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 their 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, and 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, and 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, but 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. Unlike Ruxton Strain, 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!