Cheese cannabis strains are some of the most intense and aromatic strains around – but how did they come to be? Originating from one single pack of female seeds cultivated in 1988, the history of Cheese cannabis strains is perhaps the most modest of all.
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Cheese Cannabis Origins
It was the mid-1980’s and Sam the Skunkman, the man who many credit as the original breeder (or maybe that should be Brie-der) of Skunk #1, had moved from his native California to the Netherlands in the hope of being able to cultivate his plants in peace.
Sam’s Skunk proved immensely popular with the Dutch as it produced bountiful yields and had a relatively short flowering time. However, the strain was vilified by some cultivators because of its powerful aroma, fearing it would attract unwanted attention towards their grow.
How Cheese Strains Took Off
To counteract these complaints, Sam decided to carefully (Caerphilly?) breed out the aroma in favour of a sweeter smell. By the decade’s end, no Skunk #1 held the potent aroma…or so it was thought.
In 1988, a cultivator in South East England opened a pack of Sensi Seeds Skunk #1. Once finished, many noticed that one of the plants had a unique Cheese-like aroma, unlike anything these breeders had ever experienced. This plant also had much larger buds than the other plants in the grow. This plant was very quickly cloned and distributed around the UK underground scene.
In 1995, a Cheese clone was given to Exodus, an alternative community living just outside of London, a major player in the growth of the rave scene in UK, whilst also championing the legalisation of cannabis. Exodus handed out countless Cheese seeds to visitors and members, which took the strain’s reputation onto a much broader scale. With that, UK Cheese was born.
Cheese Strains are Still Popular
The Cheese strain proved incredibly popular in the UK by the end of the century, and remains so today. Its name was mysterious and sought after, and it became synonymous with incredible cannabis. Dripping with trichomes, potent, and with a highly unique aroma, Cheese cannabis was a hit.
Almost thirty years after its re-discovery, Cheese strains are now one of the most popular varieties in the world. Usually medium to high in THC content, these aromatic classics are still a favourite marijuana strain of growers and enthusiasts worldwide.
5 of the Best Cheese Strains on Seedsman
Has all this talk of Cheese got your mouth watering? We’ve got you covered! Here are 5 of our favourite Cheese cannabis strains, all available now. We have a whole host of superb cheese strains to choose from at Seedsman, but we recommend these:
Badazz OG Cheese
There’s a mind-bending array of flavours in this terpene-rich cheese strain. It’s mostly sativa, combining the genetics of Badazz OG and the classic UK Cheese, but the high THC content between 15-20% guarantees an uplifting, euphoric sensation. These feminised cannabis seeds are a photoperiod variety; the flowering period takes around 9 weeks.
Badazz OG Cheese is suitable for all environments, and yields are high – 500gm/m2 when grown indoors and as much as 800gm/plant when grown outdoors. Big, dense buds and glittery trichomes make for visually appealing plants.
Crossing a Pre-’98 Bubba Kush with Cheese Cake (Wedding Cake x Exodus Cheese) led to the creation of a brand new Seedsman strain, Bubba Cheesecake. The result is a high-yielding 70% Indica-dominant cannabis with Cheese galore in its lineage!
THC levels are high at around 25%, and with its unique taste profile of sweet liquorice, Bubba Cheesecake offers something a little bit different. This tall plant yields big harvests of heavy buds, whether you grow indoors or out. Bubba Cheesecake packs an intense and long-lasting sedative effect, making it a superb couch lock strain for evening relaxation.
Strawberry Cheesecake Auto
If autoflowers are more your thing, then you won’t want to miss Seedsman’s Strawberry Cheesecake Auto. This stunning, frosty-looking variety is ready in just 12 weeks from seed and has abundant, delicious flavours.
Strawberry Cheesecake Auto provides excellent yields, but keep an eye on your humidity levels as this girl is dense and bushy. Crossing Strawberry Banana Auto with a Cheese Auto produces a sweet lemon taste with notes of Skunk. The effect is powerful and relaxing to the body, yet stimulating for the mind – and it might just give you the munchies!
Cream & Cheese CBD 1:1
We created a unique and powerful therapeutic strain by crossing our very own Seedsman CBD with UK Cheese. Cream & Cheese CBD 1:1 has a finely-balanced 22% THC to 18% CBD, with the taste of your favourite Cheese strain!
This novel yet impressive strain grows well in all environments and grow media. With a flowering time of just 9 weeks, you can look forward to high yields of an exceptional strain that can treat various ailments.
Swiss Cheese Auto
Nirvana Seeds‘ Swiss Cheese Auto is a fast-flowering and highly aromatic Cheese. If you like pungent strains, this one is ready after just 7-9 weeks flowering.
Swiss Cheese Auto is happy growing indoors or out, but if you cultivate this one indoors, make sure your air filters are working overtime. This is one strong-smelling Cheese strain! It’s an indica-sativa hybrid with medium THC and higher CBD levels, so expect a powerful cerebral effect followed by a soothing, blissfull buzz. Flavours are quite remarkable – Skunk, Cheese, Tropical fruits and pepper are all present.