The Korean Cheese Shortage by ZenKimchi | Dec 3, 2007 | News & Media | 4 comments (..and I don’t mean the Wondergirls.) “But Asians can’t handle dairy products.” That’s a debate for a later time.Advertisement Korean pizza makers have started raising prices because China is consuming a lot more dairy–so the price of cheese is going up. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInTumblrRedditPocketPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading... Dan Gray I am going to agree with Matt on this topic, he said, “Cheese in Asia is a lie.” By that logic, the prices of cheese are being artificially inflated on something that doesn’t exist. No one in Asia knows what real cheese is- Velveeta is a delicacy here. I’m going to melt some plastic on pizza and sell it at a discount. It’ll have the same cheesy sensation. Marie Frenette While it’s true that the cheese market isn’t very developed in Asia, it’s untrue that there is only “plastic” cheese (in Korea). I can buy a variety of cheese at the grocery store here in Jeju. I expect bigger cities would have a bigger selection. I really wish people would hesitate to make broad statements about an entire continent. It’s a bit boring. EFL Geek Here is a direct link to your article and this is how you get a direct link from the KH. ZenKimchi Keep in mind that there is an actual cheese-producing region in Korea, Imsil–one of the only cheese regions in east Asia.