Cheese, also known as U.K. Cheese, is a popular strain that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It is a hybrid that is a cross of Skunk #1 and Afghani. It has a trademark musky cheese aroma that is used for breeding all sorts of cheese strains. It is indica dominant but definitely has a quick sativa like head rush. These big beautiful buds with light hues of purple will leave you with a severe case of couch lock. Cheese is great for treating pain and is also known to increase appetite.
What is Cheese?
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 Afghani indica genetics to increase Cheese’s trichome production and yields. The resulting hybrid is now well-known for its relaxed, happy effects that gently ease you into a blissful state of mind.
The Cheese strain is reportedly a phenotype of Skunk #1, a strain created by Sam “The Skunkman,” who brought it over from California to the Netherlands. From there, the Indica-dominant Cheese was bred and given notoriety in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. Given the name “Cheese” as a signifier of its strong, cheddar-like flavor and aroma, the clone-only female is reported to have been crossed with Indica strains by several underground UK breeders for the proliferation of Cheese seeds.
Cheese is reported to grow tall, producing high yields over the span of a 56-70 day flowering period. Easy to grow both in- and outdoors, Cheese is a strain also resistant to mold, mildew, and pests. Big Buddha Seeds’ Cheese strain, which is crossed with a pure-bred Afghani strain, won 1st Place in the Indica category at the 2006 High Times Cannabis Cup.