The Old Windmill Dairy is a 30 acre farmstead goat & cow dairy located on the out skirts of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Since our opening on July 5th, 2007 we have increased sales at least 15% per year. We are grateful to participate in 6 state wide farmers markets each week, distribute through our local coop, supply 20 grocery/cheese stores and over 40 restaurants in the state. Our product line is intense and reflects our level of expertise in making artisan cheeses: brie, bloomy rinds, aged cheeses, goudas, cheddars and our own proprietary cheeses. All in all there are 42 styles of cheeses. Many of them have placed in the top 8% at the United States Champion Cheese Contest. Other cheese have earned gold medals and blue ribbons in national cheese contest.
The selected intern will receive experience in herd management, milk production, sales, marketing and production. Average work week ranges between 35 and 40 hours per week. The intern will received days off, room and board and weekly pay.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Primary Responsibilities – Making Cheese, Tending to Aging Cheeses, Packaging of cheeses, tracking of production, tracking pars, assisting staff
Secondary duties – Feeding Animals, Watering Animals, Milking Goats and Cows, Tending to animal needs, Hoof trimming, Vaccinations, Birthing, Feeding Baby Goats, Selling at Farmers Markets, Customer Service, Helping with Farm Events, Helping with Cheese Production
Requirements: Applicant should be self motivated organized and eager to help. High School Graduate or GED. Farm or Dairy experienced preferred. Pursued or completed degrees in culinary arts, agriculture or herd management prefered. The farm is a non-smoking, drug free environement. We are seeking applicants that want to learn the craft and committ to a minimum of 6 months. Prefer applicants that can stay 9 to 12 months.