It is well known by the marijuana community, that the Cheese family of strains is oddly reminiscent of actual cheese, causing the name to accurately represent what one can expect of these buds. Blue Cheese weed, however, seems to take a fruity and sweet twist on the traditional cheesiness of this strain family, adding an extra special note to an already wonderful medicine that is quintessential to any patient or stoner’s “pot stash”.
Originally bred in the United Kingdom, the Blue Cheese craze has spread all throughout the world and taken over many pot shops and medical marijuana dispensaries, even as far away as California or Colorado, proving especially beneficial for those needing sleep assistance, and for those who suffer from various mental conditions or lack of appetite.
What Is Blue Cheese?
As mentioned earlier, the Cheese family is a group of strains originally bred in the United Kingdom, but of course, the breeders had to get a bit more creative, adding a twist to the traditional and unique Cheese strain, one of which ended up being Blue Cheese.
A cross between parent plants UK Cheese (hybrid) and Blueberry (indica), the result ended up being a strain packed full of THC that is classified as an indica, sporting an 80% indica and 20% sativa ratio. Unlike most traditional indicas, the high from this strain won’t hit you like a ton of bricks, but instead almost washes over the body, bringing overall relief with an immense variety of benefits.
THC levels of Blue Cheese weed typically reach around 20%, so certainly this isn’t the strongest of strains that we have reviewed over here at MarijuanaBreak, but this girl definitely makes it on the charts for a ganja type that’s a real hit. Over time, many seed banks have produced their own versions of Blue Cheese, partially as to why the widespread distribution occurred so effortlessly. Big Buddha Seeds, for instance, is often credited with bringing a perfected Blue Cheese strain to the commercial market. Additionally, Royal Queen Seeds and Barney’s Farm, both based out of the Netherlands, have produced their own varieties of Blue Cheese, with growers often trusting these two breeders for access to top-quality seeds.
Blue Cheese Aroma, Flavor and Appearance
Probably the number one most defining factor of Blue Cheese, is its intriguing aroma and flavor, which is oddly reminiscent of cheese (yes, actual cheese), with a slight sourness that is much like the aftertaste of Parmesan or Gouda.
Blue Cheese brings about another twist, featuring notes of blueberry fruitiness, that seem to become especially apparent when inhaled. Unlike the aroma, the flavor of Blue Cheese is on the sweeter side, with most of the sourness going away possibly during the burning process. Inhales are typically sweet and delicious, with exhales becoming musky, earthy, sometimes spicy and always pungent.
Appearance wise, the Blue Cheese strain has a slight bluish-purple undertone, sometimes with the sugar leaves taking on light hues of deep purple and blue as well. Overall, however, the buds are especially resin-coated, having a glistening and sugary appearance that can make a stoner’s mouth water. The flowers are usually various shades of yellowish-green, that contain streaks of sandy orange pistils (fine hairs) that are ultra curly and tightly wound. The water leaves are usually a wide range of colors, presenting themselves as any shade from deep green to deep purple, causing the variety of hues for this strain to be especially prominent.
Blue Cheese Grow Info
All of the beginning growers out there can take a massive sigh of relief, because Blue Cheese is thankfully a simple strain to cultivate. This strain is naturally resistant to mold, which is always a plus because it actually thrives best outdoors in cold climates, hence its original UK roots. Cold climates, like those in England, tend to also mean increased humidity which can lead to mold and powdery mildew problems. Due to its natural resistance to mold, powdery mildew, bugs, pests and more, Blue Cheese growers won’t have to lose sleep over their crops becoming destroyed by an onset of inclement weather.
Unlike some indica strains, Blue Cheese weed is medium in height, with stems that are usually spread out and far stretching. The Blue Cheese strain has a fairly short flowering period, at only 8-9 weeks, with outdoors harvest falling around the end of September, sooner than typical harvests which are usually around October. The short flowering period can be a plus, meaning more harvest seasons per year if you choose to cultivate indoors.
Whether deciding to grow indoors or outdoors, the yield amount from either environment does not differ so drastically, which is good news for those who maybe don’t live in the right region for outside production. Indoor crops grow well using hydroponics and also soil growth techniques, so there is quite some freedom for those cultivating this crop. Indoor yields are typically around 18 ounces per square meter, with outdoor yields only becoming slightly greater at 19 ounces per plant.
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Blue Cheese Effects
Blue Cheese has a notorious tendency for making relaxation a breeze, immediately settling down anyone that tries this dynamic strain. Expect to feel elevated, as happiness overwhelms your mind and body. The come-up for this weed is gradual, so don’t expect to be hit drastically with all these out-of-the-ordinary feelings.
Instead, your change in brain chemicals and decrease in body stress levels will seem natural, as the relaxation creeps up upon you slowly, washing over your being when it is ready to. Euphoria and pure bliss are characteristic of Blue Cheese weed, making it an ideal nighttime strain for those who are trying to take it easy after a long or demanding day. By the end of the high, you’ll likely experience sedative-like, sleepy feelings that will encourage you to lay your head down for a tranquil night’s rest. All in all, Blue Cheese cannabis does know exactly how to bring about bliss for its consumers, easing them on a journey through positivity and elation.
Medical Benefits of Blue Cheese
Quintessential for managing chronic stress levels, lack of appetite, chronic pain and insomnia, Blue Cheese weed has medicinal effects that are typically quite characteristic of many indica strains, except this strain maybe does not cause an immediate onset of a desire for sleep, rather this part of the high gradually occurs.
Patients that are trying Blue Cheese because of a physical adverse effect, such as the ones mentioned just a moment ago, should consume a dose of this cannabis that is larger than average, in order to feel the full on healing benefits of its effects. Patients with mental conditions can also discover real immediate relief from this reefer, with individuals suffering from;
Possible Negative Effects of Blue Cheese
Although the Blue Cheese strain has a sizeable THC content, due to its calming and serene indica genetics, it does not tend to produce THC induced paranoia or anxiety for consumers that are prone to this occurring. This is brilliant news for all, because it makes Blue Cheese a suitable strain for a wide-variety of individuals, and a greater diversity in the marijuana world is usually a positive thing. Primarily, consumers have reported experiencing cotton mouth (dry mouth) and dry eyes, which is typical of most ganja strains. Dry mouth is manageable with a little extra preparation. Be sure to drink plenty of hydrating fluids before, during and after your high, and chances are that cotton mouth won’t even become a thing you think about. By keeping moisturizing eye drops always on hand, you can avoid dry eyes and save yourself the discomforts. These drops are conveniently purchasable for inexpensive prices at most drug stores.
This pleasant indica strain has left a real mark on the cannabis community, travelling almost half way across the globe to California, where it has become a patient and cannaisseur favorite. We hope you have enjoyed reading this Blue Cheese review, and that you not only found it to be entertaining, but also educational and informative. It is important to remember that the consumption of marijuana is the sole responsibility of the consumer and discretion should be taken.