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Black Cheese

Black Cheese is an indica-dominant strain (cultivar) grown by crossing San Fernando Valley x Big Buddha Cheese. Big Buddha Seeds also makes a version of Black Cheese that crosses Black SFV OG and UK Cheese. Its parentage produces a powerhouse hybrid with a genetic makeup of 85% indica and 15% sativa. The Black Cheese strain has a THC content hovering between 20% to 23%, while its CBD content is nearly undetectable.

As its name suggests, the Black Cheese strain has a cheesy flavor and aroma. Additionally, this indica hybrid is known for its intense hashy scent complemented with subtle peppery hints. When burned, Black Cheese produces a pungent smoke with a heavy fermented flavor.

Users report heavy body relaxation from Black Cheese coupled with stress-fighting euphoria. As a result, Black Cheese helps people combat anxiety, chronic pain, and even insomnia.

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Strain types

  • 20%Indica
  • 80%Sativa


  • Cheese
  • Hash
  • Pepper
  • Pungent
  • Skunky


  • Cheese
  • Earthy
  • Fermented
  • Skunky


The Black Cheese strain’s dominant terpenes include myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, and camphene. Myrcene and beta-caryophyllene combine to deliver the strain’s spicy and peppery notes. Camphene adds an earthy and slightly woodsy essence to the strain.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Camphene

  • Myrcene



Black Cheeses has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Creativity
  • Euphoria
  • Pain Relief
  • Relaxing
  • Sedating

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Couch Lock
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Fatigue

The Black Cheese strain produces strong physical effects and euphoria. Sometimes compared to a prescription painkiller, Black Cheese’s long-lasting relief extends to every limb from head to toe. Users report that this cheesy hybrid often induces couch lock, leaving the body heavy and sluggish. As a result, people should enjoy Black Cheese at night before bed. Paired with the strain’s visceral relaxation is a cerebral high, inducing blissful mind-wandering and total-body calm.

Medical Applications

Because of Black Cheese’s long-lasting physical effects, people often smoke this strain to treat chronic pain related to migraines, menstrual cramps, and other conditions. The Black Cheese strain’s euphoric effects can also temporarily relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Black Cheese may stimulate creative activity in the brain, which can induce creative thoughts and help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. That said, research indicates that THC-induced anxiety relief is temporary and may not be a permanent solution to more significant mental conditions.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

Marijuana, in general, can induce relaxation and sleep. In particular, strains with a high indica percentage, like Black Cheese, may produce heavier sedative effects, which may help fight chronic insomnia.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Loss of Appetite

Cannabis triggers a hormone in the brain called ghrelin. This hormone signifies to your body that it’s time to eat. Marijuana’s tendency to trigger ghrelin explains why users feel hungry after consuming cannabis. As such, the Black Cheese strain can stimulate the appetite while reducing nausea.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other



growing strains

Black Cheese cannabis seeds may be challenging to find, but the plant’s bold purple shade and high THC levels are worth the effort. The Black Cheese strain can be grown indoors or outdoors with medium difficulty. A medium to high-yielding cultivar, this feminized cannabis strain produces up to 800 grams per plant outdoors.


Around 30 inches.

Humidity and Temperature

Semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures from 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit.


Eight to nine weeks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Black Cheese Good For?

Black Cheese produces long-lasting physical effects, which may help relieve pain associated with migraines, headaches, and menstrual cramps. These effects can induce intense relaxation and sedation for users, helping to combat insomnia.

How Does Black Cheese Make You Feel?

The Black Cheese Strain delivers relaxing and sedating physical effects and stress-relieving euphoria. This strain could cause significant couch lock and may leave users blissfully distracted, sleepy, or sedated.

Is Black Cheese an Indica or Sativa?
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