The Complete Guide to The Blue Cheese Weed Strain
Blue Cheese has all the properties to become one of the most popular strains among consumers. Learn about its qualities, effects, and side effects, a gradually building high, which leaves you relaxed, but not paralyzed, and its quirky taste.
History Of Blue Cheese Strain
How was it developed?
The strain was reported for the first time as being one of Breeder Big Buddha Seeds’ attempts to genetically tamper with a Cheese hybrid. The goal was to mellow down its strong effects and perfect its original aroma. So, the Blue Cheese marijuana strain appeared in the UK, although many other seed banks gave it a shot at producing their own line of Blue Cheese, while respecting the better part of the initial formula, with the same 80-20 percentage of concentration between Indica and Sativa-based plants.
The lineage of Blue Cheese strain
Although there were several attempts at recreating and reinterpreting the basic formula, by growers in the UK, Netherlands and elsewhere, the original ingredients were the UK Cheese hybrid female plant, with the added contribution of an Indica-dominated male plant named Blueberry.
Blue Cheese Strain Effects
One of the reasons for the increased popularity of the Blue Cheese strain is in the high: it brings a euphoric state of mind, combined with a mild physical relaxation, without altering the user’s train of thoughts. The main effect experienced is a gradual high, with a slowly rising relaxation, which engulfs the entire body. However, this strain doesn’t let users reach that extreme state of being unable to move, as other Indica dominant strains do. Surely, this is all dependent on the used dosage and a higher one might bring along the before-mentioned side effect.
Medical appointments of Blue Cheese strain
The usual Indica-related medical appointments are available in this case as well, being used in treating:
- Mild pains,
- Lack of appetite
One of the most appreciated Blue Cheese benefits and a real plus for using it as a mild sedative derives from the manner in which the high kicks in, which is gradual, not all at once. It doesn’t seem to force sleep, the way other plants treating sleep disorders do, but through its gradual increase in relaxing the body, it induces a swift and natural state of sleepiness.
There are some downsides experienced by both those using the Blue Cheese cannabis, as by those growing this particular strain:
- First, after lighting it up, the smoke becomes really thick, on account of its composition, which includes a resinous ingredient. As an unwanted result, coughing often occurs when users take in big hits, especially if taken by surprise by the smoke’s consistency.
- While growing this plant, the odor might become a problem as it’s very poignant. For those who require discretion in cultivating it, perhaps additional measures for controlling the pungent smell are needed.
Effects – Medical appointments – Negatives
The lack of notable side effects is another one of this specific cheese strain’s advantages. Sure, the common stages of dry mouth and eyes come in small proportions, but they’re a less often occurrence than in most cases when using similar strains, especially when Indica makes for the better part of a compound.
Despite a higher than usual level of THC, the expected related paranoia is not present, but large doses are bound to increase the risk of such manifestations. Dizziness and headaches are counted among the negative side effects, but they merely occur and when they do, they’re mild and short, making them easy to handle.
What Are The Reasons To Choose Blue Cheese Strain?
The color of this strain is a mix between the light green of leaves with numerous purple-colored hairs, actually the flowers’ pistils, while covered in a resinous coat.
Smell and aroma
The aroma of the Blue Cheese weed holds a particular fragrance, although not necessarily pertaining to a cheesy smell. This aspect is more stringent in the aftertaste, as we’ll discover further along.
The strain’s denomination is derived out of its lineage, unrelated to its actual taste, which is surprisingly fruity. Hints of citrus are mixed with a peppery and herbal taste. When inhaling the smoke, the fruity scent from the Blueberry is combined with a small hint of cheese, or with a taste that some said it resembled them with rotten fruits. Exhaling the smoke, only a pleasant, fresh and fruity aftertaste remains, making it easy to be noticing the absence of the cheese-like flavor.
The THC compound is by far the most prominent of the ingredients within this strain, with percentages in the 14-20% interval, while CBD is almost nonexistent, being under 1%, thus almost irrelevant.
Among the additional aspects that make the Blue Cheese stand out of the hybrid category, we find that this is a resinous strain. The fresh buds are tough and can’t be easily broken by hand, the resinous coat being the reason behind it. The solution would be to use a grinder and that would make it all easier.
Who Is More Suitable For?
The ones that benefit the most from the Blue Cheese weed strain’s effects are those suffering from chronic stress and anxiety, as this works as a great reliever. The physical total body relaxation induced while smoking helps insomniacs and manages to alleviate mild pains. When smoking for entertainment purposes only, it works wonders in a mellow afternoon, surrounded by friends, as it relaxes, without clouding the judgment, or couch-locking the body.
Opinion By Growers
It’s a pretentious plant, which has a couple of requirements that need a bit of work done:
- It needs permanent trimming as branches and leaves grow pretty fast and form a thick bush;
- it has an astringent odor, clearly noticeable from afar, meaning that for those wanting to keep growing weed for themselves, outdoor is not an option unless without neighbors and indoor can be done only using air filters;
- it requires plenty of space, as the branches grow horizontally, in a much larger proportion than in height.
Popularity By Growers
Despite its exigence regarding the specific conditions for cultivating it, the Blue Cheese presents a high natural resistance to most issues that normally affect the crops: mold, bugs, or pests. Also, it thrives in the outdoors in colder weather than usual strains do, thanks to its UK provenience. Furthermore, in terms of efficiency, it seems profitable to grow it, as a square meter of a plant can return somewhere between 500 and 600 grams of weed. All of these aspects combined create quite a popular choice among growers.
Where to Make Orders?
The most renowned cultivators of this specific strain of weed are:
- Breeder Big Buddha Seeds, the original developer of the formula;
- Barney’s Farm, a grower in Netherland with some claims about also being the first one to think of this particular mix;
- Royal Queen Seeds, another well-known Dutch grower, which is specialized in the Blue Cheese strain.
There are some popular states in the US for selling the strain in question:
- Arizona, with locations in Mesa, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson.
- Maryland, with retailers in Silver Spring, Baltimore.
- Washington DC
- Oregon, with dispensaries in Portland
Among the most well-known dispensaries from the above-mentioned states, we have:
- Takoma Wellness Center
- Capital City Care
- Metropolitan Wellness Center
- Top Shelf
- Planet Hollyweed
How To Grow?
The strain we are currently dissecting has a consistent growth indoor, as well as outdoor. The period of time since the seeding when it flowers is sometime between 8-10 weeks. Like most other examples, it direly requires sunlight and a constant above-average temperature. The way its branches develop is on the horizontal, rather than going up.
An aspect upon which every Blue Cheese strain review insists refers to the fact that during its development, the bush needs constant trimming, as the upper branches and leaves create a barrage, preventing sunlight from reaching the flowers situated at the base, or on lateral branches.
Useful To Edibles-Cooking?
Despite the sweet and fruity flavor it presents with, developers of edible products are usually avoiding using this cheese weed in their configuration, as there are some upsetting hints of a cheesy taste either way.
Related Or Alternatives Strains?
Some of the alternative strains, also Indica dominated, with similar features, although more accentuated, or more mellow, are:
Relaxation, during these times of intense activity, restlessness and stress, is a long sought after wish. Being able to get into this state, while not suffering from ulterior negative side effects, to the point if not being functional any longer, is probably the most remarkable aspect of the Blue Cheese strain. The review goes deeper into the subject and reveals other features that are making the strain remarkable, as you’ve already witnessed.