If you’re a fan of powerful and pungent indica strains, check out our Blue Cheese strain review for information about this funky-smelling strain. High THC levels and a sour aroma of cheese make this U.K. strain a must-try for novice or seasoned users.
What Is the Blue Cheese Strain?
Blue Cheese is an indica-dominant cannabis strain that can leave users feeling relaxed, but not overly sedated. Blue Cheese elicits a euphoric and invigorating cerebral high, as well as full-body relaxation for balanced effects. Generally, Blue Cheese strains have THC levels ranging from 14 to 18 percent.
Average THC Level: 16.5 percent
Strain Type: Indica
Genetics: Blueberry x U.K. Cheese
Breeder: Big Buddha Seeds
Terpenes: Limonene, Caryophyllene, Myrcene
Awards: 3rd Place Sativa Cup – 2006 High Times Cannabis Cup
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Blue Cheese Genetics
U.K.-based Big Buddha Seeds first introduced Blue Cheese to the world after crossing a Blueberry male with a U.K. Cheese female (Skunk #1) plant to combine their unique and enticing genetics.
U.K. Cheese, also known as Exodus Cheese, brings forth its funky and cheesy aroma reminiscent of a French fromagerie. Underneath the sour aroma, U.K. Cheese has a subtle berry and spicy scent.
Blueberry is a popular indica strain created in the 1970s by legendary breeder DJ Short. Derived from landrace Thai strains, Blueberry has a sweet and fruity aroma and elicits relaxing and euphoric effects.
Strains featuring Blue Cheese genetics include the following:
Triple Cheese: Blue Cheese x Cheese
Airheadz: Blue Cheese x Plushberry
Double Cheese: Blue Cheese x Big Buddha Cheese
Blue Geez: Blue Cheese x Empress Kush
Bluchi: Blue Cheese x Wedding Cake BX1
Blue Cheese Aroma
Blue Cheese has an unmistakable aroma with funky, sour, and sweet notes. Its bold and complex aroma features rancid undertones reminiscent of mold cultures that give the real blue cheese its distinct and exotic smell.
Cheesy aromas aren’t the only scent you’ll find in this indica-dominant strain. Sharp and fruity notes of ripe blueberries permeate the senses when breaking apart its buds. Users also notice floral and woody scents, as well.
Blue Cheese’s most common terpenes include the following:
Limonene’s sweet and tart aroma can also be found in citrus rinds and juniper. Limonene is thought to provide users with anxiety and stress relief.
Caryophyllene adds the spicy and earthy aroma that characterizes Blue Cheese strains. Caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory effects that can ease pain and inflammation.
Myrcene, a major terpene in the cannabis kingdom, is known to produce calming effects. Myrcene can also be found in OG Kush, Granddaddy Purple, and many more strains.
Blue Cheese Effects
Enter into a state of complete relaxation and euphoria when you consume Blue Cheese. Heavy indica effects can reduce muscle tension and ease nerves throughout the day. Its calming effects and potent cerebral high make for an uplifting and balanced strain.
Blue Cheese’s high THC levels are great for medical and recreational users. Medical users can enjoy its potent and long-lasting effects for pain and stress relief. Recreational users can enjoy a microdose or more to get where they need to be.
Feelings: Relaxed, Happy, Euphoric, Sleepy, Uplifted
Medical Uses: Stress, Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression
Blue Cheese Products: Whole-Flower, Cartridge, Budder, Live Resin, Shatter, Crumble, Wax, Pre-Roll, Bubble Hash
Growing Blue Cheese
Growing Blue Cheese is relatively easy and can produce hearty plants with dense buds. Shop for Blue Cheese feminized strains at Big Buddha Seeds or various other online seed banks to get your grow operation started.
Blue Cheese grows well indoors and outdoors in soil or hydroponic mediums. This strain can withstand cooler temperatures when grown outside. Just make sure to keep your temperatures between 65º and 80º F.
As a hardy plant, Blue Cheese is resistant to mold formation and pests, perfect for beginner growers who want a low-maintenance plant. For an even easier and convenient way to grow Blue Cheese, opt for the Blue Cheese Automatic strains.
Blue Cheese’s branchy characteristics produce a ton of foliage that requires a lot of nutrients. Luckily, Blue Cheese is difficult to overfeed. Train this plant in sea of green (SOG) or screen of green (SCROG) environment to evenly distribute light and increase your yields.
Growing Difficulty: Easy
Plant Height: 30-78 inches
Flowering Period: 1-3 ounces per square foot
Yield: 7-9 weeks
Master Grower Certification
Blue Cheese is the perfect gourmet indica strain for the home grower. Are you ready to grow your own Blue Cheese strain at home? Enroll in CTU’s online marijuana college to get your master grower certification and learn how to grow cannabis from seed to harvest.
Once you’re done growing your Blue Cheese plant, our curriculum takes you through various courses ranging from cannabis cooking to cannabis laws so you can enjoy your marijuana safely and infuse it into a variety of products.