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Brown's Cheese Factory & Farm

#12 of 124 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 728 999654
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Definitely not cheesy

This was a simply fantastic experience based around visiting the small factory farm to see how... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew D
Tenterden, United Kingdom
via mobile
For the love of Fromage !!!!!

If you are the lover of cheese and all things related to cheese then this is the place to go for a... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Sunny B
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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%
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Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 728 999654
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 19 April 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

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 17 April 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...More

Thank Armando A
Reviewed 17 April 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...More

Thank hmansoor
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
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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
Gladys M
19 October 2016|
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Response from MwemaAfricaSafaris | Reviewed this property |
Call to enquire about space availability first. The lady will also give you directions.
Wilson M
3 March 2016|
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Response from AndrewS_Browns | Property representative |
Hi Wilson. Our adult rate is 4,000 Kshs per person. This includes welcome drinks and canapes, a cheesemaking demo, factory tour, a formal cheese tasting (8~10 cheeses), garden lunch and dessert. Wine and beer are included... More