American Cheese Society Classifieds
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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.
Making Cheese In Mongolia
Last year Mongolia’s National Chamber of Commerce & Industry awarded us its biennial Silk Road Award for Innovation, and we were just getting started…. MACU (Mongolian Artisan Cheesemakers Union LLC) develops, distributes, sells and markets cheeses produced by rural cheesemakers from the milk of cows, yaks, goats, sheep and Bactrian camels pastured on wild forbs and grasses across Mongolia. We are building a network of small cheese plants in remote locations and intend to make Mongolia’s artisan cheeses a signature product of the country.
We are seeking an experienced cheesemaker to help us establish a national training center and central affinage cellar. The initial contract will be for one year beginning October 2017.
Challenging? Yes. But also on the edge. Where else can you make fine cheeses in small off-grid/fringe-grid cheese ateliers with the fresh whole milk of nomadic animals, knowing you are contributing to the restoration and preservation of the greatest grassland commons in the world? We also are a friendly group of people of various nationalities who hold cheesemasters in high regard. There are worse ways to spend a year.
The ideal person for the job should be knowledgeable about a wide range of hard, soft and fresh cheeses, about product development, quality control and affinage management, should like teaching others and should be able to deal with less than ideal conditions. He or she will manage the MACU training center and will advise and assist MACU to improve product development, production, affinage and quality control across MACU’s network of small cheesemakers.
Travel to other cheesemaking sites will be arranged from time to time. People who speak English and Mongolian will be available to interpret; opportunity to learn Mongolian also will be provided.
The work will include both “train-the-trainer” instruction, with the goal of institutionalizing world-class cheesemaking practices at the training center’s cheese plant, and more basic training for new cheesemakers coming from and going back to small cheese plants in the countryside.
MACU will provide accommodation near the work site, offer camaraderie, respect and gratitude, and after one year will offer a long-term senior position or equity in one of MACU’s small cheese plants to someone compatible who wants to stay longer. Salary is negotiable.
Michael Morrow, Executive Director,
MACU (Mongolian Artisan Cheesemakers Union LLC)
610 Gurvan Gal Center, Chinggis Avenue, Sukhbaatar District Ulaanbaatar 14240, Mongolia
Telephone: +976 70110079, Mobile: +976 95177843, E-mail: [email protected]
East Coast Sales Manager
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
– 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 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.
• 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
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
• 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!
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.