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Cheese Clubs

New Cheese Club in South Florida.  For more information, contact Louise Dutton at 954-993-3993 or e-mail weeza@weeza.com

San Diego, California.  Queso Diego
.  Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm and most meetings focus on a featured discussion topic and are led by members and local experts.  Annual membership dues of $20 per year are requested and are used to cover the costs of running the club, along with materials and cheese samples for meetings.  Website:  http://quesodiego.org/,  Facebook:  click here.

Events


See the results of the Los Angeles International Dairy Competition (judging August 9th) at the Los Angeles County Fair, August 29th-September 28th. 
For more info - click here



Cheese, Bread, Herbs and Soap,
>5 day retreat, each one including 2 full days of cheese making,
August 28 - September 1st, Suzanne McMinn's Sassafras Farm in Roane County, West Virginia - click here


Eighth Annual Washington County New York Cheese Tour, the biggest cheese tour in the US, Saturday and Sunday, September 6th and 7th, 2014, 10am - 4pm, Contact: Renata Pilato, 518-812-9273, renata.pilato@gmail.com, www.washingtoncountycheese.com


Farm Dayz, 2014 .  Bring the entire family to Lions Park in Dimondale, Michigan on September 20th, 2014 from 9-5 to learn good old fashioned techniques on farming for a healthier life.  For more info, check out our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/www.FarmDayz


The Balkan Cheese Tour - October 10th through 23rd, USD $3197, early discount available for bookings before June 15th, 2014.  Will take participants to Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro to meet with farmers, herders, cheese makers and chefs working to preserve some of the worlds most unique cheeses from the diverse milks of the Balkans. http://realfoodempire.com/?page_id=81

For Sale


EQUIPMENT

80 gallon vat pasteurizer with thermometers, recording chart, leak detect valve and recirculating pump: $7,000, 100 gallon ice-bank bulk tank with compressor: $1,500, 5x7 walk-in cooler with compressor & Bohn condenser $1,500, 9x7 walk-in freezer with compressor & Bohn condenser $2,500.  Located in Wisconsin. Contact ButlerFarms@tcc.coop for more information & photos.


15 gallon vat pasteurizer. 2 years old.
Great for small batches of cheese. $13,000 obo. Shelby NC. ncguernseys@yahoo.com


Vertical Stainless Steel Single Wall Process Tank 500 Gallon Top Entry Agitation. 
Contact for photos. rbeasley@theihcc.com 404-671-9551, ext. 109


Used ThermoSafe Insulated Dairy Carts,  Damon Carson at Repurposed Materials in Denver, Colorado, 303-321-1471, damon@repurposedmaterials-denver.com


Pasteurizer, 25 gal vat, water bath w/immersion heaters type
, PMO leak-detect outlet valve, circular paper chart recorder, indicating & air space thermometers, gear driven motor/agitator, manual control panel. 240 volt, 60 cycle, single phase, 90 amp. Used in NYS approved cheese facility. $15,000.00. Excellent condition. Email: chrissey@joyofthejourneyfarm.com


60 gallon Groen tilting kettle. 
This kettle is great for a small dairy.  You can easily culture a variety of cheese at a scale that is easy to handle.  The tilting feature makes it easy to remove the curd/cheese.  Asking $1500.  Please contact Mark at 860 465-7419. The tank is located in Lebanon, CT.


Tindall 772 all stainless filling machine, for ice cream, sour cream, cottage cheese, butter, yogurt, potato salad, hummus, etc.
Inline filler drops a cup, fills, puts on a cap.  Does not have a heat sealer, though there is space to add one.  Currently set up for Berry Plastics T409CP 32 oz cup.  Low usage and in excellent condition.  Priced low- it needs to go! $15,000.  Paul - 413-339-0033 or  paul@sidehillfarm.net


Neiros bulk tank for sale - 40 gallon brand new $4200.  Stainless steel 3 bay sink with two drainboards $700.  Portable milker (4 goat/sheep or 2 cows at a time) $4000.  Two Livestock guardian dogs, both female intact 2 year olds - $1000 for pair.  Contact elenandt@gmail.com, 508.965.4643.  Located in Brooks, Maine.


I have over 3000 glass milk crates to sell at $1 each. 
Located in Firth, Nebraska. Contact: Jacob Hickey, jhickey@pldairy.com


2001 Clair Milky cream separator, #E85, used little, great condition, s/s milk tanks and food grade plastic milk and cream spouts, 60L or 18 gal/hr capacity. $700.  Contact Debora Casey at ddc1475@yahoo.com for pictures and more info.


Cheese vat pasteurizer - 600L, only 2 years old, works great,
  Contact steacydenhaan@gmail.com.  Located north of Toronto, Ontario.


50 gallon Neiros Bulk Tank:
Selling this refurbished tank as we're downsizing the farm! Purchased in May for $4850 (includes chart recorder) from Bob White Systems; in like-new condition before they refurbished it. We carefully brought it home and then stored it in our house, so it hasn't even had a chance to get dusty! Asking $4700, located near Rochester, NY. Email chicoryfarm@gmail.com for more information.


Deville FS-40 cheese shredder / grater, (capacity approximately 14.000 lbs / hr.  Matching SS Tumbler and conveyor to make complete line also available  (401)272-4979.


16 gallon per hour electric cream separator from Hamby Dairy Supply.  Uses spinning disc technology. Used but like new. Price is reduced to $400. Located in Rollinsford, NH. Please contact Phil with questions or for pictures.  brandmoorefarm@gmail.com,  603-828-2402


True-23, 1 door heated cabinets,
  Used but in excellent condition. Could be used for proofing breads or to cure yogurt.  Each comes with 3 adjustable, heavy-duty chrome plated shelves, door locks, and 4" casters and holds temperatures between 80F and 200F using forced-air heat.  300-series stainless steel interior and exterior.  The exterior has a color-coded temperature monitor. Has an adjustable dial control for low humidity.  New, cost $2735.  Asking $2100 per unit.  Located Lebanon, CT. Call Marie at 860-942-3727.


Milky brand cream separator.  This an electric unit that uses spinning disk technology.  It is used, but like new.  The price is reduced to $1920.  Located in Lebanon, CT.  For more information, please call Marie at 860 9423727. Pictures are available.


Authentic Dutch cheesmaking equipment. Cheese vat 600 liter (wood on the outside, stainless steel on the inside). Cheese press (partly wood), Cheese molds etc. The equipment is still used on a dairy/cheese farm in Holland and works great. Everything according food safety regulations in Holland. A perfect set for a starting cheesemaker. Can be shipped worldwide. For info and photo's: j_vermeltfoort@hotmail.com


30 gallon pasteurizer for sale in Maine. This unit works perfectly, and includes Anderson recorder, all thermometers, extra charts, pen inks, curd collector, stainless measuring stick, and stainless curd harp. electrical panel is included. Price is $12,000.00, and unit must be picked up here. The price for a new one is $22,000! Please call 207-639-2074.

Cheese harp. 
Cutting depth 10 inches x 6 inches wide.  Stainless steel.  Cutting 'wires' at ½ inch spacing.  $120 + post.  Photo & more details from davidbee@mts.net

3000-5000 Litre Plava Cream Separator and Milk Cleaner, self cleaning.
Year: 2004. Fully reconditioned with spare parts and new control panel.  Due to the fact that we represent PLAVA in the UK, full technical support will be provided.  Tel: 07847955125

Wheeler cheese press for sale.
  Press is in excellent shape with all parts included. 
Asking $175 or B/O.  Send email to bboutot@hotmail.com for pictures or offers.

Pasteurizer for Cheese.
  Heat Exchanger KMA  3.000 Ltr/Hour2)- Holding Tube For 5min but can be reduced  because it is adjustable.  Very good condition.  New parts at fair pricing.  Fully reconditioned.  http://www.dairymachineryuk.co.uk/pasteurizers-and-heat-exchanges/   Contact Thomas Tsakas  dairymachineryuk@yahoo.co.uk


240 Gallon Bulk Milk Tank.  We have a 240 gallon "Solar" brand Milk Minder bulk tank for sale, with compressor. Good shape and works fine.  (See photos at http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=23293209&cat=98)  The tank is currently still installed - so you can see it working if you like.  You will need to uninstall. The tank is currently installed about 10 feet from the compressor, and you can have as much of the attached copper pipe as you want, as well as the coolant. Southern Utah.  Asking $2,000. Questions-  dj@jackrabbitcheese.com

Used- Jackson Commercial Dishwasher Conserver XL, 12 Kadova Gouda Cheese Molds size 2.2Kilo,  2 Bay Stainless Sink, many plastic racks for aging and trolleys.   Please email Karen at kgetz@gmavt.net for more information and pricing.  Located in Vermont.

Hand Thrown Pottery Butter Churns, 
I use food safe commercial glazes. I make the dashers from oak. Each churn is slightly different. I use either white or a more rustic brown clay. Please check out all my pottery on ETSY at Freshwell Pottery.  E-mail me - freshwellpottery@windstream.net

30 gallon pasteurizer-"The Vat"
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one year old, used 5 months-chart recorder with digital airspace and product thermometer, additional 90 degree stainless product elbow and clamps $20,000 ($22,000 new) also, 3 new stainless milk cans & 220 soft cheese molds.  Call Michael in the Hudson Valley, NY  (717) 891-5641

EQUIPMENT WANTED


Wanted - Direct from dairy owner only (no dealers please) used stainless steel tank any size from 500 gallon and up.  rbeasley@theihcc.com

Looking for a 100 gal. bulk tank (as close to NH as possible), either to buy outright or possibly trade for the 300 gal. tank we currently have.
  Contact Matty Huckins at 603-630-8720 or mattyhuckins@live.com


Starting a small farmstead creamery and I need some equipment.
Located in Maine. Wanted: 100-150 gallon cheese vat. 150-300 gallon bulk tank. 10-20 lb round cheese molds.  Please contact if you have anything! elsiegawler@gmail.com

Anyone have a cream separator for sale? 
Please contact auntbeaskids@yahoo.com

Looking for Grade A Dairy Equipment- bulk tank and pasteurizer, prefer around 30 gallons. 
Also, looking for pumps, bottler, and a 3 basin stainless steel sink. 307-996-6738.

Wanted to Buy:  100 to 150 gallon vat pasteurizer for cheesemaking.
Catherine Glomski, Hubbard Lake, MI,  989 727-2292,  caglomski@hotmail.com

Used dairy equipment wanted to include small cheese vat, bulk milk tank, pasteurizer. 
Please contact Barbara at orchardhill@embarqmail.comor call 804-922-3342

Used aluminum or stainless 5 gallon/20 liter milk containers
wanted.  
Please respond bprezant@uw.edu, thanks!

LIVESTOCK

Dairy sheep for sale. 
High percentage Friesian, a few trained ewes currently in milk and some 2014 ewe lambs.  Two proven rams available.  Located in northern Colorado. $150 - $250, 970-222-6947 or snofields@netzero.net

We sell hand milking trained family cows (Jerseys and Jersey Crosses).
Questa NM.  www.handmilking.com or joy@handmilking.com

Dairy Goats for sale. 
Nigerian dwarf kids for sale.  Dairy, show and pets available.  Registered tested herd.  Adorable kids, does and bucks.  Stone Silo Farm, Woodbury, CT.  Keggil@netscape.net

We are downsizing our herd of American Milking Devons and have 4 bred cows, 1 bred heifer, 1 yearling heifer and 1-- 2 year old bull for sale. 
Cows have been hand milked and machine milked.  Their milk is absolutely lovely for rich creamy yogurt and cheese.  Some A2 genetics in the bunch.  All registered and well handled.  A good home is a must.  Call or e-mail for pricing and more info.  Heather Gallagher  603-675-2200  manysummersfarm@gmail.com Located in Cornish, NH

Dutch belted cows and heifers for sale. 
Located 25 miles N. of Searcy, Arkansas.  501-728-4799

Now taking reservations for ADGA registered Nubian kids. Due to kid early March. This Vermont herd was just CAE tested a month ago. My girls  come from excellent milking lines. These Nubians are big healthy does. All babies are bottle fed and disbudded unless otherwise advised. photos upon request. There should be lots of colorful babies. Prices vary. picconner@gmail.com or call 802-763-2929

Nigerian Dwarf Kids Registered Dairy, Stock Harrison, Maine. 
Birthing March, 2014.  Taking reservations for both Registered and Pet Quality kids.  Old School Creamery, Harrison, Maine.  Contact: 207-647-9613, oldschoolcreamery@gmail.com

1-month-old kids (doelings and wether) and a 1-year-old breed-ready doe for sale in Monroe, WA area.
Dam and sire are direct-line from Zederkamm stock. Dam produces 5.5 lb/milk with consistent milking. Kinders are an excellent dual-purpose breed. Doe is milk-stand and lead-trained. E-mail kindergoatcheese@gmail.com for photos if interested.


Dwarf Nigerian Goats have the highest butterfat of any dairy goat, (great for cheese) producing about 1 1/2 quarts per day. 
They are smaller in size (about knee high when grown), healthy and easy to raise.  We have some beautiful, blue-eyed young bucks ready to breed this fall for spring kids and several bucklings that can be registered and will be ready to breed next spring.  At this time, we have 2 brown-eyed does, one white and one tri-color left.  We make sure all are handled daily.  They are very gentle, love their attention and make wonderful pets.  Our location is Newkirk, North-Central Oklahoma.  We would be glad to send pictures or information about our website.  Phone 580-368-7222

Sweet Alpine and Saanen does and doelings:
Downsizing our farm, and offering our wonderful does for sale. They are mostly bottle-fed, so very sweet. Would make the most excellent addition to a hobby farm for home cheesemaking. Alpines purchased originally from Lazy Lady Farm in Vermont; they're about 2 years old now and have kidded once. Excellent mothers and easy to milk. Email Sara at chicoryfarm@gmail.com or call 585-739-3110 for more information.


3 yr old Katahdin ewe and her 4 month old ewe lamb for sale.
She is lead friendly and trained on the milking stand. She has a very nice udder and at peak was milking 2 qts daily plus nursing big twins.  Her ram lamb was 7.5 lbs at birth and 77lbs at 4 mos. He is for sale also and will sire meat lambs and milking ewes. The sire of these babies was 280 lbs at 2 and their grandsire is 400 lbs. They all shed slick. Contact FlairFayre@gmail.com for more information and photos.

Registered Alpine dairy goats for sale. 
3 beautiful bucks born March 18, 2013.  Excellent bloodlines. They are the great-grand sons of Willow Run Armand Rishona who was national grand champion 4 times-making her one of only a handful of does to win 4 national show grand championships. They will be a wonderful addition to any herd for genetic improvement. $250.00 each. Please call 928-713-3114. Located in Prescott Valley, AZ.

Family milk cows in SE Tennessee
, First lactation heifers as well as yearling heifers. Most crossbreeds are jersey or holstein crosses.  Most are halter broke and extremely gentle. There are 9 that calved in January and February. Tyree Family Farms - 423-316-0093

Nigerian Dwarf Doelings, Wethers and Bucks for sale at  Back Meadow Farm, East Montpelier, Vermont.  
Our goats are family and it is difficult to sell any of them (just ask our granddaughter and she will say we need to keep them all!!!)  We have one or two doelings, two wethers, and two bucks for sale.  All are ADGA registered and come from excellent lines; vaccinated and tested for TB, Brucellosis, CAE and CL.  Does are fed organic grain, really good hay, and are outside every day all day.  Doelings $250 to 300; Bucks as a pair $495; Wethers $175/pair or free as a companion goat with a doeling at full price.   Check out the herd https://www.facebook.com/BackMeadowFarm or by email fran_weinbaum@yahoo.com

Two ADGA registered Sable bucklings, born March 17 and March 22.
  Black sundgau in color, these are excellent potential herdsires for your dairy goat herd.  For photos and information, e-mail rosawoodsii@bluestreakme.com.  Excellent conformation and dairy type. Healthy, vigorous, dam-raised naturally without chemicals or vaccines.  Dams are CAE, Johnes, and CL tested negative. 

Sunflower Farm Creamery Cumberland, Maine 
Lots of Nigerian Dwarf kids for sale.  Due to be born April-May, and ready for new homes in June-July.  Come try chevre, feta and caramel made in our state licensed kitchen May-January.  We love visitors and talking goats and cheese, so feel free to make a visit to our farm part of your trip to Maine. Website: www.sunflowerfarm.info,  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sunflowerfarmcreamery

Attention: Artisanal Goat Dairies: 
Pennyroyal Nubians has registered breeding stock from high production, high component milk.  CAE/CL free herd on DHIR test.  Average herd butterfat is 5+%, protein 3.7-4%, and all animals tested for Alpha s1 casein have been maximum casein levels.  Herd is in western Oregon, air-shipping available.  Taking reservations now.  Please e-mail: Ellen Chanterelle: elky@epud.net.


AlpineGlo Farm will be offering premium Alpine dairy goat kids starting this March. ADGA registerable, CAE, TB, Brucellosis free herd with excellent bloodlines. Follow us on Facebook , visit www.vthorseshoer.com, or call 802-463-2018 for full details. Prices range from $150-$300, make your reservation now!


All ages of gentle Jerseys for sale in Emmett, Idaho. Contact Lorie - goodjerseys@speedyquick.net or call (208)365-8835


Two pure- bred Nubian kids, born May 31, 2012 for sale. Buckling is brown with black points.  Doeling is light brown, white top knot, flashy spots on her leg and side.  Both are disbudded and UTD on shots.  Both can be registered and come from excellent bloodline.  Asking $100 for the buckling & $200 for the doeling.   Located in upstate New York.  Call Michele at 518-692-8220 for more information and/or photos.

Jobs and Employment


LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES

Seeking a new opportunity in any part of the world for the summer and maybe longer. Currently living in Missouri on an organic 80-acre farm/ranch/orchard on a work-trade since 2012, with my 14-year-old son. I have lamancha dairy goats that can come with me.  I am an energetic, highly motivated self-starter with extensive know-how and experience. Angela Rothweiler  greenergirl@gmail.com

OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES


NORTHEAST


Silvery Moon Creamery is an award-winning maker of artisanal cheeses & other dairy products and is located at Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook, Maine. We are looking for an associate cheesemaker (full-time). This person will be involved in all aspects of the cheese making process including production, affinage, packaging, and marketing. Our small size means that each person contributes to many aspects of the business. Cheesemaking experience and/or experience with sanitary work practices required. Please email a resume or description of your work history, including references, to info@silverymooncheese.com



Larson Farm is a 40 cow grass-fed Jersey herd in SW Vermont.
  We wish to set up a small processing plant to produce pasture butter and perhaps skyr or soft low-fat cheese, or other products.  We are looking for a person or couple who are passionate about small-scale dairy processing and diversified food production and who may also wish to start his/her/their own complimentary enterprise.  www.larsonfarmvt.com

Monson Farmers’ Market in Monson, MA is looking for someone in our area who is a cheese maker who would like to sell at our market.   We are open every Thursday from May 22 thru October 9 from 3:00 to 6:30 pm.  We have a website:  Monsonfarmersmarket.org if you would like more information about us.  Contact: Linda Hatch, lnhatch67@msn.com

Huckins Farm in New Hampton, NH is looking for a cheese intern who will work up to (over a few months) being our full time cheesemaker.
  For more info: http://nh.craigslist.org/fbh/4375365397.html.  Contact Matty Huckins at 603-630-8720 or mattyhuckins@live.com


Part time help in cheese kitchen at historic farmstead dairy in Ipswich, MA.  Responsibilities will include cutting, wrapping, mixing, packing cheese and lots of dishes. Please contact Anna at Acantelmo@ttor.org

Cheesemaking Internship at The Sandwich Creamery, in North Sandwich, NH. 
Minimum commitment Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  E-mail sandwichcreamery@aol.com for more information.  Application available on our website - www.sandwichcreamery.com

Experienced cheese maker wanted for Southern Vermont artisan cheese company, Maplebrook Farm. 
Responsibilities include: making cheeses we currently sell and developing new products, packaging finished products, managing small staff, and ensuring the environment is clean, safe, and sanitary. Should be a positive team player. Preference given to individual with experience in crafting Mediterranean and Italian style cheeses.  Salary commensurate with experience and benefits  included. Respond with cover letter and resume to sarah@mountainmozzarella.com. More info at http://www.maplebrookvt.com/.

Expand our cheese making operation;
we currently have a retail store in the Hartford, Ct area that features wine, beer, cheese and soda making supplies. The Hartford area is ripe for an expanded cheese offerings and classes.   We are looking forward to retirement.  If you are interested in owning this type of business,   Contact bwmwct@cs.com or  860 247-2969.


Small goat dairy producer searching for a cheese maker willing to share fifty-fifty in an artisan cheese venture located in Stowe, Vermont.  
Kaiser Farm currently milks a herd of 60 mixed-breed goats, shipping fluid milk.  The farmer wishes to develop on- farm production of raw aged cheeses, with potential for adding fresh and pasteurized cheeses as the business develops.  Applicants should have proven business, marketing, and cheese making skills, and be able to work independently.  Farm experience is desirable also.  Housing available. Christine Kaiser, 802-253-8222  Or, send cover letter and resume to:  1148 Nebraska Valley Road, Stowe, VT 05672


Nobscot Artisan Cheese in Framingham, MA is looking for an apprentice who wants to learn the art and science of cheese making.  For more info - http://www.nobscotcheese.com/apprenticeship.html or call 508-433-0662


Looking for cheese maker for small plant in MA, just outside of Boston.
Experience with VAT pasteurizer a plus, mozzarella making even better. Please contact us thru the website www.mozzarellahouse.com

SOUTHEAST

Advance Cheesemaker wanted at award-winning Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro, GA. 
Will manage all cheesemaking duties, including product packaging, working in cheese caves, following Flat Creek recipes, helping with general clean up and assisting on the farm as needed.  Competitive salary and possibly lodging.  Send your resume in confidence (email only, no calls please) to farmsales@flatcreeklodge.comwww.flatcreeklodge.com

Apprentice Cheesemaker wanted at award-winning Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro, GA.  Cheesemaking duties include: product packaging, working in cheese caves, following Flat Creek recipes, helping with general clean up and assisting on the farm as needed.  Competitive salary and possibly lodging.  Send your resume in confidence (email only, no calls please) to farmsales@flatcreeklodge.comwww.flatcreeklodge.com

MIDWEST

Farmstead Cheese Maker in Champaign, Illinois. 
Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery is a small, goat dairy in east-central Illinois. We seek a passionate, meticulous, and creative person to join our team March 1, 2014.  Pay is hourly and commensurate with experience.  For questions and a more detailed job description: Leslie Cooperband,  E-mail: prairiefruits@gmail.com, Website: www.prairiefruits.com

Cheese Making/Dairy Internship. 
Small artisan goat dairy in southeastern PA is looking for a farm intern.  We are looking for a person who possesses the ability to wear many hats and appreciates the benefits of hands on learning.  Responsibilities would include but not be limited to cheese making, milking, attending farmers markets, herd management, cheese work, deliveries, and cleaning.  This is a full time position and includes housing, 2 meals and a stipend. Looking for at least a six month commitment.  Send resume to goatfarmer1@gmail.com

Seeking a business partner. I have 200 acres located NW Illinois; I have a Jersey and sheep. I have access to goat milk. I would like to open cheesemaking classes; the partner part is your knowledge of making cheese.  Contact me at 815-312-0912 or email me - deborah-371@hotmail.com

SOUTHWEST

Interns to stay up to six months in our busy season, from April to September (West Texas). The two areas we most need help would be caring and milking the goats. The other need is to have assistance in the cheese kitchen to process the milk and make the various cheese products. English is the preferred language, however Spanish speakers could be accommodated.  For more info, e-mail us at marfamaid.dairy@gmail.com

WEST

Cheese Maker Wanted.  Creamery on beautiful Lake Chelan in Washington state is expanding operations. Additional cheese maker needed. Salary based on experience. Respond by email (sherry@fromaggiomanson.com) with resume or mail to PO Box 1104, Chelan WA, 98816. Visit our website to learn more about us; http://www.fromaggiomanson.com

INTERNATIONAL

Experienced cheese maker wanted for Palivor Ranch; a small goat dairy producer in Demirkoy, Turkey.  Palivor Ranch  currently milks a herd of 160 Saanen-breed goats, shipping fluid milk.  The farmer wishes to develop on-farm production of raw aged cheeses, with immediate potential for adding fresh and pasteurized cheeses.  Housing available.  Respond with cover letter and resume to info@palivor.com.  More info at http://www.palivor.com/

Escape the winter cold and come to the most beautiful, safe beach in Mexico.
  We have an opening for a cheesemaking intern.  You will learn goat care, milking, cheese and yogurt making.  We are an education center for sustainable living 2 hours south of Puerto Vallarta.  You will also have an opportunity to interact with participants of a Cob building workshop.  Opening is immediate.  Please visit www.RanchoSolYMar.com for more information.


Miscellaneous


A year ago, I answered an ad for a cheese farm in Utah. I knew then that it was my dream. Unfortunately, I cannot run the cheese farm on my own. Jack Rabbit cheese is known and has a following. I don't want to let them down, so I am looking for a partner. If you want to live the dream and make cheese, please let me know.



Help send Shawn Saindon, an aspiring cheese maker to the Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto 2014 this fall in Turin, Italy!  He was selected to be a US delegate, but he needs to raise the airfare to Italy.  To check out his campaign - click here.  (Perks of contributing include cheese making classes in Portland, Maine!)


Have cheese plant will travel.
Looking for your extra cows, goats, sheep, buffalo, or camels milk to make cheese on my farm or yours. Health food stores- keep only fresh raw milk on your shelf and turn the rest into farmstead cheese. 100% grass dairy farmers- turn some of your milk to cheese.  Buying clubs and food coops- hands on cheese making classes - Florida, South Georgia, South Alabama- Gone Organic Dairy Products.  Contact mtw@goneorganicdairy.com at www.goneorganicdairy.com


See www.warriorsthatfarm.com and share with a vet you may know. As veterans help work the land, they will experience healing as well as gain an education that has the potential to lead to them being farmers, ranchers, cheese makers!  Don’t know a Veteran but believe in helping- the web site has great donation opportunities just for you. Bring back small farms, help veterans and see more real food.  Contact Nancy Falster, 903-629-3034


Looking for opportunities.  Interested in leasing or buying an artisanal cheese operation.  Preferably in NY, CT, MA or VT.  Contact Jules9977@yahoo.com


Business Bank Statement loans, ideal for cheese makers in business at least 6 months.No upfront fees.  Receive from $5000-$250,000.  rbeasley@theihcc.com 919-771-4177


Demand for our cheese is outstripping our supply of milk, so we desperately need to buy some frozen goat milk curd.  Please contact Steve Tate, Goat Lady Dairy in Climax, North Carolina, steve@goatladydairy.com, 336-540-4401


I am seeking a cheese manufacturing company that would consider manufacturing a soft cheese product in very small batches to start. I am located in Long Island, New York.  Please e-mail Michael at madler3115@aol.com


I am looking for a cheese making course in Sweden or Denmark.  Angela Coetzee, angel.coetzee@gmail.com


Philosemitic cheesemakers wanted! We're a group of Boston-area kosher cheese lovers who want to enjoy your cheese, and will pre-pay for kosher-supervised cheese runs. You provide the dairy expertise, we'll provide the rabbi. Please contact jonathan@abbett.org to learn more.


Road trip!  I am about to take the plunge into starting a cheese making business.  My dream prior to tackling it full-time is to take a road trip along the south (from Arkansas to Georgia) and the east coast (up to Vermont), visiting cheese makers along the way - to see them in action and ask questions.  I plan to be on the road from May to July 2014.  If you make artisan cheese commercially in this area, please let me know if I can visit you and ask a few questions.  Contact Jessica at sweetfreedomcreamery@gmail.com or (479) 466-6694.


Looking for small goat dairy partner and soulmate.  I would like to set up a small goat dairy in any part of the country. I am looking for a partner who is willing to share such a venture fifty-fifty. Goals include semi-retired ease of living while enjoying all the joy and challenge that goats and cheese making bring. Get in touch at tfliveright@gmail.com.


Bipolar cheese maker (nope, not kidding) created an app for any other cheese makers/friends who may suffer from a little depression, anxiety, etc. $.99 at the App store--this app is absolutely unbelievable!  Try it, it will change your life! Check it out at MoodWatchApp.com.


Unique handmade jewelry and figurines featuring many animals, but especially Dairy Goats! Dairy Cows and Sheep available too. Please visit my Etsy Store at www.etsy.com/shop/ChevreFeuille or  email me at chevrefeuille@mindspring.com


I have an organic, take-out store in NJ and am looking for someone in NJ or PA to supply us with a sharp raw cheddar that is not sour tasting, could also use feta and jack too.   Store # is 908-696-887

NORTHEAST

Unique, special and wonderful Vermont goat/horse farm for sale. 37 private Acres, pond, hiking trails.  20 minutes to Dartmouth.  40 minutes to Killington.  HUGE 3 story barn/woodworking shop.  Heated areas.  AGA cooker.3 bedrooms.  1 1/2 baths.  One of a kind.  Gardens galore.  $379,000 
picconner@gmail.com


Thriving artisan cheese creamery and goat dairy for sale. 
Equipped for up to 1,000 lbs/wk production and sized for more. New milking parlor with platform, cascading headgates, and low-line, clean-in-place milking system. Two barns (one new) with ample hay storage, and two small grain storage silos. Farmhouse on site. Chicken coops for 200 chickens; concrete, fenced pig sty for 25 pigs. 10 acres, approximately 7 acres of pasture. Located 10 miles from major metropolitan market and within 100 miles of Boston and New York.   860-508-1505


Scenic Northeastern CT! Hoping to retire after 32 years, we are offering our family farm which includes an artisanal cheese making facility.  Well established reputation for our unique original farm cheese recipes.  Unique 4,300 sq. ft. home with in-law apt. For details, check our real estate agents listing: click here (Not mentioned in listing, but includes 7 additional acres of wood/pasture.)


Due to family  health problems, selling farm and cheese making business in upstate New York, near Syracuse. We are asking $375,000 for the farm and the business. The farm is approximately 53 acres, house, two barns and out buildings.  Milking approximately 50 goats and 20 sheep. Making raw milk aged cheeses. Includes all the equipment for farm and creamery, cheese inventory, up to 3-4 months training in all aspects of operation.  We have nearly doubled income in the last year and expect to double again this year.  Strong wholesale and direct markets, lost of room to expand!  Matt 315-964-9900, goatmilk@frontier.com


Next Generation Farm Ownership Opportunity. Dairy/Cheese/Composting Farm Business.  Opportunity: The owner of a diversified dairy/cheese/composting farm business in central Massachusetts is willing to provide a "young entrepreneur" with the opportunity to be the next generation owner.  The candidate can be an individual or could be a couple.  For Questions: Please email smithscountrycheese@verizon.net Additional Information can be found at: https://www.farmcrediteast.com/Knowledge-Exchange/Member-News/20120530-Farm-Ownership.aspx


Clover Mead Farm. Rare opportunity to purchase successful Artisan Cheese Business! Profitable, established cheese-making enterprise in New York's Adirondacks. Solid reputation. Great cheeses. Turnkey operation. Owner wishes to retire. Sale price of $185,000 (negotiable). Certifiable organic dairy farm available separately. Photos, etc. at https://clovermeadcheesefarm.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/clover-mead-farm-cheesemaking-business-for-sale/ Contact owner's rep: Tracy Frisch, tracyf@fastermac.net


Wanted to buy or lease a medium or small  size cheese manufacturing plant anywhere on the East Coast of the United States. If anyone is interested to sell, please contact me at Guillermo Molina, Email - usmolina@live.com or TL- 646-942-2107

SOUTHEAST

For Rent: A licensed, on farm cheese making facility near Atlanta, GA. Looking to rent to burgeoning cheese makers on a day to day basis.  Grassfed, pastured cow's milk available but goat's or sheep's milk can be brought in if it is Grade "A."  We have everything needed to make fresh or aged cheeses. Contact: Russell Johnston 706-247-5023, info@johnstonfamilyfarm.com
MIDWEST

Twenty-five acre horse and goat farm in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. Beautiful modern post and beam constructed three bedroom house with views in all directions.  Ten acres of cultivated pasture.  Three stable horse barn.  Run in sheds.  Outdoor horse arena.  Fenced in goat paddock with two enclosed shelters.  Please respond for details and photographs.  Wysox, PA.  Please respond to Tim Liveright at 570-265-0796 or tliveright@frontiernet.net


Former goat dairy and cheesemaking property in north central Ohio.  10+ acres, one large and one smaller barn both with subdivded pastures.  5 acre hay field.  Processing area does not include equipment, but does have a small commercial kitchen and full bath.  Earth sheltered house and garages included.   440-647-7195
SOUTHWEST

WEST

Cheese business for sale.  Established local brand near Cedar City, UT. Includes 3 bed, 2 bath brick home, great views, 20 acres.  Barn and cheese building.  Bulk tank, vat/pasteurizer, cheese cave, tractors, lots more. Will train. Contact D.J. at dj@jackrabbitcheese.com.

INTERNATIONAL

Manchego cheese factory for sale.
  It is located in "La Mancha" (Spain);  10,000 squared metres plot;  (2,000 squared metres built in 1998);  Contact:amorrosillo@gmail.com

Services


The National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA) Sheep & Goat Fund is a revolving fund with the sole purpose of assisting and improving the sheep and goat industries in the United States.
Visit www.SheepandGoatFund.com for more information.



Creative Labels of Vermont has been printing cheese labels for some of the finest Cheese Makers in our area since 1983. A Family owned and operated Flexographic printing company; we also do Digital printing for short runs. All custom quotes are free! Call 800-639-7092. Check us out online at www.clov.comhttp://m.clov.com/zara-mobile. Tell your customer service rep Zara sent you, and receive 2 free plates (a $60 value) for new customers.

Workshops and Classes



CALIFORNIA

"Making Cheese at Home" workshops presented by Peter and Doreen Sullivan. 
We have designed this workshop to show the basic principles of cheese making.  Learn how to make Camembert and Roquefort style cheese using your own kitchen and equipment. Class size is limited to 8 participants.  Visit www.makingcheeseathome.ca for more information and workshop dates.



South Bay School of Cooking
(in the greater Los Angeles area).  Spend a morning making luscious home made cheese with the simple ingredients of milk, buttermilk, cream and the secret ingredients only a cheese maker would know. We'll make a wonderful fresh Italian ricotta--you'll never want store bought again, California style goat cheese with fresh herbs, a rich and creamy mascarpone, and hand pulled mozzarella.  We offer this class about every 8 weeks.    Annette Gallardo, Chef/Owner  (310) 350-3772 www.southbayschoolofcooking.com

COLORADO

“Cheesemaking Made Easy” Classes!  Kate Johnson of Briar Gate Farm offers an array of fun and educational classes near Boulder, Colorado.  If you live in Colorado or are planning a trip there, be sure to check out her offerings.   And coming soon, she’ll be opening a brick-and-mortar cheesemaking school!


The Goat Cheese Lady in Colorado Springs, Colorado;
Basic and advanced cheese making classes scheduled throughout the summer; Also, classes in bread making, goat soap making and raising chickens;  http://thegoatcheeselady.wordpress.com/


Mountain Goat Lodge B & B, in Sunny Salida, Colorado
, 19 acre dairy goat farm, cheese and goat care classes given. Check us out at: 9582 Hwy 285 North Salida, CO 81201, 719- 539-7173, 877- 495-GOAT (4628), www.mountaingoatlodge.com

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

Smokey Hollow Farms offers 3 different levels of cheese making classes, Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced.  Click here -  www.smokeyhollowfarms.com for all scheduled classes and times!  Goat Husbandry Classes!  We offer 2 Goat Husbandry classes at Smokey Hollow Farms.  “Goats 101” and “Goat Keeping – A Natural Approach”   Click here - www.smokeyhollowfarms.com for all scheduled classes and times!


Artisanal Cheesemaking Class.  Think you might want to become a farmstead cheesemaker and make award-winning cheese?  Check out our two-day artisanal cheesemaking classes at Nature's Harmony Farm in Georgia!  Classes are semi-private events limited to four people per class.  By keeping the size intimate, you can take your time and ask as many questions as you'd like about the "business" of farmstead cheesemaking.  For full details, click here: http://naturesharmonyfarm.com/farmstead-cheesemaker-class/

ILLINOIS

Classes in cheesemaking, goat husbandry, soapmaking (with goat milk) and other homesteading skills are offered by author Deborah Niemann and her husband on their homestead - Antiquity Oaks in Illinois.  For class descriptions, schedules, and more information, visit http://www.antiquityoaks.com/classes.html

LOUISIANA

Would you like to learn the basics of making mozzarella cheese? Classes are held monthly at Pelican Park in Mandeville, Louisiana. Classes are free and each person will bring home a piece of cheese! Visit www.pelicanpark.com for more information on registering.

MAINE


MISSOURI

Learn Cheese Making with Merryl Winstein.
Complete array of traditional & professional methods taught in every class.  Half Day Classes:  Feta, basic hard cheese (tomme), soft spreadable chevre, yogurt, & ricotta.  All Day Weekends: (Choose one day or both).  Saturdays:  Traditional cheddar, alpine/Swiss, camembert, & ricotta.  Sundays:  Blue, traditional mozarella, & ricotta.  www.cheesemakingclass.com, 314-968-2596, St. Louis, Missouri.

NEW MEXICO

Intensive, organized, structured workshops on taking care of a family cow.  Located in Questa, NM.  From handmilking, ultimate EZ milker, basic anatomy, milking techniques, body mechanics, some medical care, making butter, yogurt, soft farmer's cheese, birthing and calving and much more. Go to www.handmilking.com and click on workshops or e-mail joy@handmilking.com

OHIO

Visit
Blue Rock Station (Philo, Ohio),
a special place with buildings constructed naturally from straw, earthen plaster, cans, bottles & more. Milk the goats, learn to make cheese, walk with the llamas on a trek or spend the weekend. For reservations call www.bluerockstation.com, or call Annie (740) 674-4300)

RHODE ISLAND

Professor Chef
located in North Providence, Rhode Island runs monthly cheese Mozzarella, Ricotta and Yogurt Cheese making demos and a variety of other cooking classes. Professor Chef is a husband and wife team Phil Griffin is an award wining chef and former Johnson and Wales culinary instructor his wife Malinda Coletta is an award winning cook - together they teach you how to play with your food! Please visit their web page at Professorchef.comor call 401-749-312

SOUTH CAROLINA

TEXAS

Pineywoods Herb Farm, located in the beautiful Davy Crockett National Forest, can teach you the wonderful craft of making cheese and other dairy products.  Classes available throughout the year.  Information can be found on our website:  www.pineywoodsherbfarm.com, on the “Classes & Events” page.

Basic Cheesemaking classes are scheduled for the spring in Marfa, Texas at the Marfa Maid Dairy. Classes include an introduction to pasturization, cultures and all processes for making soft and semi-soft cheese as Chevre, Feta and Ricotta.  At the end of the day, students will sample cheeses and bring some home. Tuition: $60. Email: marfamaid.dairy@gmail.com or (432) 729-3987 for the schedule.

VERMONT

WASHINGTON

Quillisascut Farmstead Cheese and School of the Domestic Arts
, Intro to Home Cheesemaking, June 20-21, Rice, Washington, http://quillisascut.com/cheese-workshop/

Learn how to make Gouda goat cheese at home from an experienced native German cheese maker who has been making artisan cheese for ten years! In my fun, hands-on class you learn about cheese cultures, rennet, cutting curds, molds and pressing. Part of the class is a sampling of my goat cheeses.  The class is held in my cozy kitchen in beautiful Marblemount (Skagit Valley) and includes a tour of my farm where you get to meet my goats. For more info, e-mail Corina at marblemounthomestead@gmail.com, or go to www.marblemounthomestead.com/cheese_making_classes.html

WISCONSIN

Join Home Cheese Maker Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs
for these fun and informative classes. We make cheese making fun, simple and affordable. Classes are offered in many locations throughout the midwest and beyond.  Linda has been making cheese in her own kitchen for close to 20 years. Classes include instruction on both soft and hard cheese as well as fermented milk products. For information about upcoming classes see: www.cheesemakingclasses.com



OTHER COUNTRIES


Canada
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, “Making Cheese at Home workshops presented by Peter and Doreen Sullivan.  We have designed this workshop to show the basic principles of cheese making.  Learn how to make Camembert and Roquefort style cheese using your own kitchen and equipment. Class size is limited to 8 participants.  Visit www.makingcheeseathome.ca for more information and workshop dates.”
Great Britain
British Cheese Making Course and so much more.  Check out www.theweekendartisan.co.uk.  This is a UK based website with home cheese making as it’s predominant focus.  It has step by step guides and dates for the 'Cheese Making Courses' in Winchester, UK.  But it also has so much more; Bee Keeping, Home Curing and Preserve making, all sit alongside tips and articles on Home Baking and Horticultural tips.
Pakistan
Imran Saleh in Lahore offers classes in cheese making and supplies.  Phone: #03334649134,  E-mail:  imran_imran33@hotmail.com,  Website:  http://farmerscheese.hpage.com/


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