Published on March 20th, 2020 | by Eleanor Russell0
Cheese Strain Review
Cheese is a potent indica-dominant hybrid strain that comes all the way from the UK. This classic strain was born back in the 1980s when an unknown breeder popped a few Skunk #1 seeds and kept this named phenotype because of its funky cheesy scent and flavor. These days, the Cheese strain is often a cross between Skunk #1 and Afghani landrace since this cross maintains the properties of the classic Cheese phenotype, but produces more THC and trichomes than the original.
Cheese takes on a classic indica-dominant appearance and grows bushy plants with broad, dark green water leaves. To encourage flower growth and trichome production, these plants must be trimmed and trained meticulously to produce high yields. The flowers are on the brighter side and tend to display lighter shades of green and yellow flowers. They contrast nicely with the vibrant mustard-yellow and orange pistils that curl out from blankets of glimmering trichomes. When dried, the yellows and greens become darker, though the flowers are still as vibrant as they come.
As you can probably imagine, Cheese has a very unique aroma that reminds you of — you guessed it — cheese! More specifically, it takes on a sharp cheddary aroma. On the nose, you can detect creamy, nutty aromas with hints of earth and warm oak wood. Cheese smells cheesy both on the plant and in the jar. The pungent aroma is sure to envelop every room it finds its way in.
Much like the aroma, the Cheese strain translates the cheesy smells into a nice cheesy flavor. Often described as funky, Cheese takes on a sharp smoked cheddar flavor on the inhale. The smoke is thick and creamy, so it feels more gentle on the throat than many other cannabis strains and isn’t as likely to make you cough like crazy. The exhale brings more subtle notes of sour chutney, almonds and char to the aftertaste, leaving you with an interesting and long-lasting cheesy impression.
While Cheese is made from two indica-dominant strains, it tends to also display sativa-like effects. Cheese promotes a bright, uplifted mental state with a hefty dose of cerebral energy making it a good option for symptom management during the daytime. However, it’s potent dose of physically relaxing indica effects make it a good choice for those who suffer from chronic pain, depression, and stress.
All in all, Cheese promotes relaxation and a blissful mindstate allowing you to go about your day and manage your symptoms with ease. If you haven’t had the chance to try this uber-popular golden oldie, be sure to grab a gram at your favorite dispensary. You won’t regret it!