Written August 13 2015
Special to The Globe and Mail
In 2013, Ontario’s Margaret Peters Morris woke the world to Canadian cheese when her aged Lankaaster won Supreme Global Champion at the Global Cheese Awards. This month her Celtic Blue Reserve stormed the 2015 American Cheese Society Awards to emerge as the best in show winner among 1,779 entries in 109 categories
It’s the first time in the 30-year history of the esteemed ACS competition that best in show has gone to a Canadian cheese. While the win at the Global Cheese Awards carries prestige (the competition includes such classics as Parmigiano-Reggiano), in North America the Society awards are the Oscars of the cheese world. A Canadian cheese taking top prize is like a foreign film winning Best Picture.