I finally tried out some Blue Cheese made by North 40 Cannabis under the Farmstead brand that I purchased at Shelter Market. It’s an Indica-dominant hybrid that came with 21.3% THC and just over 2% terpenes. It’s really hard to beat something like Black Cherry Punch, which is the only other cultivar I tried out from North 40 Cannabis and a favorite amongst Canadian cannabis strains. Below is a more in-depth breakdown of this cheezy flower.
Lineage: Blueberry x UK Cheese (A skunk #1 phenotype)
Terpene Profile: Nerolidol, limonene, beta-Caryophyllene
Packaging Details: Packaged 06/17/2020, tested/reviewed 03/14/2021, exactly 270 days later. Lot# 20-P25
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $30.00 at The Shelter Market. ($8.71/gram)
There were way too many issues for me when it came to bag appeal and visuals. Let’s start with the moisture content in the bag, which is a big one. This came in at 37% RH, and you can instantly feel the dryness, stems/leaves falling out, bud crumbling in fingers, all that good stuff. I left it in the jar with a Boveda pack for 48 hours before touching it again; thankfully, the terps were still somewhat alive. Let’s get to the weight; the number on the scale was 3.25, 0.25 underweight is too much. Trichome glands were not intact anymore due to this weed being packaged nine months ago; maybe if the rule was six months max, we wouldn’t have all these problems. It wasn’t the best trimming job either, too many stems and leaves around. Sizing-wise, there were three medium nugs and six small ones.
The aroma was unexpected; I’m not sure if you guys have tried “cheesy” strains in the past, the ones that actually smell like a mix of cheese/garlic/skunk, I have, and I was never a big fan. This was not that; the blueberry came out ahead in the nostril wars here. I got some sweet blueberry muffin scents accented by slight notes of skunk and diesel.
The flavor was consistent with the aroma; however, it was less present. I got a bit of that skunky taste on the exhale, it was kinda just hanging around on the palette. The sweet blueberry flavor was felt on the inhale. The lungs definitely felt the smoke, lots of coughing involved, not the smoothest smoke.
This was my favorite portion of this Blue Cheese strain review; the effects float between Indica and Sativa vibes, the entire body starts to feel relaxed about 10 minutes in, then you start to float. The mind begins to get fuzzy shortly after; this is when you’re fully ready to get into pure relaxation mode. Turn on the TV or put on some music; doing something productive where you need to focus may not be the best move at this point.
I would probably recommend this; however, I would love to try out a newer batch of this Blue Cheese made by 40 cannabis. I feel like something was missing here; remember, this was packaged for about nine months before I tried it; that may have something to do with the inconsistencies. I hope to see this at Shelter Market again in the future; if you’ve tried out some of this Blue Cheese, let me know what you thought of it in the comments below!