Little Lucy Loves National Grilled Cheese Day

Hey — guess what? It’s National Grilled Cheese month. Maybe one of my favorite food-entitled months of the year. Because really, who can resist a grilled cheese sand­wich? Even if it’s sim­ply the tra­di­tional Amer­i­can cheese slices between two white pieces of bread. The gooey-ness. It’s irresistible.
Well — I’ve maybe crossed the line, but it’s also Peanut But­ter & Jelly day.
‘Thank you’ to who­ever cre­ated these two, very spe­cial occa­sions in one month.
You can use your favorite ‘sweet-friendly’ cheese, but we’ll be using our Lit­tle Lucy Brie here. [what else could you use? blue cheese, mas­car­pone, gouda, etc].
Sim­ply layer your favorite peanut but­ter, jelly and cheese and grill until crisp. [I used smooth peanut but­ter and straw­berry preserves]
Take a big bite…
…and chug a glass of milk,
because you  may have cre­ated one of your new favorite grilled peanut but­ter and cheese sandwiches.

Jer-Lindy Farms Seeking Herdsperson

Jer-Lindy Farms is look­ing for a full time herdsper­son. Please see below for full job description:

Dairy Herd Man­ager position

Jer-Lindy Farms, Jerry and Linda Jen­nis­sen, Brooten, Minn.

POSITION: Jer-Lindy Farms invites appli­ca­tions for a full-time Dairy Herd Manager.

Jer-Lindy Farms is a pro­gres­sive, award-winning 200-cow dairy rais­ing mainly Reg­is­tered Hol­stein with a few Reg­is­tered Brown Swiss cat­tle. The farm also cares for their young stock and dry cows, total­ing approx­i­mately 350 head on-site. 250 acres of adja­cent crop­land is uti­lized for forages.

The farm is the home of Red­head Cream­ery, a new ven­ture that will uti­lize the farms milk to cre­ate arti­san cheeses and serve as an agri-tourism destination.

Jer-Lindy Farms was the 2002 recip­i­ent of Stearns County Farm Fam­ily of the Year, 2003 Min­nesota Milk Pro­ducer of the Year, and 2005 MN Depart­ment of Ag. Good Neigh­bor Award.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Dairy Herd Man­ager will pri­mar­ily be expected to aid in dairy oper­a­tions from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., includ­ing milk­ing, clean­ing, feed­ing, breed­ing, bed­ding, calv­ing assis­tance, and all other herd health issues. The posi­tion may also include occa­sional field work and minor equipment

Part– or full-time oppor­tu­ni­ties may exist for the candidate’s fam­ily mem­bers with Jer-Lindy Farms or Red­head Cream­ery depend­ing on qualifications.

Poten­tial for advance­ment within the com­pany exists, through both finan­cial and pro­fes­sional oppor­tu­ni­ties, but will be tai­lored to the individual.

Note: This job descrip­tion is not intended to be all-inclusive. Can­di­date may per­form other related duties as nego­ti­ated to meet the ongo­ing needs of the farm and the inter­ests of the candidate.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Associate’s degree in Dairy or Ani­mal Sci­ence or equiv­a­lent expe­ri­ence
• Demon­strated expe­ri­ence work­ing with cat­tle at the pro­duc­tion level
• Evi­dence of effec­tive oral and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills
• Will­ing­ness to learn and take on new tasks
• Detail-oriented per­son
• Abil­ity to work alone and with a team to carry out the stan­dard pro­to­cols of the farm
• Abil­ity to lift and carry 50 pounds
• Expe­ri­ence admin­is­ter­ing health treat­ments to cattle

APPLICATION: Can­di­dates should send a cover let­ter (include a detailed descrip­tion of inter­ests, skills, and expe­ri­ences), résumé, and the names, addresses, and phone num­bers of two references.

Ref­er­ences will be con­tacted only for those appli­cants judged most appro­pri­ate. Please sub­mit to: Jerry and Linda Jen­nis­sen: jerry@redheadcreamery.com

CLOSING DATE: Review of appli­ca­tions will begin imme­di­ately and the posi­tion will remain open until filled. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Jerry Jen­nis­sen at (320) 290‑8520 (cell) or jerry@redheadcreamery.com

Redhead Creamery Garlic Cheddar Needs a Name

Redhead Creamery Garlic CheddarFor those of you who have vis­ited the Red­head Cream­ery cheese shop or our booth at a farm­ers mar­ket, you’ve likely tried our gar­lic ched­dar. Well, it’s become pop­u­lar enough, that we need to come up with a name!

That’s where you come in. Com­ment below with a new name for our gar­lic ched­dar. If yours gets cho­sen, you just might get some gar­lic ched­dar sent your way. Ok, yes, yes you will get some gar­lic ched­dar sent your way. Who are we kidding?

We are also tak­ing sug­ges­tions at the shop over the week­end, so you’re up against some tough com­pe­ti­tion. So think hard my friends.

We’ll take com­ments on our blog post, Face­book page, Twit­ter page and in our cheese shop. Win­ner will be cho­sen and con­tacted by the end of next week.

Sub­mis­sions must be entered by 12:00pm Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 28th.

Cheesemaking October 2015

Redhead Creamery Seeking Summer Intern

It’s true! Dur­ing the cold­est week of the year (so far), we’re think­ing about sum­mer. We can’t resist.

Look­ing or know some­one look­ing for a sum­mer internship/apprenticeship? We’re not really sure where you can get quiet a diverse expe­ri­ence other than here, but we may be a lit­tle biased. The posi­tion details are listed below. Those want­ing to apply can send their cover let­ter and resume to Alise at alise@redheadcreamery.com. The posi­tion will be open until filled.

We are also hir­ing for a sum­mer dairy farm intern as well — send us an email if interested.

PDF Ver­sion: Red­head­Cream­ery­In­tern­shipJob­De­scrip­tion


DATE POSTED   Jan­u­ary 5, 2015

LOCATION   Brooten, Minnesota

CATEGORY   Agri­cul­ture / Manufacturing

JOB TYPE   Internship/Apprentice

JOB DESCRIPTION

Red­head Cream­ery is a farm­stead cheese­mak­ing oper­a­tion since the fall of 2014.  We cur­rently uti­lize roughly 5–10% of the milk from our family’s 180-cow dairy herd, Jer-Lindy Farms.  We are com­mit­ted to pro­duc­ing the highest-quality food, and pro­duc­ing a sus­tain­able busi­ness in envi­ron­men­tal, fis­cal and social aspects. Red­head Cream­ery is cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions for our 2016 cream­ery intern­ship posi­tion. Paid intern­ships run May through August. Intern­ships could evolve into long-term employment  

The Cream­ery intern’s respon­si­bil­i­ties will include assist­ing the cheese­maker with cheese pro­duc­tion, affi­nage, pack­ag­ing and ship­ping, clean­ing, and san­i­ta­tion. Addi­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties will include inter­act­ing with con­sumers directly through farm­ers mar­kets, our on-farm cheese shop (includ­ing tours and spe­cial events), as well as assist­ing on the dairy farm side.

QUALIFICATIONS

Appli­cants should be self-starters with a can-do atti­tude, and capa­ble of work­ing with a team or inde­pen­dently. Dairy and/or food back­ground is pre­ferred, but not required.

COMPENSATION   

$10/hour

TO APPLY

Send cover let­ter and cur­rent resume to Alise at alise@redheadcreamery.com

True Type Cow — A Bit of History

True Type Holstein Cow

The pic­ture above is of a true type model Hol­stein cow devel­oped by the Hol­stein Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica — prob­a­bly some­time in the 60s.

The cow was donated to the St. Anthony of Padua church by Jerry’s grand­fa­ther, Math Jen­nis­sen, to be used in the nativ­ity dis­play. Appro­pri­ate, since nearly all of the parish­ioners at that time were dairy farmers.

It was res­cued from the trash this past year by Clara Rooney of the Padua Pub. She pre­sented it to us at the Pub’s Christ­mas party a few weeks ago — and it is now on dis­play at the Creamery.

Thanks Clara! This means a lot to us!

Now to get some Padua Cream­ery artifacts…