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FT Cheesemaking Assistant 32-40/week
Join our small on-farm cheese production team! Excellent position for a food industry professional interested in participating in all aspects of farmstead sheep cheese production. Work includes significant production cleanup and sanitation, food safety documentation, order fulfillment, prepping cheese for orders & farmers markets, packing & shipping, assisting with cheesemaking and cheese tending. Interesting environment, fast-paced and varied work, includes many cheese perks.
Ideal candidate will have a passion for cheese, be able to work well in a variety of environments and contribute to a positive work atmosphere. The position also requires ability to prioritize and problem solve. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, adjust to shifting tasks and find deep satisfaction in a job well done. Previous experience in food industry essential (cheese or other food production, culinary training, restaurant work or other). Experience with cheese or cheesemaking preferred. FSMA, HACCP, and PQCI knowledge useful. Ongoing education and training provided.
Shepherd’s Way Farms is located between Northfield and Faribault, Minnesota. Ability to reliably commute during all weather is essential. (AWD recommended 😊)
Full-time, 32-40 hours per week depending on season. Additional opportunities in other areas of the farm may be available during slower production. Primarily Mon-Fri hours (daytime) with some short rotating Sat a.m hours. Compensation $17-21/hr, includes cheese CSA & paid vacation time.
To apply, tell us about your work experience and why you’d like to join our farm team. Please include resume.
See more about the farm, check out this video by PBS.