The phrase “Blue Cheese” may not sound particularly appetizing to some readers, but don’t jump to conclusions. Not only is this popular weed strain dank and stinky — but it’s also sweet and delicious.
Blue Cheese is a hybrid that leans heavily indica, with moderately-high THC content. It’s known for delivering cerebral waves of euphoria and stress relief, accompanied by a dramatically-relaxing body stone that usually makes the user feel somewhat sleepy but not locked to the couch.
Unlike many Cheese strains, there’s much more to Blue Cheese’s aroma and taste than cheese. The cheesy tang is there, but there are also plenty of blueberries and other fruits, earth, and herbs. The sensory experience is certainly funky, but also yummy. Expect to cough a lot when smoking this weed.
Effects and Side Effects
Blue Cheese creeps up on the user. The experience begins with a euphoric head high that’s gentle, relaxing, and calm, not energetic and motivating. That doesn’t mean it won’t be a blissful or happy feeling — just that it won’t lead to a desire to leap off of the couch and start cleaning the house. Brief waves of energy may flash, but that’s as far as it will go.
Strong body relaxation arrives after the joyful cerebral high. It can bring on some drowsiness but is unlikely to produce body lock or sedation. It’s usually as gentle as the brain buzz, loosening muscles and providing complete stress relief. In short, it frees the user up to fully enjoy the head high without being completely out of it.
While you may feel great after getting your fill of Blue Cheese, this isn’t a strain that’s great for daytime use because of its strong body buzz. It’s better for evening relaxation with less- demanding entertainment (that’s another way to say Netflix) or hanging out with good friends. As the high wears off, you may be lulled into a mood conducive to a very restful sleep.
Lots of people start coughing after a few tokes, no matter what they’re smoking. Cheese strains are known for causing the reaction, and Blue Cheese is example A. Coughing fits are almost guaranteed, even among experienced users. Dry mouth and eyes are also quite likely.
Dizziness, anxiety, and paranoia aren’t usually issues for regular smokers, but those accustomed to weaker strains can occasionally experience those problems when they overdo things. Users with existing anxiety issues should also be on guard; Blue Cheese may increase those feelings.
- Energy: 2/5
- Creative: 2/5
- Pain: 4/5
- Stress: 4/5
- Sleep: 3/5
- Mood: 4/5
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 3/5
- Cough: 5/5
Bottom Line: Blue Cheese delivers a relaxing but not incapacitating body stone, which allows users to fully enjoy the strain’s euphoric but calm head high. It’s a balanced and enjoyable buzz.
The balanced high provides a great balance of potential benefits as well, according to medical marijuana patients.
Those dealing with stress (including PTSD), anxiety, depression, and more serious mental health issues like OCD, manic episodes, and bipolar disorder say the stress-relieving cerebral effects of Blue Cheese are quite effective at helping them cope. (Although some anxiety sufferers, as we’ve mentioned, may find the weed hurts rather than helps.)
Meanwhile, the relaxing physical effects of the strain are favored by patients suffering from chronic pain, migraines, and less serious aches and pains. Those with insomnia find Blue Cheese helpful for nighttime use, and patients with low appetite say it definitely encourages them to eat.
Flavor and Aroma
Yes, the Blue Cheese strain does really smell like blue cheese. But it also smells like blueberries and other fruits, so you won’t need that clothespin you were tempted to pick up to put on your nose. It’s a funky, dank aroma, but also a pleasing one.
The pungent mix of cheese and berries in the smoke make this strain, perhaps surprisingly to some users, a taste treat. Blueberry is the most noticeable flavor in the smoke, with musky earth and spice showing up in the aftertaste.
You may avoid blue cheese in the supermarket, but don’t let that cloud your judgment. Blue Cheese has a sweeter, more universally-enjoyable taste.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 3/5
- Citrus: 2/5
- Fruity: 5/5
- Spice: 2/5
- Wood: 2/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Back in the day, weed with an 18% THC level used to be killer bud. These days, strains often have much higher THC content, but 18% is nothing to laugh at. Blue Cheese is still a very potent weed, and it’s not unusual for batches from high-end suppliers to reach THC levels of 20%+. CBD content may approach 1%, about what you’d expect in a balanced strain.
Caryophyllene is the terpene that gives Blue Cheese much of its funk, and limonene adds a lot of the strain’s sweet and sour flavor. Myrcene, linalool, pinene, and humulene are also present in fairly large amounts.
Cheese strains are usually associated with Britain and with legendary cultivator Big Buddha Seeds. That background led to the creation of Blue Cheese; it’s a cross of the original UK Cheese strain and a Blueberry/Cheese hybrid.
Cheese is a descendant of Skunk #1, which is where the bulk of the dankness in Blue Cheese comes from. Blueberry contributes much of the strain’s relaxing and euphoric effects as well as its flavor, and Cheese’s subtle berry and spicy notes add to the complexity of the taste.
Where to Buy Blue Cheese Seeds
Feminized Blue Cheese seeds are easy to find. Royal Queen Seeds, ILGM (I Love Growing Marijuana), and MSNL (Marijuana Seeds NL) are among the many online vendors that sell them. Dutchie, the Clone Conservatory, and many dispensaries offer Blue Cheese clones.
You can’t go wrong with UK Cheese, of course, although it won’t have the same sweet flavor as Blue Cheese. Others to try to include OG Kush or Master Kush, Purple Elephant, Banana OG, and LA Confidential.
Blue Cheese Strain Review: FAQ
Q: How do you grow Blue Cheese?
A: This strain will prosper both indoors and outdoors; unlike most cannabis plants, it loves moderate temperatures between 65°-80°. Even better, it’s a vigorous plant that can withstand most diseases and molds, making it a great choice for first-time growers.
Q: When should you harvest Blue Cheese flower?
A: Blue Cheese is a strain that’s quick to flower, taking just 7-8 weeks when grown indoors. Outdoor plants will be ready for harvest in late September. If you’re in an even greater hurry, there’s an auto flower version of this strain that only takes 9-10 weeks from planting to harvest.