Named for its sharply sour aroma, Cheese is an Indica-dominant hybrid from the U.K. comprises of 80% Indica and 20% Sativa that has achieved widespread popularity for its unique flavour and consistent potency.
ORIGIN: Cheese is a great strain that originated in the United Kingdom back to 1980s. The strain is a rare female phenotype of Skunk #1 a cross between Afghanistan (Indica), Mexico (Sativa) and Columbia (Sativa). It first appeared between 1988 and 1989 and was quickly cloned and passed on. As a female phenotype, the original strain is only available as a clone, but other breeders have imitated it in seed form by crossing a female Cheese with different Indica strains.
AROMA: As its name suggests, it has a strong cheesy, pungent skunky aroma. More of like cheddar cheese. Some strains have dank, blueberry, spicy and herbal fragrances depending upon the parent genetics.
FLAVOUR: Cheese reportedly tastes and smells like sharp cheddar. It has an addictive cheesy flavour. Most of the consumers who are cheese lovers too can have this cannabis as a bang on their taste buds.
THC: Cheese strain has a THC content that ranges between 15% and 21% which makes it a potent strain. First-timers should avoid it until they are more familiar with strains and their effects.
EFFECTS: Despite being Indica-dominant, the strain is said to hit hard and fast. Users’ first experience of increased happiness and waves of euphoria is followed by a powerful body-numbing high that leads to increased appetite. A few users report feeling more creative than lazy or tired, but the sedating Indica effect is likely to be the most powerful, resulting in a couch-lock. Facts can be summarised as relaxing, euphoric, uplift focused. Good for pain relief, sense of peace and insomnia as well.
MEDICAL BENEFITS: The strain retains the mood-elevating qualities of a Sativa and is often used by people dealing with stress and anxiety disorders. The massive body melt provides relief from chronic aches and pains. Many find it useful for the treatment of insomnia. Cheese is also often used by people who need to increase appetite. Medical marijuana practitioners recommend it for depression Muscle spasms, dysphoria, panic, bipolar, PTSD and ADHD too.
SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects include cotton mouth and bloodshot eyes. Some users report paranoia, dizziness, and increased anxiety. Rare side effects include dry eyes, sedation and headache.
HARVESTING: Cheese strains are natural growing, can make up to 2 meters in height both indoors and outdoors. When given enough light and room to flourish it can yields up to 1-3oz/ft2. Cheese strains are resilient and flower over a period of around 8–9 weeks. This strain can handle fluctuations in humidity, but make sure the temperature stays between 21–26°C and 70–80°F.
POPULAR STRAINS: Includes, Big Buddha Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chisel, Sweet Cheese, Swiss Cheese, Cheese Auto-flowering, Dairy Queen, Bubble Cheese and Pineapple Chunk. Many consider cheese to be one of the most popular strain in the cannabis for reasons of its unique flavour because it’s one of its kind.