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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?

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Is Blue Cheese strain an Indica or Sativa?

Blue Cheese is an indica-dominant cannabis strain that can leave users feeling relaxed, but not overly sedated. It elicits a euphoric and invigorating cerebral high, as well as full-body relaxation for balanced effects.

Generally, this strain has 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.


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 Weed Strain Effects

Enter into a state of complete relaxation and euphoria when you consume this strain. 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

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 feminized seeds at Big Buddha Seeds or various other online seed banks to get your grow operation started.

This strain 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, this strain 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.

Its branchy characteristics produce a ton of foliage that requires a lot of nutrients. Luckily, it 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

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Plant Height: 30-78 inches

Flowering Period: 1-3 ounces per square foot

Yield: 7-9 weeks

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Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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