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What is the Blue Cheese Cannabis Strain?

You can expect Blue Cheese to hit you with a mix of relaxing and potently euphoric effects.
You can expect Blue Cheese to hit you with a mix of relaxing and potently euphoric effects. / Image by John Miller from Pixabay

Plenty of legendary cannabis strains have stood the test of time, and Blue Cheese is one of them. It’s 20 years deep into being one of the most unique, flavorful, and potent experiences out there. So much so that it’s still surging in popularity and search interest, but what exactly is Blue Cheese? 

We got down to the nitty gritty of what makes the strain so special.

What is the Blue Cheese cannabis strain?

Blue Cheese is a cross of Blueberry and Cheese that was originally created by Big Buddha Seeds. 

Big Buddha Seeds is a breeder, grower, and seed bank base in the United Kingdom, where Cheese has always reigned supreme as one of the most popular strains. They are famous for creating the funky strain back in 2002 with their Big Buddha Cheese, and have been credited as the proliferator of the Cheese strain throughout the world. 

With Blue Cheese, the UK breeders chose to take their already perfected Cheese phenotype and cross it with another heavy hitter in the DJ Short-bred Blueberry strain. Blue Cheese flowers tend to have a light green coloring with slight bluish-violet accents.

How to grow Blue Cheese 

If you want to grow Blue Cheese at the crib, here are some tips for it based on articles from Leafly and Way of Leaf

Way of Leaf states that Blue Cheese is a good strain for beginners to grow because it is mold-resistant, so that removes a huge variable from the growing process. It is considered an indica, so you’d expect the plants to have a short and bushy structure, but the plant might actually stretch in height. 

Many different sites suggest that Blue Cheese will flower within 7-9 weeks, with a moderate yield.

How does the Blue Cheese strain smell and taste

Phenotypes of the Blue Cheese strain can smell a variety of ways. For the most part, when you’ve a jar of Blue Cheese, you’ll expect it to smell like a mix of the funky cheese terpenes that true UK Cheese kicks out with the sweet, blueberry terpenes from the DJ Short-bred Blueberry cannabis strain. 

On the taste side of things, you can expect it to have more of a funky flavor than blueberry, but there will still be a slight fruitiness. All of this is a result of Blue Cheese’s terpene profile, which features an abundance of myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene. 

What do Blue Cheese effects feel like 

When it comes to the effects that people feel from the Blue Cheese strain, you expect a wide range. Cannabis hits everybody differently, so the best way to know how Blue Cheese may make you feel is to try it in the right environment, and in the right doses. 

That means if you’re smoking flower, try it from a bowl before you roll a blunt; or if you’re using concentrates, perhaps hitting a vape pen before taking a full dab.

That said, generally speaking, you can expect Blue Cheese to hit you with a mix of relaxing and potently euphoric effects. Blue Cheese has a reputation for being a hard-hitting indica, which people associate with pain management. 

However, for some advanced smokers, it could just be a super chill high with a mild euphoria. 

Weedmaps reports Blue Cheese’s top three effects as: relaxed, happy, and uplifted. Leafly suggests that Blue Cheese’s average effects are middle of the road and lean more towards calming than energizing, with relaxed, happy, and sleepy. Additionally, though very subjective, some consumers have suggested that Blue Cheese is a great strain for arousal/sex.

Is Blue Cheese a body high or head high?

Whether the Blue Cheese experience is considered a body high or a head high depends on a multitude of factors. One, the phenotype that you’re smoking because each grower is producing a different Blue Cheese; two, who the consumer is because we all have different endocannabinoid systems; and three, the amount of Blue Cheese the person smokes or vapes.

A Google search of Blue Cheese reviews provide a variety of opinions on the subject. Strains database AllBud suggests that the Blue Cheese effects are primarily in the body. Their site says the high is a mix of joy and euphoria with deep-body relaxation and that “the indica is very apparent in the body high.” 

Leafly reviewer E........t suggests it may be both, starting in the head, ending in the body. “Blue cheese is such a great daytime smoke. You feel it first cover your head in a warm blanket, you start to feel it slowly wrapping your whole body into a euphoric mellow high which is absolutely great because this Strain is easy to work with anywhere! I could be anywhere high on blue cheese and could handle myself easily without monging out like many strong Indica's do to me haha!” 

All in all, the range of effects in so many reviews shows that the way people feel after consuming Blue Cheese varies a lot from person to person. The best way to know the experience it brings you is to give the cultivar a shot and see what happens. 

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