Cheese reportedly tastes and smells like strong cheddar. Despite being Indica-dominant, the strain is said to hit hard and fast. Users' first experience of increased happiness and waves of euphoria is followed by a powerful body-numbing high that leads to increased appetite. A few users report feeling more creative than lazy or tired, but the sedating Indica effect is likely to be the most powerful, resulting in a couch-lock. Side effects include cotton mouth and bloodshot eyes. Some users report paranoia, dizziness, and increased anxiety.
The strain retains the mood-elevating qualities of a Sativa and is often used by people dealing with stress and anxiety disorders. The heavy body melt provides relief from chronic aches and pains. Many find it useful for treatment of insomnia. Cheese is also often used by people who need to increase appetite.
Cheese is a famous strain that originated in the United Kingdom. The strain is a rare female phenotype of Skunk #1 a cross between Afghanistan (Indica), Mexico (Sativa) and Columbia (Sativa). It first appeared between 1988 and 1989 and was quickly cloned and passed on. As a female phenotype, the original strain is only available as a clone, but other breeders have imitated it in seed form by crossing a female Cheese with other Indica strains.