cheese
Farmers' Markets

Hours are typically 7-3 but can vary depending on needs.

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. 

Come join our team!!!   Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $14.00 - $17.00 How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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