Posted: Sep 27, 2021

Creamery Assistant

Idyll Farms LLC - Northport, MI
Salary: $15.00 Hourly
Application Deadline: N/A
Cheese Maker

Position: Creamery Assistant

Idyll Farms is adding to the team! 

On the job training provided! Prior experience not required!

Idyll Farms is a goat farm and creamery located in Northport, Michigan, a small town perched on the edge of Lake Michigan. Our Certified Humane Raised and Handled® alpine goats are pasture-fed using sustainable, rotational grazing practices which mimic and harness nature’s complex, productive processes. This is great for our planet, our pastures, our goats, and their milk—and it is the secret to how we happen to make award-winning goat cheese.

Idyll Farms is looking to hire a full-time Creamery Assistant immediately. While previous creamery operations experience is not required, commercial food production experience is a plus. The ideal candidate for this position must be highly detail oriented and is eager to learn or expand on the processes involved in artisan cheese making. Candidates must have a strong work ethic, be able to follow written and verbal instructions, work independently and collaboratively, willing to take on new tasks.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Position will require employee to stand for long periods of time, engage in physically rigorous activity, and lift up to 55 lbs. repeatedly. This position involves the handling of various cleaning chemicals on a regular basis. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Thoroughly cleaning throughout the creamery including all surfaces, vats, molds, and utensils
  • Packaging, labeling, and delivery of artisan cheese
  • Assist with sales, tours and farmer’s markets
  • Assist in cheese production, such as ladling, salting, flipping, painting and weighing of cheeses
  • Data entry


· 0-2 years of food industry

· Detail oriented

· Able to follow written and verbal instruction.

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Benefits Offered:

· Paid Time Off

· Health insurance

Valid driver's license required and background checks will be performed.

Low-cost staff shared housing available.

Idyll Farms LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour