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Come Work with Us!

Think you’ve got the gumption to be a Cowperson?!  

We’re always on the lookout for great folks to help make, monger, and manage our cheese! 

 

Who We Are

For 21 years, Cowgirl Creamery has produced a variety of fresh, bloomy, and aged cheeses, using milk from neighboring dairies while championing the local milkshed in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Two decades, dozens of awards, two creameries and two retails stores later, we continue to act as an advocate for sustainable agriculture and artisan cheese.

Our team is full of food-loving folks who have are hard-working and have a positive, team-oriented attitude. We care about each other, take great pride in our work and all share a passion for local, artisan food. If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll saddle up and join us on our journey!

 

Perks & Pay

  • Full and part-time positions available

  • Company-sponsored health, dental, Life/AD&D insurance, 401K, paid time off, and a 25% discount

  • Bonus perks like swag to keep you warm, coffee & treats to keep you going, birthday gifts, and endless Cowgirl cheer!

  • Educational opportunities like visiting local dairies and cheesemakers.

 

Open Positions

(Click on positions for additional details and application information)

Location

Sidekick Counter / Specialty Food Sales

San Francisco

Assistant Cheesemaker

Petaluma

Cheese Sales & Customer Service

Petaluma

Order Fulfillment - Warehouse & Mail Order

Petaluma

 
 

 

Title: Sidekick Counter / Specialty Food Sales

Location: San Francisco, CA

This position is responsible for participating in the smooth, friendly and efficient operation of the store as directed by the shop manager and designated shift supervisors while upholding high standards of customer service and maintaining proper care and display of food. Our ideal candidate has a great attitude, enjoys working in a fast-paced kitchen environment, and is passionate about great customer service. 

What You'll Do:

  • Uphold high standards of excellent service
  • Be fast, friendly and accurate in every customer interaction
  • Maintain a high level of food quality by following recipes & sampling frequently
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Participate in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation

What You Bring:

  • ServSafe Certified within 30 days
  • Knowledge of Aloha and general kitchen experience are a plus

This position is non-exempt, full-time and part-time hours available

Click here to apply!


 

Title: Assistant Cheesemaker

Location: Petaluma, CA

The Assistant Cheesemakers help with the daily cheese making process and ensure we are making safe, tasty cheese. We work in compliance with food safety policies and local and federal regulations. In this role, you will assist the Lead Cheesemaker in meeting daily production goals and keeping the creamery clean and orderly.

What You'll Do:

  • Scooping, shaping, and brining cheese
  • Working in our cheese aging rooms turning and caring for cheese
  • Cleaning and sanitizing equipment and utensils (We have lots of stainless steel equipment and it sparkles!)

What You Bring:

  • Reliability, good communication skills, and an eye for efficiency
  • A positive attitude and a love of cheese
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lb frequently, and to lift and carry up to 10 lb continuously.
  • Ability to frequently reach above and below shoulder level, stoop and squat.
  • Ability to work safely in variable temperature environments.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

This is a non-exempt, full-time position

Click here to apply!

 

 


 

Title: Cheese Sales & Customer Service

Location: Petaluma

We're looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Wholesale Department. This unique group of food-lovers brings their diverse backgrounds to this collaborative team. As a member of the team, you will build impactful relationships with our customers by introducing them to some of the most delicious artisan cheeses (and other goods) from across the US and parts of Europe. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to grow in the industry, especially if you're looking to build upon existing retail or other food sales experience.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage customer list, interacting daily via phone and email to take orders and grow sales
  • Educate customers about new products, promotional items, and special features
  • Process invoices
  • Support new customer onboarding
  • Participate in regular tastings and product education
  • Assist in the planning and execution of Wholesale classes and open house events

What You’ll Bring:

  • Prior cheese industry experience is a must, either in retail or wholesale
  • A positive, upbeat attitude with an organized, efficient, and proactive work style
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Quickbooks experience is great but not required
  • Experience using Google Drive, especially Sheets, also preferred

This is a non-exempt, full-time position

Click here to apply!

 


 

Title: Order Fulfillment - Warehouse & Mail Order

Location: Petaluma

We're looking for is looking for friendly individuals to be part of our dedicated Warehouse team supporting daily operations

What You’ll Do:

  • Fulfillment of daily wholesale orders and mail order shipments
  • Rotating and turning cheeses weekly to ensure consistent quality 
  • Assist with weekly and monthly inventory counts
  • Help keep our warehouse clean and organized

What You’ll Bring:

  • An efficient, detail-oriented work style
  • Great communication skills and enjoyment of teamwork
  • Positive, can-do attitude and a flexible mindset
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Ability to work comfortably in variable temperature environments

This is a non-exempt, full-time position

Click here to apply!