Assistant Cheesemaker

Assistant Cheesemaker 

Asgaard Farm & Dairy is an award winning farmstead goat creamery located in Au Sable Forks within the breathtaking Adirondack State Park. We’ve been making small-batch artisan cheese since 2008. Our herd consists of approximately 60 Alpine, Nubian and Saanan goats that produce seasonally (March – December). We create a variety of pasteurized and raw milk cheeses in addition to selling raw milk. Our farm also raises pastured beef, laying hens, broilers and pigs raised in our woodlands and fed whey from the creamery.  The farm is “Animal Welfare Approved” and follows organic practices.   We are part of a vibrant and diverse agricultural community, within close proximity to the high peaks.  

Responsibilities

  •  Assist cheesemaker with weekly production
  • Affinage
  • Packaging
  • Cleaning and sanitation
  • Assist with daily creamery record keeping (FSMA)
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Milking the goats
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Ability to grasp both the technical and artistic elements of cheese making
  • Appreciative of the “zen” of cleaning
  • Ability to work alone or as a team
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to keep up with a fast paced, multi-tasking environment with few breaks
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays
  • Dedication to maintaining hygienic working conditions in accordance with food safety regulations
  • Cheese making experience is a bonus but not required  

This position is seasonal from April through mid-December allowing time off to pursue other interests. Ideally, we would like a candidate that is interested in a long-term commitment to continue developing their skills and knowledge of cheese making. As time and interests permit, there are other employment opportunities at the farm including kid management, gardening, and assisting in the farm store and farmers markets.  

Compensation This is a salaried position. Surplus farm products are free and all products available at a discount. Housing may be available.  

To Apply please email a resume and cover letter to cheesemaker@asgaardfarm.com

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