The Cheese marijuana strain is reported to have been around since the late 1980s. I first tried it in the late 90s and the first time I smelled it I knew exactly why it received the name that it did. It smelled like a pungent, funky cheese. I am not a big cheese connoisseur, so I don’t know exactly what type of cheese it smells like, but it definitely smells a lot like cheese. A musky cheese, but in a great way.
The growers that I have seen cultivate the Cheese strain have produced massive yields, but the flowers were not necessarily the prettiest. That’s not to say that the nugs were ugly. It’s just that they weren’t as frosty as other strains that I have seen my friends grow.
The taste and smell were outstanding though, and the yield was some of the greatest that I have seen. Obviously, some growers produce more than others because of their methods and skills, but everyone I know that has grown this strain has commented about its large yield compared to other strains.
Whenever I consumed the Cheese strain I was always instantly relaxed, likely because the strain is an indica-dominant hybrid. It is also a giggle-inducing strain for a lot of people. It doesn’t have the highest THC percentage, but it’s still very stoney. The Cheese strain descends from a Skunk #1 phenotype and has been bred with a number of other strains throughout the years.
Phylos Bioscience has analyzed the Cheese strain and found it to be a close genetic relative to a number of other strains, including:
- Emerald Mask
- New York City Diesel
- Bogota Cheese
Phylos gives each strain a ‘genetic novelty score’ which indicates if a strain is rare or not. Cheese received a ‘common’ designation on the spectrum. But common or not, the Cheese strain is a great option for growers and consumers. Acquiring Cheese autoflower seeds and cultivating them indoors or under the sun is very easy to do. The plants I have seen are very bushy and yield a lot of trim, in addition to buds.
If you have consumed and/or grown the Cheese marijuana strain, by all means, describe your experiences in the comments section so that others can benefit from your knowledge!