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Cheese in the Trap  
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Having returned to college after a year long break, Hong Sul, a hard-working over-achiever, inadvertently got on the wrong side of a suspiciously perfect senior named Yoo Jung. From then on, her life took a turn for the worse - and Sul was almost certain it was all Jung's doing. So why is he suddenly acting so friendly a year later?

Original Webtoon / English Version by Naver


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Associated Names
جبنة في المصيدة
پنیر در تله
กับดักรัก ดักหัวใจ

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.64 by LINE Webtoon (0d ago)
v.3 c.55 by Odd Squad Scanlations (5d ago)
v.2 c.63 by LINE Webtoon (7d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
Part 1: 46 Chapters + Prologue + Character Extra + Special Episode (Complete)
Part 2: 67 Chapters + Special Episode + 2 Q&A Extras (Complete)
Part 3: 94 Chapters + Prologue (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (673 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 7th 2015, 7:14am PST



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Naver Webtoon (Naver)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #90 decreased(-7)
Monthly Pos #70 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #66 decreased(-2)
6 Month Pos #53 decreased(-3)

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On 1067 wish lists
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Forum Posts
Cheese in the Trap: Who will win Hong Sul's heart?!? 52 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes ago
Speculations on Yoo Jung 269 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes ago
confession 503 days, 3 hours, 6 minutes ago
Drama? 579 days, 7 hours, 30 minutes ago
"The incident" 955 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Caityluu
February 24th, 2012, 11:14pm
Not in the comic of course, I think it is a fantastic piece of work. I'm disappointed that the translators have decided to ignore the creator's plea to NOT translate it. The same groups that grow upset their "work" is displayed on manga reader sites.

TL;DR: feel free to read the series since it's a magnificent one, but don't give the translator groups any support because of their hypocrisy.

... Last updated on February 24th, 2012, 11:22pm
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[insert cliche title - "It's AHMAZING"]   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by infinity9001
January 28th, 2012, 1:11am
Anyways, Cheese in the Trap is really one of the best josei series, actually romance series, I've read up till now. As previous reviewers have said, CITT is not a light read. It's not a melodramatic piece, but at the same time the way Soon Ki portrays her characters, you start second guessing everyone's intentions. You need to be able to read between the lines as the most important stuff isn't said, but is portrayed in the character's expressions. Most of the time I'll sit and stare at Sul's, In Ho's, or Jung's expressions for more than a couple seconds to decipher what they're thinking.

The thing I love most about CITT is Sul, the main female character. She isn't your weak, blushing, average josei/shoujo heroine who immediately falls in love with the dark, brooding male lead nor is she thick-headed. She's independent and incredibly intelligent. I love how she's always thinking and observing, rather than randomly assuming things or being completely naive about the world.

Also, each of the characters have their own role to play. Sure it takes a while for some of it to make sense to the reader since Soon Ki relies on flashbacks that aren't always told chronologically to fill in the readers on the psychological back story of everyone, but it always ties up.

But be forewarned: the romance is slow! Also, addressing some of the other reviews, the 3rd main character (In Ho) takes a little while to appear, but in the more recent chapters he's been getting a lot time (?) so his character has been developing well.

As a note to the above comment about the translations : I think I read that Soonki asked scanlators to stop scanlating since many of her page views were getting redirected to sites such as Mangafox and Webtoonlive, and webtoon authors get paid by page views (last time I heard this was the policy). However, the plug in thing that Oddsquad is doing now is great for people who don't understand korean AND it gets Soonki the pages views she needs. Also, for the translations that webtoonlive still does on the forums, the readers still do visit the actual comic, b/c it's not fun if you can't see the actual art. So it should be fine.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2012, 12:59am
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Not everyone's cup of tea   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by noobzilla
January 2nd, 2012, 1:48am
Cheese is complicated. It definitely not a light read. Many would find it too slow since they most likely expect a sweet and light romantic drama, with the focus being on Sul. Jung and In Ho. But no, this story is better than that.

If you are looking for a story that makes you think a little bit, and pay a little bit more attention Cheese is for you. Every named character in this manhwa is important, if you write them and their involvement as fillers you will miss out on a big chunk of the good stuff. They end up playing a bigger role than you think. Also I noticed that people who failed to grasp the difference between the flashbacks and the present tend to get lost really fast...

That being said, Cheese is a great series. Mature, and lacking all the cliches k-dramas and shoujo series have. Most stories have the heroine swooning over the tall, dark and supposedly evil character who will later reveal his sudden attitude change to be due to love for our heroine. But cheese is different. It keeps making you wonder whether the guy is some evil mastermind or really just innocently in love with the main character every other chapter! I really have to hand it to the author, she planned this story out well. This blog gives you a nice preview of what the manga really has to offer check it out~

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2012, 2:14am
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Going nowhere   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Mytskine
December 29th, 2011, 3:55pm
There were good ideas in this manwha. The main character is an interesting girl, though not very original. The central point is the complete change of behavior of the male lead, and that could have made a great story. Unfortunately, the author seems to lack inspiration and resort on filler chapters with no long-term plan. The 10 first chapters apart, there are more flashbacks than present time panels, and these stories of the past are sometimes contradicting a bit. It makes the story incredibly slow, and IMHO, annoying. For instance, a new character was introduced 6 or 7 chapters ago, and the author claimed it was to be a third main character: as of chapter 32, he only had two very minors scenes.

The art is quite poor (proportion mistakes, no backgrounds, wrong perspectives) but easy to follow. Some panels are really badly drawn, but overall I wasn't put off by the drawings.

I'm dropping this and I wouldn't recommend anyone to even try it: it's a trap, with only a good start and no cheese.

... Last updated on December 29th, 2011, 4:03pm
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Usually not a Web Comic fan..   
Rating: N/A
by ZL11
September 18th, 2011, 9:46pm
But this web comic was interesting. I'm glad I finally found one that didn't make my eyes bleed and think, "wow, THAT was a waste of my mortality!"

It leaves you wondering what is the deal with the Sunbae, even though you can tell something's up, is he really 'evil' underneath, or is he careless? I don't know, and that's part of what drives me. I also like the main character. Her immediate response and observation of the Sunbae was fun and interesting. Because it's through her observation (for the most part), it's hard to not have big suspicions, but that's what makes it interesting. I'm glad I decided to give it a try.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kuraiinekochan
September 4th, 2011, 1:45am
I really love the comic, i was wondering if there was any way to contact the author?? I want to let him know how much of a big fan i am and encourage him... sigh his site is all in korean and impossible to find a contact mail or anything...

... Last updated on September 4th, 2011, 1:46am
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Great Webcomic   
Rating: N/A
by AliceinAmestris
July 5th, 2011, 8:52pm
Ive never really read a webcomic before and i heard this one was good so i tryed it. I love Sul! She is so strong personality wise and spunky! The art is beautiful and i love the story line. Yoo Jung is very mysterious. i want to know more about him and what his deal is. I would reccomend everyone to read this.
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It moves too slowly for me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LovinManga
May 9th, 2011, 6:12am
It's well written but it moves too slowly for me but apparently I'm in a minority in that. I find the main female's lack of willingness to be straight forward with people in general irritating, too. For instance, why can't she just tell a guy, "I'm sorry but I can't give her phone number to you. It's not my phone number to be giving out so you're gonna have to get it on your own. If you really like her then make her like you enough to want to give it to you. End of discussion." I don't understand people/characters who are interested in a 'peaceful life'. There's no such thing to be attained. There is no such thing as a life without confrontation. Trying to avoid confrontations, which are an inevitable part of life, only assures a bigger one in the end and will only serve to make your life stressful every single day.
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Definitely read this one!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by niksiv
April 15th, 2011, 1:15am
This really opened my eyes to webcomics, it was my first time reading one and it was fabulous! I love how it's not your typical love story where the main characters love each other. The hint of mystery and even sense of uneasiness adds to the integrity of the story. And of course, the main character is a winner - portrayed in all her glory and imperfections.

In addition, the art is amazing and I am left waiting for more. Unfortunately, the author doesn't want any more unauthorised translations (cus she wants to encourage more blog views) and so we are all left in a state of suspension.

All in all, one of the best mangas/manhwas/manhuas/webcomics I have ever read!

... Last updated on July 15th, 2013, 4:13am
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Two thumbs up!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by niteangel
March 9th, 2011, 7:55pm
Really really good. It's about college students, which I love because I am one, so I can relate. Although, the social atmosphere is quite tense. As a reader, I could feel the pressure the characters were under and I end up analyzing their behavior sometimes. I really like this sort of layout where you don't have to click all the time and you can just scroll down the page. Also, the color is a nice break from the usual black and white. Story and characters are amusing and the comedy is first-rate. Two thumbs up. I hope the translators get on it... Chapters up to 36 are already out.
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