summer-fall internship @ monteillet fromagerie
2011 Monteillet Fromagerie Internship Opportunity:
Monteillet Fromagerie is the first artisan-farmstead cheese maker in the lush wine country of Walla Walla Valley. Featuring a Grade A dairy and cheese making facility, the Monteillets have been producing traditional hand-ladled chevres (goat) and brebis (sheep) milk cheese since 2002. In addition to pasture-grazed Alpine goats and East Freisan-Lacaunne sheep, the farm raises free-range chickens and ducks for egg production, as well as whey-fed pigs. Last Spring, the farm started a small CSA and market garden, as well as built a beautiful outdoor kitchen for education and culinary events.
Learn how to produce homestead cheeses, marketing, CSA and market garden production, biodynamics, and value-added food production. Though we work hard and have long hours, there are plenty of recreational activities here and in Walla Walla - swimming, horse back riding, fishing, biking, hiking, social events, wine tastings, etc.
We require a 3 month minimum stay, but encourage folks to stay for the whole season (June 2011-November 2011).
The position is available now through October. We will fill the position on a first come first serve basis.
Some farming experience/background helpful, but not required. Willingness to work hard, self-motivated, dependable, and a great attitude a MUST!!!
ROOM AND BOARD:
In exchange for your work, we are able to compensate with room (an airstream trailer with full hook-ups, or tent site) and board (though we can accommodate different eating styles, we are omnivores and find it easiest for meal preparation when everyone else is too). Stipend is not available.
Please check out our web site if you are interested: http://www.monteilletcheese.com/internships
Email us @ [email protected] for more information or to set up a phone interview.