Fidel Castro I’ll Come Out Of Hiding … For A Cheese Convention

7/6/2015 9:00 AM PDT

Fidel Castro -- I’ll Come Out Of Hiding … For A Cheese Convention

Put the rumors to rest, Fidel Castro is still alive and kicking … and all it took to get the 88-year-old dictator out of hiding was some putrefied dairy.

Castro spoke for 4 hours in Guatao, Cuba -- a little about U.S. relations,  but mostly about rotten milk with 19 other cheese connoisseurs. It was his first public appearance in over 3 months ... and, for the time being anyway, put those persistent death rumors to rest.

Nothing like stinky cheese to get El Jefe back in the limelight.