Founded in 2014 by two American friends lamenting the lack of cheese in Laotian cuisine, this dairy farm has grown rapidly. Each buffalo is rented from local farmers, providing them with an income and the dairy with a source of milk. The Laotian diet is devoid of dairy, and curious locals began to sample some of the farm’s products – milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. Word spread quickly, and what began as a pair of odd foreigners selling foreign food exploded into a fully-fledged business. The Buffalo Dairy now supplies dairy products to local restaurants and hotels, with plans to expand internationally with support from the Chinese government and Japanese investors. Daily tours give visitors a glimpse into life on this remarkable farm, and a chance to learn its incredible story. Every tour ends with free ice cream and a chance to sample other products.