In Summary
  • When you get there, you will be greeted by the staff, who will give you the guidelines you need before going on a tour of the factory.
  • It's best to wear boots or waterproof shoes, not just because it is cold, but also because if not, you'll have to put on shoe covers as you walk through the factories.

Honestly, it's almost too cold to leave your house with this weather. With that said, let me explain how I ended up in Tigoni on a cold, cloudy afternoon.

If you like dairy, and are not lactose intolerant, then you know something about cheese and ice cream. If you really like cheese and ice cream as a staple in your household, then you have definitely tasted Brown's Cheese at some point in your life.

Or at least, Delia's ice cream (made of only 5 or so ingredients, and super good for your body, sans emulsifiers et al or any of that other stuff that you can't pronounce on the outside of your regular ice cream tin).

That good good gouda. PHOTO| ABIGAIL ARUNGA

That good good gouda. PHOTO| ABIGAIL ARUNGA

GOOD STUFF

There aren't a lot of ice cream brands I will willingly shell money out for, because it feels like I'm just shovelling sugar into my system.

When I do buy ice cream, it's Delia's, for the very reason that I know I'm not just putting completely unhealthy stuff into my body.

Yes, it's sugar, but at least it's natural sugar, with no preservatives, and flavour that actually tastes like what it is says on the labelling.

Also, I've been to the factory where they make the ice cream and cheese. What I'm saying is, I trust Brown's to give me the good stuff.

The setup for the cheese plate tasting. We had to move inside when it started raining. PHOTO| ABIGAIL ARUNGA

The setup for the cheese plate tasting. We had to move inside when it started raining. PHOTO| ABIGAIL ARUNGA


Going to the farm for a farm visit is one of those things that everyone says they want to do, but for some reason, never seem to get around to. And so by the time we decided to go, it was a pretty big bunch of people. You have to schedule when you want to go quite early in advance.

The visits get booked very fast. You can be a few as two people and as many as 12. The pin is quite accurate; I just wish there was a little more signage on the road.

The drive in itself is almost enough to make you full. Nothing quite compares to the rolling hills of abundance in Tigoni. You'll freeze your ass off, but at least you'll be looking at beautiful things while doing it.

FACTORY TOUR

When you get there, you will be greeted by the staff, who will give you the guidelines you need before going on a tour of the factory.

It's best to wear boots or waterproof shoes, not just because it is cold, but also because if not, you'll have to put on shoe covers as you walk through the factories.

And, you will need a hairnet as well, because no one wants to be eating cheese with someone's random hair in it.

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