ISCO 08 Code 7513      Dairy-products makers

Lead Statement
Dairy products makers process butter and various types of cheese, cream or other dairy products.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • boiling or pasteurizing milk to achieve specified butter fat content
  • separating cream from milk and churning cream into butter;
  • dumping measured amounts of starter and other ingredients into milk;
  • curdling milk, heating curd until it reaches desired firmness, draining curd and placing cheese into moulds to press it into shape;
  • salting cheese and piercing or smearing cheese with cultured wash to develop mould growth;
  • placing and turning cheese blocks on shelves to cure cheese;
  • monitoring product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary;
  • recording amounts of ingredients used, test results, and time cycles

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Butter maker
  • Cheese maker

Excluded occupations
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Dairy products machine-operator-8160
  • Milk processing machine-operator- 8160

ISCO 88 Code(s) 7413
(NCvB; Mei 2010)