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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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A wonderful way to spend an afternoon

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's a bit of a drive, but worth every minute and penny. You have the opportunity to watch mozzarella being made, fun photo opportunities of you and your group putting on the sanitary booties and overcoats, and a really informative tour of the cheesemaking facilities and aging rooms. Then there is the massive amount of cheese and other delicious foodstuffs... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went with my wife , we really enjoyed the atmosphere, the food ,the hospitality and the experience , It's recommended.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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