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    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.

    Head Cheesemaker for Samish Bay

    Samish Bay has been making farmstead cheese in Bow, WA for 20 years from our herd of Milking Shorthorn cows. Now in a brand new production building we are looking for an experienced Cheesemaker to help us improve and refine our operations.

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Head Cheesemaker will participate in the production of cheese and other dairy products, direct and coordinate day to day work of other Cheesemakers, and is responsible for Quality Assurance and Food Safety.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The following essential job functions are performed as a Head Cheesemaker:
    • Be proficient and productive in all aspects of our dairy product production including, but not limited to:
    o Cheese, yogurt, and kefir production
    o Turning and caring for aging cheese in the aging rooms (affinage)
    o Packing, packaging, and preparing cheese for sale
    o Clean-up and sanitation requirements
    o Attending scheduled meetings
    • The employee is expected to follow all safety procedures and standard operating procedures (SOPs) at all times relating to this position.
    • Update SOPs as needed or directed
    • Maintain Quality Assurance programs including in house evaluations and submitting samples to outside labs for analysis
    • Comply with Federal. State. and local regulations including the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance
    • Maintain consistency of product and refine make and affinage procedures to improve product
    • Work with owners on development of new products
    • Maintain complete and accurate records
    • Maintain Cheesemaker and Cheesemaker Assistant schedules
    • Train new Cheesemakers
    • Keep track of inventory of supplies and ingredients and submit purchase requests with adequate lead times to avoid problems
    • Advise on new equipment needs or opportunities
    • Participate in Safety Committee
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • The employee must work well under pressure, meeting and completing deadlines.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
    • Must be able to follow written and verbal directions
    • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
    • Must have good attention to detail
    • Must be able to bend, lift up to 50 lbs easily, reach, stoop, and walk and stand for long periods of time
    • Must have clean and neat appearance
    • Must have good sense of cleanliness and sanitation
    • Must be respectful and maintain professional conduct
    • Must have good work ethic and attendance, be reliable and trustworthy

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
    Three or more years’ experience making cheese commercially (other related manufacturing may substitute for one year of cheese).

    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!

    Cheese & Charcuterie Sales Specialist

    Our company has been providing local restaurants with the finest ingredients available since 1915. Located in Philadelphia, we are a family owned food wholesale distribution company. In the past several years we have experienced tremendous growth and we are currently looking to add to our team.

    We are currently recruiting a dynamic full-time Cheese & Charcuterie Sales Specialist. Candidates must have a true passion for cheese along with 3-5 years of experience. The primary purpose of the Cheese & Charcuterie Sales Specialist is to educate our chefs, customers, & sales team about the cheeses, charcuterie, and specialty items in our selection.

    This position will work closely with the Marketing Department to ensure the cheese, charcuterie and specialty items are advertised and marketed correctly. In addition, weekly tastings should be scheduled at a customer’s place of business. We encourage suggestions on new items and lines to bring in. Good candidates should be prepared to conduct tastings with some of the finest chefs on the East Coast.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    • Educate customers and sales team about the cheeses and specialty items available
    • Maintain an awareness of all product information, merchandise promotions, and samples
    • Maintain the highest level of standards in all cutting and product preparation
    • Initiate suggestive selling and sampling of products
    • Help to ensure superior product presentation within warehouse
    • Follow health, safety and sanitation guidelines for all products
    • Communicate any customer special requests to management
    • Communicates with coworkers and management to solve problems and improve quality and service
    • Additional duties as assigned

    REQUIREMENTS
    • Working knowledge of various cheese groups and pairings
    • Ability to communicate with customers, ownership and employees
    • Ability to incrementally impact sales in a positive manner
    • Proficiency in Customer Service
    • Ability to multi-task and perform within a fast paced
    • Ability to work varied hours/days as dictated by business
    • Must have a reliable vehicle

    We recognize that a quality team is vital to support our quality products and services. With this in mind, we are continually striving to find the most qualified and committed candidates to join our team–those with a talent and passion for what they do!

    EEO, M/F/D/V
    Our company recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, or any other status protected by law, all in accordance with applicable Federal, State or Local Laws.

     

    A Regional Sales Manager to cover the Southeast United States!

    Cypress Grove is one of America’s best-known and fastest-growing artisan cheese producers. We are proud of the joy our award-winning goat cheese brings to people, and of the strong relationships we’ve built with our partners for over 30 years. It took a lot of hardworking, creative, and talented people to get where we are today and we are now seeking…

    The Gig:
    This is a unique opportunity to make a big impact in a long-established food company that is still growing quickly. Reporting to the Sales Director, this role will build and maintain industry relationships in the South East US as a member of a dynamic team that takes their work and fun seriously!

    BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS and a PRESENCE
    • Establish positive relationships with regional industry contacts.
    • Leverage personal performance, industry trends, and client feedback to meet or exceed sales goals.
    • Provide recommendations for regional programs, targets, and milestones.

    INFORMATION SHARING
    • Regularly report on regional sales successes and challenges.
    • Work closely with internal partners to ensure account performance and customer expectations are met.
    • Keep up to date on specialty food and cheese industry developments, and share insights with the team.

    REACH OUT!
    • You’ll “hit the road” about 60% of the time to build your regional account portfolio, promote Cypress Grove at industry events, and travel to headquarters in Northern California.
    • Facilitate product and promotion trainings for your distributors and retailers and maintain strong customer service ratings.
    • Act as the “eyes and ears” of Cypress Grove in the region, monitoring market changes, competitor activity, consumer patterns, and product quality.

    The Ideal Candidate …
    We are seeking a personal approach as unique as this opportunity! Are you a strong pro-active manager who easily builds trust and loyalty in your clients? Are you a charismatic and fun communicator? Are you tech savvy and resourceful, able to leverage tools to create efficiencies and strengthen your performance? Are you a customer-focused strategist who is unflappable under pressure? Can you turn on a dime without getting overwhelmed and without overwhelming those around you? We knew that you would be, but are you also …

    EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION
    • A seasoned outside sales pro with 5+ years of experience selling packaged consumer goods in a geographic region, preferably food or dairy.
    • A curious lifelong learner preferably with a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field.

    LOCATION
    • In the Atlanta Georgia area or otherwise in the Southeast US. This position will be based remotely to better access the region.

    Show Me the Money …
    Cypress Grove offers a full benefits package including health and life insurance, paid leave, perks and a great work/life balance … and don’t forget about all that lovely cheese you’ll be enjoying!

    SALARY and ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
    • $62,000 to $65,000+ dependent upon experience and location.
    • Annual bonus of up to 15% of annual earned salary based upon successfully meeting set sales goals.

    So the job sounds made for you, now let’s find out if you are made for the job! Apply online only at
    http://www.cypressgrovecheese.com/employment/regional-sales-manager-southeast.html

    First review of applicants will be Friday July 7th. Position is open until filled.

    Farmstead Cheese Plant Internship

    Nettle Meadow is an award winning farmstead artisan cheese company in the Adirondack foothills near Lake George.  We are looking for a three month intern interested in learning about what it takes to produce so many outstanding handmade cheeses for the following time periods:

    June 20 – August 31st, 2017

    September 1, 2017 – November 30, 2017

    December 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018

    March 1 – May 31, 2018

    This is a fabulous educational opportunity for anyone considering working in any aspect of the cheese world.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Hand packing and packaging cheese;
    • Helping to care for cheese in our underground cheese caves and maintaining an optimum environment;
    • Farmside experience for those who are interested in that aspect of the operation
    • Helping prepare cheese for sale;
    • Selling cheese in our on-farm shop and at special events;
    • Cleaning molds,vats, and surfaces of cheese plant.
    • Dishwashing and maintaining a clean environment pursuant to Food Safety Modernization Act standards,
    • Cheesemaking observation and instruction

    Intern should be hard-working, eager to learn and must work well with others and independently.  Maturity and ability to live in isolated surroundings are important and a vehicle is highly recommended.  This is a physical job – you must be able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and spend all day on your feet in a fast-paced environment, and be able to work in cool damp aging caves for long periods of time.  Strict attention to detail is a must!  Shifts start very early so early risers are particularly encouraged to apply.  Five 8 to 9 hour days per week.  Overtime and extra days are not expected of you.

    We offer excellent first-hand experience, an opportunity to work with a dedicated group of people on a highly regarded farm making a wide range of wildly popular hand-crafted cheeses.  You will also be exposed to all aspects of running a dairy farm and cheese business for a well-rounded educational experience.  This is hard and unglamorous but rewarding work that will quickly dispel any illusions that cheesemaking is an easygoing lifestyle.

    There is a two week trial period during which we will assess if this is a good fit for the farm and you can assess if the workload is manageable.

    Compensation: Shared housing, electricity, garbage, and wifi and an internship stipend dependent on experience.

    Please email [email protected] for more information and to tell us about your interests and qualifications.

     

    CHEESEMONGER WANTED – Pasadena, CA

    Compensation: Hourly

    Employment type: Part-time leading to full time as department grows.

    We are a gourmet cheese, charcuterie, wine and beer shop in Old Town Pasadena. We are seeking an enthusiastic and hard working cheese monger to work the counter and help operate the shop. You must have food handling experience and knowledge of cheese. Familiarity with wine and beer, food sales or management experience is a plus.

    RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:
    – Retail sales of cheese, CA olive oils, vinegars, meat, liquor and gourmet gift accessories
    – Stocking, storing and maintaining products
    – Cutting, weighing and packaging cheese and charcuterie
    – Preparing sandwiches, salads, platters and taking catering orders
    – Filling olive oil and balsamic bottles for in-store customers as well as wholesale customers.
    – Assisting with gift basket orders.
    – Opening and closing store
    – Possible farmer’s market and pop up shop sales
    – Desire to grow with an independent company known for friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable and customer-service oriented staff
    – Flexibility to cross into other departments when required
    – Ability to remain casual, approachable, focused and balanced in a fast-paced high-traffic environment.
    – Washing dishes and keeping a tidy, organized kitchen & walk-ins
    – Other duties as assigned

    REQUIREMENTS:
    MUST be knowledgeable about cheese and have a willingness to learn more and educate others. Must be professional with good hygiene, a positive attitude and exceptional customer service skills. Team player. Experience with meat/charcuterie slicer equipment a plus. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs, and be able to stand for long periods of time.

    This is a part-time position (15-25 hours/week) that could grow to full-time or be full-time for the right candidate. There are also growth opportunities. WEEKEND AVAILABILITY IS A MUST.

    If you believe that you would excel at this position, please send us an email at [email protected] with the following three items:

    1. Cover letter
    2. Resume
    3. Answers to the following questions:
    -What is The Bea’s Knees address?
    -What does FIFO mean?
    -What is your favorite cheese and why?

    Cheese Shop Sales Manager – Santa Barbara, CA

    C’est Cheese has been in business since 2003, and from day one we have always been dedicated to the pursuit of selling the best tasting cheeses imaginable. Since we opened we’ve grown tremendously by adding a catering department and full café. We have a lot of different things going on here and the workplace environment is a really great combination of being fun and yet also challenging. C’est Cheese is rapidly growing and there is enormous opportunity for a person looking to advance their food service career in a unique workplace culture.

    Our cheese counter is a little old school and we take the term cheesemonger very seriously. We are very professional and yet still have fun at our jobs. We know our products exceptionally well and we’re dedicated to providing our customers with truly spectacular customer service. Most of our customers are regulars who we know by name.

    The position:
    The assistant manager position will fill many roles which will be a mix of counter shifts and office work. Chiefly, the person in this role will be the lead counter person who is responsible for managing smooth and efficient daily operations. Additional responsibilities will include light HR (training, daily management, scheduling), merchandising, managing wholesale accounts, and ordering.

    Qualifications:
    Absolute musts we are looking for is extensive experience with leadership and management in a retail setting. Customer service and training are extremely important to us, and the person in this position will play a critical role in ensuring that our standards are maintained. Similarly, great communication skills are vital to success in this position. We have a lot of moving pieces and a lot of people in the mix. The ability to clearly, effectively and professionally communicate with your co-workers is very important. We also are looking for someone who has a strong ownership mentality, who takes initiative and responsibility for making sure things get done correctly and efficiently. And finally, our ideal candidate will have a strong passion for customer service, and who also is perpetually be conscious of the fact that we are a food business and a deep-rooted passion for artisan foods is vital.

    Other qualifications and responsibilities:
    -Food service experience
    -Enjoys working in a dyamic, fast paced environment
    -Computer proficiency
    -Detail oriented with a sense of urgency
    -Communicating and coordinating with other departments
    -Ability to anticipate potential problems and needs and and ability to resolve them ahead of time
    -Organization and effective time management skills
    -Looking for a challenge in a rapidly growing business with opportunity to grow.

    If this sounds like the type of challenge that would inspire you and that you feel you would excel at, we’d love to speak with you more about the position. Please email [email protected]. Be sure to include a cover letter and resume along with answers to the following questions:

    -What is C’est Cheese’s mailing address?
    -What does FIFO mean?
    -What is your favorite cheese?

     

    Head Cheese Maker at Cricket Creek Farm

    We are looking for a cheese maker to join our team in making our award winning farmstead artisanal cheeses.

    Cheese Maker must have experience making a variety of hard and soft cheeses, and experience in sanitation and maintenance of a creamery.  Work includes involvement in all aspects of running our farmstead creamery.

    Cricket Creek Farm is a grass-based dairy in Western Massachusetts. We focus on producing the highest quality milk and cheese while caring for our animals and land in a sustainable and humane fashion.

    Our Mission is to produce nourishing food that honors our animals, respects the land, and feeds our community, and to exemplify a sustainable model for small-farm viability.

    Primary Tasks
    – Work with our existing cheese maker in a collaborative team environment
    – Assisting in the production of all the cheeses in our current repertoire (8 cheeses).
    – Following the maintenance and sanitation protocols.
    – Helping to teach apprentices all facets of cheese making
    – Troubleshoot recipes/inconsistencies with the products as needed and help apprentices refine their practices and work out problems with the cheeses as appropriate.
    – Maintaining all required records, inventories, recipes, and data collected.
    – Bringing an upbeat and positive attitude, being a leader on the farm.  We expect the person in this position to always be on time, always stick to a schedule, help keep apprentices on track, and bring positive energy and enthusiasm to work every day.

    Qualifications
    – 1-2 years of cheese making experience
    – Very much in love with cheese
    – Excited about the opportunity to work at a small and growing company

    Compensation: We provide a salary commensurate with experience, some food, and possibly housing (to be determined).

    Communication: Communication is of paramount importance here. We strive to create a work environment that is comfortable, open, clear, and honest for everyone. Every week we have a staff meeting, during which everyone sits down together to review the week and any upcoming news. During this meeting everyone shares personal highlights and difficulties of the previous week. It is also an opportunity to openly discuss any farm happenings.

    Length of commitment: We are looking for at least a year commitment, but ideally seeking a candidate that is interested in a long-term position.

    Application process and timeline: We are hiring on a rolling basis. We highly encourage a visit from any serious applicant. We do have space available to house an applicant overnight, and a 2 to 3-day visit is ideal. Working and spending some time together will help let us determine whether you will be a good fit for the farm, and will help give you a better sense of us.

    For more information on Cricket Creek Farm, please visit our website – http://cricketcreekfarm.com

    Information on applying for this position ca be found on our website here – http://cricketcreekfarm.com/cheese-maker-cricket-creek-farm/

    CHEESEMONGER/GENERAL MANAGER

    Company Description:
    Bimi’s Cheese Shop, located in the historic village of Chatham, New York, offers a carefully-curated selection of cheeses and provisions both from our county and our region, as well as from the wide world beyond our bucolic little town. With a commitment to sustainably-sourced products, it is our goal at Bimi’s to bring our customers the freshest, best-made and most amazing food we can find. We carry anywhere between 25-50 cheeses, and are well know for our amazing grilled cheese bar.

    Bimi’s is a warm, welcoming, and non-intimidating cheese shop. Our goal is that anyone in our varied community– from fireman to celebrity, local or weekender– can come in and feel comfortable finding cheeses they’ll love. We offer friendly guidance, camaraderie, and community to our customers.

    Chatham, NY is experiencing an exciting resurgence and Bimi’s is definitely a part of that growth. Tucked away in the rural hills of Columbia County, Chatham is  a hidden jewel with an eclectic community that appreciates the outdoors, the arts and good food. Working the counter at Bimi’s is a special experience filled with equal parts friendship, laughter, and hard work.

    Job Description:
    We are searching for a wonderful General Manager/Cheesemonger to take the lead at Bimi’s Cheese Shop. It is a full time position, and a great opportunity for someone who wants to make their mark in the food industry. We seek an adventurous and curious monger to work closely with the owners to curate and maintain an excellent selection of cheeses, provisions, and select prepared foods. You will be the captain of a wonderful, quirky and enthusiastic staff. Beyond mongering, responsibilities on the general management side will include overseeing the staff, quality control, ordering, scheduling, shipping, as well as monger training and morale-building. You will be ultimately responsible for the organization, cleanliness, and safety of both the front and back of house.

    Obviously, you must love cheese. Just as important, you have to love the art of conversation. You have the ability to listen to the customer and offer articulate, sensible and delicious suggestions. Building relationships with customers over the counter is paramount to our success. We seek someone outgoing, cheerful, and friendly; someone who will make our customers feel like guests in our home, rather than strangers in a store. Our goal at Bimi’s is to create an atmosphere full of joy and free of intimidation Your enthusiasm must be contagious and convincing, but not overwhelming. You are key to keeping Bimi’s the happy place it is.

    Ideal candidate:
    * Has 2-3 years experience behind the cheese counter
    * Has some Culinary experience
    * Is willing to relocate to the area (Columbia County, NY)
    * Is willing to work weekends
    * Has a valid Drivers License

    We are a growing shop in a charming small town. We need someone who is as excited about cheese as we are, looking for an adventure and able to prosper here. In all honesty, we are great bosses who want to create a joyous work environment for everyone on our team.

    Check out our website, www.bimischeese.com and if this is something you are interested in send us a resume with a letter telling us a little bit about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit. Please send all info to [email protected]. Thanks!!

    Fisher’s Cheese and Wine is hiring!

    Fisher’s Cheese & Wine is a cheese shop and cafe opening in Larkspur, CA in May 2017. We’re an experienced team with a successful business in The Cheese School of San Francisco. We’re a cheese-obsessed, hard-working, fun-loving bunch who care passionately about doing work we’re proud of and helping each other succeed.

    Available positions:
    Cheesemonger & Server – Full and part time
    Kitchen crew – Full and part time

    For more details please visit the “join our team” section on our website: fisherscheese.com

    How to apply: Email a comprehensive cover letter and resume outlining your experience to jobs (at) fisherscheese (dot) com. Applications with no cover letter will not be considered.

    Main Tasks:
    Cleaning and sanitizing equipment (this is the majority of cheese-making!)
    Working in the vat
    Taking measurements
    Cleaning!
    Salting and flipping large wheels of cheese and placing in/taking out of moulds
    Waxing cheese
    Cleaning!
    Brushing/polycoating cheese
    Maintaining supplies
    Cleaning!

    Secondary tasks:
    Helping in Aging caves
    Helping in shipping/packaging

    Requirements:
    Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    Must be able to work in a hot and humid environment
    Must be able to work in a refrigerated environment
    Cheese making experience is a plus and will affect pay but is not required
    Passion for Cheese is a plus but not required
    Computer literacy

    Expect to work 40-50 hours per week.

    Expect a negotiated hourly wage to start with a goal to move to salaried structure

    Housing:
    We have housing on site available for the first 6 months of your position.  This can be part of the package offered to you if you are hired.

    We are in a very beautiful remote area.   How remote?   Just do a google maps search of “42123”
    -1.25 hrs from Nashville, TN
    -2 hrs from Louisville, KY
    -40 min from Bowling Green, KY

    Please send a resume and a statement letting us know why you are interested to:
    Van (at) kennyscheese (dot) com.