Profession dairy products maker

Dairy products makers artisanally process raw milk to make dairy products such as butter, cheese, cream and milk.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Dairy products

    Variety of products deriving from dairy products such as milk, butter, cheese, and evaporated milk in liquid, solid or powdered form.

  • Food labels

    The utility of food labels; their meaning and role in encouraging a healthful diet.

  • Legislation about animal origin products

    The applicable legal rules on temperature, waste materials, traceability, labelling, trading, and the transport of animal origin products. 

  • Dairy manufacturing specifications

    Specifications, regulations and standards to be followed in the field of dairy manufacturing. Safety of products from raw materials through to packaged state.

  • Food safety principles

    Scientific background of food safety which includes preparation, handling, and storage of food to minimise the risk of foodborne illness and other health hazards.

Skills

  • Comply with food safety and hygiene

    Respect optimal food safety and hygiene during preparation, manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution and delivery of food products.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

    Ensure a clean working space according to hygienic standards in the food processing industry.

  • Perform sensory evaluation

    Evaluating the quality of a given type of food or beverage based on its appearance, smell, taste, aroma, and others. Suggest possible improvements and comparisons with other products.

  • Select adequate packaging for food products

    Choose the appropriate packages for food products taking into account attractiveness and suitability of the package. Use proper packaging for sending it safely and at a reasonable cost. Have awareness that packaging can also influence the product characteristics such as shape, weight or solidity. Balance out various aspects such as cost, attractivity and compliance with regulations and environment protection.

  • Tend dairy processing machines

    Operate machines to process milk and other dairy products.

  • Administer ingredients in food production

    Ngredients to be added and the required amounts according to the recipe and the way those ingredients are to be administered.

  • Clean food and beverage machinery

    Clean machinery used for food or beverage production processes. Prepare the appropriate solutions for cleaning. Prepare all parts and assure that they are clean enough to avoid deviation or errors in the production process.

  • Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages

    Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.

Optional knowledge and skills

variety of cheese microbiology of fresh milk check bottles for packaging fermentation processes of food dispose food waste execute chilling processes to food products collect samples for analysis administer lactic ferment cultures to manufacturing products label foodstuffs operate pasteurisation processes ripening of cheese perform curd processing of cheese analyse characteristics of food products at reception carry out cheese production curdling of cheese