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South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« on: July 05, 2018, 05:04:56 pm »



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Than Nienh News Vietnam

Demand for cheese is on the rise in South Korea

Demand has doubled to more than 117000 tonnes a year

Annual imports are now worth more than $500 M
Catch my drift?


Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 06:49:15 pm »
What Koreans call cheese is not real cheese. Let it rot in cave for a year and then we can talk.


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 06:58:58 pm »
"cheese"


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 07:01:43 pm »
What Koreans call cheese is not real cheese. Let it rot in cave for a year and then we can talk.

It’s much like “American Processed Cheese”, but not the name brand kind.


Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 07:34:58 pm »
Gotta start somewhere.  :undecided: For everyday cooking purposes, I don’t feel too limited in my cheese selection these days. And cream cheese is now stocked at most major supermarkets now, a welcome change from my typical morning’s peanut butter spread~


Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 08:02:10 pm »
Seems like cheese is freaking expensive here compared to the West.


Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 05:36:30 am »
How to make a news story about Koreans:

"All Koreans everywhere are doing the same thing at the same time. Sparkling!"

Pulitzer Prize, please.
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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 06:05:04 am »
How to make a news story about Koreans:

"All Koreans everywhere are doing the same thing at the same time. Sparkling!"

Pulitzer Prize, please.

Why the sparkling?


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 07:49:14 am »
Seems like cheese is freaking expensive here compared to the West.

Sadly, I find a lot of the prices for 'real' cheese here sometimes are quite similar to prices I would pay for cheese in Canada... food can be quite pricey in Canada.

On the bright side, not necessarily what would maybe qualify as 'cheese', but my Emart now regularly stocks cottage cheese! Oh happy day!


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 08:06:57 am »
Yeah the cheese and butter made in Korea tastes terrible. Not sure how they can f- it up, but they have.

Emart used to carry a really good extra sharp cheddar from England, then when the peacock brand came out and had a cheese product they stopped carrying it.


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 08:15:18 am »
Yeah the cheese and butter made in Korea tastes terrible. Not sure how they can f- it up, but they have.

Emart used to carry a really good extra sharp cheddar from England, then when the peacock brand came out and had a cheese product they stopped carrying it.
Cathedral, yeah. Haven't seen it in years now though. It was cheaper in emart than back in England, too!


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 08:27:00 am »
Emart used to carry a really good extra sharp cheddar from England, then when the peacock brand came out and had a cheese product they stopped carrying it.

Emart has this one...



Which can sometimes be as low as 6000 won but usually around the 9900 won mark. 

The one bonus about having Peacock stuff is their yoghurt is unsweetened.  Emart has the Waitrose stuff too, which is nice.

Yeah thats the one, but my local Efart doesn't carry it anymore. Maybe I'll try their website.

** And coupang for the win! http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/48617908?itemId=171861483&vendorItemId=3411956755&q=cheddar+cheese&itemsCount=36&searchId=6b8baa5e6ee746f6a2b0c54008fbb589&rank=19
« Last Edit: July 06, 2018, 08:39:25 am by thunderlips »


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 08:30:06 am »
As someone that doesn't like cheese I'm horrified  :laugh:

Seriously though, 3 of my lunches this week contained something with cheese. The kids regularly get cheese strings instead of milk. Does Korea really want to go this way? Smother something in cheese and call it a meal?

Waiting for the incoming hate  8)


Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 08:34:25 am »
my friend's wife, a korean, told us that koreans can't tell the difference between different cheeses.  he went out and bought a bunch of different types of cheeses for a blind fold test.  she failed miserably iirc.  i think she even had a hard time pointing out mozzarella, which should be the easiest one to pick. 

i love cheese.  over the last few years, i've seen lots of different cheeses in korea.  shit is expensive though.  prices have gotten cheaper on some varieties like cheddar.  i was at costco and one of the sample ladies was given out some cheese slices.  people were lining up for that and most of them bought a package after they taste tested. 

also, sour cream.  love that i can find sour cream now.  thank you dairy moo moo god


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2018, 08:44:13 am »
Everyone in this thread.

The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2018, 08:47:57 am »
This one also used to be carried at some Korean grocers but it has long since disappeared from the shelves:



Not sure what that's about.

There are places to find some local cottage-industry pungent goat cheese, but you probably wouldn't be able to find it at any of the Marts.

It is funny that the complaint I often hear about cheese that's not mozzarella is that it's "too salty". Are you kidding me? Korean food is by far the saltiest I've ever tasted. My FIL seems to think cheese is salty and therefore anju and therefore must be served stand-alone with alcohol, and then of course it might taste too salty.


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 08:48:35 am »
As someone that doesn't like cheese I'm horrified  :laugh:

Seriously though, 3 of my lunches this week contained something with cheese. The kids regularly get cheese strings instead of milk. Does Korea really want to go this way? Smother something in cheese and call it a meal?

Waiting for the incoming hate  8)

I don't like cheese myself! The only time I eat cheese is if it is incredibly melted and hot. Cold cheese will make me gag, and maybe vomit, from the taste. :p


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2018, 08:52:55 am »
Yeah the cheese and butter made in Korea tastes terrible. Not sure how they can f- it up, but they have.

Emart used to carry a really good extra sharp cheddar from England, then when the peacock brand came out and had a cheese product they stopped carrying it.

I still buy the Peacock cheddar on the occasion that I need a cheese fix but it's such a small amount of cheese. Four slices of cheese on toast and it's gone!


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2018, 08:55:35 am »
Emart used to carry a really good extra sharp cheddar from England, then when the peacock brand came out and had a cheese product they stopped carrying it.

Emart has this one...



Which can sometimes be as low as 6000 won but usually around the 9900 won mark. 

The one bonus about having Peacock stuff is their yoghurt is unsweetened.  Emart has the Waitrose stuff too, which is nice.

Yeah thats the one, but my local Efart doesn't carry it anymore. Maybe I'll try their website.

** And coupang for the win! http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/48617908?itemId=171861483&vendorItemId=3411956755&q=cheddar+cheese&itemsCount=36&searchId=6b8baa5e6ee746f6a2b0c54008fbb589&rank=19

Oh, in the 체다 section, I see some Red Leicester for 7,900. Tempting, tempting!


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Re: South Koreans develop a taste for cheese
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2018, 09:02:30 am »
http://www.cheesequeen.co.kr/ has a decent selection. not used it yet, though