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Brown's Cheese Factory & Farm

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Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 728 999654
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Very nice and professional

We visited the farm and production facility in early May. While it’s an hours drive from Westlands... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kuttappi
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Vienna, Austria
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Only open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Although we visited on a Saturday, there was an event going on at the time, so we didn't get a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Priceless668
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Nyeri, 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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Tigoni, Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 728 999654
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the farm and production facility in early May. While it’s an hours drive from Westlands, it’s certainly worth it and the driving instructions very clear. The tour is managed professionally with clear and helpful explanations and the guide- Purity was outstanding. We visited...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we visited on a Saturday, there was an event going on at the time, so we didn't get a cheese tour. However, we were able to try some samples and we ended up buying some cheese. I've been in Kenya for over a year,...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

i was so looking forward to this & i must say that i thoroughly enjoyed myself, so did my family. we were served with whipped feta, rosemary crackers, samosa with olives, sundried tomato & blue cheese filling & fresh lemonade as starters. we were then...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Our visit to Brown's Cheese Farm was definitely a highlight on our trip to Nairobi. Surrounded by tea farms on gently rolling hills and lush flora and fauna, the farm bustles with activity on the grounds and in the factory. Monkeys chattered in the trees...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

A must do activity if you come to Nairobi. It is far away from the city center so expect a travel of at least one to one and a half hours. It would be ideal to bring your own car or a rented car rather...More

1  Thank Saima I
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I've loved Brown's cheese since we arrived in Nairobi so was excited to visit the factory and take a tour. We went with a large group that included lots of kids. It was a great photo op to see the kids dressed up in the...More

1  Thank Fantajan
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

1  Thank Talampakan
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

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
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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

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Saima I
September 14, 2017|
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Response from Andrew D | Reviewed this property |
I believe so but booking is necessary.
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aliwahab79
January 18, 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
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