Careers at Cowgirl Creamery

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

We’re always on the lookout for great folks to make, monger and manage our cheese. See our current job openings below.


Title:  Mail Order and Marketing Assistant Manager
Petaluma, CA
Employment type: full-time

Cowgirl Creamery Mail Order department has an amazing opportunity available! 
We are successful and growing manufacturer, distributor and retailer of organic and artisan foods and are seeking a like-minded food enthusiast to join our Marketing and Mail Order team.

The person who fills this position assists with all aspects of Cowgirl Creamery Mail Order to ensure smooth, efficient operations while providing excellent customer service. Additionally, this person assists in creating and maintaining marketing materials for use in all areas of company: Mail Order, Retail, Wholesale and Web.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists Marketing Manager in maintaining the smooth and efficient operations of the Marketing and Mail Order department.
  • Directs fulfillment team in efficient and accurate processing of orders daily.
  • Develops collections and other mail order offerings to build sales and broaden customer base.
  • Leads staff training in the Cowgirl Creamery service style and develops a dynamic and proficient team who excel in cooperation and good cheer!
  • Develops and implements sales and marketing strategies to build corporate clients and monthly club sales.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Primary contact for customer inquiries via e-mail and phone.
  2. Assists in developing mail order offerings, completes cost analysis, and production of collateral packing insert materials.
  3. Leads the development of the Holiday Product Portfolio. Identifies collection components, pricing strategy, optimal sales quantity and optimum margin and ROI.
  4. Responsible for supervision and training of mail order staff including training on product knowledge and customer service.
  5. Works with wholesale buyer to order and maintain product inventory for department.
  6. Maintains corporate client relationships to cultivate customer loyalty.
  7. Assists Marketing Manager with development of general marketing collateral and email marketing.
  8. Helps with public outreach events including catering and marketing events.
  9. Contributes to the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.


  • Understands the value of our customers and takes pride in providing exceptional customer service.
  • Proficiency with computers especially Microsoft Office and Spreadsheets
  • Experience with website maintenance and Content Management Systems
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite Tools a bonus
  • Timely and proactive communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills a must

This position is full-time, Monday-Friday, and additional opportunities occasionally require weekend hours. The Holiday Season is our time to shine! To accommodate the volume of business, we have all-hands on deck across the business and work schedules will fluctuate.

We have great benefits! Health + dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, sick pay, employee discount, and great coworkers who want to participate in a forward thinking, socially and environmentally conscious company committed to sustainable agriculture and organic production.

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant!


Title:  Accounting Clerk
Petaluma, CA
Employment type: full-time

Successful and growing North-Bay manufacturer, distributor and retailer of artisan foods is seeking a qualified full-time Accounting Clerk to join our accounting team. This position reports to the Controller/Business Manager and includes the following primary duties and responsibilities:

• Backup for in-house payroll using QuickBooks 
• Benefits eligibility tracking, correspondence and payroll related reporting
• Assist with open enrollment
• Assist with month end payroll accruals as needed 
• Filing 
• Process weekly credit card charges, credits and EFT payments for wholesale customers
• Backup General Bookkeeper for our wholesale/distribution operations
• Full cycle Accounts Payable for our retail operations
• Reconcile and post cash/sales for our retail operations 
• Post weekly Donations 
• Open, sort, and prepare daily deposits 
• Maintain postage meter
• Assistance with Purchase Order maintenance and inventory management system implementation
• Assist with data entry into parent company accounting system

• Minimum of two years' experience in accounting
• Associate/Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred
• Proficient in QuickBooks Enterprise
• Advanced Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point skills
• Analytical and detail oriented with good oral and written communication skills 
• Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information regarding employees and company operations
• Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
• High level of initiative and strong work ethic

This position is located in southern Sonoma County and there will be no relocation package. 
Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume. 

Compensation: DOE


Title:  QA/HACCP Coordinator
Petaluma, CA

Cowgirl Creamery is hiring!  We are looking for solid, motivated individuals to join our Cheesemaking Team at Cowgirl Creamery.   We are a producer, distributor and retailer of fine artisan cheese from all over California, USA and Europe.


  • Updates and maintains HACCP and Food Safety plans for Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods locations: production, warehousing and retail.
  • Leads all locations through 3rd Party Food Safety Audits Annually.
  • Keeps current all licenses and fees applicable to production and ensure that Production Facilities are in compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Update employee training manual.  Establish employee training guidelines and goals.
  • Files Monthly Milk Handler and Statistical reports.
  • Files Annual Organic Application with MOCA.
  • Performs Monthly Food Safety Audits.
  • Performs and tracks Environmental and Product testing.
  • Performs microbiological analysis of raw materials and finished products.
  • Performs in plant weight checks, temperature checks, ingredient traceability, finished product appearance checks, code date verification, pH testing.
  • Responsible for recording weekly finished product evaluations.
  • Participates in sensory evaluation of raw material and finished products.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by Production Manager & Operations Director.

Job Requirements

  • HACCP Certified
  • BS Degree in Food or Dairy Science or related field and experience in Quality Control.
  • Knows company policies.
  • Knows safety policies, procedures and requirements for equipment operation.
  • Communicates effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
  • Takes direction and follow instructions accurately.
  • Works well with peers and supervisors in team process.
  • Maintains excellent attendance
  • Proficient in Word and Excel and job related software applications.
  • Must be able routinely lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Must work comfortably in variable temperature environments.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to stoop and reach on a regular basis.
  • Must be comfortable working in multi-task and deadline driven work environment.

This is a full-time position Monday-Friday.  Pay is $20 or DOE.  We offer paid-time off, sick pay, health and dental benefits, 401 K, and a discount on cheese!

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Title: Cowgirl Creamery's Sidekick Shift Supervisor
Ferry Building Cheese Shop, San Francisco

Join our team at Cowgirl Creamery’s Sidekick, a cheese focused dining destination with a great crew!  Located in the beautiful Ferry Building, Sidekick is looking for an enthusiastic individual to be a Shift Supervisor.  Sidekick specializes in prepared foods created with artisan cheese and accompaniments.

Job purpose:

To provide leadership and coaching for staff, to direct the efficient and friendly operation of Sidekick, models best safety/cleanliness and customer service practices while maintaining a positive and fun work environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Exemplifies excellent service
  • Trains and retains staff
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment
  • Cash handling
  • Grows sales
  • Inventory management
  • Participates in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation
  • Prepares and submits daily reports

Job requirements:

  • ServSafe Certified within 30 days
  • Knowledge of Aloha is a plus
  • Communicate effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience in kitchens, leadership role is a plus

 The ideal candidate will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced kitchen environment, and have great customer service skills. This is a full time, hands on job requiring full and open availability including weekends and holidays.

Benefits include competitive pay, health and dental care, 401K, paid time off and a discount on cheese!

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Thank You -- We look forward to hearing from you!


Title: Cheesemonger
Ferry Building Cheese Shop

Cowgirl Creamery at the Ferry Building is hiring Cheesemongers for our beautiful newly remodeled shop! We are looking for solid, driven, and passionate individuals who love the world of food and want to sell cheese! Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese Shop is a high volume retail store, located at the epicenter of all things local and delicious, that specializes in artisan cheese and specialty products from all over California, America and Europe.  

Job purpose: 
Selling quality cheese while providing a memorable experience, and delivering the highest standard of customer service.

The ideal candidates will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced environment, have great customer service and salesmanship skills. 

Weekend availability is a must. Immediate open availability and cheese knowledge is a plus!  

This is an opportunity to be a part of a fantastic company whose roots are deep in the industry but whose growth has no limit. We will train the right person!

Starting pay is $14 or DOE.

Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, sick pay and a discount on cheese!

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to  
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We look forward to hearing from you!


Title:  Prep-Cook/Kitchen Production
Sidekick, Ferry Building, San Francisco

Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick in the Ferry Building is hiring full-time & part-time Prep Cooks.  Come join our stellar team!  We are looking for solid, driven individuals who love the world of food and want to grow with our team.

Sidekick serves local & organic products and uses Ferry Building Farmer's Markets produce to create our menus.  We have an open kitchen environment that allows employees to engage with the public while preparing food.

There are exciting opportunities to cross-train in our Cheese Shop next door as well! 

The ideal candidate will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced kitchen environment, and have great customer service skills.   

Weekend, evenings and holiday availability are a must.  Immediate and open availability is a plus! Starting pay is $14 or DOE.

Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, sick pay and a discount on cheese!

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant!

Thank You -- We look forward to hearing from you!