Village of Imsil in Jeonbuk is about 20km apart from the urban town
of Jeonju. Cheese Village is very convenient to access and
is the origin of cheese production in Korea. Cheese Village
has been established and developed by Father Didier Serstevens (Korean
name: Jung Hwan Ji) from Belgium, Minister Sang Bong Shim, and Chief
Byung Oh Lee of Imsil.
Father Serstevens began making cheese
by raising two goats and beautifying the village by planting zelkova
trees. The village was originally called "Zelkova Village,"
but the Village Assembly finally agreed on changing the name to
"Cheese Village." Our motto is building "Cheese
Village with Beautiful Flowers and More Beautiful People."
We aim to build a society where everyone shares, collaborates,
and creates healthy food for the future of our children. Everyone
in the village keeps humble dreams and works together to create
fun experience programs. Try making tasty cheese and enjoying
exciting farm experiences at Cheese Village. Our Zelkova trees will
greet you at the gateway to the village.