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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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I wish I was a mouse!!!

We went for a friends birthday and had a fantastic time, being shown around the factory and the farm. It was interesting comparing how cheeses are made here and in the UK. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went for a friends birthday and had a fantastic time, being shown around the factory and the farm. It was interesting comparing how cheeses are made here and in the UK. The meal was a selection of different cheeses with the crackers. Very filling but not suitable if you don't like cheese :( Which luckily the party did and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

One of the best trips out of Nairobi. You have to book well in advance and they have a minimum numbers for your party, so get your friends together. Brown's Cheese farm is situated about 45 minutes out of Nairobi in rolling hills of Lamuru. You drive through tea estates en-route so a great idea if you have visitors from... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were in the Tigoni area and called Sun Power Products Ltd (commonly known as Brown's Cheese) to ask if we could stop by to buy some cheese on Wednesday 23rd Dec.The tours we learnt were closed until 2015.The 3 of us arrived shortly thereafter and their staff welcomed us only for some strange white man (we later learned was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Brown's cheeses are the best local cheeses and they now have a great many to choose from. Quality wise, I cannot fault them, they take great care and obviously put a lot of love into their work. Also available are dips and cream cheeses and they never fail to surprise you whenever there is a fair. Friendly and polite as... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We came here with a group of friends recently for a tour of the factory and a delicious lunch outdoors on the grounds. We were welcomed with a cool drink of fresh ginger lemon-grass tea (out-of-this world good) and then quickly split up into two groups for the tour. We were instructed to leave our bags and camera behind for... More 

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Nairobi
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visited Browns on Saturday 6th Sept only contacted them on the Wednesday 3rd we were able to join a group as their was only 3of us and minimum requirement is 6 in a party..The directions to Browns were very clear and easy to follow,on arrival we were given a drink of wine,beer or homemade lemonade(which was delicious ).staff very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My son (12 yewars old) and I went to Brown's in April for the cheese factory tour and lunch. We arrived about 30 minutes early, and the staff were wonderful, suggesting a walk on the nature trail or a drink on the patio while we waited. After canapes and drinks, we received the lesson on how cheese is made, changed... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A vist to Browns is a treat in many ways. I was with a group and we had a wonderful lunch out on the grounds after touring the pretty farm and interesting cheese factory. I love what the very involved owner is doing there and appreciate her striving to produce an excellent product.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Getting a booking for their lunch tour had been quite difficult over the past few months. They have recently engaged a new Sales & P.R. Manager, who we thought was fantastic! She was quick to respond and was very clear about booking conditions etc. The lunch itself was okay, not worth the amount they asked for. We've been to many... More 

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Galax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

After listening to friends RAVE about the Factory and farm, and after enjoying Brown's Cheese at local markets and fairs, I created a group of seven adventurous individuals and spent an afternoon enjoying Brown's hospitality and cheese. Scheduling was easy via SMS (email didn't get a response) but it's best to try and go on a weekday. Weekends were booked... More 

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