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North Korean Emmental production training reports 'not true': French college

By Mark Astley+

22-Apr-2014
Last updated on 22-Apr-2014 at 14:54 GMT

Kim Jong Un inspecting cracker production line in North Korea.
Kim Jong Un inspecting cracker production line in North Korea.

French training institute the National Dairy Industry College (ENIL) has rubbished reports it has agreed to school a North Korean delegation on the art of cheese making.

Several media outlets , citing French online publication La Lettre A, have reported that ENIL near Besancon in the east of France is planning to open its doors to three North Korean food production experts.

ENIL, which provides training in areas including food and dairy product production, has denied, despite the widespread reports, that it is preparing to welcome a cheese-hungry North Korean delegation.

“We do not have a project with North Korea,” an employee at ENIL told DairyReporter.com

“It is not true,” the employee added.

It was reported that over the course of several months, the team of North Koreans will be schooled in the art of cheese making and learn how to improve the quality of dairy production behind the Bamboo Curtain.

It was also claimed that the experts will focus on the production of Emmental, which is reportedly a favourite of North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.

The Outstanding Leader, as Kim Jong Un has been dubbed, reportedly picked up a taste for the hole-ridden Swiss cheese while studying in the European country.

Kim Jong Un, like his late father Kim Jong Il, appears to have an active interest in food production and packaging.

Since inheriting control of North Korea, King Jong Un has been pictured inspecting a number of food manufacturing lines across the secretive country.

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