Cheese Weed Strain South Africa 2021 | Origin, Effects & Seeds

The cheese strain is named after it’s pungent, sour aroma. Cheese is an indica-dominant cannabis strain, but is actually a hybrid, just with a larger percentage of indica.

Cheese has been around since the 1980s. It’s since been cross-bred with Afghani Indica strains to increase trichome production. It, therefore, has increasingly relaxing qualities. It delivers its famous relaxed and happy high that puts your mind in a state of bliss.

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What is Cheese Weed?

You’ll know cheese when you smell it. This strain is known for its sharp, skunky smell and reliable potency. Dubbed “stinky socks” this strain is usually a 40:60 Indica-leaning hybrid.  When grown indoors, this strain will flower after about 8-12 weeks.

There are many variants of cheese that alter the effects slightly. But at the end of the day. If you’re looking for an efficacious mood-lifter and a case of the giggles, Cheese won’t disappoint.

The Effects of the Cheese Strain

Based on data gathered from community-based websites. Cheese strain reviews from over 1000 people have shown us the most commonly reported effects. 50% report cheese strains to bring about feelings of happiness, relaxation and euphoria, while 30% stated feelings of upliftment and the munchies.

Cheese, like all cannabis strains, can affect individuals differently. The most common side-effects have shown to be dry-mouth, and less commonly reported are dry eyes and few reports of dizziness and paranoia.

Cheese Marijuana has been reported to alleviate negative symptoms such as helping with stress, insomnia and pain. Others find it useful in managing feelings of anxiety, and depression.

Flavours and Fragrance of Cheese Cannabis Strain

Cheese weed strains give off strong aromas like earthy, herbal and sweet smells and of course, a cheese-like scent. The taste and flavour have been described as earthy, buttery, creamy, stinky, sweet, woody and again, cheesy. These flavours are sure to stick to your tongue long after you have exhaled. Cheese weed strains have a strong sour scent contrasting its strong skunky undertones. The initial whiff of herbal earthiness is soon followed by a complex combination of after-tones. The flavours are sweet yet stinky, while simultaneously buttery and woody. This mirage of scents linger on your tongue long after your exhale.

Origin of the Cheese Strain Weed

The popular strains we smoke today have been cultivated through generations of cross-breeding. Cheese originated in the 1980s in the UK when breeders crossed Afghani kush with Skunk #1. The potent and pungent cheese was then born. Many new and different cheese strains have since been created and subsequently celebrated.

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Growing Cheese Weed

Cheese is known as a beginner grower friendly strain. This strain usually produces are large yield from both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Indoor growers, however, can often expect more voluminous results thanks to increased environmental control.

Growing cannabis at home is a hands-on and gratifying experience. Growing yourself is a great way to control and achieve your preferred blend of indica and sativa. The trees grow tall and love a sunny Mediterranean climate. These seeds flower best in the middle of spring and take 9-10 weeks to reach their flowering stage. Be sure to follow the specification for the specific cheese strains you pick.

Seeds for Cheese Marijuana Strains

Cheese is a popular choice of cannabis seed to grow in South Africa. The strain flourishes in the hot climate. Keep reading to see where you can get the best marijuana strain cheese in South Africa.

DG buffalo cheese

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DG Buffalo Cheese – Daggafountein

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  • Type: Sativa-dominant
  • Quantity: 10 seeds
  • Autoflower: No
  • Feminized: No

This strain is available from Daggafountein and will give you an incredible cerebral high. The strain is recommended to anyone looking for a good pain reliever, calming effects and some relaxation. Cannabis can help reduce the symptoms associated with anxiety. This is known as self-medicating.

Daggafountein has bred this strain with their DF Buffalo Gold and Malawi Gold Heritage. This cross decreases the indica effects of ‘in-da-couch’ laziness and adds more of a lively high. Perfect for when you want to get things done or socialize with friends.

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Critical Cape Cheese Autoflower – Marijuana SA


  • Type: Indica-dominant/leaning
  • Quantity: 5 seeds
  • Autoflower: Yes
  • Feminized: Yes

This cheese kush strain was created during the cross of Cape Critical Cheese and Super Cheese F1. The results crafted an indica-dominant strain that is easy and fast to grow. Making it perfect for the newbies.

Once grown these buds are estimated to produce a resin with up to 21% THC and 3% CBD. The aroma differs from traditional cheese by adding citrus and tartness among the cheese smell. This strain is perfect as an aid to fighting migraines, nausea, aches and pains.

Wedding cheesecake autoflower

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Wedding Cheesecake – Trophy Seeds


  • Type: Indica and Sativa
  • Quantity: 5 seeds
  • Autoflower: Yes
  • Feminized: Yes

This frosted strain is not only incredible to look at it, but packs a punch of potency, flavour and aroma. This stain is fast-growing and can be harvested in just 8-9 weeks, making it perfect to grow outdoors where there are short summers.

The budding flowers show off colours of magenta and lime green and smell of cookie dough. The taste leaves behind notes of creaminess and the tart-tang of fresh fruit. It has  22% THC content and only 1% of CBD.

Blue cheese autoflower

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Blue Cheese Autoflower – Marijuana Seeds SA


  • Type: Indica-dominant
  • Quantity: 5 seeds
  • Autoflower: Yes
  • Feminized: Yes

This Cheesy strain is the product of cheese autoflower and a blueberry autoflower. The result is an indica-dominant strain that can be grown indoors or outdoors. Unlike traditional cheese, this strain’s plant is short. You can expect between 14-18% THC and 0,1-1% CBD.450

When inhaled, this strain gives flavours of fresh, sweet blueberries and a slice of blue cheese. It is paired with a euphoric and happy high and is loved by many. Can’t find the cheese strain you are looking for? Click here for the full marijuana seeds SA cheese range.

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Final thoughts on Cheese Marijuana

When it comes to cheese, you’ve assured a potent and pungent experience. The strain is most used for its effects of pain management and reduction of symptoms like nausea and vomiting.

There’s nothing taboo about cutting the cheese. Every cheese strain is unique but can still be trusted to produce a relaxed and happy high with indica-dominant effects. Cheers to cheese, our favorite, smokable snack.

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