seeking cheese intern
Learn cheese processes; pasteurizing, safety protocols, handling the curd, basic milk/cheese chemistry and attuning your senses to judging and grading cheeses. Plus the crucial art and labor of affinage. Work side by side with the farm's cheesemaker and owners every day. See playful goats every day in the woods of the Poconos.
Intern will learn not only aspects of making cheese but gain skills in the direct-marketing and how-to wholesale dairy. Attending farmers' markets is required most weeks. Expect that opportunities to visit other cheesemakers for learning will be provided.
While much of cheesemaking is endlessly fascinating we wish to be upfront here – much of it is also hard, long hours on your feet. It can be repetitive and mundane. Sanitation is key. Meticulous, detail oriented personalities are therefore a plus.
Though no prior cheesemaking experience is required, experience with food prep, cheese work or familiarity with farm life is encouraged. Passion for cheese is crucial. If you are not thrilled and excited to be learning about and making cheese, this opportunity is unlikely to fit you.Small stipend, some food and housing is provided. Intern will have one defined day off and if slow times allow, a second day on occasion.
Interested? Let's talk. Email your resume and a description of yourself and interests to [email protected] A farm visit to get to know is required if we seem like a match.