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Brown's Cheese Factory & Farm

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Address: Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 728 999654

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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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank hikwam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank hmansoor
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Reviewed 15 March 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 14 March 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 

2 Thank Tina O
Delta, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 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 

1 Thank AJWanderers
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited with our guest from California and had an absolutely fabulous time: -The tour was very informative & its great to know how cheese and ice-cream is made. - The welcoming snacks were delicious & refreshing! - Purity is a great, patient host & tour director. Thanks Naomi for her wonderful services too. - We ate & ate...that was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Our visit here was split into two parts. First was a tour of the cheese factory. I've never seen cheese made before so that interested me, but it was especially interesting learning about all the lengths they go to to make natural cheese. The second part was a lunch. It was in a nice garden. Extremely relaxing. Started off with... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The cheese tour is very informative and interesting, and Purity does a great job of leading you around. The setting is beautiful, amongst the tea farms of Limuru, the air is fresh. However, I have been there on 2 earlier occasions, and found the lunch to be a little disappointing. Lovely salads, but just too much salad. The napkins are... More 

Thank msafirimbili
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I visited Brown's Cheese with some guests from the UK. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and great food and wine.

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