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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

Senior Accountant

Petaluma

Cheese Sales Support

Petaluma

Sous Chef / Forager

Pt Reyes Station

Cantina Counter / Specialty Food Sales

Pt Reyes Station

 
 

 

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 is a non-exempt, full-time position

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: Senior Accountant

Location: Petaluma

We're looking for an experienced and energetic Senior Accountant to work at HQ in Petaluma. This role is a key part of our small but mighty Finance team, working closely with the Controller.

What You’ll Do:

  • Prepare weekly, monthly, and annual journal entries
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Maintain detailed reconciliations of balance sheets and sub-ledgers
  • Maintain Fixed Asset and depreciation schedules
  • Support Cost Accounting activities
  • Backup Support for Payroll
  • Work to continuously improve upon our accounting processes and procedures

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years experience in Accounting
  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted principles and their application
  • Experience in cost accounting, preferably in manufacturing
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • A strong sense of self-direction and prioritization
  • An enthusiastic, can-do approach to teamwork

 This is an exempt, full-time position

Click here to apply!

 


 

Title: Cheese Sales Support

Location: Petaluma

We're looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented person for our Sales Support position. This role is a critical part of the success of the sales office and is responsible for keeping support services running smoothly. As part of the Wholesale Sales team, this position interacts with many other departments including Operations, Marketing, and Accounting. 

This is an ideal position for a Cheesemonger looking to step away from the counter but keep their feet firmly planted in the industry.

What You’ll Do:

  • Generate customer invoices
  • Work with Regional Whole Foods stores to gather and compile orders
  • Manage customer credits including filing claim, tracking, and follow-up
  • Oversee New Customer set-up and credit applications
  • Create and send newsletters to Wholesale customers
  • Assist in the planning and execution of Wholesale classes and open house events
  • Receive and welcome guests into the office

What You’ll Bring:

  • Prior cheese industry experience is a big, big plus
  • A positive, upbeat attitude with an organized, efficient, and proactive work style
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Quickbooks experience is preferred
  • Experience using Google Drive, especially Sheets
  • Familiarity with Constant Contact, or similar email marketing tools

This is a non-exempt, full-time position

Click here to apply!

 


 

Title: Sous Chef / Forager

Location: Pt Reyes Station, CA

We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled cook to work in our Cantina kitchen - a bustling take-away counter preparing seasonal salads, sandwiches, roasted meats, and other goodies. This is a great opportunity to work with amazing local ingredients, support artisan producers, and stretch your creativity with lots of room for growth in the future. It's also a great schedule - no late nights so you can enjoy your evenings with friends and family!!!

What You'll Do:

  • Assist the chef in preparing a seasonal menu of sandwiches, salads, and other prepared foods
  • Source local produce from farmers markets, develop and maintain partnerships with local farms
  • Maintain clean and appealing displays of food and retail products
  • Ensure proper storage and rotation of ingredients
  • Maintain clean and safe work environment in the shop and behind the counter
  • Perform opening and closing duties as scheduled
  • Assist customers behind the counter as needed while providing the best customer service possible in every encounter whether it’s taking sandwich orders, ringing customers, or making cappuccinos
  • Help educate the public about the role of Cowgirl Creamery in sustainable agriculture in West Marin and promoting local products

What You'll Bring:

  • Folks who like to work hard in a dynamic, creative environment while having ful
  • Previous kitchen experience and solid knife skills are a must
  • Current Food Handler's Certification, or certification within 30 days of hire
  • General experience in specialty food sales, restaurants and/or other food service operations. However, we offer ongoing training opportunities to anyone willing to learn about delicious food & drink *
  • Flexible, team-oriented attitude (Ex: you’re willing to jump behind the cheese counter too to lend a hand on a busy day)
  • Weekend availability is a must and open immediate availability is a plus!
  • Passion & interest in local, artisan food

This is a non-exempt, full-time position

Click here to apply!

 


   

Title: Cantina Counter / Specialty Food Sales

Location: Pt Reyes Station, CA

Our Artisan Cheese Shop & Cantina in beautiful Point Reyes Station is looking for friendly, food-loving folks to join our amazing team! This position supports our Cantina counter, a fast-paced takeaway café with a cheese-centric menu. Small but mighty, our Cantina team produces seasonal salads, soups, sandwiches and beverages highlighting local producers and inspired by the incredible bounty of our region.

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 collaboration

What You'll Bring:

  • We're looking for people who have a positive outlook and enjoy working in dynamic environments
  • The schedule for this position includes weekends
  • Availability around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays is required
  • ServSafe Certified within 30 days
  • Knowledge of Aloha and general kitchen experience are a big plus
  • FOH or BOH experience also a plus

This is a non-exempt, part-time position

Click here to apply!