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Cheesemonger (Philo Ridge Farm)

Organization Philo Ridge Farm
Location 1905 Mt. Philo Road
Charlotte, VT 05445

Philo Ridge Farm is a 400-acre historic farm that brings together the rich cultural past of the region to develop the local agricultural economy and respect the ecosystem. We strive to be a beautiful, functional farm at the forefront of research, innovation, and conversation around our food. The property is used for a mixture of activities and operations including: produce and flower production, a diversified livestock and haying operation, and a growing food service and hospitality program. We are in our third year of production at the farm and plan on expanding our operation soon to include an on-farm market, event space and processing facility. 

The market will provide a retail outlet for all that we grow and raise on our beautiful farm. We will have a prepared foods counter, grass-fed butcher shop, a full-service cheese program, as well as sell farm-fresh produce alongside grocery and specialty housewares that emphasize Vermont's local artisans.  Connected to our market, we have a fully restored barn that will offer a range of educational workshops and events that we hope will further the conversation around our food and provide fun and engaging activities for our community. 

Our goal is to develop a highly curated full-service cheese counter alongside our other market sections. Along with the Market Manager and Chef, the cheesemonger will be responsible for establishing our full-service cheese program that is in line with the Philo Ridge Farm mission and philosophy. We are looking for an experienced cheesemonger who is able to leverage the knowledge, enthusiasm, and high level of customer service associated with selecting and selling cheeses at their perfect peak. The cheesemonger responsibilities will include assistance with cheese purchasing, establishing relationship with vendors; daily setting up and merchandising of the cheese counter; stocking, serving, cheese, and all other market categories in the market. The cheesemonger will have a deep understanding of and pulse on the current trends in cheese production, market and sales.

Date Posted April 16th, 2018
Deadline May 31st, 2018
# of Positions Available 1-2
Categories Agriculture and culinary tourism, Bakery, Specialty foods / snacks, Shared-use commercial kitchen, Restaurant / café
Type Full Time
Compensation Compensation Compensation will be commensurate with experience. $14-$16 per hour, depending on experience.
How to Apply Application Process Candidates should send a cover letter illustrating experience, resume, available start date, contact information, and reference contact information to Qualified candidates will be contacted directly. No phone calls please.

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