Cheesemaker Classifieds

Do you have cheesemaking, farm, retail or other related equipment to sell? Are you hiring for your business? Or are you looking for equipment to buy? 

Send us an email to WashingtonCheese[at] so that we can post your listing or inquiry on this page.

Cheesemaking Equipment for Sale

3 January 2024 – Appel Farms has a cheese press for sale. Located at Appel Farms in Ferndale, WA. $5,000 obo.

For more information, please reach out to Eric at AppelCheese[at]gmail[dot]com.

Cheesemaking Equipment for Sale

22 June 2023 – We have a very large side-by-side vessel that we believe was originally a pasteurizer and cheese vat (missing the rakes), which has been retrofitted for brewing. It seems like they could easily be converted back for dairy purposes. They are approximately 215 gallons each. One side is jacketed for steam heating. Our asking price is $6,000 but we are flexible and buyer has to arrange shipping.

If interested, please contact Stacey O’Connor, Head Brewer at Headless Mumby Brewing Company (stacey[at]headlessmumbybrewing[dot]com).

Cheesemaking Equipment for Sale

6 June 2023 – 

  • 230 gallon ice bank bulk milk tank with newer compressor – hooked up and working $2800   *
  • Commercial Lettuce chopper used as a curd mill $100
  • Stainless steel stirring paddle $35
  • Heavy duty Italian made double handle ss cheese knife $40
  • Plastic handle double handle ss cheese knife $30
  • Pouligny pyramid plastic cheese mold for soft cheese 10 pc.  $3 ea
  • Square Taleggio plastic cheese mold with plates 12 pieces $10 ea
  • 100 gallon double wall rectangular ss cheese vat painted exterior no agitator $3500  *
  • 6 kg Kadova cheese mold no netting 7 pc $65 ea
  • 1 kg Kadova cheese mold no netting 8 pc $25 ea
  • Gist Brocades block heater incubator for delvotest working $40
  • Owner built ss blue cheese puncher $150
  • SS rectangular perforated cheese scoop $40
  • 150 gallon ss rectangular pasteurizer – tank only – no instrumentation or motor $200  *
  • Perforated ss manual milk stirrer $30
  • SS Trenchers, squeegee, curd shovels, rake, fork – $100 each
  • SS 800 liter Van’t Riet cheese vat built in 1983 NOT A PASTEURIZING VAT $8500  *
  • Large plastic basket mold for 15# cheese 10 pc $12 ea
  • 260 cc SS seamless ladle $22
  • 25# SS Daisy cheddar molds 3 pc $100 ea
  •  SS perforated bottomless round cheese molds for blue cheese 25 pc. $15 ea
  • SS Conical Chinese strainer $20
  • Adjustable plastic girdle hoops for 15# alpine style cheese 12 pc $50 ea
  • 40# rectangular SS Wilson cheddar mold 4 pc $100 ea
  • Unused fine mesh drain mat 19 ¾ ” wide (50 cm) by 25 ft. 8” long $70 for the roll
  • Boska kaasomatic cheese cutter with extra wires and scoring tool $175
  • French brie perforated SS scoop $35
  • ¼ inch horizontal and vertical SS cheese harps 28 ½ inches x 8 ¼ wide need minor repair $150
  • SS curd pail (one flat side) 2 pc $50 ea
  • Various and sundry primitive and antique butter churns and molds for display – please inquire
  • Refurbished antique painted cast iron British double fulcrum cheddar cheese press with retinned 60# cheddar mold $450  *
  • Surge belly milk can $40
  • Glass titration kit with pipette, color stick and reagents $100  *
  • 4 oz Nasco whirl packs box of 500 mostly full $25
  • 1 ½“ Fountain of Moo ss gooseneck milk tapper for bulk tank $30
  • Set horizontal and vertical curd knives 31” wide $300  *
  • Set horizontal and vertical curd knives 32 ½” wide $300 *
  • Riveted copper cheese vat, repaired $2500   *
  • Complete vintage set up copper Swiss cheese vat with overhead stirring motor, harps, agitator, wooden molds, Babcock tester and small boiler. Would make a great display. Vat in good shape and could be retrofitted and used.  $6500  *

Items marked with asterisk are farm pickup only (Alabama).

For more information and photos, please contact Alyce at

Equipment Wanted

6 June 2023 – In search of pasteurizer, 10 gallon or smaller, for butter making. Also in search of stand mixers, 5 quart or larger. Used is great. Contact Adrian


3 May 2022 – Ripening Room air handling system. For room around 40 square meters.  Includes Opto 22 control panel and software for custom control, RTDs, Temperature controls, Digital inputs and outputs, Analog and serial inputs ($15,000 or best offer). Buyer responsible for crating and shipping.  Email Matt, Ryan, or call 360-301-3297 for more information.

Cheese Maker Wanted


Samish Bay Cheese in Bow, WA is preparing for a major expansion and is looking to hire two people to help in our cheese and yogurt productions.

Assistant Production Manager should have at least one year cheesemaking experience and at least two years total in Food Processing. This is a full-time job with the option for a four or five days schedule, including weekends.

Cheesemaking Assistant does not require prior cheesemaking experience. Full time or part time option, 3-5 days/week, including weekends.

Hourly wages on both depend on experience. Benefits include medical and vacation. Send résumé and cover letter via emailFor more information about, see the Samish Bay Creamery website.

Cheese Maker Wanted


Cascadia Creamery is seeking a new team member to assist with
cheesemaking, cheese aging and order fulfillment. This dynamic position
is active in the entire production process.  New hires will be trained
by experienced staff to successfully assume roles in cheesemaking and
affinage with other lead responsibilities in inventory management and
quality assurance.

Hours: 35-40 hours per week (flexible schedule)
Compensation: Hourly rate – Based on experience
Location: Trout Lake, WA

In addition to having a love for organic, raw, cave aged cheese,
candidates must also have:
* A high attention to detail
* Commitment to quality
* Dedication to cleanliness and sanitation
* Ability to follow detailed production and safety protocols
* Work well in a team environment with dedicated experienced staff
* Aptitude to self manage and problem-solve
* Comfort among cheese molds and microbes
* Willingness to spend long blocks of time cleaning and sanitizing equipment
* Able to lift up to 40-50 LBS
* Work on their feet throughout the day
* Experience with cheese/food production a plus.
* Comfort with production equipment and ability to trouble-shoot/fix
common mechanical issues a plus.
Job benefits include:  Flexible schedule, supplemental health plan,
weekly cheese allowance, paid time off (6 holidays, accrued sick time &

To apply:  Please send and email and cover letter to   Within your email please explain how
artisan cheese making interests you and list any previous experiences
that you have in the cheese industry and/or working in food
manufacturing.  Describe your previous experience working within dynamic
cross-functional teams.

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