Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, “ Cheese (also called UK Cheese or Exodus Cheese) is a famous clone-only strain that originated in England around 1989, reportedly from a pack of Sensi Seeds’ Skunk #1. An extremely potent and high-yielding plant with a pungent cheese-like odor, it was passed around the underground to various growers and breeders over the years until it became one of the most popular and ubiquitous strains in the UK. Sometime around 2004, the breeder known as “Big Buddha” took this clone and crossed it with a carefully selected Afghani indica to create a seed version of Cheese. Big Buddha Cheese won the High Times 2006 Cannabis Cup in the indica category and went on to become probably the most popular and widely available Cheese hybrid produced in seed form. It is known for its sweet, tropical fruit meets skunky-cheese smell and large yields of high potency flowers. 

From the OCS website, ” If a cheese puff & a cannabis plant had a baby, this strain would be its offspring. BBC is an extremely potent and high-yielding plant with a pungent and cheese-like odour. This strain is one of the most popular and widely known Cheese strains. It is also known for its sweet, tropical fruit, and funky cheese aroma.

A Legend Strain ~ da Cheese

Big Budda Cheese by Cali (SESS Holdings) packaged on March 8, 2021, cost $32.95 with 23.524% THC and a faint herbal cheese scent.  Our test amount was 0.26 grams.

The “high” starts slowly after the inhalation session ended.  A slow euphoric surge chugs along as the “high” expressions unfold adding creativity with elements of blissfulness and joy.  Ten minutes into the session, we are just getting into a “high.”  Is the Budda coming?  At the 20 minute mark, this Big Budda Cheese “high” is a Full On mix of everything.  There’s some body effects, hazy mindfulness, creative drifts, time dilations, memory incoherence wrapped up into a Buddha.  Finally, da magic carpet has arrived.

Once we arrived in the Big Budda Cheese world, we were greeted with a quiet peaceful euphoric blissful space where joy and goodwill flow freely, Nirvana.  This Big Budda Cheese 23.54% THC delivered a good level of time delayed potency.  At the 45 minute mark, the “high” continues to modulate increasing the mind and body sedation effects.  Did we hit the Peak “high” at the 45 minute mark?

Activity pairing is best for the later part of the day, or evenings.  Big Budda Cheese is a hybrid and the end points are more relaxed and tranquilized.  Plan accordingly … try avoiding two hours walks.


Big Budda Cheese by Cali (SESS Holdings)

Big Budda Cheese by CALI (SESS Holdings) is the strain that define a whole category of hybrid cannabis.  The scent of Cheese is now a classic signal of a “high” experience that is a perfect blend of euphoria, creativity and blissfulness.  At $32.95 for 3.5 grams with 23.54% THC, this is worth trying.

THC:  23.54%

Quality:  8.4

Intensity:  8.2

Duration:  8.1

Total:  8.23

Cost:  $32.95 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  Yes.  The Cheese strain scent is a true classic hybrid experience.  When we smell Cheese, we know what type of “high” is coming.  This Big Budda Cheese delivers what is expected, a true hybrid experience.

On an investment note, we really like SESS Holdings approach to their product price points.  SESS’s lower value Brand, Seleste, priced their products in the $26.95 price range and Cali in the $32.95 price range.  We do not believe there is a  sustainable future for LPs, or products, pricing above $15 a gram, or over $50 for 3.5 grams.