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Brown's Cheese Factory & Farm

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Address: Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
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+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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Cheese lover's paradise

This is by far the best tour I've been on in Kenya, and is something I make sure to do every time I'm back in the country. If it's your first time going, I'd highly recommend the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the best tour I've been on in Kenya, and is something I make sure to do every time I'm back in the country. If it's your first time going, I'd highly recommend the tour. They take you on a walk through the factory, and explain to you the cheese making process, and why it is that... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'll start with the fact that I had wanted to go to Brown's for a while, so I was quite excited. My first disappointment was how slippery and wet the factory was, I almost fell a few times and my feet were soaked by the end of the tour. The food was also quite disappointing dry lemony chicken and a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We love Brown's cheese so it was really fun to visit the factory, see how everything is made and then get to have a lovely lunch afterward. Don't miss the walk through the farm to see all of the neat projects that they have going on. Such a lovely break from Nairobi! Book far in advance to be sure to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Oh my, lovely place it was. Serene, quiet, breezy and green We had a tour of the factory (very clean btw). We then had cheese tasting paired with wine, then a Greek farm lunch (yum) and for dessert delia's ice cream (heavenly). The host purity was quite awesome (kudos). Will definitely be back

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Thank wambui2016
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We arrive from Nairobi abt 1 h to the farm , must be very careful with the direction , you can easily get lost . The hostes of the farm is a very nice young lady , wich will invite you inside , serve you a drink of your choice , give some snacks as you wait for every to... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 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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