Lead Cheesemaker

Shelburne Farms

About the organization

Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future. That means learning that helps students build a healthy future for their communities and the planet. Based on Abenaki land, our home campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.

Come join the cheese team at Shelburne Farms! We are currently seeking a motivated, dependable, hard-working, quality-focused cheesemaker to help produce our award-winning farmstead cheddar cheese. The proposed start date is mid-April.


-Cheese production throughout every step of the process from the arrival of milk to final press
-Participation in cleaning, sanitation, record keeping, and food safety
-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 farmers markets, demos, food shows, and farm programs


-Cheesemaking or milk and cheese chemistry experience is preferred but not required
-Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices, cleaning and sanitation, and food safety is preferred
-Significant physical strength and endurance, including the ability to lift 50+ lbs repetitively. Includes long days on your feet working in hot and cold environments such as makerooms and coolers.
-Team player that is flexible, hardworking and wants to learn more about the art and science of cheesemaking

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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