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Brown's Cheese Factory & Farm

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Address: Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
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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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The loveliest afternoon out in/around Nairobi

A trip to Brown's is an excellent way to spend an afternoon. We're not big on organised tours but the visit to the cheese factory is genuinely really interesting (and short enough... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A trip to Brown's is an excellent way to spend an afternoon. We're not big on organised tours but the visit to the cheese factory is genuinely really interesting (and short enough to satisfy those with a limited attention span). Food was brilliant, wine was great by Nairobi standards, Purity is an excellent host. The drive there was scenic and... More 

Thank travellerERH
Dortmund, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour through the cheese production and garden could have been way longer (it took around 20 minutes), it was very interesting, but unfortunately a little crowded (20 people). More time for questions, a little less hectic and more elaborate explanations would have been great. The food itself was delicious. Really! Everything! It started with a plate of 10 cheeses,... More 

Thank Smaddl
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

although we visited on a rainy day this did not detract from the experience. it was informative, interesting the cheese tasting an enjoyable experience and the lunch absolutely delicious with plenty of wine to wash it down. Definitely a must do.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

make sure you leave enough time to get there as it is 1) far out and 2) nairobi traffic is not to be underestimated. then go. not only is it a hugely unusual project that has grown and grown, but ethically, and in every way the Farm and factory and Family are doing good work. the grounds are beautiful and... More 

Thank mrsP7741
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

Taste Kenya's finest specialty cheeses and a sumptuous lunch with a variety of homemade bread, jams and chutneys and salads --all homegrown and organic

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Must do activity. Combine it with a bike ride or run around the tea farms and it's the perfect day (and a good way to burn off all the delicious cheese you'll try). TO THE BROWN'S CHEESE FACTORY: Everything was great, the only downside was to see the tremendous amounts of water being wasted during the process. Please try to... More 

Thank Armando A
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

This was the best experience on this trip, the browns cheese factory was a wonderful experience,the staff is so hospitable, the house and factory are adjacent and it was a lovely place, the lunch setting and food was amazing, If you are in Nairobi you shouldnt miss this

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

If you want to know how cheese is made, this is the place for you! A wide selection of cheese products, which are very good! Also lunch is served in a beautiful garden! I highly recommend for the cheese lovers!

Thank Mikey C
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

They have good cheese that i must confess but i went there with my pal to buy some cheese and we had the distinct impression that the owner did not welcome locals. For the entire time we were shopping he hovered around until we got back into the car. My friend felt very racially profiled. We got the impression that... More 

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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

We booked the "Afternoon at the Farm" option with 4 adults and 2 preschoolers. I recommend it to anyone. A wonderful tour of the cheese plant and then a cheese tasting. Followed by a full lunch!! And then ice cream-possibly the richest, creamiest ice cream I have ever tasted. The grandchildren can't wait for the end of the tour when... More 

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