How to become a Cheesemaker

Cheesemakers make and supervise the making of cheese.

Personal requirements of a Cheesemaker

  • good communication skills
  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • high standard of personal hygiene
  • able to supervise other workers.

Duties & Tasks of a Cheesemaker

Cheesemakers may perform the following tasks:

  • operate a wide range of mechanical equipment, often from a sophisticated control room
  • monitor the production of cheese using process control and recording systems
  • supervise and carry out the cleaning, sanitation and preparation of equipment.

Working conditions for a Cheesemaker

In small factories that use traditional methods there is a lot of skilled manual work. Cheesemakers are often required to work shifts.

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