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“Great cheese, nice area outskirts of nairobi”

Brown's Cheese Factory & Farm
Ranked #9 of 129 things to do in Nairobi
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 30, 2012

This is a nice outing not far from Nairobi on a good road. The surrounding area is lovely with tea and flower farms. Cheese variety is good and tastes wonderful. Nice for a family visit.

3  Thank v s
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Mrs. Brown started making cheese because she couldn't buy what she wanted. It sort of got out of hand. I don't know how many different kinds of cheeses they make at Browns, but they claim it's more than any other cheese maker in the world.

Some of them are very good. The cheese plate they put together for the brunch is really interesting and very tasty. And its a good lunch, and the wine flows liberally.

The tour could be more informative, it just depends how interested you are in cheese making.

It's a nice thing to do on a lazy weekend. The Limuru Highlands around Tigoni, where Browns is located, is a very pretty place. It's about a 30 minute drive out of Nairobi.

3  Thank onowhereman
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

We had a great tour; learned a lot about the process of making cheese, and then enjoyed a delicious lunch, which, of course, included cheeses.

1  Thank Chet C
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

The tour here is highly personalized, the cheese is delicious, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Definitely a great afternoon just outside Nairobi - perfect for visitors!

3  Thank Cassie S
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Everyone enjoyed it - Grandparents and kids alike!

Thank KenyaQT
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