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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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Cheese Factory Tour

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

You get to visit a small craft cheese factory with a tour of the cheese making and storage. A great lunch is served with tastes of the products made there. Not just cheese! The ice cream is the best made in Kenya. You can even wander out and see some of the cows. Different and fun/

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I am a cheese lover from NYC and found this gem that satisfies my cravings for wonderful cheese. Brown's sells a wide array of cheese across Kenya and a trip to their cheese-making farm is a real treat. They provide wonderful food and drink during your visit, take you around to see where all the cheese making happens, and you... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Browns is the best locally produced cheese. The factory is a couple of hours from Nairobi. You should call ahead and book lunch. They show you the entire cheese making process.

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A wonderful lunch and informative at the same time. We were very well taken care of. The tour is truly enlightening and the setting is beautiful. We went for a walk in one of the nearby tea plantations afterwards, it is a shortish drive from Nairobi but feels like a world away.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Seven of us decided to stop by to buy some cheese as we were in the area.The drive out to Tigoni is very nice, through the green tea farms. There is a lack of proper signage to get to the place. Once there, parking was a challenge. The staff were not welcoming and told us they are about to close... More 

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Kilifi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Delicious! Coming from a French cheese lover, take it as a compliment. Perhaps bit too much salt at times, but the reblochon was just amazing!!

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