Valley Shepherd Creamery is looking for a motivated intern to learn about the cheese making process. Their intern program is an exciting, total immersion program designed to involve students in as many of their dairy production and marketing activities as possible. Primarily, interns will help with the farm’s dairy production tasks, both in the cheese making room and in the aging cave. Marketing aspects of this internship includes cheesemongering at local farmers markets in New York City.
As an intern you will be involved in many jobs per week in different areas of the farm. Please note that interns do not usually work directly with our animals, but experience may be gained during off hours. Most of our intern work revolves around:
- Dairy production: learn how to make and assist with production of our 20+ cheeses, butter, yogurt, etc.
- Affinage or “cave work”: work in cave including turning, brushing, rind maintenance, washing and overall ripening of cheese.
- Marketing & Farmer’s markets: Drive to, set-up and sell our products at several farmer’s markets per week to gain mastery in cheesemongering, learn how to host special events, such as our cheese and wine dinners, and learning how to utilize social media and the web for business applications.
This is an unpaid internship however, you will be reimbursed $300/week for expenses. Please fill out the organizations online application here. Applications will be reviewed from December to March.