The history of Cheese 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 effect 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?
WHERE DID CHEESE COME FROM?
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.
Cheese strains have a distinctive taste and aroma, emerging from a unique history that is still partly obscured in mystery.
Cheese cannabis strain
Cheese is one of the greats it’s a versatile strain and the smell is of stinky cheese! The high zaps you at first with a energy spike, then relaxes you about 20 minutes later. Hard to find good potent cheese strains these days. Overall this is a great bud to just chill and game with or to have a toke before a walk. Dont try to hide this bud without a container cause it reeks!🔥🔥🔥
smells like cheesies in a bag sitting in the sun. Quite odd. it tastes good though not like cheese. definitely makes me feel more stoned in the temple region of the head. kinda upper front part of the temple.The Buds are a bit dense and it busts up nice and rolls good. not too sticky but still got some good stick to it. calming effect i notice and started talking about philosophical things. i like it.
I love cheese strains. Smell is amazing and overall just a very good weed. Down where i live in Canada ( Nova Scotia) Halifax/Dartmouth , i can get a OZ delieved to me for 99$ per OZ . Were the home of the 99$ oz’s of legit actually crazy bud amd elgit the strain it says it is . Got a strain of Stuff called Rock Bubba and its honestly one of the most potent strians I’ve ever smoked and got it for 129$ 4 a OZ of it . Cant beat them prices anywheres else .
Cheese is very aromatic and I loved the sweet Berry taste
Smooth and uplifting. Try it.
Cheese is the ideal kind for night time relaxation and pain relief. The high at first is more cerebral but then transitions quickly into a relaxing body stone. Cheese gives you the munchies big time so have plenty of snacks on hand. This kind doesn’t smell at all like cheese to me. It smells just like old fashioned Juicy Fruit gum. Juicy Fruit would be a better name for this kind. It’s got a very pleasant bouquet and it smokes smooth and mellow. Cheese is also easy to grow and is forgiving to beginners. Don’t over-do the ferts when growing cheese. I like to top the cheese 3 times for a mega yield of dense nugs. The stretch is about 2X the height when you switched to 12/12. I usually switch to 12/12 at 15-16″ . this yields a stocky 2 ft high plant. You can’t go wrong with Cheese. it will always be in my top 5 of all time.
Cheese is a vibrant emerald-coloured bud of relaxing medical marijuana, which is brightened by florescent orange hair that covers the bud. It has a fruity berry aroma with a CBD level of 0.73 per cent and high levels of THC: 15-20%. It belongs to the Indica variety of strains and is farmed in the…