Classified Ads

    American Cheese Society Classifieds

    Do you have a job opening? Equipment for sale?

    ACS allows for classified ads to be posted for 30 days starting at $25 for ACS members or $35 for non-members.  Your ad will be viewable to a targeted audience of ACS members, as well as other industry members and the general public who visit this website daily. For an additional $5, you can include your company logo or a photo of the equipment you’re selling.   If you desire to have your ad placed longer than 90 days, please contact the ACS office at 720-328-2788.

    Equipment for sale

    Equipment for Sale
    2 600 liter brine tanks (HDPE)
    Stainless Steel Press for traditional Comte size wheels
    Microperforated Forms
    Photos available.

    To make an offer, please email [email protected]

    DPI Specialty Foods – Retail Perishables Specialist

    DPI Specialty Foods is hiring for a full time Retail Perishables Specialist for our Ontario, CA location! Please visit www.dpispecialtyfoods.com/careers to apply! Position includes competitive pay and a great benefits package!

    The DPI Retail Perishables Specialist supports on-site customers and employees with the initial establishment and continued support of their internal departments, such as Service Deli, Cheese and Bakery. This includes ordering products for initial set up and product display, transmitting orders for delivery to the store and setting up products by, in some cases, cutting, wrapping, pricing and merchandising products. The Retail Perishables Specialist is responsible for providing customer support to store patrons and making recommendations of products while providing training and instruction to customer employees on products and overall department offerings.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Deliver exceptional customer service at all times when communicating with store management, personnel and the public; adhering to customer policies and procedures in compliance with DPI’s standards.
    • Refill, reset and merchandise products for display and placement in a way that attracts sales at customer stores and secondary and perimeter locations following “best practices guidelines”; this includes re/wrapping and packaging service deli, cheese and/or bakery products.
    • Provides instruction to customer personnel in all department activities.
    • Provide sales support and training to customer sales team; assisting their clients by providing product recommendations, pairing suggestions and offering opinions based off of specialized product knowledge
    • Comply with established, health and sanitation, and safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Inspect products for quality using visual and olfactory senses.
    • Transport products using carts, U-boats, L-boats, or pallet jack.
    • Communicate with DPI personnel and Account Executive regarding product discrepancies, product merchandising needs and customer requirements and/or issues.
    • Plan and carry out daily schedules according to assigned customer locations. Travel throughout assigned territory, manage timelines to ensure completion of assigned customer and DPI requirements, and respond to fluctuations in workload to deliver quality customer service according to DPI standards.
    • Unbox vendor goods and disassembles boxes for recycling.
    • Operate field-based electronic equipment for communications with DPI team members and others; operate cell phone to communicate with customers, supervisors or coworkers and for electronic timekeeping.
    • Operate motor vehicle to travel to and from customer locations throughout assigned territory.
    • Attends training and meetings as required to meet customer and DPI standards.
    • Create and transmit orders for product replenishment and other corresponding paperwork in a timely manner, meeting DPI order deadlines. Verify accuracy of transmission by confirming receipt with DPI personnel.
    • Apply knowledge of product and temperature sensitive protocols when transporting products (cold chain)

    Other Duties and Responsibilities:

    • May handle knives, and cutters to resize cheese products for repackaging or trim products for appearance.
    • Maintain a clean personal work environment.
    • Other duties may be assigned to fulfill company objectives and/or job duties and requirements may be changed as needed to meet current and future business needs.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The employee must be proficient in written and spoken English and possess basic math skills. The employee must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Basic skill in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point) is required. The minimum required level of experience is two years in Service Deli knowledge – cheese, deli, perishable goods. The employee must have a valid driver’s license, maintain a driving record that meets DPI’s standards and insurance eligibility requirements for excess liability. The employee must have reliable transportation, and if using a personal vehicle must maintain automobile liability coverage adequate to meet the financial responsibility laws of the state(s) in which the employee operates. The employee must have the ability to work independently or in tandem with customer employee’s applying excellent communication and customer service skills to all interactions.

    Work Environment: The work environment is indoors. The employee may be exposed to variable temperatures from the two different product climates (dry, cold). The employee is also exposed to temperature variation during travel throughout assigned geographical territory. Vinyl floor covering is typical when working at a customer site.

    Work Hours: The work schedule is 5 days a week, 8 hours a day. Start times vary. Work hours and shifts are subject to change depending on operating business conditions and needs. The employee may be required to work overtime, holidays or weekends.

    Physical and Mental Demands: Medium. Exerts 20-50 pounds of force occasionally to move objects and product. This job requires constant standing and walking with frequent use of the upper extremities to reach, handle, grasp and use cutting and wrapping tools and handling product. The employee must know and follow proper health and safety protocols; know and follow DPI’s grooming, hygiene and dress code standards. The application of temperature sensitive protocols when transporting products is a must. The employee also must be able to manage time and multiple competing demands; adhering to schedules and deadlines, maintaining composure in pressure situations.

    To apply, please visit: www.dpispecialtyfoods.com/careers

    For any questions regarding the position, please email [email protected]

    Lead Cheddar Cheese Maker

    Old Chatham Sheepherding Creamery
    Position Announcement: Lead Cheddar Cheese Maker

    Job Description:

    Old Chatham Sheepherding Creamery is looking for an experienced, lead Cheddar Cheese Maker to join a talented and passionate team. Founded in 1993, OCSC is one of the largest producers of sheep’s milk yogurt and cheeses in the United States. Today, the business is known for its award-winning camembert, blue cheese, and traditional cup-set yogurt. This cheesemaking position will lead OCSC into the next era of growth, overseeing production of clothbound cheddar and other hard cheeses.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Cheese Production
    o Execute production of cheddar cheese, delivering products with uncompromised quality
    o Perform accurate and complete laboratory testing and records (e.g., antibiotic testing, raw milk aerobic plate counts, SCC, coliforms, moisture content)
    o Maintain accurate and organized production records
    § Pasteurization charts
    § Batch information (e.g., time, temperature, pH, brining records, affinage records, tasting notes)
    o Manage purchasing and coordinate use of raw materials and ingredients
    o Oversee direct reports involved in facility for: production, affinage, and sanitation
    o Communicate effectively with team members at the creamery, farm, and sales team

    • Food Safety Responsibilities
    o Ensure compliance with NYS Agriculture and Markets and FDA Guidelines
    o Assist with annual review of HACCP programs
    o Oversee and maintain successful pre-requisite program documentation (Good Manufacturing Practices, SSOPs, etc.).
    o Operate within a Safe Quality Food (SQF) compliant production facility

    • Research and Development
    o Research and implement new procedures and/or equipment to enhance: cheese quality, flavor, and yield
    o Develop new hard cheeses and other dairy products using sheep, goat and cow milk

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will be a working manager position including direct supervisory responsibilities for the daily creamery operations.

    EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a dairy food environment; understanding of raw milk quality, dairy microbiology and dairy chemistry; direct experience with production of cheeses (cheddar preferred); practical knowledge of food safety and GMPs; demonstrated ability to work with and lead dynamic team; passion for producing the highest quality dairy products.

    FUTURE: Growth of the business and for employees is a core principle. Opportunities to advance are available for successful candidates.

    COMPENSATION: Salary package including health insurance will reflect experiences and skill sets.

    APPLY: Submit resume and three references to: Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, P.O. Box 184, Old Chatham, NY 12136; for more information, contact David Galton, co-owner – cell: 315-246-4572; email: [email protected]

    Cheese Sales..The World’s Best Cheeses

    Does spending your day eating and talking about cheese sound awesome to you?
    Are you passionate about food? Are you a people person with great attention to detail?

    Well The World’s Best Cheeses is looking for another talented individual to join our sales team, so if you answered yes to the above please send us your resume and cover letter because we would love to meet you.

    The World’s Best Cheeses is one of America’s leading specialty food importers and distributors. We have been family owned and operated for almost 30 years.
    With offices in NY, NJ, MA, and CA we distribute over 3,000 specialty products nationwide.

    We are currently looking for sales people in our NY and California sales offices.

    Our product lineup is unmatched in the specialty food industry. When you speak with one of our customers you will have the confidence of knowing that you are offering the very best.

    Experience working with cheese and or gourmet sales is a huge plus.

    The Ideal Candidate should….
    -Have a love of cheese
    -Know their cheeses well (but also realize there is plenty more to learn and eat)
    -Have strong sales skills

    The Position also includes:
    -Fantastic medical benefits
    -Optional 401K plan

    In order to be considered you must submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]  Please also mention one delicious cheese you recently enjoyed.

    Thank you and see you soon!

    East Coast Sales Manager

    Company Description

    Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company is a community owned dairy farm in central Vermont. We produce award-winning cheeses from the milk of our own herd and we love what we do! We believe good farming practices result in good food and are looking for someone who has an equal appreciation for food production, farming, and the process behind our craft. A recent addition to our company includes award-winning Castleton Crackers, the perfect pairing to our artisan cheese.

    Job Description

    We are seeking a highly motivated East Coast Sales Manager who is enthusiastic about telling our story and building our brands with a go-to-market strategy that will increase distribution and company profitability. This position will oversee, develop and execute sales of our growing lines of products, with the support of inside sales. The East Coast Sales Manager is responsible for the development of an annual forecast, budget, and sales plan within the territory, while setting quarterly and annual objectives. The ideal candidate is self-driven with a natural ability to connect with others. Enthusiasm for fine cheeses and agriculture is a huge plus!

    Qualifications

    2-3+ years sales experience, preferably with experience in the natural, grocery, deli, specialty channel; or a strong knowledge of specialty food business [If you do not meet this requirement and believe you are still qualified for the position, please address this and explain why in your cover letter] 1-2 years in a sales manager role
    Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically
    Strong communication skills are essential, both written and verbal
    Confident presentation skills
    Detailed knowledge of account landscape of NY Metro region and surrounding territory
    Must be able to travel 50-70% of the time
    Must be a self-starter driven by achieving results
    Knowledge of using CRM software a plus
    Ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks
    Comfort working in a changing and growing environment
    Passion for local, artisan food movement and the process/story behind it
    Someone in the Greater NY area a plus

    Responsibilities

    Responsible for building customer relationships with the ultimate goal of telling our story, increasing brand awareness, and growing sales
    Work with existing two-person sales team and report to COO
    Execute short and long-term sales objectives, forecasts and strategies
    Analyze sales data regularly to monitor and ensure the achievement of sales objectives on total sales volume, gross profit, as well as to identify sales opportunities
    When needed, investigate lost sales and customer accounts
    Manage and maintain strong relationships with distributors, brokers and retailers to increase sales
    Identify and cultivate new opportunities
    Call on and visit key accounts to ensure distribution, ordering, programming, brand familiarity, staff trainings and proper visibility
    Prepare and participate in shows, sales meetings, and representative meetings for each account
    Submit and review a weekly account report with sales team
    Maintain accurate records for all existing accounts and target accounts within CRM program
    Compensation

    Salaried position, varies DOE, plus incentives based on profitability

    Job Type: Full-time

    Production Specialist – Springside Cheese

    Springside Cheese is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our cheesemaking team as Production Specialists. Ideal candidates will possess a passion for traditional production methods, raw and grass-based milk cheeses, and continuous professional growth through hands-on experience. The Production Specialist assists the Production team in the manufacturing of our award-winning cheese: the making, packaging and sanitation processes.

    For a detailed job description or additional career opportunities with Springside Cheese, please visit us at www.springsidecheese.com/careeropportunities.html

    Individuals can apply in-person, download an application online or send a resume to [email protected]

    Cheesemonger & Retail Associate (Hudson, NY)

    Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions (TACP) is a vibrant and rapidly growing specialty food business located in Hudson, NY. Founded in 2014 by Mona Talbott and Kate Arding, TACP has a strong focus on working with Hudson Valley ingredients and farmers and produces restaurant-quality prepared food sold in its retail store, catering, wholesale and e-commerce divisions. The retail store is also renowned for its carefully curated farmstead and artisanal cheeses.

    Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions is looking for enthusiastic retail staff to join our small but growing team. If you have a passion for fine food, education, and customer service, this is a great opportunity to learn from and work with some of the best in the business.

    Specialty food experience is preferred but not required. Excellent customer service skills are essential. Applicants should be self motivated and detail oriented. Weekend, evening, and holiday availability required. Please submit resume and covering e-mail to: Sarah Hearne – [email protected]

    The Artisan Cheese Exchange – Order Fulfillment & Sales Support Specialist

    Who We Are:

    The Artisan Cheese Exchange was founded in response to the global demand for artisan and specialty cheeses from the United States. In addition to exporting award-winning U.S. cheeses throughout the world, we have created two proprietary brands that share with consumers nuances in cheeses that were simply not available—the exceptional Deer Creek® Cheese collection and the 100% lactose free Apollo’s Gift® Mozzarella Jack.

    The Order Fulfillment & Sales Support Specialist is responsible for assisting in the excellent customer service provided to our customers from the beginning of the supply chain to the consumer. The Order Fulfillment & Sales Support Specialist reports to the President, but works closely with others in the organization to make sure that all orders, sample requests, sales efforts, and follow-ups are taken care of timely and professionally. This is a full-time position based in our corporate office in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with time also spent processing and shipping orders out of our nearby 3rd party warehouse facility.

    Order Fulfillment & Sales Support Job Duties

    • Maintain great relationships with customers by providing excellent customer service and supporting all sales efforts.
    • Processing orders, releasing product, invoicing, and tracking all domestic orders to customers.
    • Fulfilling and invoicing all direct to customer orders, sample shipments, and e-commerce shipments with the highest level of care, accuracy, and professionalism.
    • Overseeing and tracking cheese inventory levels at warehouses, as well as organizing the movement of product between production and warehouse facilities and maintaining the tidiness of our local warehouse facility.
    • Assist in the sales cycle by working with our team to manage new business, trouble-shoot issues, verifying stock status, managing sample inventory, etc.
    • Complete accurate and timely paperwork, reports, recaps, and invoicing.
    • Maintain the corporate promotional calendar for our two proprietary brands.
    • Act as the liaison between the customers and the sales team for all sample requests, new business setup, and other business initiatives.
    • Maintain customer information database in CRM.
    • Act as the administrator for 3rd party websites as required for specific customers.
    • Maintain pricing information within our system and communicate pricing to customers.
    • Work with sales team and accounting to accurately account for promotional deductions.

    Order Fulfillment & Sales Support Specialist Qualifications

    The candidate must be highly organized with a strong attention to accuracy and detail. Maintaining professionalism, diplomacy, and superior customer service is essential. This includes excellent phone and written communication skills, effective time management skills, and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Retail, Logistics, Operations or related field.
    • Experience in sales, sales support, order fulfillment, and/or shipping is preferred.
    • Experience in the cheese industry is preferred.
    • Ability to work independently while working closely with others in the company to ensure constant communication and efficient, accurate follow through.
    • Must have valid driver’s license and car. Must be able to lift boxes up to 50 pounds.

    For more information please check out our websites, cheese-exchange.com, deercreekcheese.com, and apollosgift.com or email us at [email protected]

           

    Now Hiring – Beer, Wine and Cheese Clerk

    Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op is looking to hire someone that is passionate about cheese to join our team at our community owned grocery store. If you would love to provide great customer service and work with hundreds of varieties of cheese, as well as grow your understanding of beer and wine; then you may be the perfect person. Please express interest on our website at: https://apply.coolworks.com/sacfoodcoop/job-list.asp.

    Goat Dairy

    Turn-key goat dairy in Victor, ID. 100 goats. 8 irrigated acres. Certified creamery, equipment, barns, sheds, house and more. Beautiful location close to National Parks. Great opportunity to get into a growing business. [email protected] for more info.

    Cheesemonger/Manager

    Plum Plums Cheese is located one hour north of New York City amidst the beautiful horse farms and rolling hills of Northern Westchester county. Our little shop has grown over the past 4 years, both literally and figuratively, into a destination for cheese lovers and gourmet food aficionados. We’re seeking a full-time cheesemonger/manager that will help run our daily business as well as contribute new ideas so we can continue to amaze our customers and grow in ways we could never have imagined 4 years ago. Customer service is our priority and our vocation, so you too must love to interact with interesting people and guide them along their cheese loving journey. Want to have fun while spreading some cheese love? Contact us to join our team, because remember, Life is Great, Cheese Makes it Better! www.plumplumscheese.com

    Team Member/Cheesemonger

    Mercantile Dining and Provision in Union Station, Denver Colorado is seeking a Market Team member /Cheese monger.

    We are a Chef Driven Market and Restaurant featuring epicurean dry goods, house made pastries and a carefully curated cheese and charcuterie program featuring 4 cheeses made on our farm and in house made charcuterie.

    We are seeking someone who has experience providing high quality customer service in a restaurant or cheese shop environment. Basic cheese and charcuterie experience also preferred. A strong desire to grow personally and professionally and the dire to work with a team is essential. Shifts may include days,nights and weekends. We are closed on major holidays, have great perks and offer health care benefits after a trial period.
    please send resumes and references to [email protected]

    Love cheese? Love people? Want to learn more and be a part of an ever changing and evolving program?

    We’re looking for a personable, customer-focused cheesemonger to join our team of dedicated food professionals. The ideal candidate is someone who’s not afraid to cut the cheese (or the charcuterie), has previous work experience cleaning and maintaining cheese, is accustomed to keeping their workspace clean and plays nice with others. Our cheesemonger is an open minded individual who is able to balance taking direction and working as part of a team with being a self-starter with initiative. This job requires a multi-faceted and multi-talented monger who is comfortable wearing many hats throughout the day with responsibilities ranging from sales, to inventory management, cheese maintenance, creative problem solving and assisting during in store meat and cheese events.

    Experience in food service or with cheese is appreciated, but enthusiasm, willingness to learn and contribute to a fun, social, cooperative retail service environment is essential.

    Interested candidates should email resumes to [email protected]

    Cheese Shop Manager Wanted

    Located in Union Market, DC’s vibrant food hall, Righteous Cheese is a small, independent cut-to-order shop offering unique & uncommon artisanal cheeses. Righteous Cheese demystifies the world of cheese and makes it approachable in a lively, relaxed environment. We always approach cheese with reverence but don’t take ourselves too seriously. However, we do have the highest standards for our products and ourselves. Our knowledgeable cheesemongers help customers navigate the counter to find new cheeses to love, and to experience all of the simple, delightful, sensory pleasures that life has to offer.

    We are looking for a Shop Manager to steer the ship! Please check out our job listing and see if it’s right for you: https://www.righteouscheese.com/jobs

    Cheesemaking Assistants at Cowgirl Creamery

    About Us: For 20 years, Cowgirl Creamery has produced a variety of fresh, bloomy, and aged cheeses by using milk from neighboring dairies and championing their local milkshed. Two decades, dozens awards, two creameries and two retails stores later, Cowgirl Creamery continues to help pioneer the American artisan cheese movement.

    We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals to join our Cheesemaking Team at Cowgirl Creamery! Positions are available at our Petaluma location in Sonoma County and our original Pt Reyes station creamery in West Marin.

    Assistant Cheesemakers help with the daily cheese making process and ensure we are making safe, tasty cheese. We work in compliance with food safety policies and local and federal regulations. Candidates will assist the Lead Cheesemaker in meeting daily production goals and keeping the creamery clean and orderly. The position is fast paced and requires physical work.

    Primary Creamery Duties:
    – Scooping curds into forms
    – Brining cheese
    – Wrapping cheese
    – Working in our cheese aging rooms turning and caring for cheese
    – Cleaning and sanitizing equipment and utensils
    – We have lots of stainless steel equipment and it sparkles!

    Physical Requirements:
    – Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lb frequently, and to lift and carry up to 10 lb continuously.
    – Ability to frequently reach above and below shoulder level, stoop and squat.
    – Ability to work comfortably in variable temperature environments.
    – Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

    Our ideal applicant is reliable, efficient, has good communication skills, a positive attitude and loves cheese! This is an opportunity to be a part of a fantastic company whose roots are deep in the industry and whose growth has no limit. We will train the right person!

    This is an hourly, full-time position. Workdays are Monday-Friday and some Saturdays. Starting wage is $14.00/hr or DOE.

    Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, sick pay, paid time off and a discount on cheese!

    If you are interested in joining our stellar team, please email a cover letter, resume and 2 references to [email protected]. Please specify which location you are interested in, or ask to apply to both!

    We look forward to hearing from you!

     

    Head Cheese Maker Opportunity

    We are a highly regarded, 100% solar powered farmstead cheese operation one hour outside of New York City looking for an experienced cheesemaker to produce our grass-fed, raw milk cheeses. We encourage creativity and initiative and support (and reward) the creation of new cheeses to add to our offerings.

    The right candidate is passionate about the art and science of farmstead cheesemaking. You will ideally have a college degree in food or dairy science(preferred but not required) with at least three years of cheesemaking experience and good technical skills. You will be physically fit/able to repeatedly lift about 50 lbs. and able to work in very warm and high humidity environments. Flexibility/ability to change course when necessary and good communication skills are also key requirements.

    Primary Responsibilities include: cheesemaking, affinage, managing product inventory, cleaning and sanitation and maintaining all records/logs as laid out in our food safety plan.

    Compensation: We offer a competitive financial package that includes housing and utilities, health insurance and other key incentives.

    How to apply: Please submit your resume to [email protected]. To learn more about us, check out our website – www.5spokecreamery.com.

    If happiness is making great cheese, we want to hear from you!