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Cheesemaker (Shelburne Farms)

Organization Shelburne Farms
Location 1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482

Come join the cheese team at Shelburne Farms! We are currently seeking a motivated, dependable, hardworking, quality focused cheesemaker to help produce our award-winning farmhouse cheddar cheese.

Primary duties include:

-Cheese production throughout every step of the process, from the arrival of milk to final press

-Responsible for overall cleaning, sanitation and food safety

-Transporting the milk with our haul truck from the dairy to the cheese room

-Cheese processing, including cutting, waxing, packaging, and labeling for retail sale

-Assisting in performing order fulfillment and shipping, especially during the holiday season

-Sales and marketing assistance at farmer’s markets, demos, food shows, and farm programs

General requirements and qualifications:

-Cheesemaking experience preferred but not required; any commercial food production or experience in a commercial kitchen is helpful

-Knowledge and understanding of milk and cheese chemistry

-Commitment to cleaning, sanitation and food safety

-Significant physical strength and endurance, including the ability to lift 50-60 lbs. multiple times throughout the day

-Team player that is flexible, hardworking, fun to work with and wants to learn more about the art and science of cheesemaking

Shelburne Farms is a 1,400 acre working farm, National Historic Landmark, and nonprofit educational organization. We’ve been producing award-winning, raw milk cheddar at the farm for over 30 years. The farm is located on the shores of Lake Champlain and just a short drive from Burlington. For more information about the farm visit

Salaried, year-round position with health care, 401(k), and other benefits.

Date Posted January 7th, 2018
Deadline Open until filled
Type Full Time
How to Apply Please email or mail resume and cover letter to: Megan Holt Head Cheesemaker Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT 05482