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gutterman Jul 22, 2011 10:30 AM

Hi.
I am looking for jars of Cajeta caramel in the boston area. I am looking for the real goats milk caramel and not just throwing cans of sweetened condensed milk into boiling water.
does anyone have a source??

thanks
gutterman

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    Taralli Jul 22, 2011 11:18 AM

    Check out some of the places in MA on this: http://www.fattoadfarm.com/where-to-buy/

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      nsenada Jul 22, 2011 08:23 PM

      That stuff's quite good, got some as a gift from Joel's in Needham. It is also fairly easy to make, I think most TJs have the goat milk. I cut mine with some cream, to mellow the goat flavor a bit.

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        Crazy Egg Jul 23, 2011 04:53 PM

        You can find Fat Toad Farm cajeta sometime at Russo's. If you are in the Russo's nabe and cannot find it, try La Chapincita in Waltham on Moody Street. They have loads of items from Latin America and I have seen Dulce de Leche (from Argentina and Uruguay) and Cajeta.

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      Madrid Jul 22, 2011 12:08 PM

      I think I have seen some from Argentina at Capone in Somerville and Cambridge.

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        bella_sarda Jul 25, 2011 07:26 AM

        I believe that what Capone's sells is standard Dulce de Leche, made with cow's milk, but can't confirm that 100%. Yes, it is from Argentina.

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        cpingenot Jul 22, 2011 12:29 PM

        not what you're looking for, but I made some from local goat milk for the 4th of July- it was really easy, but time consuming

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          Bssimon Jul 22, 2011 08:59 PM

          I think I saw some at formaggio in the south end. I would call them to confirm.

          1. paulj Jul 22, 2011 09:58 PM

            Are there any Latino/Mexican groceries around you? I've even seen bottles of Coronado cajeta in the food section of a regular Walmart
            http://www.mexgrocer.com/4601.html

            Dulce from Argentina is probably made from cows milk. Mexico is the main source of the goat milk version. In fact, cajeta, meaning 'little box', is a specifically Mexican term.

            In my experience cajeta, at least in bottles like this, is thinner than Dulce de Leche that is made in the can (I've been buying the premade Dulce). One is squeezable, the other has to be spread.

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              Pegmeister Jul 23, 2011 01:18 PM

              I purchase it on-line at mexgrocer. In fact, I just took a cocoflan out of the oven and drizzled it with the caramel, good stuff!

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              1. re: Pegmeister
                paulj Jul 23, 2011 01:22 PM

                You were seeking this last year
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/736924

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                  Pegmeister Jul 23, 2011 01:37 PM

                  True, I was and I found it on-line at Mexgrocer. I was just sharing my find, you'll probably notice that I'm not the orignal poster on this thread.

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                    gutterman Jul 25, 2011 06:29 AM

                    thanks !
                    I oreder some from mexgrocer.

                    gutterman

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