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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is almost a must see and must sample visit. In my early days most cheeses were imported from Europe but over time did Kenya's dairy industry evolve and began to produce cheese which found friends and admirers not only in Kenya but the entire region. Great stuff, perhaps not as extensive and advances as a French cheesery but for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I believe this is the only artisan cheese factory in Kenya. The cheese is made with all natural ingredients in a small facility. The tour, cheese samples, wine (white or red) and lunch was beautifully presented and very good and filling. Remember this is Africa and things are done at relaxing slow pace. We were there about four hours. My... More 

Thank dvick_or
Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As avid cheese lovers we decided on going to Nairobi after seeing Brown's cheese farm. Upon arrival we were offered delicious cheese snacks and refreshments (including beer). After the our snacks and refreshments we had an interesting tour our the factory. If you are wearing sandals to the farm bring socks as you will be given rubber boots for the... More 

Thank Kara M
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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 

Thank Liam_Ragan
Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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 

Thank ladyswashbuckler
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

Thank wambui2016
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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