Raka Cheese Celebrates 18th Year Anniversary

written by Anthony Mbugua 1st August 2019

Raka Cheese, one of Kenya’s finest cheese, on Monday, July 29th celebrated their 18th year anniversary. The cheese company, with a production base in Nyeri, was founded by Kalpa Padua and the late Rajesh (RAKA) and has grown into one of the most well-established cheese producers in the country.

The event celebrating the anniversary was held at the Westgate Pop-up Market and was hosted by media personality, Pinky Ghelani. ‘Cheese Amazing‘ was the tagline of the event, where they celebrated hard-working and committed women at the home front as well as in business. Awards were handed to various women whose efforts were recognized.

Some of the women recognized that night included KICC CEO Nana Gecaga, social media personality Foi Wambui and top leading comedienne Teacher Wanjiku. Former K24 news anchor Anjlee Gadhvi made an appearance in support of Raka Cheese’s co-founder and current director, Kalpa Padua.

Raka Cheese also recognized its staff who have been with the company and have helped establish it as the brand that it is today. Guests were treated to fine cheese, Mara Tamu rosé and red wines and some delicious bitings.

Pinky Ghelani, who runs #WhatWomenWant at the Westgate Pop-up market and one of the organizers of the Raka Cheese anniversary celebration spoke of the event saying, “The event was truly memorable as we took the opportunity to celebrate Raka Cheese’s 18 amazing years in business and appreciate 10 wonderful women who have shown courage in the face of adversity and have made huge sacrifices to improve the lives of others around them. These female heroes all embody the same qualities that Kalpa Padua, Managing Director of Raka Cheese has…and it was beautiful to be a part of such a heartwarming event. #CheeseAmazing taught us all to appreciate the value of hard work, family, and community and we honestly can’t wait for the next one.” 

There was a special performance by Daraja Band who also gave special thanks towards the end.

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