UK Cheese Strain

by Morgan

Last update:

January 19, 2023

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The UK Cheese Strain Overview

The term ‘UK Cheese’ is in reference to the strain’s origins. It is speculated that this particular phenotype of Cheese was extremely unique and favorable when compared to other Sensi Seeds Skunk #1 plants grown in the hills of southern England – hence the name.

This phenotype of cannabis has particular traits including more sizeable buds and a cheese-like odor.

The Cheese plant was renamed due to its potent smell, which it inherited from its parent strain, the Skunk #1. We believe that the original Cheese plant is a 50/50 hybrid of Afghan Indica, Mexican Sativa, and Colombian Sativa.

The Cheese strain has been described as having a sour and pungent smell, with notes of earth and musk. The taste is said to be sharp and tangy, with a slightly sweet aftertaste. The buds are dense, compact, and sticky. The effects of this strain are relaxed, happy, and euphoric. This is because it strikes a balance between affecting the body and mind evenly.

The UK Cheese Strain: Origins and History

UK Cheese’s legend begins in 1995 when a clone was passed to an alternative community called Exodus by name. This group’s DIY culture has been around the United Kingdom since the 90s and is recognized for its free dance events, city farm, and social housing projects on weekends that attracted thousands of people from all over.

The members of the collective frequently ran into problems with the law because of their views on marijuana. To protest UK law, they grew and smoked marijuana in public. Since so many people passed through the community, clones of the original UK Cheese were given out to visitors as gifts.

As Cheese became more well-known in the UK, clones were passed around to growers throughout the 1990s. For some time, Cheese was only available as a clone, but many phenotypes have surfaced since then. Some believe that the original UK/Exodus phenotype is still in possession of senior growers. It would be something special to get our hands on some of that medicine.

And…remember, always purchase your UK Cheese seeds from a reputable seed bank. Genetics is important when growing the cheese and if bad, your cheese will rot.

What are the potential effects of consuming the UK Cheese strain?

UK Cheese is one type of cannabis that is renowned for its distinct smell. When we opened our grinder, the faint aroma of berries and cheddar cheese escaped – a smell so pungent it was difficult to keep grinding.

The taste is similar to the smell; it’s fruity with hints of berries, cheese, and undertones of skunk. Upon exhale, the flavors of skunk and cheese coat your mouth before dissipating. In between hits, the cheese flavor is most noticeable. The smoke is potent and leaves users feeling ‘stoned’ immediately settling in behind the eyes all throughout their bodies.

The UK Cheese strain is 50% Indica and 50% Sativa, meaning it is a perfect balance of body and mind. We tried two small bowls and found that we immediately felt couch-locked, but also uplifted and euphoric.

Wednesday’s 1 pm meeting dragged on for what felt like an eternity. We often have a hard time focusing at work, but after smoking UK Cheese (We have a cool job), we were able to get our work done and still had the desire to move around.

UK Cheese is a fantastic strain for patients dealing with pain, stress, and anxiety during the day. It’s also an excellent anti-depressant; you’ll be in high spirits after just one hit. UK cheese is definitely one of our favorite hybrid strains to medicate with!

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I discovered the benefits of Cannabis at a young age in 2002, with years of trial and error, my knowledge grew just like my plants. As my love for cannabis unfolded I began to teach and learn, trying to gain as much information and practical growing experience.

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