Blackberry Farm 6 reviews - Walland, TN

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The Cheesemaker is responsible for all cheese production on property.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Receives and inspects Quality Raw Milk
  • Dumps specified culture into milk or whey in pasteurizer to make bulk starter
  • Makes variations in time cycles and ingredients used for succeeding batches
  • Records amounts of ingredients used, test results, and time cycles
  • Tastes, smells, feels and observes sample plug of cheese for quality
  • Immerses cheese in brine or roll cheese in dry salt to pierce or smear cheese with cultured wash to develop mold growth and place or turn cheese blocks on shelves to cure cheese
  • Make curd, drain whey from curd, add ingredients, such as seasonings, or mold, pack, cut, pile, mill, dump and press curd into specified shapes
  • Squeezes and stretches sample of curd with fingers and extends cooking time to achieve desired firmness or texture
  • Observes thermometer, adjusts stream valve, and starts agitator to stir and cook curd at prescribed temperature for specified time
  • Pulls curd knives through curd to separate curd with hand scoop to release whey
  • Stops agitator to allow milk to coagulate into curd
  • Dumps and mixes measured amount of rennet into milk
  • Tests sample of milk acidity and allows agitator to mix ingredients until specified level of acidity is reached
  • Starts agitator to mix ingredients
  • Dumps measured amounts of dye and starter into milk
  • Turns valves to fill vat with milk and heat milk to specified temperature
  • Pasteurizes and separates milk to obtain prescribed burtterfat content
  • Cooks milk specified ingredients to make cheese, according to formula

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