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UK Cheese Weed Strain Review

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If you’re looking for information about cheddar cheese then you’re definitely in the wrong place. UK Cheese Strain is one of the most, if not the only, famous UK weed Cheese that hails from England. It has potent, balanced effects. It was originally created in 1990 by the UK collective group Exodus (and is hence also known as Exodus Cheese). This strain doesn’t actually smell like real cheese, but it does have the ‘cheese’ smell which has become so popular across the world.

uk cheese bowl nugDig into this bowl of UK Cheese Nugs! Photo: @manonthemoon_84

UK Cheese hybrid

UK Cheese Strain is probably best known for its large, fluffy, cylindrical buds. It has sativa-shaped leaves, which will be very familiar to those who smoke a lot of green. When cured, it turns a deep shade of forest green, which further accentuates the orange cheddar strains covering it. It is covered in crystals, known as trichomes, which make for a fantastically potent and much-revered high. This strain is a staple strain for England’s weed smokers and has spawned many strains after it, including both Blue Cheese and Cheesedawg.

UK Cheese genetics

UK Cheese Strain comes from a single-parent household, as it's simply a phenotype of Skunk No. 1. This makes sense when you take a whiff of this strain, as you can just about smell where the Skunk has turned into cheese. It was originally created by Exodus, who are a collective based in the UK. England’s weed scene is all underground, and although it’s slowly surfacing, it doesn’t really have much besides UK Cheese Strain to show in regards to popular strains.

UK Cheese THC level

The average hybrid has around 13% THC, which UK Cheese Strain is almost exactly in line with. The average Cheese phenotype has around 14% THC, and the absolute maximum is 18%. This makes sense when you consider that the strain was created in 1990 when weed was generally much weaker.

UK Cheese price

This UK Cheese strain is not particularly expensive. That is mainly because so many seeds are available online. It is hard to find the exact seeds as they were from 1990. However, Royal Queen Seeds offers a perfectly good substitute, which allows people to grow their own. This generally drives the price down, and you’re looking at only spending around £8-10 a gram for this strain.  


UK Cheese taste

UK Cheese Strain has a truly unique taste, which many people absolutely adore. This strain has one of the most unique flavors, often referred to as cheese. It doesn’t actually taste like a hunk of cheddar, but the smell and taste needed a name and just like real cheese, this stuff absolutely pongs.

  • Cheese
  • Woody
  • Pungent
  • Pine

UK Cheese oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc.

It is possible to make any marijuana strain into oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc. That is because the process can be done in the comfort of your own home. However, you would have to have enough of the actual strain for this to be possible. You need a decent amount to make edibles, shatter, etc. 

One of the best ways of getting a strong edible high from weed is using already vaped bud. That is because the weed is perfectly decarboxylated. As such, it’s very easy to vaporize marijuana, and then use the leftover bud to create a potent high. Be warned: this stuff is extremely strong, and you shouldn’t take too much. Another great advantage of this, which will be discussed more below, is that the weed itself will taste amazing inside a flower vape.

lemon cheese uk cannabisYou’ll find many varieties of Cheese nugs, photo: @420sudz

cheese strain nugs kushBeautiful jar o' nugs, photo: @tinyhomegrow
UK Cheese General Effects
UK Cheese Medical Effects
UK Cheese Effects
Relaxed 100% Pain Relief 100%
Cottonmouth 100%
Euphoric 80% Depression 90%
Headaches 50%
Happy 65% Stress 80% Paranoia 20%
Uplifted 45% Headaches 45% Anxiety 10%
Creative 40%  Inflammation 40%
Dry Eyes 10%

    As a well-balanced hybrid, UK Cheese Strain can have some very good medicinal benefits. This is because balanced hybrids are great for feeling both euphoric and relaxed at the same time. This combination of elation and relaxation is perfect for treating depression, as you really will struggle to hit the spot with anything else.

    UK Cheese flowering time

    For this information, we’re going to use Royal Queen Seeds’ phenotype, purely because it’s the most readily available. The average flowering time is about 6-8 weeks, which is particularly short. However, if you leave it for a little bit longer, it will be more potent, but less tasty. So, the tradeoff is your choice.

    UK Cheese Growing tips

    This UK Cheese strain can be grown both inside and out, but it requires a perfect climate in order to successfully grow outside. For an indoor grow, you will need 600W lights, and you can expect the plant can grow up to 1.5 meters. This strain also absolutely stinks, so keep this in mind. Finally, you can expect UK Cheese to react well to Screen of Green (SCRoG) growing methods. Check out the video above to see an example of this in action.

    UK Cheese seeds

    As previously mentioned, the seeds are available online from many different sellers. The best place to buy them from is probably Royal Queen Seeds. Just make sure to do what research you can to ensure you're getting the real deal wherever you source your seeds from.

    UK Cheese yield

    The yield of this strain is about 60 grams per plant for an indoor grow, and up to 600g per plant outdoors. This is a significant difference, but it’s much harder to have a good successful growth outside than it is inside.

    uk cheese flower strain cannabis UK Cheese flowering, photo: @undercoverhippie95


    UK Cheese Strain is a perfectly balanced hybrid adored across the world for its ‘cheese’ smell and taste. It is also lauded for its effects, which have become incredibly popular over the years. This strain should be smoked through a flower vape, as this gives not only the best taste but also the best experience. Furthermore, you can use the already vaped bud to have a second, far more potent high.

    • Also known as euphoria Cheese, Exodus Cheese, or UK Kush
    • Gave rise to other famous strains, like Blue Cheese Buds
    • Incredibly popular all over the world, for its balanced high
    • Great-tasting strain, popular amongst vape users
    • Compared to some strains these days it’s not overly potent
    • Can help with curbing depression because of its balanced high
    • One of the only weed strains that England is famous for


    Have you tried UK Cheese before? Drop a comment below and let us know what you thought!

    Megan Medeiros Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)

    Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.

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