UK Cheese

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This Session Garden strain guide article provides crowd sourced information about the UK Cheese strain including the origins, THC content, appearance, effects & more.

UK Cheese is believed to be a phenotype of the Skunk #1 strain. It is known for its strong smell and to be calming. Its known to have a fast onset time which also makes it an ideal choice for both recreational and medical users. Additionally, its relatively low THC levels make it a milder, less intense option for newcomers.

What is the Origin of the UK Cheese Strain?

The UK Cheese strain was originally created by a group in the United Kingdom known as “Exodus.” Like many strains developed prior to legalization efforts, the precise origins and genetics of UK Cheese are not fully known. However, nowadays, UK Cheese is available throughout much of the world, though it is especially popular in North America, the United Kingdom, and parts of Europe.

The Lineage Of UK Cheese

Most cannabis experts believe that UK Cheese is a phenotype of Skunk #1, which is itself a hybrid of Afghani, Acapulco Gold, and Colombian Gold. However, UK Cheese’s exact lineage is a mystery. Nonetheless, it has been used in a variety of other hybrids, including Bubba Cheese Auto and Ultra Sonja.

UK Cheese History

The UK Cheese strain first came into existence some time in the early 1990s. Most experts agree that it was originally cultivated in the UK by a group known as “Exodus.” Sometimes, it is even referred to as “Exodus Cheese.” After its popularity grew in the United Kingdom, UK Cheese seeds and cuttings spread to the rest of Europe, and eventually North America.

Today, UK Cheese is a popular strain for both recreational and medical users. Its strong, cheesy flavor combined with its fast-acting body response is a good combination.  It produces a great experience for both cannabis connoisseurs and first-time users. Additionally, UK Cheese is now widely available throughout the world, giving millions of people easy access to an already popular strain.

How Is The UK Cheese Strain Grown?

UK Cheese can be grown in both indoor and outdoor environments. UK Cheese plants can thrive in dry and humid climates, though they do best in temperatures that stay between 21 – 25 degrees Celsius. The UK Cheese strain is a bit more high-maintenance than many others and is best reserved for experienced growers as a result. Its flowering period is relatively short and UK Cheese produces average yields per plant.

Here is some general information about UK Cheese growth:

7-9 weeks


~400 grams/plant


Physical Traits of the UK Cheese Strain

Since UK Cheese is a phenotype of Skunk #1, they share many of the same physical traits. The plant is relatively short, with average heights just over 1 meter. However, UK Cheese has strong lateral growth, which means that some plants may need additional structural support.

What Does UK Cheese Look Like?

UK Cheese produces densely-structured nugs that appear medium or dark green in color. It usually has tinges of light orange and brown as well. UK Cheese often has a thick layer of trichomes, which can make its color appear lighter.

What Aroma Does UK Cheese Have?

UK Cheese is well-known for its aroma, after which it is named. The strain has a musty, cheesy smell, which can be either enticing or off-putting, depending on personal preferences. Much like Skunk #1, UK Cheese is extremely pungent, and the smell is unlikely to go away quickly after consumption.

What flavors can you expect from UK Cheese?

UK Cheese tastes a little like it smells, though its flavour is generally more desirable. Users generally notice flavours of spicy cheese, and occasionally a faint touch of berry.  In any case, UK Cheese is most often chosen for its effects, rather than its flavour or aroma.

What Effects can you expect from UK Cheese?

While UK Cheese can  produce various feelings for different people, many have reported the strain being well-known for producing a fast-acting body high, with limited risk of anxiety. UK Cheese does have some sedative properties, so many users prefer to consume it at night. However, it can also have an uplifting effect for some people.

The following are just a few of UK Cheese’s most common effects:

  • Euphoria – Generally, UK Cheese can produce feelings of happiness and may temporarily mitigate negative emotions. The strain has also been reported to limit stress, especially in lower doses.
  • Energy Level – Users report varying levels of energy with the UK Cheese strain. For some, UK Cheese can act as a mild sedative, while it acts as a mild stimulant for others. It can make users more relaxed, but the mood-elevating effects may generally lift energy levels as well.
  • Creativity – In addition to high energy levels, users could experience episodes of creative thoughts and ideas while consuming UK Cheese. The possible reduction of anxiety allows for the ability of thoughts to flow more freely while under the influence of this strain.
  • Sensitivity – Sensations can be amplified, so listening to music or watching movies can be much more enjoyable.
  • Anxiety – In higher doses, UK Cheese can produce some anxiety and paranoia, though it is not as common, as the strain does not have high levels of THC.

Similair Strain

Needless to say, UK Cheese is not the only high-quality strain available on the market. Are you curious about strains similar to UK Cheese? If so, take a look at some of the top alternatives:

  • Mango – Mango is a hybrid that has been around for over half a century. Much like UK Cheese, Mango acts as a mild sedative and is best consumed in the evening.
  • Sour Diesel – Sour Diesel is a sativa-dominant strain with a strong, gassy aroma. It is notable for people experiencing an energizing and cerebral high.
  • Skunk #1 – A parent to UK Cheese, Skunk #1 has a strong, musty aroma and flavor. However, it generally produces a more energetic, active high than UK Cheese.
  • Lemon Oasis – Lemon Oasis is a hybrid that is produced by crossing Trainwreck with Rare Dankness OG. It produces a similarly heady high and has strong citrus flavors.
  • OG Kush – OG Kush produces effects that are very similar to those produced by the UK Cheese strain, namely euphoria and elevated energy levels.
  • White Fire OG – This high-energy hybrid has a taste and aroma that are both similar to the UK Cheese Strain. However, White Fire OG is a cross between Fire OG and The White.
  • Bubba Kush – Bubba Kush is known for producing euphoria and increased appetite. It is a child strain of Purple Kush.

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