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  • n. a creamy dairy product, similar to clotted cream, made in the Balkans, Turkey, the Middle East, Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, and India. It is made from the milk of water buffalos in the East or of cows in the West.


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From Turkish kaymak ("cream").


  • We discovered the spot prior to our trip on an episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, and so before we even touched down in Istanbul, I was obsessed with finding my way to the kaymak clotted cream and honey.

    Anne Peterson: Eat Your Way Through Istanbul (PHOTOS)

  • * 'Ashta is a kind of clotted cream similar to the Turkish kaymak.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • But the 16th-century English invention called clotted cream and its Turkish and Afghan relatives kaymak and qymaq remain vital traditions.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • They milk the cows and prepare products for the winter: cheese, butter and kaymak, a traditional clotted cheese.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Traditional sides are chopped fresh onion and kaymak, a thick and slightly cheesy cream ball that melts over the cevap.

    Serious Eats

  • Kaymakci Pando (Besiktas Carsisi, near the market), a tiny hole-in the-wall that serves kaymak, a clotted cream made from buffalo milk.

    NYT > Travel


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