Cheese Maker

Cheese Makers usually work in large factories where they develop and create cheese and cheese products. Occasionally, cheese makers may work in smaller, family run cheese making shops. They make a variety of cheeses including Swiss, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Provolone, Bleu, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan and many others. The cheeses might be sold directly to consumers or to restaurants and distributors.

Duties and tasks

  •  Add spices and preservatives, when necessary
  • Clean equipment
  • Follow recipes
    Inspect the quality of the product
  • Measure ingredients
  • Operate equipment such as mixers and shredders
  • Package products
  • Sanitise work areas

Skills required

  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to operate machinery
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Good math skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good time management skills

Working conditions

Cheese Makers generally work in factories or cheese making shops that are kept at comfortable temperatures. Factories tend to have more people working in the facilities than smaller shops. This position is rarely stressful and the atmosphere is quite friendly and amicable.

Professional associations / Industry information

AgriFood Skills Australia
Dairy Australia
The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Inc

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