• Creamery
  • 11
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Join Zingerman's Creamery as a Cheese Maker!

We make artisan cheese and gelato. We have recently renovated our production facility and are entering a new era. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and strong individuals to join our growing team.


This position will specifically be working with cheese including the daily processing of milk and curds. Dish washing and cleaning are major components of this job.  


$11.00/hour to start with an increase to $11.50/hour after basic orientation

Full-Time, 30-40 hours/week


Shifts are typically between 7am-8pm.  Weekdays and Weekends Required.


Performance Expectations - Essential Functions

  • Prepares materials for cheese making (i.e. dishwashing, sanitizing all workspaces and equipment)
  • Completes a variety of cheese making tasks  (i.e. hand-forming, washing, bagging, ladling, flipping, molding etc.)
  • Keeps cheese production clean on a daily and weekly basis
  • Follows all Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Follows all Standard Operating Procedures
  • Turns Aging cheeses
  • Washes dishes
  • Uses all equipment safely
  • Keep a clean and sanitary work area at all time
  • Completes all tasks timely
  • Follows all SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and works to continuously improve them as needed
  • Participates in Creamery and Production meetings


Other Functions

  • Assists in other departments as needed
  • Participates in Zingerman's events and learnings

Success Patterns

  • At least 2 or more years of production or kitchen experience
  • Has a passion and desire for learning
  • Able to follow through with instructions
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
  • Able to follow recipes and stay on schedule
  • Enjoys working with food (especially cheese and gelato)

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to multi task
  • Organized
  • On time and reliable
  • Effective Communicator
  • Ability to do monotonous tasks meticulously
  • Asks lots of questions - always!
  • Can self-manage
  • Is enthusiastic
  • Willing to rotate between many varied jobs

Physical Demands

  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly at or above waist height
  • Able to bend, stretch and perform tasks that may be awkward at times
  • Able to deal with being wet while working
  • Working with mechanical equipment
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