I as soon as received an e mail from a lady who claimed to have worked at a cheese shop across from Cheesman Park in the ’70s exactly where workers allegedly sold weed beneath the counter. I couldn’t obtain considerably to confirm that story, although I did obtain that a spot referred to as The Large Cheese won a Ideal of Denver award for Ideal Cheese Shop in 1984, the very first year Westword made that edition — and possibly that bonus helped sway the judges.

Sad to say, the Large Cheese is not about any longer, but when I came across a strain by the name of Cheesy Rider at a dispensary in Cap Hill, it seemed like a fitting time to honor a cool spot that may or may not have existed. An old head in the bud area told me that Cheesy Rider was basically a motorcycle-riding rodent mascot for Cheetos just before Chester Cheetah took more than, so the toking connection was also sturdy to pass up.

A cross involving Biker Kush and a assortment of U.K. Cheese cuts based on the breeder, Cheesy Rider is infamous for possessing a wide stank radius. The potent hybrid is complete of jacked-up whiffs of fruity, funky cheese, as these U.K. Cheese qualities are enhanced by Biker Kush’s fruity, earthy lineage of OG Kush, Blackberry and San Fernando Valley OG. Cheesy Rider’s smell, like a scrumptious wheel of Gouda, gets much more pungent and refined with age, so take pleasure in it in the develop and remedy these nugs as lengthy as you can: It’ll only taste superior.

Not only is Cheesy Rider’s sweet, creamy funk flavor-created for a picnic, but the higher is, also. Each and every session with the strain offered an upbeat higher devoid of blurred concentration, amplifying daytime activities devoid of draining power. But each and every session also gave me a critical bout of the munchies, which can kill concentration on its personal.
We’ve spotted Cheesy Rider at Euflora, Green Dragon, Magnolia Road Cannabis Co., Nature’s Herbs and Wellness, and Verde All-natural. My preferred versions have come from Nature’s Herbs and Wellness and Verde All-natural each smelled like plates of old cheese and strawberries, and helped me neglect my woes just after a couple of rough Sundays.

Appears: Like a rocket or stalagmite, Cheesy Rider has tall, pointed plants with lengthy nugs. The hybrid strain leans indica in the develop, hitting medium height and making dense calyxes. These buds frequently have a glow.

Smell: It is cheesy, all suitable, but portion of that aromatic explosion comes from Cheesy Rider’s Kush background, which adds to the smell’s horsepower. The mixture begins out funky, sweet and cheesy, pretty much like some aged cheese and berries, followed by spicy, chalky smells of wet dirt and vanilla.

Flavor: Cheesy Rider’s earthy, spicy Kush elements take the lead right here, with these sweet and cheesy notes filling in the back and sides of your tongue. The taste is just as complicated as the smell, but slightly significantly less enjoyable when the cheese and fruit flavors do not stand out.

Effects: Though the strain’s potency could floor a novice toker, Cheesy Rider’s higher tends to make me curious, inventive and talkative. Concentrate is not shot, and the euphoria and power remains steady all through the higher.

Household grower’s take: “It smells so scrumptious and funky, but it is actually a collision of Skunk and OG genetics when you appear into their backgrounds. These fruity, cheesy hits are indicators of evolving along the way. I had a pal devote excellent cash on Cheesy Rider seeds, and let’s just say he was taken for a spin. Took damn close to 3 months to flower, and his neighbors referred to as him out about the smell coming from his property as the buds dried. I feel it is superior set for men and women with area and encounter, simply because it requires time and topping, and you want it good and ripe.”

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