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Cheese is an 80% Indica dominant strain that hits hard and fast with a strong cerebral burst which runs counter to its Indica dominance. Euphoria and bliss will run through the brains of users swiftly upon ingestion and it is initially a creative and energizing strain. However, all of these effects are short lived as the Indica body stone kicks in and brings the user into a state of calm relaxation. The THC content of this range is moderate, between 16-20%, and it is a powerful strain yet not completely overwhelming. Cheese is a good social, recreational and medical strain which all smokers can enjoy. It is well balanced even if it is a little heavy. Couch lock, munchies and relaxation are the dominant features of this strain. It is not a functional strain and is more likely to send users to sleep, leaving foggy but happy heads in its wake. However, the strain retains the mood-elevating qualities of a Sativa and is often used by people dealing with stress and anxiety disorders. Cheese is a classic strain with an odor that turns many potential smokers away. It dates back to the eighties and descends from a Skunk #1 phenotype. Cheese is currently bred by Big Buddha Seeds, among others. There are a number of varieties of Cheese on the market at present but all are Indica dominant with the typical Cheese and Diesel odor. It is the perfect recreational strain to relax and chillout, listening to music or watch a movie. This is because it brings smokers into a relaxed and happy state while leaving them active and functional, though certainly couch locked. Cheese is an easy strain to grow with a short flowering time and a moderate yield. It is available in dispensaries across the West Coast and can easily be obtain on the recreational market. Cultivators are warned that it is a smelly strain and odor control measures are definitely needed

Why do Patients Use Cheese?

Cheese is a common medical strain of marijuana most often prescribed for mild to moderate pain, stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia and eating disorders. It has a wide range of medical benefits with little serious side effects, making it a perfect medical strain in many ways. It does not provide enough of an uplift to deal with serious cases of depression as it is a relaxing as opposed to an uplifting strain. It is commonly prescribed to help with migraines and nausea.

Medical Uses of Cheese

Mild to moderate Depression
Mild to moderate pain
Eating Disorders

Side-Effects of Cheese  

Dry Mouth
Dry Eyes

Information about Cheese  


80% Indica 20% Sativa


Cheese is said to descend from a Skunk #1 phenotype, but this is not official.

Stoned Meter

Cheese has a rating of 8.5 on the stoned meter.

THC Level

The THC levels of Cheese are between 16-20%.


Cheese is bred by Big Buddha Seeds, among others.

Flowering Time

The flowering time of Cheese is between 6-8 weeks.

Ideal Growing Method

Cheese grows best in an indoor Sea of Green setup.

Plant Height

Cheese can grow up to 6 feet tall indoors.


Cheese has a moderate yield, between 250-450 grams per square meter indoors.

Growing Skills

Cheese is an easy strain to grow.

Potential Problems

Cheese generates a strong odor during the flowering stage and is a tall plant.


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