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#1 QmAtMk

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 02:23 AM

I'm the Quality Manager at a vegan cheese manufacturer here in the USA.

 

We are cashew based, and use traditional cheesemaking techniques (culturing, aging, etc.) with a non-dairy base.  I am new to the field/position, but am a quick and thorough learner, with a scientific mind!  It's pretty much a department of n=1, but I swear I get along with others :)  After an initial jumpstart from outside consultants, revising and implementing a HACCP plan, sanitation system, PEM program, and everything else has fallen solely in my hands.  I'm ready to press on, though!

 

Working with a non-traditional product, I'm finding I have lots of questions, and have found myself searching through threads here after doing a Google search on several occasions...so I figured I might as well create an account :)

 

I hope to learn much and share what I can,

 

Matt



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 10:53 AM

Hello and welcome. Wow a big start for you, I don't envy your task ahead :) I'm old and keeping to what I know (ish)

The hunger of taking from ground up in a new industry is best kept to youngsters, my work/life balance is now more important!

I wish we could all follow the Swedish 6 hour day thing too haha



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#3 QmAtMk

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 05:42 PM

Yes, it is quite a task.  But I'm not exactly fresh out of school - I was a teacher for several years, so this has actually been the best work/life balance I've had, professionally!  I've been quite proud of myself, for maintaining good boundaries... Thanks for the kind welcome.



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 07:07 PM

Welcome to the forums Matt.

 

First time I've heard of a member from vegan cheese manufacturing, I'd sure like to taste it, I love cheese. :drool:

 

If you have questions feel free to ask.

 

Regards,

Simon


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