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    Do you have a job opening? Equipment for sale?

    For only $25 for ACS members or $35 for non-members, you can post your classified ad here, where it will be viewable to a targeted audience of ACS members, as well as 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.

    9/22/14 - Assistant Cheesemaker for Lively Run Dairy

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    Lively Run Dairy is searching for a fulltime Assistant Cheesemaker to assist in making our award-winning artisanal cheeses. We would love to work with someone who is passionate about cheese and who understands the effort and time required for making high quality, handmade cheeses. This entry-level position offers ample opportunity for learning, growth and promotion for the right person.

    Initial Responsibilities:
    -Assisting the Cheesemaker during cheese makes; Assisting with Affinage (caring for aging cheese); Packaging Product; Processing and Fulfilling Orders; Cleaning and Sanitation

    Eventual Responsibilities:
    -Managing Inventory of Supplies; Managing Inventory of Product;-Assisting with HACCP Management; Cheesemaking

    Cheesemaking is a hands-on business, and we are looking for someone who has a strong mechanical aptitude and can work with his or her hands. Flexibility is a must, as hours are not always just 9:00am to 5:00pm, and sometimes weekends are required. We are looking for somebody who can multitask, and physical fitness is necessary, as we work on our feet and often need to lift and move heavy objects. Hygiene, cleanliness and an understanding of how to keep a food-processing environment clean and sanitary are essential. Promptness and initiative are expected at all times because we work under strict deadlines.

    Education:
    -A college degree (especially a degree in food or dairy science) is preferred but not required

    Experience:
    -A background in Food Science, Food Service, or Agriculture is preferred but not required

    Please email Katie Shaw at katie@livelyrun.com with your resume and cover letter at your earliest convenience.

    8/26/14 - Historic Cheese Factory For Sale

    Former Cheese Factory w/ a rich history located on 7.853 acres in the heart of America’s Dairyland. Great high traffic location w/ frontage on Bus Hwy 151. Approximately 40,000 sq ft under roof with plenty of wide open spaces including over 17,000 sq ft of warehouse space w/ 2 loading docks and over 3500 sq ft of remodeled office space. Also includes a 50×62 scale building with a drive over scale. Property is being sold in “as is” condition. Buyer to be satisfied with condition of property prior to offer.

    For more information, please contact:

    Clayton Real Estate
    608-348-8213
    claytonauction@gmail.com
    plattevilleareahomes.com

    8/19/14 - Cheese Monger in Paradise!

    San Juan Cheese

    San Juan Island Cheese is looking for a Cheese Monger & G  eneral Manager.
    Join 3 alumnae of the Cheese School of San Francisco in Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, just north of Seattle, WA.
    Our mission is to showcase artisan cheeses, beers and wines from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
    We are a local cheese counter and wine bar with a light menu.
    We are looking for an individual to monger cheese, develop our cheese education program,
    and manage and grow our business in a resort community.
    Please send your resume to richard@sjicheese.com

    8/13/14 - Murray’s Cheese is Hiring!

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    Murray’s Cheese, New York’s cheese Mecca is seeking traveling Field Merchandisers to oversee the operation of our ever expanding number of shops across the country. Responsibilities range from trainings, shop audits, workshops, to day to day operational problem solving. We are expanding our team with the expectations that our Field Merchandisers will one day move to another location in the country, and operate in that region. We are looking for experienced Cheesemongers, Head Mongers or higher, who are able to leverage the knowledge, enthusiasm, and high level of customer service that Murray’s Cheese is known for. The Field Merchandisers will report to the Director of National Retail Operations and will be expected to travel two to three weeks out over every month.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Ensures each shop across the country maintains Murray’s high level of standards
    Trains national team members the proper way to cut, wrap, sample, demo, and merchandise products
    Trains national team members in Red Jacket Training
    Conducts successful Week 1/Cheese Master Training
    Executes specialty cheese shop conversions into Murray’s Cheese shops
    Maintains shop profile master list with each store visit
    Communicates weekly with DCSs and Cheese Masters Guides national team to drive sales through a positive attitude
    Represents Murray’s in offsite events and cheese classes throughout the country

    Qualifications:
    Has retail experience, preferably food retail
    Maintains positive attitude even when facing challenges
    Is passionate about food…especially CHEESE!
    Communicates effectively
    Is comfortable using Excel and Word
    Is willing to commit to 2-3 weeks of travel time a month
    Willing to relocate to specific regions of the country to fulfill the needs of the business
    Can represent the ideals, passion and professionalism Murray’s is known for while traveling

    To Apply:
    Please send your resume and cover letter to stacey@murrayscheese.com telling us why this is the perfect job for you!

    8/6/14 - Lead Cheesemonger & Retail Manager

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    Springside Cheese Corp. is looking for a Lead Cheesemonger & Retail Manager to drive consistency of the Springside mission and brand as it is expressed through people, products and environment; guaranteeing both an outstanding shopping experience for our customers as well as an outstanding employment experience for our retail workforce.

    This position will be located at our primary production and retail facility in Northeastern Wisconsin (greater Green Bay, Wisconsin area).

    Key Responsibilities:
    - Drives the implementation of the company mission by developing action plans and directly instructing and motivating the store team to meet operational and organizational objectives.
    - Ensures a positive customer experience, providing guests with a unique, enthusiastic and informational experience.
    - Represents the company at events and food shows by serving cheese and beverages to support brand growth and public awareness.
    - Solicits customer feedback to understand customer needs and the needs of the local community.
    - Identifies, purchases, and maintains a product listing that fits unique local buying habits and seasonal variations.
    - Manages and oversees 5-15 hourly associates providing leadership that will ensure excellent customer service and develop high morale.
    - Displays a customer first attitude by training and holding associates accountable for delivering world class customer service.
    - Plans and coordinates store merchandising and promotions in partnership with marketing staff.
    - Monitors and manages store staffing levels to ensure associate development and talent acquisition to achieve and maintain store operational requirements.
    - Develops and retains a strong team; ensuring that new hires are guided properly and completely through the “on-boarding” process and are transitioned into the Springside Cheese culture with consistent communication and coaching.
    - Demonstrates a calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events and manages smooth transitions thereafter to keep the store operating to standard and set a positive example for the store team.
    - Constantly reviews store environment and key business indicators to identify problems, concerns, and opportunities for improvement.
    - Manages with integrity, honesty and knowledge that promote the culture, values and mission of Springside Cheese.

    Qualifications:
    - Degree in business, hospitality, culinary arts, or equivalent experience
    - ACS Certified Cheese Professional strongly preferred
    - Extensive knowledge of and passion for cheese and wine
    - Ability to identify, hire and develop top talent
    - Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    - Ability to lead by example, strong leadership profile
    - Ability to work well with all levels to build teams and partnerships
    - Highly organized and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
    - Ability to develop, plan and execute strategies to maximize opportunities
    - Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Point of Sale systems
    - Ability to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays
    - Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
    - Ability to travel up to 50%

    For additional career opportunities and to learn more about Springside Cheese, please visit us at www.springsidecheese.com/careeropportunities.html

    Individuals can send a resume with salary history and requirements to hr@springsidecheese.com

    No phone calls, agencies, recruiters, or unsolicited services please.

    6/10/14 - Advanced Cheesemaker

    Advance Cheesemaker wanted at award-winning Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro, GA.  This position will manage all cheesemaking duties, including product packaging, working in cheese caves, following Flat Creek recipes, helping with general clean up and assisting on the farm as needed. Assuring quality control and consistency of the product is critical.  Minimum of 4 years experience as Cheesemaker required.  Experience with dairy sanitation and HAACP procedures and a degree in Dairy Science a plus.

    Candidate should possess strong organizational and people skills, and have a passion for cheese/food.  We offer a competitive salary and possibly lodging.  Send your resume in confidence (email only, no calls please) to farmsales@flatcreeklodge.com. www.flatcreeklodge.com

    6/9/14 - Cheese Maker

    ARTISAN CHEESE MAKER
    Witches Chase Cheese Co.
    Tamborine MT, Queensland, Australia

    Position: Head Cheese Maker
    Job Type: Permanent/full time
    Salary: $50,000-$75,000 annually

    Witches Chase Cheese Co is a renowned boutique cheese company located on picturesque Tamborine Mt in the Queensland Gold Coast Hinterland. We have been producing award winning cheeses since 2004 and are looking for a dynamic, passionate cheese maker to be part of our team. To be successful in this role, you will need to be an experienced Cheese maker with excellent communication, leadership, management and organisational skills. In addition, you will be self-motivated and results-driven with the ability to work autonomously or in a team environment. Plus, you will have effective numeracy, financial and analytical skills. The successful candidate will also hold a current driver’s license.

    Job Description:
    Artisan Cheese maker with technical and hands on experience in making Blue Cheese, White mould Cheeses, Goat Curd, Cheddar, Ice cream, working in ageing rooms, moulding and de-moulding, maintaining HACCP and Queensland Safe food Accreditation Standards.

    Other duties include:
    - Liase with milk producer to ensure appropriate quality control of milk
    - Communicate with Packaging Supervisor the stock control and volume of cheeses to be produced
    - Following all production procedures as outlined in the Good Cheese Making Procedures Manual
    - Delegating factory jobs to the factory employees
    - Maintaining an inventory control system on all stock items and advising of order requirements
    - Establishing costs of production and yields of each cheese
    - Entering Cheese Awards and preparing cheeses for shows

    Most of all, you will be passionate about cheese and will be able to combine your energy with professionalism, plus the ability to maintain and enhance Witches Chase Cheese Co award-winning quality!
    For more information please check out our website at www.witcheschasecheese.com.au or email your resume: Attention Andre Morris
    andre@witcheschasecheese.com.au
    Phone contact +61438794591

    4/9/14 - Cheesemaker

    Many Fold Farm

    Many Fold Farm is looking for the right person join our cheese house team in the production of our farmstead, sheep-milk cheeses. A strong, working-knowledge of the cheesemaking process is essential. Some professional cheesemaking experience is preferred, but not required. Training and supervision will be provided.

    A well-qualified candidate is someone who:

    Can independently make cheese according to prescribed makes and the direction of the head cheesemaker
    Can independently formulate and edit cheese making recipes
    Is familiar with milk chemistry and can use pH and TA to determine changes in cheese recipes
    Can maintain accurate and consistent record-keeping in the cheese room
    Can safely and correctly operate cheese room equipment
    Assists in pathogen sampling and testing procedures
    Has familiarity with HACCP and dairy sanitation
    Will participate in the daily cleaning of tools, floors, etc.
    Can effectively manage of cheese house staff
    Will participate in occasional milking duties
    Has strong willingness to learn and high mental aptitude
    Can work independently
    Can think logistically
    Is adaptable and flexible
    Has an exceptional work-ethic and takes joy in teamwork (even if that means working alone much of the time)
    The ability to lift 50 pounds
    Must not mind hot, humid conditions, including a willingness to get wet
    Must not mind working inside a refrigerator (wrapping & organizing cheeses)
    Has a fantastic, super-positive attitude, especially in the face of adversity or failure
    Is passionate about cheeses and sustainable agriculture

    Competitive salary offered based on experience level.

    If you have some, most, or all of these skills, please send a resumé and cover letter to info@manyfoldfarm.com.

    4/9/14 - Cheesehouse Manager

    Many Fold Farm

    Many Fold Farm is looking for the right person to join our cheese house team!

    Do you have excellent management skills? Are you a rock-star organizer? Do you love systems? Do you have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills? Do you love the good food movement? This is the job for you!

    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    General management of daily cheese house operations
    Management of cheese house personnel

    Supply management and re-ordering

    Assistance in forming weekly and monthly schedules

    Generating effective systems for efficient cheese production

    Management of deliveries and wholesale orders

    Inventory management

    Consistent, punctual arrival at the farm

    Regular communications with the farm manager/head cheese maker and COO of any concerns in the cheese house

    Accurate and consistent record-keeping

    Informing the farm manager of any problems/concerns/malfunctions of cheese room equipment

    Assisting in pathogen sampling, testing procedures, and record-keeping

    Creating tastings/classes and other agritourism/cheese education events

    Farmers’ market sales management

    Maintaining a consistent demeanor of professionalism and kindness

    Requirements to apply:
    Must have strong organizational skills
    Must have process-building skills
    Must be an excellent communicator
    Must be a quick learner
    Must be adaptable and resilient to stress
    Must enjoy working independently
    Must be flexible and forgiving
    Must be computer savvy

    Cheese-specific skills are not required. Restaurant, bakery, or other food prep/manufacturing experience preferred, but not required. Prior management experience preferred, but not required.

    Competitive salary offered based on level of experience.

    If you are interested, please email a résumé and cover letter to info@manyfoldfarm.com.

    3/19/14 - Wanted to purchase an Artisan Cheese Business

    Wanted to purchase an Artisan Cheese Business preferably in NY, CT, VT or MA.
    Will consider all possibilities.
    Currently employed as the VP, Director of Sales for an Artisanal Cheese company in VT.

    Please contact me, Julie Lamothe at 516-749-1608, jules9977@yahoo.com.

    3/4/14 - Award Winning Goat Cheese Dairy For Sale

    Deborah’s Farmstead, winner of two ACS Farmstead division cheese awards, for sale. $10,000. Dairy and equipment in TX. Appr. 80 goats, 2 milk machines, 2 milk stands, misc. cheese making equipment. Walk in cooler also available for additional $2000 plus self removal. Herd is mixed Alpines and Saanens,, some pure bred, some crosses. Worm resistance was bred into herd. Very few worm problems. Owner started new biz and wants goats to go to a good home. Contact deborah300@sbcglobal.net.

    2/26/14 - Territory Sales Manager West

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    Territory Sales Manager West – Emmi Roth USA produces award-winning, specialty cheeses in Monroe, Wisconsin. As a subsidiary of Emmi Group, our history is rich with generations of cheesemakers and dairy families making high quality cheese. Emmi Roth’s home is in Green County, Wisconsin. This geographic location allows for access to high quality milk with a strong Swiss heritage in cheesemaking. Emmi’s artisanal cheeses are crafted with pride in Switzerland, Europe and the United States.

    Emmi Roth’s Specialty team currently consists of fun, hardworking cheese lovers that highly regard this industry. We are seeking a like-minded Territory Manager based in the San Francisco Bay area of California. An ideal candidate would be very passionate about cheese and specialty foods. This person should have a working knowledge of the local retailers, as well as the food industry. As this is a sales position, the ideal candidate should possess an outgoing personality, be self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. This job requires working from home and on the road.

    Job Duties:
    Maintaining a call pattern with existing customers primarily located in Northern California, Southern California. Excellent customer service is required for soliciting orders, maintaining market share and general sales support.
    The ability to work independently is essential, yet, still being team player-minded.
    Travel required is approximately 50% of the time to customers for new store openings, training key customers, coordinating store merchandising efforts, etc.

    Skills Required:
    Cheese knowledge is critical to this position.
    Maintaining professionalism, diplomacy and high quality customer service is essential. This includes excellence in oral and written skills, effective time management and working knowledge of computer based programs such as Microsoft Office and Excel.
    This job requires the ability to identify new business opportunities with existing customers, new customers and new venues. This includes having the knowledge and ability to work with brokers.

    To apply, please visit our career page at: http://www.emmirothusa.com.

    1/28/14 – Cheese Plant Assistant Manager

    Baetje Farms LLC in Bloomsdale, Missouri, an award-winning goat milk creamery, has a position open for an individual interested in assisting to manage all aspects of production for our French style cheeses.  This would include receiving milk, making cheese, affinage, packaging and shipping product.  Due to the very delicate, surface ripened cheeses we produce, every stage of production requires thought and judgment.  We are looking for a responsible, hard working, driven individual that also possesses grace and charm managing a team.  Cheese experience is required for this position, coupled with thorough knowledge of HACCP and GMP.  Salary is based on experience.  Please send resume with a work history to “assistant cheese maker” at info@baetjefarms.com or fax to 573-483-2875.

    1/20/14 - Smith’s Country Cheese, Inc. (SCCI) Business Opportunity

    Opportunity
    The owners of a successful farm in central Massachusetts are nearing retirement and would like to see their farm operation continue and are willing to provide a “young entrepreneur” with the opportunity to be the next generation owner.

    SCCI is a cheese operation located in Winchendon Massachusetts. It has been in business for over 25 years and is actively looking for a new manager who will have the opportunity to be the ultimate owner of this business.

    Overview
    SCCI was formed in the mid-80s as a complementary business to the 220 cow Otter River LLC dairy farm. Since that time it has grown from a niche market to nearly $1 million in annual sales.

    In 2012 the quality of SCCI was recognized when it won gold medals for their Gouda cheese at the LA International Dairy Competition and at the Big E Gold Medal Competition.

    Dave and Carol Smith, the owners of SCCI are looking for a seasoned manager who wants an opportunity to manage and then acquire a dynamic and growing business. The timing of this transition from manager to owner will depend upon skills displayed and financial position.

    Qualifications:
    The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their ability to transition from manager to owner. The candidate can be an individual or could be a couple.
    Specific qualifications are:
    • College Degree – Preferred. Specialization in agriculture or business.
    • Passion – Critical attribute of this position. This position should be a mission, not a job!
    • Self Starter – Must be self-motivated and able to take the initiative without constant direction.
    • Social Skills – Must interact well with all personality types and levels.
    • Organization Skills – Must be highly organized to be able to work on multiple tasks in multiple businesses simultaneously.
    • Flexibility – Must be able to adapt as business conditions, personnel and weather conditions require.
    • Positive Attitude – Critical for close working relationship with owner, employees and customers.
    • History of financial success – This is not a first or even second position. What financial success have you had up to this point?

    Decision Process:
    Selection of the successful candidate will be a three step process.
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    Step One: The first step will be submission of your resume and a narrative that addresses all of the qualifications above to show that you are the right candidate for this opportunity. This submission should be emailed to the contact person detailed below.

    Step Two: From these submissions the top candidates will be interviewed by both the contact person and the farmer to determine if it is a good “fit” from both sides. Additional information will likely be requested prior to the interview. A tour of the farm operation and a preview of the farm’s financials will be made available (subject to a confidentiality agreement).

    Step Three: An offer will be made to the chosen candidate, detailing salary and benefits during the trial period, along with job expectations and job review process. An approximate transition timeline will be described but not yet formally agreed upon. A thirty day response time will be given.

    Contact:
    The contact person will be Jon Jaffe, a Farm Business Consultant with Farm Credit east who has been hired to assist in this effort. Jon can be contacted through email at OtterRiverHR@FarmCreditEast.com for more details or to apply.

    Note: Only those interested and with the ability to obtain ultimate ownership need apply. Ownership of the dairy farm business and related real estate is also an option.

    12/30/13 - Thriving artisan cheese creamery and goat dairy for sale

    Thriving Artisan Cheese Creamery and Goat Dairy

    Thriving artisan cheese creamery and goat dairy for sale. New, state-of-the-art creamery for pasteurization and cheesemaking, equipped for up to 1,000 lbs/wk production and sized for more. New milking parlor with platform, cascading headgates, and low-line, clean-in-place milking system. Two barns (one new) with ample hay storage, and two small grain storage silos. Farmhouse on site. Chicken coops for 200 chickens; concrete, fenced pig sty for 25 pigs. 10 acres, approximately 7 acres of pasture. Located 10 miles from major metropolitan market and within 100 miles of Boston and New York. Established customers including restaurants and grocery stores.

    Entire business for sale – This is a ready to farm opportunity. You will have packaging, website, customers, employees etc at your fingertips. http://beechtreeranch.com

    If you are interested please email beechtreeranch @ gmail.com or call 860 * 508 * 1505.

    11/1/13 - Thriving Artisan Cheese Creamery and Goat Dairy For Sale

    Creamery and Farm For Sale

    Thriving artisan cheese creamery and goat dairy for sale. New, state-of-the-art creamery for pasteurization and cheesemaking, equipped for up to 1,000 lbs/wk production and sized for more. New milking parlor with platform, cascading headgates, and low-line, clean-in-place milking system. Two barns (one new) with ample hay storage, and two small grain storage silos. Farmhouse on site. Chicken coops for 200 chickens; concrete, fenced pig sty for 25 pigs. 10 acres, approximately 7 acres of pasture. Located 10 miles from major metropolitan market and within 100 miles of Boston and New York. Established customers including restaurants and grocery stores.

    If you are interested please email creameryandfarm.forsale@gmail.com or call 860 * 508 * 1505.

    5/2/12 – Make Your Own Nutrition Facts Labels

    If you need a nutrition facts label, Nutrition Facts Maker 2.0 is your answer! This easy-to-use, web-based application allows you to create your own hi-resolution (300dpi), camera-ready food nutrition facts labels in PDF format, from a series of pre-formatted nutrition facts templates. These nutrition facts panels can be used as is, or incorporated into your product packaging, books, marketing materials, or electronic presentations.

    With Nutrition Facts Maker 2.0, you have access to more than 24 different, ready-to-use US Nutrition Facts Label templates, including bilingual (Spanish) nutrition labels.

    We also have:

    – Generic Supplement Facts Label templates. These templates offer a predetermined number of blank fields that you can fill in with any ingredient descriptions, quantities, and % Daily Values. Samples can be viewed on our Available Labels page.

    – Two Alcoholic Beverage (beer and wine) label templates. These labels are gaining popularity among breweries and vineyards. It is only a matter of time before these labels will be required on all alcoholic beverage labels.

    – US Dual Declaration Labels–wide and narrow.

    – Several Canadian Nutrition Facts Panels–standard English and standard bilingual, designed to meet the guidelines established by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

    – Four (and counting) US label templates with space at the bottom for you to enter ingredients. These are gaining popularity, giving you more flexibility and the ability to do more label design yourself.

    Whether you are a graphics designer, marketer, large manufacturer, local bakery, cheese maker, private-label manufacturer, or specialty food producer, this versatile tool will meet all of your Nutrition Facts labeling needs.

    Furthermore, we offer a full set of USDA seals for poultry, livestock (cattle, swine, sheep, goats), horse, equine, and smoked meat products. Pictures of the available labels can be found at the bottom of the Available Labels page. All you need is your establishment number and you can easily generate seals for use on labeling or other materials.

    Prices start at a very affordable $18.95!

    A Nutrition Facts Maker 2.0 subscription gives you unlimited access to all of the current labels, as well as any other labels we add in the future, at no additional cost, for the duration of your subscription.

    These labels are designed using the specifications set forth in the FDA Guidelines for nutrition facts labels.

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