Although its name may be a shameless (and effective) appeal to stoner appetites, Blueberry Cheesecake comes through with distinctive flavors and a well-balanced high. It is a cross between fruity staple Blueberry and U.K. native Cheese. Notably, this genetic profile is identical to that of Big Buddha Seeds’ strain Blue Cheese; it is possible (albeit unclear, given this strain’s limited documentation) that Blueberry Cheesecake is in fact a distinct phenotype of Blue Cheese itself. As with Blue Cheese, Blueberry Cheesecake offers a tangy flavor profile and sativa-leaning effects. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has measured this strain’s flowers to have a solid 20% THC.
Blueberry Cheesecake has medium-sized flowers that range in shape from circular to spade-like when fully cured. The buds adhere in a dense indica structure and the tightly coiled leaves appear bright green with orange pistils. Certain phenotypes are streaked with varying shades of blue and purple. These latter colors come about when pigments called anthocyanins are agitated by cold temperatures in the growing process; this colorful transformation is similar to the mechanism by which depleted chlorophyll levels cause foliage to change colors in autumn. Trichomes cover the buds, giving them a sticky texture and a moist sheen. The bright and fruity smell of blueberries — so often associated with other strains descended from Blueberry bud — is made more complex in this case by the presence of Skunk-derived Cheese in the plant’s genetics. Blueberry Cheesecake smells simultaneously fruity and sour, with a hint of citrus tang. Grinding or breaking up the buds intensifies the underlying funkiness. When burnt, this strain has a thick, lung-expanding smoke that tastes simultaneously like fruit and cheese on the exhale. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is a very pungent smoke and any users looking to keep their consumption on the down low should take reasonable precautions.
Blueberry Cheesecake offers a slow, creeping high – it may take several minutes before smokers can pick up on its buzzy, head-focused effects. Once it settles in, this strain is marked by a substantial emotional uplift. Users may feel chatty, social, and more thoughtful. Blueberry Cheesecake can also sharpen the senses, making sights or sounds seem more intense. A sense of physical relaxation creeps up as the high peaks — this body high may lend a psychedelic angle to users’ already-skewed perception, and can cause anything from visual distortions to time dilation. Because it affects both the brain and body, Blueberry Cheesecake is a good accompaniment for activities that involve holistic functioning like yoga or dancing. It can even be a potent aphrodisiac. Couchlock is not commonly reported after moderate doses, but users can become incapacitated if they indulge in more than a few bowls.
This strain’s far-reaching effects also have great value for medical cannabis patients. Blueberry Cheesecake can ease aches and pains, whether mild or long-term and acute. Its anti-inflammatory properties can also settle upset stomachs. As noted, in large enough doses, this strain can be an effective treatment for insomnia. Psychological benefits include temporary relief from the harsh symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. Blueberry Cheesecake’s sense of sustained focus can also be helpful for those with attention deficit disorders. Because it is so versatile, this strain is appropriate for both daytime and nighttime use.