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Sep 23, 2011 04:01 PM

Desperate Search for Water Buffalo Cream (called Kaymak or Gaimar)

Is there someone out there who has made an effort to find REAL gaimar in the States? Water buffalo only. Help me please. This is one of those important delicacies a person cannot be happy without...

The closest we've found so far:
mascarpone (too cheesy)
clotted cream (too runny)
craime fraiche (similar texture, but too sour!)

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  1. You can get it online: or check with Kosher markets along Pico Blvd. in the Beverwil area.

    1. Suggestion: try asking this on the FB page for Metro Cafe:

      I don't think Metro Cafe has it, but you might get some useful leads.

      1. I've had Kaymak at Aroma Cafe on Overland near Westside Pavilion. It's so scrumptious! They have a little deli area and sell some Bosnian delicacies and they might have it for sale.

        1. Thanks for your help, everyone! There appears to be two nearly impossible hurdles living in the U.S.: 1. pasteurization and 2. a lack of water buffalos. Sigh. I have tried the cow's milk/pasteurized kaymak/gaimar and it's still very good :)

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          1. re: sillyolesara

            Where did you find kaymak in the end? I might be able to live with cow's milk and pasteurization.

          2. Huell Howser did an episode on a herd of water buffaloes somewhere in L A county, used to produce mozarella. Anyone know if they are still around?

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            1. re: Akitist

              That would be Bubalus Bubalis Mozzarella...and unfortunately, no, they ae no longer producing.