Cheese maker apprentice

June 12, 2018
Job Type
Posting Duration
90 days


Valley Shepherd continues to expand with new products in both hand made raw milk cheese and pasteurized fresh products.

We are looking for individuals who would join our internship/apprentice program and decide after 6 months if this is the right lifestyle for them.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

As an intern/apprentice :cheesemaking, affinage, farm markets.

As a cheesemaker: cheesemaking, affinage, management , daily production decisions.

Skills & Experience

Great passion for cheese and cheese making.  no fear of rotating equipment including vats, pumps and compressors.  


Desired Licensing or Certification


Compensation & Benefits

internship includes a weekly stipend and free housing.

Other Details

cheesemaking in a farmstead setting requires long hours, strong shoulders and stamina.   The right individual gets a kick out of seeing the fruit of their labor become a desirable artisan product.

Drive, innovation and no fear of trying new approaches are all traits of a great cheesemaker and it probably takes a person 2-3 years to figure out if this is what they want to do with their life.

How to Apply

write us at [email protected]