swiss cheese strain

Swiss Cheese

Taste & Smell

  • Fruity
  • Sweet


  • Calm
  • Sleepy
  • Tingly

Pairs Well With

  • Doing Nothing
  • Sleeping
  • Spa
  • Watching TV/Movies

About this Hybrid Strain

Swiss Cheese is an Indica leaning hybrid that is crossed between the fragrant Skunk #1 and the very rare Swiss Miss strains. Known for its robust flavors and effects, Swiss Cheese is a fast-acting and euphoric strain that is best suited for evening and nighttime use.

Users have described Swiss Cheeses effects to start with a euphoric cerebral rush that slowly turns into a body-numbing and hazy experience leaving them pain-free and a little drowsy. Others enjoy Swiss Cheese for its curative properties and to help ease symptoms of muscle tension, stress, insomnia, and mood disorders.

Suitable for beginner growers, Swiss Cheese is a robust and forgiving strain that can produce high yields in about 7-9 weeks. Growers who wish to remain discreet in their gardening may want to think twice before cultivating Swiss Cheese as its pungent and loud skunky aroma lingers around the room making its presence known. The bud structure of Swiss Cheese is compact and dense, producing green and purple-hued buds that are intertwined with sparse amber pistils. It has also been noted that Swiss Cheese’s trichome rich leaves are perfect for hash and concentrate production.

Opening up a Swiss Cheese package will release a skunky and musky aroma that is reminiscent of the old school “chronic” cannabis days. When smoked or vaped, Swiss Cheese is surprisingly sweet and fruity accompanied by its signature overtone of skunk and cheese.

THC percentage levels average in the upper teens so overindulging in Swiss Cheese could lead to couch lock and paranoia in some users.


Frequently Asked Questions About Swiss Cheese

Swiss Cheese is an Indica dominant hybrid cannabis strain with THC percentage levels that average in the mid-teens. This stain is enjoyed by consumers looking for a euphoric uplifting high that slowly leads to sedation.

What does Swiss Cheese mean?

Swiss Cheese may have received its name from its aroma and fragrant parents, Skunk#1 and Swiss Miss.

Where does Swiss Cheese come from?

Swiss Cheese is a cross between the two strains Swiss Miss and Skunk #1.

What does Swiss Cheese smell like?

The scent of Swiss Cheese weed is musky and skunky with a slight cheese overtone.

What does Swiss Cheese taste like?

The flavor of Swiss Cheese is surprisingly sweet and fruity with an undertone of a musk, skunk, and cheese.

What color does Swiss Cheese have?

The trichome rich buds of Swiss Cheese are long and dense with green and purple hues.

What effects does Swiss Cheese have?

Users have enjoyed Swiss Cheese for its uplifting and euphoric effects that slowly lead to sedation.

Is Swiss Cheese an Indica, Sativa or Hybrid?

Swiss Cheese is an Indica dominant cannabis strain.

Swiss Cheese is an Indica leaning hybrid that is crossed between the fragrant Skunk #1 and the very rare Swiss Miss strains. Known for its robust flavors and effects, Swiss Cheese is a fast-acting and euphoric strain that is best suited for evening and nighttime use. Users have described Swiss Cheeses…

Swiss Cheese

breed by Nirvana Seeds

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Basic / Breeders Info

Swiss Cheese is a mostly sativa variety from Nirvana and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±53 days ) and outdoors . Nirvanas Swiss Cheese is a THC dominant variety and is/was also available as feminized seeds.

Nirvanas Swiss Cheese Description

Swiss Cheese is a hybrid of Nirvana’s discontinued Swiss Miss and a curious Skunk #1 phenotype that was discovered in the UK and smuggled to Amsterdam in 2007. A mix of a very early Swiss skunk and a robust strain from Nepal, Swiss Miss contributes an “old school” flavour that makes Swiss Cheese unique. This strain is mould resistant and beginner friendly.

Yield: 400 – 500 grams/m² (SoG)
Effect: High and Stoney
Grow height: Medium
Flowering Indoor: 7 / 8 weeks

Where to buy Swiss Cheese cannabis seeds?

Swiss Cheese from Nirvana Seeds is available as regular and feminized seeds. In 11 seedbanks, we found 40 offers between EUR 3.00 for 3 feminized seeds and EUR 211.99 for 40 feminized seeds. If you are looking to buy Swiss Cheese Cannabis Seeds from Nirvana Seeds somewhere – have a look to our Swiss Cheese Price Comparison page with all current offers from all the connected seedbanks and shops – or visit one of the following tested, trustworthy and recommended seed-shops directly to check out their current Swiss Cheese offers: PEV Seeds Bank, Oaseeds, Herbies Head Shop, Cannapot Hanfshop, Seedsman, Indras Planet GmbH,, Canna-Seed Seed Shop, Original Seeds Store, Zamnesia and Linda Seeds | Linda Semilla.

Swiss Cheese Reviews

We’ve collected strain info from 8 growers for Swiss Cheese, check out the reviews about the indoor and outdoor grow here.

General Impression

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How is Swiss Cheese growing outdoors?

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Swiss Cheese Degustation

The seedfinder users tested Swiss Cheese and uploaded information about the aroma, taste and effects of Nirvanas Swiss Cheese. Here a short overview, click to the charts or links to get an exact description and find similar cannabis varieties!

Aroma / Smell

The aroma / smell of Swiss Cheese can be described best as a little bit Sour (or Citrus) and additionally as basically Sweet (or Fruity). . read more

Taste / Flavour

The taste / flavour of Swiss Cheese was characterized as Bitter (or Chemical), fairly Microbiological (or Charcoal) and additionally as a little bit Sour (or Dairy). . read more

Effect / Effectiveness

6% Thought provoking

7% Spacy / Confusing

3% Nervous / Fidgety

Swiss Cheese have basically a strong effect to the Head (a little bit Relaxing and Activating and also minimal Spacy / Confusing and Thought provoking) but is also affecting to the Body (a little bit Dizzying and Nervous / Fidgety and also minimal Sleepy and Narcotic). . read more

Swiss Cheese Gallery

Here you see the latest Swiss Cheese photos, uploaded from our users! Altogether we’ve collected 3 pictures from Nirvanas Swiss Cheese, check out our Swiss Cheese gallery to view them all.

Swiss Cheese Lineage / Genealogy

  • Swiss Cheese »»» Cheese x Swiss Miss
  • Cheese Exodus Cheese Cut
    • Skunk #1
      • Skunk #1
        • Skunk #1
          • »»» Afghanistan x Mexico x Colombia
          • Afghanistan »»» Indica
          • Mexico »»» Sativa
          • Colombia »»» Sativa
  • Swiss Miss
    • Swiss Miss Probably
      • »»» KC33 x Afghan Probably
      • KC33
        • KC33
          • »»» Thailand x Brazil
          • Thailand »»» Sativa
          • Brazil »»» Indica/Sativa Hybrid
      • Afghan
        • Afghanistan »»» Indica

Map of the Swiss Cheese Family Tree

Swiss Cheese Hybrids & Crossbreeds

Swiss Cheese User Comments

Altogether we’ve collected 7 user comments about Nirvanas Swiss Cheese. Here you find the 4 english user comments, for the ones in the other langues please click here: german (3).

reworg99 – 10.01.2018

Out of 5 seeds 4 popped 3 of them died due to bad weather but the one thet survived grew into an astonishing bushy plant that produced far more t’han the other i was growing in the same spot (Durban poison from dutch passion).the plant also could handle the lack of watering (i tre them guerrilla) much beter than the others and took very Little care still giving awesome results.The buds were qite big and despite beeing rather fluffy an with a lor of foliage delivered quote a strong celebral high with just the Wright amount of phisical relaxation and that dont knock you out at all.

Baylee420 – 11.05.2014

Nirvana Swiss Cheese; indoor grow; Coco-Loco soil; 430w assorted spectrum cfl»s; Nirvana Soil/Flower Tabs (Weekend Special); Vegged for 6 weeks; Flowered for 63 days.Very easy to grow.Tolerant to any abuse.Will thrive with ease.An outdoor strain that an be grown indoors.Will stretch up to three times it«s VEG height when going into FLOWER.Not as smelly in FLOWER as I thought.Very good high.Well worth growing.

UDZR1 – 21.03.2013

This strain is just excellent. Smoke report below.
Grow report
I grew 25 seedlings feminized in a 120x120x200cm grow tent. I veg them for 20 days and flower them for 60 days.
Good CO2 ventilation and good climate (see K2 grow video)
They were grown totally organic. All Mix soil, 11 liter pots, 1 gram of trichoderma/miccorrhizae per pot, I brew carbohydrate teas along with Voodoo Juice and I added 2 grams of miccos in the solution,I let it bubble for 3 days, once in a while I added humic/fulvic Acid to the solution for an even better colonization of beneficial micro-organisms. I started Bio Bloom 3 weeks after the switch to 12/12, at medium doses. No PK chelates shit. Just organic teas and organic Bloom. I need to warn you that, just like Cheese, this strain smells a lot and you will definetely need a good carbon filter. The odor is hard to control.
Plants are very uniform. Starting 12/12 at 25cm tall, they will grow quite a lot, up to 100cm. They grow with 1 main huge cola of about 60cm in height.Short internodes that allow an excellent light penetration. They are perfect for tight SOG systems. Very few branches!
Since they don’t grow bushy, the yield for my SOG system was quite good too. I harvested 480grams for 600w of light (approx 18g per plant)
These main colas are not as large as an Haze, but much denser. So I was a bit worried about the yield, but due to the compactness of the buds, it turned out very good quality-wise.
Smoke report
The taste is excellent and exotic like an Haze. You can clearly tell it»s a Cheese relative, but Nirvana added a very sugary/tropical taste to the UK Cheese. The result is a taste much more enjoyable than the real Cheese. It«s pungent, tropical and exotic.
The smoke is like a very good pure Indica : extremely relaxing, mellow, social, no paranoia, no restlessness. Not a Sativa/Indica hybrid effect. Just very relaxing and very social. Excellent.
If I could rate this strain 12 out of 10, I would.

cosmos – 18.04.2012

I experienced 2 very different pheno’s out of 3 plants. The one is MAGIC! It looks like the picture dutch passion has for skunk no1 in their catalog, I think this pheno leans more towards the cheese than the swiss & is the keeper for sure. Thick pistols, lots of resin and quite dense flower formation. This pheno is tolerant to strong nutrients. The other pheno is not as nice looking, pistols are much thinner and flower formation is a bit more airy. This pheno is not nutrient tolerant. All plants keep uniform height. The more swiss leaning pheno tends to get magnesium deficiency around 5 weeks into flowering.

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