Licensed Cheese Maker

Career Opportunities ,

Job Title: Licensed Cheese Maker

Company: Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy - Ron's Wisconsin Cheese, LLC

Location: Kewaunee, WI/Luxemburg, WI

Description: Essential Position Duties :

  • Ensure food safety and quality standards are met by following internal operations procedures, cGMP’s and FDA/USDA rules and regulations
  • Operate Pasteurizer and cheese vats
  • Test ph and titrate acidity
  • Fill cheese forms and stack on press
  • Run mixer and extruder
  • Assemble equipment
  • Perform basic sanitation duties
  • Complete charts, make sheets, and any other paperwork associated with cheese production
  • Maintain knowledge of chemicals and their usage
  • Sanitize all equipment after production is complete ensuring food safety for the next day production
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand/walk for duration of shift
  • Ability to lift at least 60 lbs. frequently (26-75% of the time)
  • Frequently (26-75% of the time) sit, stoop, kneel, and crouch
  • Frequently (26-75% of the time) push, pull, bend, and reach

Experience: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic math skills
  • Knowledge of cheese equipment and machinery
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Licensed cheesemaker


  • Cheese production and/or packaging, safety and sanitation/food safety knowledge preferred

Hours/Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $18.00-$22.00 plus a full benefits package, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and 401K.

How to Apply: Visit our online posting

Questions? Please contact Ashley Pagel, (920) 388-3333