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Brown's Cheese Factory & Farm

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Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 728 999654
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Yummy lunch

an informative tour and a fabulous lunch on the lawn. Many samples of cheeses and wine, buffet... read more

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Santa Rosa, California
Great lunch

I went to the cheese factory after months of planning. Saturday lunch reservations are very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nairobi, Kenya
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 728 999654
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Reviewed 1 week ago

an informative tour and a fabulous lunch on the lawn. Many samples of cheeses and wine, buffet lunch in abundance, very friendly people.

Thank lsbrun
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the cheese factory after months of planning. Saturday lunch reservations are very difficult to come by and need to be made weeks in advance. We started with a snack, after which we were taken on a tour of the factory. You will...More

Thank Talampakan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent afternoon spent in this cheese factory in the hills nearby Limuru Town. Extremely friendly staff / dogs welcome you with a warm smile / tail wag. Insightful tour around the manufacturing areas, very knowledgeable guides. Best part, obviously, was sampling all the different types...More

Thank Christoph S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The cheese industry is small but thriving in Kenya. Here you will appreciate the work and variety of cheeses being produced by small scale industries like the Browns. Lunch is amazing on the lawn of their house. Well worth a visit but requires advance booking...More

Thank _shivona_tavares
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This was a simply fantastic experience based around visiting the small factory farm to see how cheeses such as cheddar, Gouda and Parmesan are made and stored. Followed by a generous lunch tasting various cheeses with tasting notes and supporting jams and relish. Good white...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

If you are the lover of cheese and all things related to cheese then this is the place to go for a lovely tour and a superb lunch, but you must like salad that is all grown on the farm. Purity and her team are...More

Thank Sunny B
Reviewed 27 May 2017

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...More

Thank travellerERH
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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....More

Thank Smaddl
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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.

Thank raykay82
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

Thank mrsP7741
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Saima I
14 September 2017|
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Response from Andrew D | Reviewed this property |
I believe so but booking is necessary.
19 January 2017|
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Response from AndrewS_Browns | Property representative |
Hi, this is Andy from Brown's. The MwemaAfrica response above is accurate. 3,000 KSh/adult without alcohol, 1500/teen, and 500/child age 5-12. Reservations are required, and Saturdays are booked well in advance. Hope to... More