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    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.

    Looking for Cheese/Ice Cream Maker

    Small farmstead facility completed in NW Oregon. All new well laid out operation, licensed and ready to go.

    Now looking for YOU, our cheese & ice cream maker.

    Come and help us write the next chapter of our 5th generation century farm family .
    Bring your experience,enthusiasm & desire, to see how together we can realize our mutual ambitions.

    Contact [email protected]

    Specialty Cheese Sales Manager

    Market of Choice is a growing, local company with excellent benefits and opportunity for professional development.  Our stores feature professional, state of the art, modern facilities in a friendly and professional work environment that is creative, fast-paced and fueled by our passion for quality and our commitment to an exceptional customer experience.  We offer a benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, competitive wages and a matching 401(k) retirement plan.

    Manage the Specialty Cheese Sales and Merchandising Function for Market of Choice, and work with local farms and international creameries to maintain a unique and eclectic product mix.  This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a motivated, committed and experienced specialty cheese enthusiast with strong business acumen to join our Eugene-based corporate team.

    As a Specialty Cheese Sales Manager, some of your responsibilities will include:

    • Procure and market products and display wares
    • Ensure excellent customer service, product quality and safety
    • Facilitate staff meetings to educate and implement new processes and systems
    • Create action plans to address and correct substandard expectations
    • Research and source new products, negotiate pricing, identify emerging markets, and maintain a current knowledge of trends, products and services
    • Collaboration with corporate and store teammates to conduct financial analysis to ensure accurate forecasting, budgeting, pricing, margins and profitability
    • Develop and maintain outstanding relations with customers, employees and vendors

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

    • In-depth knowledge of specialty cheese production and affinage paired with a background in sales and merchandising
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • The ability to use various office software, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, calendaring, e-mail management and the Internet
    • Create, compose and edit written and electronic materials
    • Ability to work regular or irregular hours on a consistent basis and regularly travel to all Market of Choice locations, special events and other functions.

    This position also requires having and maintaining ServSafe certification.

    To be considered for this position, please complete the online application (including cover letter and resume), and complete the online assessment on our website.

    Assistant Cheesemaker

    The Assistant Cheesemaker will assist the Cheesemaker with all production of Deer Valley Resort specialty cheeses. This is a year-round, full-time position.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:
    Cleaning and sanitizing all equipment
    Follow recipes
    Use pH meter and other technical equipment
    Cut and wrap cheeses
    Prepare cheeses for distribution
    Cleaning and more cleaning
    Participate in on and off-site tastings and demos
    Knowledge in affinage a +

    Specific Job Requirements:
    Prefer one year of cheesemaking experience
    Detail oriented
    Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
    Ability to safely handle acid and cleaning chemicals
    Ability to work long shifts while standing
    Flexible schedule required, including weekends and holidays
    Ability to work independently as well as be part of a team

    Interested applicants should message [email protected]

    Marketing Manager

    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…

    A Marketing Manager to knock our events out of the park!

    The Gig…
    Create the best Cypress Grove event experience possible for participants and industry contacts – and get more cheese in people’s mouths! This role will act as the voice and face of Cypress Grove across the country by planning and attending an annual schedule of events. Be part of a growing marketing team focused on proactive and collaborative problem solving, and that knows how to work hard and have fun!

    • You’ll “hit the road” about 40% of the time to promote Cypress Grove.
    • Develop an annual schedule of events and consumer/trade programs.
    • Get everyone and everything where they need to be – and on time!
    • Manage a team of brand ambassadors
    • Keep Cypress Grove participants engaged and excited and having fun.
    • Be our “boots on the ground”, taking on all unexpected event challenges.
    • Keep costs under control, while delivering an image with impact.

    • Manage the design of cutting-edge event booths.
    • Work with your marketing colleagues to create fresh collateral.
    • Keep track of your event collateral, and keep it all in stock.

    • Watch industry and event trends and keep us ahead of the curve – stragegically pursuing open houses, tours, workshops, pop-up stores, flash mobs, and who knows?
    • Tell us how the events moved the needle for our growth.
    • Don’t hold back – tell us how we can do it better next time!

    The Ideal Candidate…
    We are seeking a personal approach as unique as this opportunity! Can you think outside the box? Are you event tech savvy and resourceful, able to juggle a lot of overlapping timelines? Are you insanely organized? Are you able to use “soft skills” to get what you need without ruffling feathers? Are you an engaging storyteller unfazed by large groups? Do you face catastrophe (Oh no – the booth didn’t arrive!!) with creativity and without overwhelming yourself or those around you? Do you love to travel? We knew that you would, but are you also…

    • An experienced marketing, sales, or business pro with 5+ years of experience, preferably in consumer goods or brands.
    • A tough events manager with 3+ years of experience tackling the details and challenges of a heavy schedule.
    • A curious lifelong learner preferably with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or a related field.

    • In the Arcata, CA area … or planning to relocate. This position will travel a lot, but needs to be based in our headquarters office.

    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!

    • $55,000 – 65,000+ dependent upon experience.

    It’s a Dream Come True…

    So the job sounds made for you, now let’s find out if you are made for the job! Please visit our website to apply:

    Cheese Buyer – Sid Wainer & Son

    We are currently seeking to hire a professional with a passion and knowledge of cheese. The person must be self-driven, goal-oriented and maintain an energetic and enthusiastic demeanor in regards to customer service. Applicants should be extremely detail oriented and have a passion for cheese affinage and food safety.

    1. Continuing the drive and commitment to stay current with food trends and seasonal items
    2. Practicing the highest level of food safety and adhering to food safety initiatives
    3. Reviewing product sales forecasts a based on seasonality, market trends, and probability of anticipated sales
    4. Maintaining adequate supplies of inventory to meet customer service level expectations while minimizing inventory loss. Keeping excessive inventory to a minimum.
    5. Expediting delivery of products by communicating with other buyers, vendors and sales department.
    6. Verifying vendor invoice reconciliations and resolving challenges with delivery receipt, supply, invoicing, rejections, etc.
    7. Working with multiple departments and positions including Warehouse Operations, Dispatch, Receiving Department, Accounting and Marketing.
    8.Assisting sales force with questions concerning product specifications and additions/deletions to inventory product lines.

    -Paid Holidays & Vacations
    -Dental & Vision
    -Flexible Spending Account
    -Voluntary Accidental Coverage
    -Fully Paid Life Insurance
    -Short & Long Term Disability
    -401k with Company Match
    -Employee Discount

    Interested applicants should visit our website to apply: Cheese Buyer Application

    Cheesemaking Assistant

    Uplands Cheese is a family-run dairy farm and cheesemaking operation in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. From May through November, we rotationally graze 150 cows and make two cheeses: Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Rush Creek Reserve. Learn more about our farm and our cheeses at

    We are now hiring several new members of our cheesemaking team. These seasonal hires will join us for the May-November season, when our six-person team shares in all aspects of making and aging our cheese.

    Experience is not necessary, but enthusiasm for physical work in a detail-oriented environment is a must. We work closely together, hold each other to high standards and have a good time doing it. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in cheesemaking to gain experience with a small, professional and supportive family business.

    Expect to work 35-45 hours a week, over the course of 5 days, and to be paid $15+/hr with a season-ending bonus. Past employees have saved thousands of dollars over the course of the season. Housing is not provided and a car is necessary.

    Please contact Andy at [email protected] or 608-935-5558.

    Sales Director

    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…

    A Director of Sales to expand that growth!

    The Gig…
    This is a unique opportunity to make a big impact in a long-established food company that is still growing quickly. This role will drive the performance and professional development of a dynamic team that takes their work and fun seriously!

    • Develop a game plan to reach our sales goals.
    • Create national sales programs, leveraging our market position.
    • Drive toward an ideal product and customer mix.
    • Forecast expected order volume and profits, and keep us on track.
    • Monitor the sales team’s performance and identify opportunities.
    • Keep tabs on industry trends and help us keep ahead of them.
    • Feed that great information back to headquarters to inform our strategic planning.

    • Provide sales staff with regular mentoring and training.
    • Promote the team’s ties to our culture through team building.
    • Promote professional growth by building individual capacities.
    • Encourage staff to stretch for success through creative goals.

    • You’ll “hit the road” about 40% of the time to promote Cypress Grove at events and shows, and to keep your team engaged and moving ever upward.
    • Plan an annual show schedule and report on outcomes.
    • Build excitement for the brand and the products.
    • Put the right sales people in front of the right industry contacts.
    • Leverage show and event exposure to make new connections.

    The Ideal Candidate…
    We are seeking a personal approach as unique as this opportunity! Are you a strong pro-active manager who encourages outstanding performance and motivates your people to be their best and have fun? Are you tech savvy and resourceful, able to leverage tools to create efficiencies and strengthen your team? Are you a charismatic and fun communicator? 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 …

    • A seasoned outside sales/marketing pro with 10+ years of experience in a management or director role, preferably in the specialty food sales industry.
    • A curious lifelong learner preferably with a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field.

    • In the Arcata, CA area … or not! This position may be based remotely to better access the marketplace and the team.

    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!

    • $95,000 to $115,000+ dependent upon experience and location
    • Annual discretionary bonus of up to 30%

    It’s a Dream Come True…
    So the job sounds made for you, now let’s find out if you are made for the job! Please go to our website to apply

    Dairy and Cheesemaking Apprenticeship

    8 Month Farmstead Dairy and Cheese Making Apprenticeship.

    Begins April 1 2017

    James Ranch Artisan Cheese in beautiful Durango, Colorado has one opening for their annual apprenticeship opportunity.  This is an intense apprenticeship where an individual will learn a very broad base of knowledge.  From soil health to cheese marketing and everything in between.  Interested individuals should follow the below links to learn the details and more about the James Ranch.

    Apprenticeship Info & Application

    James Ranch Artisan Cheese Website

    Please contact Dan James directly via email at [email protected]


    Draeger’s Supermarkets Inc
    Looking for an experienced Cheese monger.
    -Supervise the day to day operation of the Cheese Department in one of our Stores.
    -Order products, from vendors minimizing overstock.
    -Check invoice and deliveries for accuracy.
    -Ensure the department meets OSHA and Health Department Guidelines.
    -Rotate and inspect Products on a daily basis to ensure freshness and quality.
    -Check price and codes for products and communicate with Department Manager of any and all exceptions.
    -Maintain accurate product knowledge of new Items.
    -Be able to up sale other Products as to ensure increase of sales.

    -Experience in Cheese Retail Sales.
    -Be able to give exceptional Customer Service.
    -Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
    -Able to communicate clearly in English verbally and in writing.
    -Be able to organize and prioritize work.
    -Must be able to assist other departments when needed.
    -Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.

    For generations, Draeger’s has strived to be the best in quality, variety and value. However, no aspect of Draeger’s is more important than the employees we hire. Draeger’s employees are ambassadors for the company, providing the highest quality of service and professionalism that our customers have come to expect.

    Draeger’s provides a distinctive selection of the highest quality products through an engaged and knowledgeable staff that creates an exceptional customer experience.

    Interested applicants should message [email protected]

    Artisanal Cheesemaking Equipment For Sale

    We have retired from the world of cheesemaking here on beautiful Vancouver Island.
    Sold the farm last year and brought the equipment with us. We have everything you would need to start up your own smaller cheese making facility, including:

    Cheese forms….
    Stainless tools

    Please check out our Facebook page, The Creamery at Cheese Pointe Farm.
    You will be able to look at what we have. Ideally, we would love to sell it all at once but anything is possible. We are in Canada on the west coast. Remember, if you are in the United States your dollar has more buying power due to the exchange. Contact us for more details!

    Assistant Cheesemaker

    The Grey Barn and Farm is a 100 acre certified organic 100% grass-fed dairy located on Martha’s Vineyard ( We are committed to sustainability for the land and our community and hope that any individual applying for this position has the same aspirations.

    We are looking for an Assistant Cheesemaker to round out our creamery team. This person will assist Head Cheesemaker with production, packaging and sales of our cheeses. As with all creamery roles, this job requires focus, attention to detail and willingness to work long, odd hours. This is great opportunity for someone looking to grow a career in all aspects of producing and selling cheese.

    Reports to: Head Cheesemaker; Owners.

    Tasks include:
    Assist in cheesemaking and ripening.
    Wrap cheeses and prepare for sale.
    Maintain production and sanitation records.
    Cleaning: so much cleaning, every day.
    Participate in quality control cheese tasting sessions.
    Stock and maintain retail shop; participate in tours if needed.

    Other requirements:
    Must be able to lift 50 lbs, repeatedly.
    Must be able to work in hot/humid and cold/damp environments for extended periods.
    Must be willing to safely handle concentrated caustic and acid cleaning chemicals.

    Minimum 1 year experience in cheese production.
    Professional attitude, flexible schedule.
    Ability to work independently at times, collaboratively at times.

    This is a full time, year-round, salaried position. Start April/ May 2017.
    Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.
    Possible housing on farm.

    Please send a resume and statement of interest to Lindsay:
    [email protected]

    Couet Farm and Fromagerie Cheesemaker and Cheesemonger (2 positions)

    Couet Farm & Fromagerie is a young cheesemaking company, entering into its third year of operation. We create small batch, handmade, cave-aged cheeses in Beaujolais and Catalonian styles. We work directly with northeast family dairies, supporting our agricultural community, and we use only high quality clean, rich, raw milk. We are currently the only Massachusetts sheep milk cheesemaker!

    We have an opening for a cheesemaker to start immediately. This is a full time position, approximately 40 hours per week with daily variation; this is not a 9 to 5 job. The position reports to the owner of Couet Farm & Fromagerie. We are looking at expanding our small team, where each of us wears many hats, and we expect the new hire to be willing to do the same. While we would prefer our new cheesemaker to have experience making cheese in a commercial facility, we are willing to consider someone with passion and the drive to become independent.

    The three most important parts of working for us in the cheese room are:
    1) clean all the things
    2) clean some more
    3) maintain records

    Duties include but are not limited to:
    Haul and test milk
    Make cheese according to our recipes
    Keep records
    Improve our recipes and experiment with new ones
    Bring new recipes to full production
    Affinage in our cave
    Prepare cheeses for distribution and deliver orders
    Sell cheese at farmers’ markets
    Provide input on procedures
    Other duties as assigned

    Passion for cheese
    Passion for cleanliness
    Passion for record-keeping
    Ability to follow verbal and written directions
    Willingness to take initiative and to offer constructive input
    Willingness to work weekends
    Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
    Familiarity with cheesemaking process and a clean food environment preferred
    Familiarity with federal and state regulations preferred
    ServSafe and Allergen Awareness certificates preferred
    Milk hauler’s license for Massachusetts a plus

    We have an opening for a cheesemonger/farmers’ market representative to start in May 2017. This is a part time position, between 12 and 24 hours per week depending on new hire availability and the number of markets we decide to attend. The position reports to the owner of Couet Farm & Fromagerie. We are looking at expanding our small team, where each of us wears many hats, and we expect the new hire to be willing to do the same. While we would prefer our new rep to have experience cheesemongering or selling at farmers’ markets, we are willing to consider someone with passion and motivation.

    The two most important parts of working a market for us are:
    1) interacting and engaging with customers in a respectful and informative way, and;
    2) maintaining impeccable records of cheese sales

    Duties include but are not limited to:
    Cut & wrap cheeses at our cheesemaking facility
    Pack cheese and market materials
    Drive between Couet Farm and markets
    Set up and take down table, tent, etc.
    Call to and discuss with customers to actively sample and sell cheese
    Record every sale and monitor inventory
    Maintain and clean market materials
    Prepare cheeses for distribution and deliver orders
    Provide input on procedures
    Other duties as assigned

    Ability to simultaneously manage cash, customers, and inventory
    Willingness to call to and engage with the nearest customer
    Ability to keep impeccable records of sales and inventory
    Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
    Have your own vehicle, vehicle insurance, and a valid driver’s license
    Willingness to work on weekends

    Pay commensurate with experience

    How to apply:
    Please tell us at cheese AT couetfarm DOT com:
    1) Why you would like to become our newest cheesemaker?
    1) Why you would like to become our newest cheesemonger?
    2) If you were a cheese, which cheese would you be and why?
    3) And please share with us your resume

    Corporate Cheese Specialist – Category Manager

    We are looking for an experienced “Cheese Junkie” to lead our exciting new cut cheese program being introduced to many of our locations in beautiful western Washington state. We are looking for a gourmet foodie to take this category to the next level! The Corporate Cheese Specialist isn’t just procuring product and managing a category…they are learning about cheese from local and foreign sources, sharing their knowledge and passion for this unique specialty product with our guests and leading a team of dynamic cheese mongers. If you’re up for the challenge of moving cheese into the fresh food forefront for our guests, then we’d love to hear from you!

    Qualified applicants interested in applying for this position should complete an application at (apply to the Corporate Office/Bellingham location) and attach a professional resume and cover letter.

    This position is responsible for all training and merchandising within the specialty cheese department, as well as product procurement and development of unique events and programs within the category that will elevate the specialty cheese department to exceed relative programs in the market. They research new products and product enhancements, analyze buying trends and pricing strategy ensuring that we are providing the optimum selection of products in order to maximize financial success. This will include establishing the correct itemization, distribution network, promotional plan and product price points required to be a leader in the category. They will assist with staffing, lead, develop and motivate the in-store Cheese teams and provide subject matter expertise in all areas associated with the specialty cheese department.

    1. Develops and implements the brand strategy for the specialty cheese department in order to meet financial commitments and manages the forecast of those commitments.
    2. Identifies local opportunities that fit the local format and collaborates with local vendors in order to establish new strategies that maintain competitive leadership.
    3. Develops product mix reflective of regional/local business needs including new item/vendors and innovative new programs including new product procurement and development.
    4. Manages inventory levels and works within logistics environment to ensure satisfactory in-stock conditions and maximize guest service expectations.
    5. Works onsite at all specialty cheese stores to develop world class cheese mongers, who can passionately sell any artisan cheese item, coaching exceptional guest service and comprehensive product knowledge.
    6. Establishes and maintains the pricing policy and procedure for the specialty cheese category, including everyday pricing, promotions and new items.
    7. Provides leadership to Specialty Cheese crew members, including input on employment decisions, planning and assigning work.
    8. Develops and maintains departmental layout plans including fixtures, equipment and department layouts.
    9. Coordinates, schedules and organizes Specialty Cheese Department resets for grand opening, remodels and existing stores, ensuring category section size optimizes special store requirements.
    10. Keeps store management apprised of department performance and recommends action to store management and Food Service Sales Manager.
    11. Facilitates team meetings with in-store Cheese Specialists in order to communicate expectations and provide mentorship and development opportunities.
    12. Ensures execution of all Cheese programs at store level.
    13. Communicates, to all levels, category financials and success stories.
    14. Reviews and executes necessary adjustments to pricing strategy based on competitive checks and ingredient/product cost changes. Recommends category budget and implement process for meeting financial goals.
    15. Builds trusted relationships with vendor community in order to optimize a product mix that emphasizes the brand and forecasts needs that will help manage commodities and maximize sales.
    16. Synthesizes market and consumer information to identify local opportunities that will deliver the brand.
    17. Establishes merchandising concepts and presentation techniques that actualize local programs and promotions that focus on customer values and satisfaction.
    18. Works closely with advertising/marketing team to actualize programs and promotions that support the brand.
    19. Maintains an awareness of competitive activity within the market area in order to analyze ads/promotion effectiveness vs. competition.
    20. Monitors store performance/compliance and assists with the execution of weekly ad/promo processes and displays.

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Business Administration and 5 to 7 years of related experience in field of Current Product Buyer or equivalent experience within the Cheese industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Culinary Arts certification preferred.
    • Knowledge of fundamental management concepts, practices and procedures related to buying, merchandising and retail operations including negotiation.
    • Working knowledge of food production and specialty food products including product preparation, product handling, and product lines, including sanitation procedures.
    • Ability to comprehend, interpret, analyze the following: instructions, correspondence, journals/articles, technical procedures, governmental regulations, financial reports, legal documents, packing lists, manifests, pick sheets/fulfillment orders, inventory count sheets, purchase orders, proof sheets/ads, P&L’s, movement/volume reports, competitive analysis docs, architectural/construction documents.
    • Experience in successfully monitoring financial performance with a proven ability to achieve budget goals.
    • Strong client management skills, particularly within vendor community, including local commodities and ability to develop working relationships with senior management of leading suppliers.
    • Ability to create effective written correspondence including: reports and procedure manuals, updates on programs to leadership and direct reports.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one interaction and meeting/group presentation situations involving customers, Crew Members, in-Store Cheese Specialists and store/company leadership.
    • Ability to develop timely, specific, actionable and measurable plans that utilize the functionality of company systems in order to achieve performance objectives.
    • Must be able to manage heavy workload with multiple assignments in order to meet tight deadlines.
    • Must be able to adapt to competitor and/or shifts in the market with self-reliant drive, sense of urgency and innovation/creativity.
    • Must be able to learn/adapt quickly to changes and promote partnerships with other categories and Support Center departments.
    • Must have a strong understanding of the company’s sales process, including forecasting and planning with the ability to analyze data and develop business insights.
    • Must have working proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and have the ability to learn related software.
    • Accomplishes essential job responsibilities in accordance with established standard operating procedures and company policy creating a professional and enjoyable work environment.

    Haggen is a premier retail grocer operating since 1933 delivering the most authentic Northwest food and lifestyle experience to our guests. Our “Northwest Fresh” vision brings the highest quality products, most trusted brands and the personal service of our caring employees to the communities we are proud to serve. With our hyper-local format, we are able to connect people to real and honest information provided by specialists, good tasting homemade food and extraordinary traditions and events that bring adventure and delight to your life.