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Address: Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 728 999654
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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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can not wait to try their new cheese flavored with coffee and honey

It takes a bit planning to visit Brown's Cheese Factory for touring and tasting lunch. The whole package includes Hors d'oeuvre (mandazi filled with blue cheese) and special drink... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hacienda Heights, California
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Hacienda Heights, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes a bit planning to visit Brown's Cheese Factory for touring and tasting lunch. The whole package includes Hors d'oeuvre (mandazi filled with blue cheese) and special drink (e.g. lemon grass with ginger...). then staff Caren came to share with us the history of cheese and Brown's Cheese Factory. Care was very knowledgeable and demonstrated the process of making... More 

Thank YJC0807
Nairobi, Kenya
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set up organically and has seen organic growth producing organic cheeses, vegetables and herbs. This is a must see/vist for cheese lovers

Thank Janet G
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Brown's is a must. Located in a lush green valley about 40 mins from central Nairobi, Brown's offers tours Mon to Sat of its cheese production factory followed by cheese tasting lunches. It's an ideal afternoon out for families, couples, groups of friends or colleagues. Brown's is a fast growing business and makes some 30 varieties of... More 

Thank Alex W
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Not only cheeses are shamelessly industrial and of an extremely poor quality, but this business distorts the meaning of cheese as a cultural artifact as well as the historical artisan practices that should be responsibly preserved as a human cultural patrimony. They are not afraid of empowering Masai women with a practice that they culture lacks implementing acculturation in a... More 

2 Thank don g
Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

An unexpected gem in the heart of Kenya. Did the official tour of the cheese factory with a brilliantly informative guide and very well presented. With the accompanying lunch after presenting the cheese produced and wine to match it was an amazing experience. Very helpful and friendly staff and a set menu presented that had us rolling out of the... More 

1 Thank Theodore G
Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Great farm wonderful atmosphere and a very tasty lunch. The kids had a lovely afternoon. They milk a cow and picked some strawberrys

1 Thank reouma m
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The tour was infomative and interesting, the cheese tastings and wine pairings quite lovely. We enjoyed the lovely turn of the century home, and family atmosphere.

1 Thank Mommydoe
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.

Thank Bushra H
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!

1 Thank GlobalMsafiri
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 

Thank Louise B

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