Big Buddha


breed by Big Buddha Seeds

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Basic / Breeders Info

Cheese is an indica/sativa variety from and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±63 days) and outdoors. Big Buddhas Cheese is a THC dominant variety and is/was also available as feminized seeds.

Big Buddhas Cheese Description

Big Buddha Seeds Cheese Genetics: Skunk No. 1 (Cheese) x Afghani
Type: f1 Hybrid
Harvest Date: October/November
Flowering Period: 8-10 Weeks
THC Content: Unknown
Numero de Semillas Por Paquete: 10
Characteristics: Good yields with pungent cheesy smell.

Cheese is a unique strain, until now, available as clone form only. Like many cannabis strains the history and origins of Cheese are somewhat confused and distorted.

Cheese originated in 1988-89 as one unique female phenotype out of packet of Sensi Seeds Skunk No. 1 grown somewhere in the Chiltern Hills. This one plant produced impressively large buds and had a very distinctive cheesy odour. It was quickly cloned and named Cheese.

Around 1995 a Cheese clone was passed on to Exodus, an alternative community living in Haz Hall on the edges of Luton. Exodus organised free parties, championed the legalisation of cannabis, grew cannabis themselves and protected each other from the law. They also started CANABIS (Campaign Against Narcotic Abuse Because of Ignorance in Society). Because of all the people that passed through the Exodus community many clones were handed out to visitors and the strain continued to grow in notoriety.

For many years Cheese has passed around an underground network of growers in the UK, helped by Exodus and others, until one clone came into the hands of the Big Buddha.

The Big Buddha realised its importance and set about crossing the clone with a suitable father. This he found in a traditional landrace, pure-bred Afghani that a friend had brought back from Afghanistan during travels in that area.

The result is a strain that takes 8 - 10 weeks to flower and is consistently a much better yielder than the original Cheese, and flavour and taste is well preserved. Appealing fruity fresh smell, uplifting effect, highly pungent hence its name!

Cheese Awards

Big Buddhas Cheese is a cupwinning variety and won 7 awards between 2004 and 2019!

3rd Place
for Coffeeshop High Society, Leiden at the
Highlife Cup 2019
2nd Place
for Missouri Maastricht at the
Highlife Cup 2017
Skunk Strains
3rd Place
for Mississippi at the
Highlife Cup 2015
2nd Place
for Big Buddha at the
IC 420 Growers Cup 2009
Indica - Breeders Cup
1st Place
for Big Buddha Seeds at the
High Times Cannabis Cup 2006
1st Place
for Big Buddha Seeds at the
IC 420 Growers Cup 2006
3rd Place
for Homegrown Fantasy at the
High Times Cannabis Cup 2004
Peoples Cup

Cheese Reviews

We've collected strain info from 9 growers for Cheese.

General Impression Indoors

Flowering Time Indoor
55 - 60 days (±58 days)
Yield / Quantity Indoor
The crop of this strain is very high
General Impression Indoor
Cheese is all together insane strain - absolutely recommendable
Strength / Lasting Effect
The weed is very strong and long lasting
User Rating
Cheese gets 8.70 of 10 possible Points in the average!

Known Phenotypes:

  1. short, stretched, fastly blossoming, indica-dominant Phenotype #1
  2. long, compact, slowly blossoming, indica-dominant Phenotype #2

More Info:

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Cheese Degustation

The seedfinder users tested Cheese and uploaded information about the aroma, taste and effects of Big Buddhas Cheese. Here a short overview, click to the charts or links to get an exact description and find similar cannabis varieties!

Aroma / Smell

~1% Vanilla ~18% Butter ~26% Cheese ~2% Hot Milk ~1% Sour Cream ~5% Floral ~1% Sugar ~2% Honey ~3% Butterscotch ~12% Citrus ~48% Dairy ~21% Earth ~9% Wood ~10% Sweet ~60% Sour ~30% Microbiological

The aroma / smell of Cheese can be described best as Sour (very much Dairy and also a little bit Citrus), fairly Microbiological (partially Earth and also a bit of Wood) and additionally as a little bit Sweet (Floral; a bit of Butterscotch and also a little bit Honey and Sugar). more

Taste / Flavour

~0% Vanilla ~2% Butter ~16% Cheese ~5% Hot Milk ~5% Sour Cream ~0% Floral ~6% Sugar ~4% Honey ~4% Butterscotch ~3% Citrus ~29% Dairy ~8% Sandalwood ~8% Cedarwood ~24% Earth ~4% Wood ~14% Sweet ~36% Sour ~15% Spicy ~4% Bitter ~31% Microbiological

The taste / flavour of Cheese was characterized as fairly Sour (Dairy and also with a touch of Citrus) and Microbiological (Earth and also with a touch of Wood), a little bit Spicy (Sandalwood and Cedarwood) and Sweet (a bit of Sugar, Honey and Butterscotch and also with a touch of Floral) and additionally as minimal Bitter. more

Effect / Effectiveness

~13% Activating ~8% Uplifting ~13% Relaxing ~5% Thought provoking ~8% Meditativ ~18% Calming ~3% Couchlocking ~3% Sleepy ~14% Dizzying ~5% Energetic ~5% Appetizing ~7% Pain numbing ~46% Head ~54% Body

Cheese have basically a strong effect to the Body (fairly Calming and Dizzying; a little bit Pain numbing and Appetizing and also minimal Energetic and Couchlocking) but is also affecting to the Head (fairly Relaxing and Activating and also a little bit Meditativ and Uplifting). more

Here you see the latest Cheese photos, uploaded from our users! Altogether we've collected 41 pictures from Big Buddhas Cheese, check out our Cheese gallery to view them all.

Cheeses Medicinal Properties

One medical user provided personal experiences about the medicinal values of Cheese from Big Buddha Seeds and specially it seem to help with Nausea and Vomiting, Movement Disorders, Pain, Dependency and Withdrawal, Psychiatric Symptoms and Autoimmune Diseases and Inflammation. Please find more information about the medical effects and the dosaging of Big Buddhas Cheese here at our detailed medical info page for this variety.

Cheese Cannabinoid Profile

Amount Compared
THC 22.00% high (+3.87%)
THCA 21.00% extremely high (+7.28%)
CBG 0.50% slightly below average (-0.14%)
CBD 0.20% very low (-0.96%)
THCV 0.20% low (-0.41%)
CBC 0.20% low (-0.13%)
CBN 0.00% extremely low (-0.11%)
Click here for all tests and more detailed info about the cannabinoids in Big Buddhas Cheese.

Cheese Comparisons

How is Cheese growing and effecting compared to other varieties? 1 seedfinder users uploaded direct comparisations with Big Buddhas Cheese and compared this cannabis variety with 2 other strain(s). Click on the links to get more information and see how good this plants can be grown together!

Big Buddhas Cheese
VS. Big Buddha Seeds' Blue Cheese
VS. Dutch Passions Dutch Cheese

Cheese Forum Threads

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Cheese Lineage / Genealogy

Cheese Hybrids & Crossbreeds

We found 52 direct descendants from Big Buddhas Cheese in the seedfinder strain database, here a short overview. To see all hybrids and their descendants, visit our Cheese Genealogy Page and check out all the direct crosses as like as the following generations.

Sensi Cheese
Sensi Star x Cheese
Blue Cheese
Cheese x Blueberry
Badazz Cheese
Badazz O.G Kush x Cheese reversed
Black Cheese
{Black Widow x SFV OG Kush} x Cheese
Blue Cheese
Cheese x Blueberry
Cheese x Gelato
California Orange Cheese
California Orange x Cheese
CBD Cheese
Cheese x Juanita la Lagrimosa
Cheese Automatic
Cheese x Automatic 3rd Generation
Cheese Dawg
Chem Dawg x Cheese Reversed

Map of the Cheese Descendants

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Cheese User Comments

Altogether we've collected 7 user comments about Big Buddhas Cheese. Here you find the 5 english user comments, for the ones in the other langues please click here: german (2).

- 06.07.2020

This strain is the best ive ever grown in 10 years. Beats all the og kushes. The phenotype I got isnt cheesy, it could be marketed as super lemon skunk as the lemonyness is off the charts. And has this ultra dankness to the smell also, smells through the bag.

The high though is why im reveging and keeping a clone mother. so so strong, gets you totally baked, to the point of slight paranoia if you go too far.No ceiling high, keep going, keep getting more baked. Sends you off into a deep restful sleep. Never before has a strain helped so much with sleep. Best of all , it hits the same every night, theres no tolerance build up. crazy. I also suffer from an autoimmune skin condition which has been chronic for the last 7 months, have had perfect skin since i started using this. There must be very high anti inflammatory properties this comment

- 09.12.2013

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The BB Cheese is maybe the best overall strain for me. It»s easy to grow, the buds smell absolutely delicious and the high is excellent for all day enjoyment. This one is also a good med for pain, I recovered from a knee surgery just with cheese as my help for the pain. Just let the buds mature well and the high will last a long long time. this comment

- 20.08.2013

Two out of my 10 carried the cheese-smell, 1 of those was low yielding and smelt only of cheese, the other was an exquisite fruity cheese that I preferred to even blue-cheese. The other 8 were a mix of Afgani like structure and crystallisation and a dank fruity smell and taste, with a couple of taller more Central American Sativa like plants with hints of the Mexican in smell and taste especially. this comment

- 13.06.2013

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Indeed an old school experience!! grown it in plagron soil, no fertilization, just some guano.. 3 indica like phenos and 2 sativa X-mas trees!! taste could be a bit better, yet the high is really old school, funny and long lasting!! recommendable on every level. def. going to grow that one again. Well done Big Buddha! this comment

- 13.07.2011

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the best smelling and tasting seed i have ever grown. where most marijuana smells like marijuana, this one smells sweet and full. such a relaxed and laid back high. big buddha cheese hits on all cylinders, and is the favorite mother that i have. this comment

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