Named for its sharply sour aroma, Cheese is an indica-dominant hybrid from the U.K. that has achieved widespread popularity for its unique flavor and consistent potency. With origins that stretch back to the late 1980s, Cheese is said to descend from a Skunk #1 phenotype whose pungent aroma made it stand out. Breeders like Big Buddha Seeds later introduced Afghaniindica genetics to increase Cheese’s trichomeproduction and yields. The resulting hybrid is now well-known for its relaxed, happy effects that gently ease you into a blissful state of mind.Cheese
Cheese is a popular Indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain is a with a strong umami aroma. While this flower originated in the UK, it has become a popular nausea remedy throughout the west. Easy to grow, this strain features a high THC content and promotes sleepiness.Order Here
Also known as UK Cheese this strain is a popular flower that has made its way around the world. While this flower was born and bred in the United Kingdom, the sleepy and relaxed experience this strain provides has made it popular among consumers on the West Coast of the United States.
This marijuana strain is known for producing a heavy-bodied sensation that promotes calmness and ease. The effects of this flower can take hold quickly, making it popular among those looking for quick relief. Recommended for experienced consumers, the THC content in this flower can reach up to 20 percent.
Marijuana fans can enjoy this strain in a number of different ways, including;
- Cheese Oil Pens are available from brands such as Chem-Meds
- Cheese shatter and other Cheese concentrates are also available from a number of retailers
Traits of Cheese and Seeds
The genetics of this cannabis strain are Skunk #1 and Afghani. Skunk #1 is a popular hybrid known for its pungent aroma. Afghani is a pure Indica landrace strain.The end result is a super stinking plant with high THC content. You can recognize Cheese by its signature scent. It has a distinct musky, cheesy aroma that smells a little like old socks. Though it may seem a little unpleasant, a hint of herbal sweetness adds in a true cannabis flavor.
The strain originated back in the 80s from a particularly pungent Skunk #1 plant. This Skunk was then cloned and named “Cheese”, only to be picked up by Big Buddha Seeds several years later. Big Buddha made this strain into what it is today by adding Afghani genetics to the mix. This increased both yield and trichome production, making this strain a more popular an stable choice among weed growers.Read More
A tall strain and high-yielding strain, this strain features lime-green coloration and ample trichomes. Fan leaves express hybrid traits, with thinner blades than you might expect from an Indica-dominant hybrid.
Thanks to a decently high THC level, this strain can offer effective relief for a number of medical symptoms.
- The sedative effects of the this cannabis strain may be beneficial for those with insomnia, anxiety, muscle tension, and pain that disrupts sleep
- This strain is popular among cannabis patients with mental health ailments, such as depression and chronic stress
- The ability of the this marijuana strain to increase hunger makes it valuable among those with anorexia and appetite loss
- Just watch out for a bit of a cough, as sometimes this strain can be a little harsh
The history of The cannabis strains
As cannabis breeding and cultivation have flourished, different varieties of weed have emerged. There are whole families of strains associated with a particular flavour or sensation. Kush strains tend to bring a very powerful high; Haze strains are mouthwatering and deliver an uplifting buzz; Diesel strains… actually do smell like diesel. Yet sometimes, a complex flavour is highly sought-after among true cannabis connoisseurs. If you fall into this camp, a strong, savoury flavour like the one provided by Cheese strains could be just what you’re looking for. At RQS, we offer a range of Cheese strains you can order to experience this for yourself. There is a great story behind the development of Cheese strains and the effects they are known for.
WHAT IS A CHEESE STRAIN?
Cheese is world famous, along with the strains that were used to create this hybrid cultivar. Today, there are all sorts of Cheese variants that trace back to the genetics of the original Cheese. Cheese strains are renowned for providing a spicy, savoury flavour, in contrast to the sweet, fruity, and herbal flavours found in some other strains. The terpenes of Cheese are actually quite varied, and come together to form its powerfully pungent smell. The rancid smell of octanoic acid merges with the sweet, fruity tones of methyl tert-butyl ether and ethyl methyl acetic acid. There is also isovaleric acid, combining with more foul-smelling terpenes like hexanoic acid (which smells of barnyard animals) and methyl mercaptan (which smells like rotten cabbage).
That sounds like quite the crowded and eccentric palate. Indeed, this combination of aromas is not to everyone’s taste. Yet in the same way cheese that tastes delicious can smell horrendous, Cheese strains have their appeal. There is, after all, an umami efect with Cheese strains; a sensation of a smoother taste that takes the edge off the strong aromas.
Cheese also produces many THC-potent trichomes, delivering a relaxing, blissful high. It is employed in the relief of pain, anxiety, and depression, as well as in restoring appetite. It makes sense that this specialty would become so popular. But where did it even come from in the first place?
The original Cheese strain emerged in the 1980s under mysterious circumstances. Legend has it that California cultivator Sam “the Skunkman” moved to the Netherlands to get serious about growing. He brought with him the iconic strain of his creation, Skunk #1. This became popular among Dutch cultivators because of its quick turnaround time. A recurring problem, however, was that the smell from the plants was too strong; so strong it would be hard to avoid attracting unwanted attention. When one batch of Skunk seeds found its way to the UK in 1988, something peculiar happened.
A cultivator in South East England found that the resulting plant had a distinctly cheesy stench. Noting the massive yields from this plant, they cloned it and saw its success spread throughout the UK. It proliferated at several festivals and alternative communities throughout the 1990s, becoming the strain of choice for those in the budding rave scene. Whatever happened to that batch of seeds, it resulted in creating a Cheese cannabis plant. The strength of its taste and its high led to increased demand. Today, it’s pretty common throughout the UK and in any jurisdiction where cannabis is legal.
HOW TO GROW CHEESE
If you would like to see what all the fuss is about, order some of our Cheese seeds and get growing yourself. This shouldn’t be an especially difficult plant to grow under the right conditions. It tends to result in a plentiful yield of buds with THC contents around 17%. 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 or 70–80°F.
When given enough light and room to flourish, Cheese strains can exceed 200cm in height. If growing indoors, make sure you have enough space or feel confident with training techniques to reduce height. Furthermore, you could sidestep the space issue entirely with Royal Cheese Automatic. Most Cheese strains grow bushy, so some light pruning/defoliation may be helpful to maximise bud production. Similarly, the ScrOG (screen of green) method can help optimise bud potential, which you can read all about in our guide.
RQS Cheese Cannabis Strain Collection
Cheese strains have been passed around smoke circles for decades. Enter and explore some of the cheesiest Cheese plants on the market.
ROYAL CHEESE (FAST FLOWERING)
Royal Cheese (Fast Flowering) is the kind of strain you can address as “Her Highness”. This pungent plant has been developed with the intention of spreading those classy and monarchical highs, with its cured cheese fragrances instantly entrancing the nostrils. She came into existence after an old school Skunk fell in love with Afghan plants, and the rest is history.
Indoor growers can expect this cultivar to reach approximately 150cm in stature. Outdoor growers will see their plants stretch up to 250cm, which will require string support considering the sheer weight of the buds. The flowering period lasts for approximately 6–8 weeks, however, some growers prefer to keep this variety in flowering for an additional 2 weeks to develop more pronounced effects.