England’s Finest… The Original Cheese IBL needs no introduction. It is a classic indica dominant hybrid variety, a home grown English strain that has brought a new meaning to the word pungent.
Originally developed in the UK in the 1980s, Cheese had a brief ride around the Amsterdam coffee shop scene before the Super Skunk invasion. It went away but returned in the 1990s, widely believed to have been developed by Exodus, a legendary UK collective famed for their underground parties.
What is in no doubt is that Cheese has enjoyed huge popularity and many variations on the original theme. You’ll notice that we name ours, Original Cheese (IBL), because that’s what it is. In 2003, through good fortune and the generosity of a cannasseur acquaintance in London, we negotiated ourselves an original female Cheese clone. We intended to cross it with other varieties, but at the end of the day this is one classic that deserves to be preserved in its purest form.
The line is strong with this one. From the original clone we have bred a plant that retained all its best qualities, with the added benefits of boosted stability, more potency and yield potential. As the grower would expect, this is a plant that consistently performs delivering a product that is unmistakable in smell and taste.
Aromas and Flavours
Cheese, cheese and cheese… If you are expecting a different aroma, this is not the strain for you. The distinctive smell is instantly recognizable. For some it is cannabis kryptonite – a disgusting smell and a real turn off – while for others it is cannabis delight – a stinky cheese that hits all the right notes. Sour Skunk in the mix is definitely a contributor to the intensity of the terpene profile which balances pungent aspects such as Octanoic acid with sweeter elements such as Methyl acetic acid. While the scent of smelly cheese drives some users wild (and drives other people away), the taste is a far smoother, creamy and more pleasurable experience for all.
Indoors: Part of the popularity of the Original Cheese IBL strain is its adaptability, providing consistency when growing indoor or outdoor. Expect this plant to yield big, with chunky buds that reach parts other skunks can’t. For all these reasons, Original Cheese IBL cannabis seeds remain a popular choice for novice growers as Cheese excels in an indoor grow environment.
Outdoors: Cheese is a good performer outdoors and does well in a warmer environment and is also able to cope with higher humidity levels. It is known to have good pest resistance qualities and its all round hardiness gives it great resilience which extends to grows in more northern and temperate regions.
Yield and Presentation
Bushy Cheese plants produce branches that become covered in tight and compact buds with a significant dusting of trichomes.
Indoor Yield: 450 g per m²
Outdoor Yield: 700 g per plant
Recreational: The Cheese cannabis seed produces a plant which is renowned for fusing deep relaxation with an uplifting happiness that is light hearted and often accentuated by a smile.
Medical: This plant’s medical qualities come from its melange of relaxation and optimistic uplift. For this reason it is recognized as a strain to combat pain and relieve stress and anxiety.
Suitable for growing outside between 50º n.L. and 50º s.L., Original Cheese IBL cannabis seeds will produce plants that will be finished in early October outdoors (n.L.) and after 8 weeks indoors. Estimated yield is 450 g per m² indoors / 700 g per plant outdoors.