Our Lubborn Creamery

In 2021, our Somerset cheese business celebrates 40 years of cheesemaking history. We were the first British creamery to master the art of making soft mould brie-style cheeses and we use dedicated local farms to source milk from the West Country to guarantee the highest quality and freshness.

Award-Winning Products Made By Expert Staff

Our passionate and hard-working Lubborn team manufactures our award-winning brie, camembert and goat’s cheese, marketed under the Cricket St. Thomas & Capricorn brands as well as retailer own brand.

We regularly win awards such as Nantwich International Cheese Awards, Great Taste Awards, Craft Guild of Chefs (within Foodservice) and regionally at shows like the Bath & West show for the quality of our products.

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Seasonal Vacancies

Join our team and help us make and pack our beautiful cheese for Christmas.

We currently have temporary vacancies within our production and packing teams throughout October, November and December.

🧀 We offer fantastic hourly rates–earn from £376 per week.

🧀 Earn from £9.91 -£10.16 per hour as standard.

🧀 Enhanced rates for weekends (Saturdays 1.25x, Sundays 1.5x) and overtime (2x).

🧀 £250 retention bonus after six weeks of continuous service.

🧀 Shared transport is available.

🧀 Potential opportunity for roles to be made permanent.

How To Apply For Our Seasonal Vacancies

These are short-term agency positions. To apply, please register with the partner recruitment agency local to you.

For those living in the Yeovil area, please apply via Smart Recruitment Solutions:


For those living in the Chard area, please apply via Staffline:


For those living in the Taunton area, please apply via Best Connection:


For those living in the Honiton area, please apply via Gap Personnel:

Permanent Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for Cheese Packers and Cheesemaking Technicians to join our passionate and hard-working team.

Interested? Then please forward your CV or application letter by post to: The HR Manager, Lubborn Cheese Ltd., 1 Manor Farm Cottages, Cricket St Thomas, Chard TA20 4BZ or by email to: lubborn.recruitment@lactalis.co.uk 

Earn from £375/week as a Cheese Packer.

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With the opportunity to earn £555* per week with overtime (48hr week). *Illustrative example.


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Earn from £425/week as a Cheesemaking Technician.


With the opportunity to earn £599* per week with overtime (48hr week). *Illustrative example.


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Here’s A Guide To The Premium Hourly Rates On Offer For Permanent Staff

Standard Rate Per Hour Saturday Rate Per Hour Sunday Rate Per Hour Overtime Rate Per Hour Standard Week Working A 48 Hour Week*
Cheese Packer £9.91 £12.39 £14.87 £19.82 £376.58 £554.96
Cheesemaking Technician £10.69 £13.36 £16.04 £21.38 £427.60 £598.64
Senior Cheesemaking Technician £11.50 £14.38 £17.25 £23.00 £460 £644
* illustrative example of weekly earnings with allowance for overtime

Why Work For Us At The Lubborn Creamery?

Working for us in Lubborn, Somerset you will have the unique opportunity to be part of a group that both celebrates and upholds local artisan cheesemaking traditions (the Lactalis Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of Protected Designation of Origin or PDO and raw milk cheeses) with the secure backing of a global group that can offer exciting career prospects to the right candidates.

Our 80-strong business, which is based in Manor Farm Cottages in Cricket St. Thomas is in an enviable, idyllic location. We also provide a comprehensive training programme, career progression opportunities, as well as an attractive benefits package which includes:

  • Premium hourly and overtime rates
  • Up to 6% bonus
  • 34 days holiday
  • A Salary Sacrifice pensions scheme
  • Perkbox
  • A monthly lottery of gift vouchers
  • Love cheese? Then you’ll also enjoy our cheese samples!