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Address: Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 728 999654
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Description: If you love cheese, Brown's Cheese Tasting Room is for you. We offer a...
If you love cheese, Brown's Cheese Tasting Room is for you. We offer a unique foodie experience, just west of Nairobi. Brown's has been making cheese in Kenya for over 30 years, and we now invite guests to come to our facility to see how cheese is made, sample several varieties, and enjoy a delicious lunch sourced entirely from our organic garden. A typical visit to Brown's starts with a welcome drink and snack, followed by a cheesemaking demonstration by your host. This is followed by a tour of our production facility, with the highlight visiting one of our cheese caves, and seeing thousands of cheese maturing using traditional methods. After the tour, we sit down for our cheese tasting. We know that traditionally the cheese course is served after the meal, but we're cheese people and believe it is best enjoyed with a blank palette and an empty stomach! We taste 8-10 of our handcrafted cheeses, along with homemade crackers, breads, chutneys, plus our carefully selected house wines. We finish with a seasonal light lunch, typically consisting of soups, salads, and flatbreads, followed by dessert and coffee. Kids will love exploring the garden and animals, and even milking a cow. Our tasting room is open Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays, but reservations are strictly required. Plan ahead, as Saturdays can be booked many weeks in advance. We look forward to introducing you to the wide variety of delicious cheeses crafted by Brown's.
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Lovely little hideaway.

When you need to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle that is Nairobi, head down to Browns for a lovely afternoon of wine and cheese in the garden. Beware though you need... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I found the Brown's Cheese experience to be rather over rated. the service was not very personal and the lunch was not all that great. I think my friends enjoyed the wine and cheese experience. For my family it was not worth the trip.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

When you need to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle that is Nairobi, head down to Browns for a lovely afternoon of wine and cheese in the garden. Beware though you need to book in advance so no last minute decisions! Kids will enjoy themselves too ....and learn a lot about cheese!

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place is great, just outside the city and it is lovely to go there with a group of friends. The cheeses are very good (particularly the blue cheese). Lots of opportunities for kids to play whilst the adults are eating. We had a tour before our lunch which I thought was a bit disappointing. The tour was brief and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The tour cost includes a cheese tasting and discussion of how each cheese is made and it's history. Then sit back and enjoy a sumptuous lunch in their beautiful gardens!

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Brown's is a spectacular place to visit on a Saturday. The day starts off with appetizers;grilled halloumi is to die for. The cheese tour is also really informative and the pairings offered are interesting. The highlight for me is the jams they make on site and getting to buy cheese at factory prices. I am not a fan of their... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Learned a lot about plants that protect other plants and Cheeses during our AWA visit with about 20 members. We had a lovely lunch all made with cheese product and was shown the process of making the many cheeses they make there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very clean and sanitized. PR explained on the different cheese genres making processes. later toured the small farm that supports it all. Great PR!

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Kaltenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

To learn about cheese...lets go there.....to learn cooking with cheese or how to make crackers by your self....mmmmh yummy....drive in an special cold area of Kenya an enjoy.....

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Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

SO enjoyed the tour of the cheese farm and amazing cheese tasting afterwards - it is great for families and our 3 young children loved visiting the animals and vegetable garden after the tour. Lunch was fresh from the farm - so tasty and pleasant. Just wish we could go back more often - there is a long waiting list!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Brown's is a fun and relaxing place to visit, though a little hard to find because it's not signposted (apparently intentionally). The food is tasty, fresh and home-made, with enough options for vegetarians. The staff are accommodating and helpful. We had a cancellation in our party of four, and they kindly offered to refund the missing person's deposit. The farm... More 

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