Best Cheese Weed in South Africa | Different Strains & Effects [Updated]
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Cheese is the name of a particularly dank strain of cannabis. Named after its pungent aroma, this strain originated in the UK and quickly took the world by storm. UK cheese weed was cross-bred with the Skunk #1 strain, which is how UK cheese inherited its famous smell characteristics.
The gene responsible for the strain’s delectable trichome production and impressive yields comes from its Afghani genetics, which also gives this hybrid its impressive Indica properties. The cheese weed THC level comes in at a whopping 16% and higher, depending on the cross-breeding.
Let’s run through the different types of South African cheese weed strains, as well as the cheese weed effects we can expect from this world-renowned strain. If you are looking for a variation of cannabis seeds in South Africa, follow the link.
Smoking Cheese Weed: Effects
First of all – is cheese weed Indica or Sativa? Cheese is a hybrid of both but is Indica-dominant. This means that cheese weed usually delivers a more relaxed and chilled high. As opposed to a more energetic, bubbly experience. The gorgeous nugs produced by the cheese weed plant bring on a happy, joyous state of mind.
Feelings experienced while smoking cheese:
The cheese strain can help your body cope with many different disorders and stressors that we endure in everyday life. Cheese weed is often reported helpful in managing symptoms of:
- Increased appetite
Apart from these enjoyable side effects, there are some not so enjoyable:
- Dry mouth can be a real nuisance with cheese
- Dry eyes have also been reported
For more information on the history of cheese weed, follow this link.
Where To Find Cheese Weed In South Africa
Cheese weed is very popular in South Africa as smokers enjoy the aroma and taste of this cannabis strain. The happy and relaxed effects make it popular for lazy summer days and outdoor adventures alike.
There are a number of different seed banks in South Africa that stock a variety of different cheese seeds for us to try and grow our own cannabis plants.
Marijuana Seeds South Africa – Blue Cheese Autoflower
- Flowering period 9-10 weeks
- Average yield 200 – 300 g/m2 in
- Genetics: Cheese auto-crossed with Blueberry Auto
This strain of cheese is a crossbreed of our beloved cheese with the Blueberry strain. This matchup has produced a cheese strain with powerful flavors and a calming high. It’s perfect to help us relax at the end of a long day.
This is a predominantly Indica strain with a THC percentage ranging between 14% and 18%. Where the percentage of CBD sits at around 0.1% and 1.0%.
The plants grow to be relatively short, with a low profile following the Indica growth structure. You can expect a maximum height of 100cm with resin coated buds between 63-70days.
Marijuana Seeds South Africa – Swiss Cheese Auto
- You can find THC ranging between 15%-18%
- CBD content is around 0.1% -1.0%
- Average yield is between 250-350g/m2
- Genetics: (Swiss cheese x Skunk #1) x Jock Horror Auto
This strain of cheese is a crossbreed of Skunk #1, Swiss Miss, and Jock Horror Auto. It’s another lovely Indica-dominant cheese strain. Swiss Cheese requires a little more maintenance skills in terms of growth. Due to the Jock Horror influence, growing indoors may require training to keep her stretch under control.
You can expect a seed to harvest time of 11-12 weeks. This is a super reliable auto strain that can be grown all year round indoors and outdoors. You will be rewarded with rock-hard beautiful buds, rich in trichomes.
Trophy Seeds – Critical Cape Cheese Auto
- You can expect a THC ranging around the 21% mark
- CBD is roughly 3%
- Flowering period of 70 days from seed
- Average yield 280 – 330g/m2
Critical Cape Cheese Weed – South Africa’s favourite. This breed of cheese is a cross of Cape Critical Cheese and Super F1 cheese. This is also an Indica-dominant cheese cross. This cheese strain gives off a pungent smell and powerful aroma, which begins in the last two weeks of flowering.
Critical Cape Cheese is packed with flavours of fresh citrus, tangy cheese, and a tartness to it. The chilling effects of this strain can help those who suffer from insomnia.
Trophy Seeds – Wedding Cheese Cake
- THC Content is around 22%
- CBD content is less than 1%
- Feminized Autoflower strain
- Expected yields are between 450 – 600g/m2
- Flowering 56-63 days from seed
Wedding Cheese Cake has a very short flowering period of just 8-9 weeks from seed to harvest. This Indica dominant hybrid will grow between 90 – 130cm tall. You will experience a balanced and powerful high for the strain THC count as well as the effects being cerebral more than physical yet calm and relaxing.
This flavorful bud will have you tasting sweet flavours of cookies and cream with hints of vanilla. You’ll also find that this cheese strain’s plant is rich in terpenes, as well as showing purple and magenta in its flowers.
Trophy Seeds – Original Auto Cheese
- THC count is 21%
- CBD less than 1%
- Genetics is cheese crossed with ruderalis
- Yield 400 – 550 g/m2
- Flowering period is 63 days from seed
This is the autoflowering version of the world-renowned original cheese strain. This easy-to-grow auto thrives in both indoor and outdoor environments. You can expect this cheese auto to grow between 70 and 110cm.
This cheese will send out scents of pungent, powerful cheese, having your neighbours looking for where the danks are at, making it slightly more difficult for discreet growing.
You can expect to get the pungent cheese flavour, with sticky rosin being produced on the dense buds.
Trophy Seeds – Candy Cheese Floss
- THC content is between 16 – 17%
- CBD contents are around 1.2%
- Yields are around 500g/m2 indoors and 850g/m2 outdoors
- Flowering period is between 8-9 weeks from seed to harvest
Candy Cheese Floss is a fast-growing, strong-smoking strain of cheese. This is a cross of critical cape cheese and white widow.
This strain is well balanced, with reports of comfort and relaxation with moderate brain activity without getting that uncomfortable heavy head feeling.
Cheese Weed Strain South Africa – Final Thoughts
In South Africa, you can find multiple variations of the famous Cheese strain. One of which is the unique local Cape cheese strains, locally known as Cape Kaas. We personally enjoy many successful harvests with this indoor cheese weed.
While growing, keep the humidity levels as low as possible, as this strain can be susceptible to white powdery mildew. But as long as you keep control of that, you should have a great harvest. If you are searching for another great cannabis strain to pair with your cheese, look at our post on Durban Poison Seeds. We wish you a dank harvest.