Mmm, cheese. Tropico 5's first DLC pack is called The Big Cheese, and it involves actually making cheese in El Presidente's very own artisan factory, The Creamery. The Big Cheese is available now for $4, or free for those who pre-ordered the game via Steam or purchased a physical boxed copy.

"'The Big Cheese' DLC, available today, challenges players to create and promote an artisan cheese brand by introducing a new production chain with The Creamery: a new building that enables you to make the most of Tropico's local goats and llamas," Kalypso says in a press release. "Put on the chef's hat and face international competition in an epic quest to create the best cheese in the world!"

Update 1.04 is live today as well, enabling saves in multiplayer and squashing some bugs. We can't have bugs in the cheese factory, after all.
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Tropico 5 (The Big Cheese DLC)

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It's all About the Cheese in the First Tropico 5 DLC Pack – 'The Big Cheese' Available Now!

Plus, latest update 1.04 adds game saves to multiplayer among other fixes


Ridgewood, NJ – July 24, 2014 – Do you know El Presidente's only weakness? His penchant for a good, ripe cheese of course! While his exclusively imported French speciality cheese may bring some short lived satisfaction, El Presidente wants more! To satisfy his desire, El Presidente decided to open his very own artisan cheese factory – The Creamery – in the first DLC pack for the hugely popular Tropico 5.

'The Big Cheese' DLC, available today, challenges players to create and promote an artisan cheese brand by introducing a new production chain with The Creamery: a new building that enables you to make the most of Tropico's local goats and llamas. Put on the chef's hat and face international competition in an epic quest to create the best cheese in the world! This add-on includes: an all-new sandbox map and task, a standalone scenario including additional voiceovers, building, avatar accessory and music track!

People who pre-purchased Tropico 5 via Steam will receive 'The Big Cheese' DLC for free as part of the pre-purchase tier reward bonus. People who purchased the North American physical boxed copy will receive the DLC at no charge through the Kalypso Launcher.

In addition to 'The Big Cheese,' Tropico 5 Update 1.04 has also gone live today, adding game saves to multiplayer so you can pause and carry on those extra-long political campaigns later. Check out the change log below for a full list of bug fixes, tweaks and additions. (Please note that the multiplayer game saves update is currently at Beta stage and will be fully implemented soon.)

Download the screenshots for 'The Big Cheese' here.

Included in 'The Big Cheese' DLC:
New standalone scenario: 'The Big Cheese' - Create and promote an artisan cheese brand
New building: The Creamery – Produces cheese from milk!
New dynasty avatar accessory: The Chef's Hat
New sandbox map: Arco Iris Beneditas
New music track: 'Eclectro-Hijinx Orchestra – Amiga'

Tropico 5 – Update 1.04 features:
Multiplayer: Added save/load game feature (matches are saved to all players locally and re-synced upon load)
Multiplayer: Fixed issues with determining territory ownership
Multiplayer: Fixed some asynchronous game states
Fixed issues with some task chains
Fixed food consumption modifiers when cancelling Extra Rations edict
Fixed issues with rebuilding buildings with upgrades
Fixed rare issue causing never ending fires
Budget setting is restored for rebuilt buildings
Fixed issue with "Send Army" action for protests
Fixed a bug resulting in tanks destroying critical buildings they are not attacking
Rebalanced cooldowns of Industrialization and Urban Development edicts
Disabled radio announcements between campaign missions
Democracy constitution mode no longer prevents military coups
Coups and Uprisings no longer happen during the Colonial Era
Modernization of Coffee and Cotton Plantations, Llama Ranches now restore upgrades correctly
Various tweaks and improvements to controller input
Depleted deposits display ruin piles to signify that the location is not suitable for construction

'The Big Cheese' DLC for Tropico 5 is available to download now from Steam for $3.99. For non-Steam users, the PC version of the DLC is available via the Kalypso Launcher at: http://launcher.kalypsomedia.com/

This article was originally published on Joystiq.