THC: Around 20%
APPEARANCE: This strain has large fragrant buds that have hues of purple and orange hairs.
SMELL: It has a very skunky cheese aroma as the name suggests.
BEST FOR TREATING: Pain and Appetite
CREATED FEELINGS: UK Cheese creates a quick cerebral buzz for a few minutes and simultaneously creates a tremendously relaxing body high that will eventually lock you into your couch.
DURATION: Relaxing high that comes down hard in about 2 hours
SIMILAR STRAINS: Blue Cheese, Headband and Big Buddha Cheese
Cheese, as it’s also known, is perhaps the most famous marijuana strain to emerge from the British Isles. It is still more popular in the UK than anywhere else, although its fame has spread to many other parts of the world. English farmers created this strain by inbreeding Skunk #1, a sativa-dominant hybrid. UK Cheese itself is indica-dominant, with a sativa/indica ratio of 20:80, but the effects are balanced, delivering both a head and body high. It’s a potent strain, with THC levels topping out at about 20%, and it’s known to hit fast and hard. The effects are intensely euphoric, with an upbeat, happy mood, some laziness, and a dose of creativity. Best used to treat pain and stress, UK Cheese is also an effective way to alleviate insomnia and depression. CBD levels are low, less than 1%, so this isn’t a good choice for patients with seizures or other disorders that respond to CBD. Cottonmouth and dry eyes are common side effects, and paranoia, headaches, and dizziness are also reported. Fittingly, this strain smells and tastes like cheese, with a pungent earthy aroma.