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Brown's Cheese Factory & Farm

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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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Our visit was meant to take care of a day during the holiday and clear one item off our to do lists. However, it ended up being the highlight of the children's holiday. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit was meant to take care of a day during the holiday and clear one item off our to do lists. However, it ended up being the highlight of the children's holiday. Our welcome stated with rhubarb juice and lemonade, followed by cheese samosas. Once the rest of the group joined in we proceeded with the factory visit where... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

The tour was very interesting and informative, not to mention entertaining for children. The lunch was well prepared and the food delicious. Sampling of cheeses was wonderful and being able to buy on the spot essential. Great staff, well prepared and very attentive. Great packing for the road.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Going here was my favourite day out of my Nairobi trip. The food was outstanding. Note that you get a generous serving of cheese and bread/crackers before lunch and will get extremely full so maybe don't have breakfast before coming! It was also very interesting to hear how cheese is made and it explains why overall cheese isn't cheap.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

What a treat. The nearby countryside is green and lush with rolling hills and tea plantations, and the farm is beautiful. The tour was very interesting and the cheese and lunch delicious. We learned a great deal about how cheese is made in a relaxing and wonderful setting. What a great family business.

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Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Learn about cheese making, enjoy delicious lunch, take a farm tour and know how to milk cows. The experience was authentic and fascinating.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A group of friends and I enjoyed ourselves on the cheese tour, learning all about the cheese making process. Our hostess was great and answered many questions! Adults and kids had a great time. After the tour we enjoyed our cheese plate, followed by a delicious lunch. You can explore more of the farm and even milk a cow. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I had a wonderful time at Browns cheese on saturday! I had been wanting to go there for quite a while, and so when I did, I was more than happy to see that my expectations were surpassed. We (Baiskeli Adventures) spent the morning cycling through beautiful Tigoni until we finally arrived at Browns only to be met with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My husband insisted on stopping here to get some cheese. Definitely... you will not regret it! Great place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Find out everything there is to know about cheese making in Kenya on one of the unique Brown's Cheese tours. The house and the factory are all one building and the layout and the general setup are aesthetically pleasing and practical at the same time. Book early as this place is in high demand.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We visited for a factory tour, it was amazing to understand not only the cheese making process, that the history of this factory. The cheeses are the best locally made, vegeterian and natural. They also have the most natural, low sugar ice creams! The lunch after the tour was splendid, better than we expected. We later got to milk the... More 

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