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Cowgirl Creamery

Assistant Cheesemaker

Petaluma
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Cowgirl Creamery

For 21 years, Cowgirl Creamery has produced a variety of fresh, bloomy, and aged cheeses, using milk from neighboring dairies while championing the local milkshed in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Two decades, dozens of awards, two creameries and two retails stores later, we continue to act as an advocate for sustainable agriculture and artisan cheese. Our team is full of food-loving folks who have are hard-working and have a positive, team-oriented attitude. We care about each other, take great pride in our work and all share a passion for local, artisan food. If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll saddle up and join us on our journey!

Position overview

The 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. In this role, you will assist the Lead Cheesemaker in meeting daily production goals and keeping the creamery clean and orderly. This is a non-exempt, full-time position

What You'll Do:

• Scooping, shaping, and brining 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!)

What You Bring:

• Reliability, good communication skills, and an eye for efficiency • A positive attitude and a love of cheese • 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 safely in variable temperature environments. • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.