Cheese is one of the most popular strains of cannabis in the world, introduced in the ’80s and living on today. In fact, growers loved this strain so much that they put a very special effort into preserving its genetics for future generations.
Just like any good, strong, pungent strains of weed, Cheese originates from a special Skunk #1 phenotype. The aroma and taste of Cheese were so distinctive that every grower who had the opportunity to encounter it wanted to get their hands on it. Finally, after a long time available only as a clone, the Dutch crossed it with a pure Afghani breed, producing the seeds available today. This means that they were able to grow the same strain with even higher yields than the original. It still retains the same distinctive taste, smell, and potency of the original strain that was loved in the ’80s.
Mixing genetics with an Afghani strain is what allowed growers to make this strain even stronger than it was originally. It also allowed growers to increase yields to bigger than they were originally, another part of the reason this strain became so popular.
Growing Cheese is a very rewarding experience, both indoors and outdoors, and it is extremely well-suited to SCROG cultivation techniques. Harvests remain generous regardless of where this UK-originating jewel is being cultivated, and the quality of its buds is astounding. Cheese Feminized plants produce elongated, beautiful, dense buds glistening with resin and trichomes. This plant is generally producing an average-sized yield and is only an average height. Sunny or Mediterranean climates are recommended for growing Cheese outdoors.
When consumed, the effects make it clear that they are one of the reasons why the strain became a favourite so quickly. It is an indica dominant high, meaning it makes the body feel extremely good. Providing a relaxing, long-lasting high, smoking Cheese turns out to also be a source of great happiness that can take you to giggle-land, or simply make you feel euphoric and joyful for hours on end! Most smokers will use this strain to chill out with friends and feel the good vibrations.
This is very much a strain of bud you can also use to chill out after a stressful day. It can very much act as a calming agent because of its high indica content. Take advantage of the medicinal benefits of this strain by smoking and chilling out to music or meditating. Although this is not very much a party strain, it is extremely good for those well-needed relaxing evenings.
Medical properties of Cheese
Even though Cheese is recommended more for recreational use, it does bring medical properties to the table. It is mostly recommended for the relief of stress and pain. It is sometimes recommended to treat insomnia, depression, and fatigue also.
How to identify Cheese
The easiest way to identify Cheese is by the trichomes on the outside of the buds. There are so many of them, and they are densely coloured white. Buds are a dark green/brown colour covered in glistening crystals.
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If you like Cheese, it's definitely worth trying out Super Cheese. For the relaxed, happy effect of Cheese, other smokers also like Northern Lights (which is another great strain for growers because of high yields). This strain is also high in indica, encouraging relaxation of the body.
Those using Cheese to wind down after a stressful day could also like Trainwreck, which has great stress-relieving properties.
Others also like any kind of Afghan Kush, and given that Afghan is one of the parents of Cheese, you'll definitely feel the resemblance between their highs.
The medical information provided above is only intended as a guideline. If you intend to use cannabis for medical purposes, you should consult a qualified physician beforehand.