Manitoba Cheese Makers Cheesed Off

A Manitoba couple says red tape has killed 100 years of cheese history and put them near bankruptcy.

Husband and wife team Dustin Peltier and Rachel Isaak, along with Peltier’s parents Gary and Silver Peltier, say the province has blocked them at every turn as they’ve attempted to bring their traditional, Trappist-style cheese to market — withholding information, changing requirements midstream, misleading, and even laughing at them.

“We have no more funds to continue,” the couple wrote in a statement recently. “We will be moving forward with making a different version of this treasured cheese using pasteurized milk — it will not be the same. But it is the only way we can continue to honour the Brother’s (sic) legacy.”

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