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We're hiring - assistant cheesemaker

Assistant Cheesemaker

Full time assistant cheesemaker required to join our small multi award-winning artisan goats cheese business based on the Earth Trust farm near Wallingford, Oxfordshire ( We are a friendly, family owned organisation with our own herd of pedigree goats also kept on the site, and you will be joining a small team of other full and part time employees. Full training is provided and we are open minded about what experience may be relevant to the role.

Duties will include:

  • assisting with all aspects of the cheese making process, including starting makes, ladelling curd, moulding and salting cheeses;

  • cleaning and preparing equipment;

  • turning and caring for cheese during ageing;

  • packing and wrapping;

  • general cleaning of the cheese making equipment and premises.

Essential qualities in the successful candidate:

  • hardworking;

  • keen attention to detail;

  • ability to both follow instructions carefully and use your own initiative;

  • meticulous standards of cleanliness and hygiene;

  • interest in understanding the process of cheese making;

  • willingness to learn and undertake training;

  • physical ability to stand throughout shifts and undertake physical work such as lifting and cleaning.

Experience working in an environment such as catering/ food preparation or cleaning (domestic or commercial) would be relevant although not essential. Some regular weekend work will be part of the shift pattern. Salary is £12 per hour (£24950 annual). We welcome any questions from prospective candidates.

Please apply via a CV and covering letter by 25th Jan 2020 (early applications welcomed). All applications and queries to be directed to Fraser and Rachel at

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