Do you like cheese? And would you like to learn how to make cheese if you have a chance? And would you like to know more about Korea’s cheese history? Because my answers for them are all yes. When you go to this theme park that is called ‘Imsil Cheese Theme Park’, you’ll be able to get the answers for them and you can also enjoy foods made of cheese. The park has a few ‘cheese experience’ centers where you can make cheese, a milk processing factory, a local specialty shop, two restaurants and a science lab for making the best cheese.
This theme park is located in Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do which is almost 3 hours away from Seoul. The Imsil Cheese Theme Park was opened in 2004 and it’s like a cheese heaven where you can learn everything about cheese and they also have the Cheese Playland where you can play with goats and some other animals. You can stroll the walkways checking out the cheese-wheel buildings and various cartoon statues. I was told that Imsil became the mecca of cheese in Korea.
You can see a very big sign of the theme park at the parking lot. It is a cheese shape.
This is the map of the theme park. It’s a shame that they don’t provide other languages.
Some spots are filled and decorated with flowers even the bridge. I think it was in front of the cheese castle. That’s what they called it, ‘Cheese Castle’, ha.
This is the photo zone with cartoon figures. I couldn’t tell what kind of cartoons they’re from though. It must be better for young children.
This display is about the process of how to make cheese from milk. It was fun and very educational.
I was amazed by the model of this because it looked very real. He’s the Belgium priest who came to Imsil and started to make his own cheese. And that was the beginning of the Korea’s cheese history.
This is the Cheese Playland and you can have fun in here with feeding the goats, sliding the slides and watching flowers.
Below is some more information about this theme park if you’re interested in visiting this place.
Address : 50, Doin 2-gil, Seongsu-myeon, Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Inquiries : 063-643-2300
Admission : Free (It costs KRW 18,000 ~ 37,000 for special experience courses.)
Operating Hours : 10:00 ~ 20:00 (Tue ~ Sun)
Homepage (Korean) : http://www.cheesepark.kr/