Sirimon Cheese was recently established as an artisan cheese studio where wholesome, natural products are created in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Clear waters from the Sirimon River are used in production of the cheese with waste water being treated and re-used on the farmlands surrounding the studio.
Nestled amongst small holders, Sirimon offers local farmers a market for their milk; and in return for the milk supply, Sirimon cheese supplies their famers with a nutrient rich feed for their cows as well as offering frequent training on best practices for livestock keeping. Sirimon Cheese has partnered with 2SCALE to provide ongoing training and technical assistance to farmers, some of whom have seen a 40% increase in milk yield as a result. They have also partnered with Bunda Cake Feeds, Sunrise Agricultural Supplies and the local community to set up an agrovet store where farmers can purchase subsidized farm inputs on credit, based on milk supply – which helps the farmers grow and develop their businesses.
The team at Sirimon cheese are consciously leaving as small a footprint on the earth as possible, working with state of the art processing machinery to ensure efficiency, consistency and hygiene.