Cheese Cannabis Strains – An Expert Guide to the Top 10 Varieties

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If you’re growing your own cannabis in the UK, discretion is often top priority. However, for those who aren’t too concerned about tell-tale odours and pungent smells, cheese flavored strains are a popular choice thanks to their unmistakeable aroma and outstanding high.

What Is A Cheese Strain?

If only a dank and skunky strain will do, these potent varieties will tick all your boxes. Of all the marijuana strains Cheese varieties are the most pungent. Over the years, they’ve attracted quite a following thanks to their distinctive aroma and reputation for impressive potency, and while they aren’t for everyone, those who seek out the dankest scents and highest highs have made them their strains of choice.

History of Cheese Marijuana Strains

The earliest ever Cheese variety was Skunk #1, the creation of Sam “The Skunkman” who has forever gone down in weed heritage as its originator. Although its super-strong cheesy scent was inevitably going to attract some unwanted attention, growers were nevertheless keen to use it as the basis of their cultivation experiments and soon, the strain was cloned and shared, finding a devoted following in the UK’s 1980s-90s underground rave scene. Many of the weed strains with cheese smell that we enjoy today emerged as a result of this late 20th century experimentation.

So, now you’ve had a potted history of Cheese varieties you’re probably ready to dip into the melting pot that is today’s top ten countdown.

Our Top 10 List of the Best Cheese Weed Strains

Whether you’re looking for the dankest of the dank or a strain that offers all the aroma and flavour of a blueberry cheesecake, we’re sure to have something that’s perfect for you in our recommended selection of the top Cheese varieties:

Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese from Royal Queen Seeds is derived from the original and most beloved Cheese and Oregon Blueberry Blend. This Indica-dominant strain doesn’t just offer a musky and strong aroma but also surprisingly sweet tones which are reflected in the strain’s flavour which is complex, rich, and, of course, skunky, while being strangely reminiscent of a blueberry cheesecake!

Blue Cheese (RQS) Blue Cheese (RQS)
  • Photoperiod
  • Packed with intense effect
  • 19 %
  • 500 - 550 g/m² indoors
    500 - 550 g/plant outdoors
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Thanks to the 19% THC and Indica-dominant genes, Blue Cheese is guaranteed to provide you with a full-body, fairly potent high. With its relaxing and meditative effects, paired with the extra concentration boost and creative vibes that its Sativa genes add to the mix, this strain is the perfect accompaniment to meditation, yoga and generally chilling out.

UK Cheese Auto

Humboldt Seeds Organization’s UK Cheese strain contains 25% Sativa and 75% Indica genetics, bringing both skunkiness and high potency to the table along with easy-to-grow convenience. You’re definitely going to need some carbon filters when cultivating this crop thanks to the super-pungent aroma that it produces – after all, it’s one of the Cheese weed strains best known for its intense mature cheese odours and its unmistakeable strong, blue cheese flavour that is perfect for all savoury snack enthusiasts.

UK Cheese Auto (Humboldt Seeds) UK Cheese Auto (Humboldt Seeds)
  • Autoflowering
  • 13 - 16 %
  • Toootal relaxation
  • 25 - 45 g/plant indoors
    30 - 60 g/plant outdoors
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With a typical THC content of 13 – 18%, UK Cheese can help you to feel wonderfully relaxed and balanced in both body and mind, and since it’s a fast-flowering variety you’ll be ready to enjoy your first chill-out session within just 60-65 days.

Blueberry Cheese

Barney’s Farm Blueberry Cheese strain was produced as the result of crossing Blueberry with the original UK Cheese. An Indica-dominant strain, it perfectly blends the sweetness of blueberry with the skunkiness of its ancestor. If you’re looking for an impressively high THC crop, this one won’t disappoint with levels of up to 23% THC.

Blueberry Cheese (Barney's Farm) Blueberry Cheese (Barney's Farm)
  • Photoperiod
  • 23 %
  • Joy and enthusiasm
  • 650 g/m² indoors
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Producing euphoric and happy effects paired with the wonderful relaxation of a deep body high, Blueberry Cheese is a delicious Cheese strain that’s sure to leave you both sleepy and starving – you’d better have some snacks to hand when the munchies kick in!

As for the aroma – as you might expect the smells are, at first, skunky like an aged cheese, but you’ll soon notice different sweet and mild berry-like notes creeping in. This is mirrored in its flavour too which is creamy and sweet, reminiscent of a blueberry cheesecake.

Triple Cheese

Sticking with Barney’s Farm, their Triple Cheese variety is one of the best Cheese strains out there for lovers of Skunk and extreme cheesiness. Its name tells you all you need to know – this is an ultra cheesy variant with enough dairy to satisfy even the Milky Bar Kid!

Triple Cheese (Barney's Farm) Triple Cheese (Barney's Farm)
  • Photoperiod
  • Total tranquillity
  • 22 %
  • 600 g/m² indoors
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Created by crossing an old UK Cheese with Blue Cheese, this must-try variant is sweet, sour and Skunky with dank, pungent and strong flavours that conjure up the sweetness of cream cheese with just a hint of herbs and spices. If you can’t resist a cheeseboard, this is the strain for you with Indica-dominant 80% genes that offer complete muscle relaxation as well as a vibrant whole-body buzz.

Black Cheese

Created by crossing UK Cheese with Black San Fernando Valley OG, Big Buddha Seeds have created Black Cheese, an Indica-dominant variety with an earthy yet sweet aroma and a citric, Kush cheese flavour that offers both medicinal and recreational benefits.

Black Cheese (Big Buddha Seeds) Black Cheese (Big Buddha Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • Deep stoned
  • No official information
  • 70 g/m² indoors
    800 g/plant outdoors
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You’ll certainly enjoy a relaxing and intensely euphoric effect from this Cheese cannabis strain thanks to its strong THC levels, and if you’re looking for a pleasurable and long-lasting experience, Black Cheese won’t fail to impress, delivering a deep high along with a tasty side of old-school spicy hash and peppery pungency.

Sweet Cheese

With a strong taste and smell, Sweet Cheese from Sweet Seeds is the ideal blend of Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis which couldn’t be simpler to grow. The combination of Blackjack and Cheese compounds results in a strain that is 70% Sativa and 30% Indica and that boasts a pretty impressive THC content of about 17%-18% so you can enjoy a euphoric cerebral high paired with wonderfully stimulating properties.

Sweet Cheese (Sweet Seeds) Sweet Cheese (Sweet Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 15 - 20 %
  • Fast hitter
  • 400 - 600 g/m² indoors
    350 - 550 g/plant outdoors
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Although this isn’t the most discreet weed strain to cultivate due to its pungency, it’s this strong aroma that makes it so pleasurable to smoke with a taste that only serves to amplify the enjoyment. The aromatic, spicy fragrance will enhance your sleep quality tenfold.

Exodus Cheese

Sometimes known as “UK Cheese” or just “Cheese”, Green House Seeds’ Exodus Cheese variety has earned legendary status. At one time only available in the UK as clones, this Skunk #1 phenotype is exclusive and potent which probably accounts for its popularity not only here in Britain but across the globe.

Exodus Cheese (GHS) Exodus Cheese (GHS)
  • Photoperiod
  • Stone that blows your mind
  • 18.43 %
  • 800 g/m² indoors
    up to 800 g/plant outdoors
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Of all the different Cheese strains, Exodus is perhaps the smelliest, with a penetrating, dank odour that isn’t for everyone. Nevertheless, a single hit is enough to bring about wonderful whole-body relaxation and euphoria that is ideal for novice smokers looking for an easy introduction to super-potent weed.

Swiss Cheese

Holy cow, Swiss Cheese from Nirvana Seeds is a couch-locking treat for anyone who is seeking total relaxation. An indica-dominant variety, it emerged onto the scene when a Nepalese strain mutated into a Skunk that, in turn, matured into a delightful Cheese strain.

Swiss Cheese (Nirvana Seeds) Swiss Cheese (Nirvana Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • Relax and have a nice evening with friends
  • Medium
  • 400 - 500 g/m² indoors
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If you’ve ever struggled to socialise at parties, Swiss Cheese is just the smoke you need since it’s famous for breaking down the social barriers. A few hits and you’ll be ready to hold conversations with anybody! Be prepared though, as after the euphoria wears off, you’ll be ready to crash onto a couch and just chill for hours.

Bubble Cheese

With its unique taste and intense couchlock effect, Bubble Cheese from Big Buddha Seeds is one of the most sophisticated Indica-dominant Cheese strains with spectacular UK genetics. Its standout feature is its Kush-like bubble gum flavour which is ideal for any fans of Hubba Bubba out there.

Bubble Cheese (Big Buddha Seeds) Bubble Cheese (Big Buddha Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • No official information
  • Glued to a couch
  • 200 g/m² indoors
    800 g/plant outdoors
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Sweet and strong, this Bubble Gum Cheese descendent is as alluring as it is flavoursome thanks to its characteristic cheese aroma and potent Kush kick.


While some weed strains are known for their subtle flair, Big Buddha’s Cheese variety certainly isn’t one of them. Pungent and strong, this strain smells and tastes super-cheesy and thanks to its THC level of 20%+, it produces powerful calming yet euphoric effects.

Cheese (Big Buddha Seeds) Cheese (Big Buddha Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 22 %
  • Cheese you up
  • 100 g/m² indoors
    500 g/plant outdoors
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An Indica-dominant hybrid, this strain has been created by crossing Skunk #1 with Cheese and Afghani in a complex lineage that just adds extra flavour and aroma. An ideal stress-reliever, Cheese will also help you sleep by relaxing your mind and body, combating insomnia and pain to admirable effect.

Choose Your Cheeseboard

So, there you have it – our list of the Top 10 Cheese strains in the UK today. Which one is the perfect treat for you?

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