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Chao Chao!

— Cheese, Sonic Battle

Cheese (チーズ Chīzu?) is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are a neutral child-like Chao and the pet and constant companion of Cream the Rabbit.[6][7] The two of them are inseparable, and Cream takes them everywhere she goes.[8] Cheese likewise serves as Cream's protector; on Cream's command, Cheese will willingly defend her by attacking any threat to her.


Cheese has the appearance of a neutral Chao: they are light lapis blue and have light honey mustard yellow markings at the tip of their head, hands, feet and tail, a bulb-shaped head, a floating light honey mustard yellow ball hovering above the top of their head that changes appearance corresponding to their emotions, lapis blue eyes, two light fuchsia/magenta pink butterfly-like wings and a small circular tail. They are distinguishable from other Chao by their cherry red bow tie.



Most of Cheese's past is unknown. At some point, they met Cream and the two of them became inseparable friends, with Cream taking Cheese with her wherever she went.[8]

Sonic Advance series[]

Sonic Advance 2[]


Cheese and Cream meeting Sonic, from Sonic Advance 2.

In Sonic Advance 2, Cheese and Cream were captured by Dr. Eggman when the doctor attempted to build his Eggman Empire again. While the pair were detained by the doctor with his EggHammerTankII, however, Sonic the Hedgehog showed up and freed them. After they gave their thanks to Sonic though, he ran off to find his friends and stop Eggman. However, Cheese and Cream came along with Sonic to save Vanilla, who was still in trouble.

Joined by Tails and Knuckles along the way, Cheese and Cream seemingly defeated Eggman alongside their new friends. Shortly after then destroying Eggman's space station, Cheese and Cream found Vanilla. However, Vanilla was soon after kidnapped by Eggman in his mech vehicle, with Cheese and Cream unable to stop him. While Cheese was unsure of what to do next, Sonic used the Chaos Emeralds to become Super Sonic and pursue Eggman. Soon after, Sonic brought Vanilla back. After the happy reunion however, Cheese noticed that Sonic had already taken his leave.

Sonic Advance 3[]

In Sonic Advance 3, after the world got split into seven regions by a massive Chaos Control induced by Dr. Eggman, Cheese and Cream were taking a walk in Cyber Track but got lost. There, they met Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy and joined up with them to stop Eggman's scheme.[9]

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Cheese and Cream welcoming Sonic back, from Sonic Advance 3.

On their way, Cheese and their companions collected the seven Chaos Emeralds. Along the way, they also fought Eggman's creation, Gemerl, a rebuilt version of Emerl. At the end, Cheese and the others got to the Altar Emerald where they beat Eggman and his Hyper Eggrobo, and then used the Master Emerald to restore the world. Soon after, Cheese and the others found Sonic following his battle with Ultimate Gemerl and welcomed him back, before following him out on a new adventure.

When a deactivated Gemerl later showed up, the robot was taken to Tails. There, Cheese helped Tails as he reprogrammed Gemerl in the image of his predecessor's friendly personality. Afterward, Cheese and Cream befriended Gemerl, who came to live with them and Vanilla.

Sonic Heroes[]

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Cheese with Cream, from Sonic Heroes.

In Sonic Heroes, when Cheese's twin, Chocola, went missing, Cheese and Cream went looking for them. They eventually met Amy and Big who revealed that they were looking for Sonic and Froggy respectively.[4] As they pondered on Amy's clue to their friends' whereabouts, Cheese, along with Cream, got it back when it nearly blew away. The two were then nearly blown away themselves but were saved by Big. Regrouping, the quartet set out to find their friends, forming Team Rose.

As they searched the sea, Team Rose ran afoul with Dr. Eggman, but Cheese and their team beat him and his Egg Hawk. After that, the team followed Amy's hunch about Sonic's whereabouts to Grand Metropolis. After escaping the Power Plant, Cheese and their team found Team Sonic and fought them, hoping they could make Sonic tell them of Froggy and Chocola's whereabouts. However, Team Sonic gave them the slip. Getting to Casino Park, the team decided to find Eggman and thereby Sonic. While scrolling, Cheese and their team met Eggman's robot horde which they defeated. As they got to Rail Canyon, Cheese sensed Chocola nearby while their friends picked up on the others. As they later reached Eggman's base, Eggman attacked them in the Egg Albatross, but they beat him. After the fight, however, they learned the Eggman they fought was a copy and Froggy and Chocola were not there. Suspecting that Eggman were behind their kidnappings, Team Rose decided to find Eggman to save their friends.

Found You Sonic Heroes

Cheese finding Chocola at last, from Sonic Heroes.

Continuing their journey through the jungle, Team Rose came across Team Chaotix who demanded that they handed Cheese over. After having to fight Team Chaotix, Team Rose found Hang Castle. After they escaped from Mystic Mansion, Team Rose found Eggman and his robot horde, but they defeated the latter. Following that, Team Rose got to the Egg Fleet where they searched for Eggman's fleet and eventually found the Final Fortress. There, they found Eggman in his Egg Emperor and beat him. Though their opponent turned out to be another fake, it released Chocola and Froggy, and Cheese was happy to reunite with Chocola.

Later, Teams Rose, Sonic, Chaotix and Dark witnessed the return of Metal Sonic, the true kidnapper of Froggy and Chocola and mastermind behind the teams' adventures, who had been impersonating Eggman so he could follow them and copy their data for a plan to conquer the world himself and saw him transform into Metal Madness. Seeing that the teams had collected all the Chaos Emeralds, the real Dr. Eggman came up with the plan of using them against Metal Sonic. Cheese and their team then stayed behind to stall Metal Madness with the others while Team Sonic prepared the Chaos Emeralds. After completing their task, Team Rose watched Team Sonic beat Metal Overlord. Following the battle, Cheese and the rest of their team said goodbye to Amy as she resumed chasing after Sonic.

Shadow the Hedgehog[]

In Shadow the Hedgehog, Cheese and Cream wandered into Cryptic Castle. While inside, however, the pair got separated. Fortunately, Cheese was rescued by Shadow and Amy after they found then and Cream.

Sonic Battle[]


Cheese meeting Emerl, from Sonic Battle.

In Sonic Battle, Cream and Cheese were dragged by Amy into helping her with boxercise training. Eventually, Cheese and Cream met Emerl, a robot who was being raised by Sonic, when Amy came over with him. Eventually, Cheese and Cream were forced by Amy into helping her with her training until Amy left with Emerl to find Chaos Emeralds.

A while later, Cheese, Cream, and Amy watched over Emerl while Sonic and Tails checked out a lead on a Chaos Emerald. While they were on their own, however, Cheese, Cream and Emerl were taken hostage by Dr. Eggman and brought to the Gimme Shelter as a part of a trap for Sonic. Fortunately, Cheese and their friends managed to free themselves after Emerl beat some Guard Robos, After the trio then managed to destroy some E-121 Phis and take their Emerald Shards, Emerl managed to trick Eggman into revealing an escape route from the Gimme Shelter and the key needed to open it. After getting the key for the escape route and some Emerald Shards from local Phis, Cheese and their friends reached the escape route , only to find Chaos Gamma guarding it. Though Cream got shaken, Cheese encouraged her to stand up and fight Chaos Gamma to help Emerl, giving them enough time to retreat to a safe spot where Cheese and Cream agreed to train in order to get strong enough to defeat Chaos Gamma and escape. Once Cream seemed ready, the trio returned to Chaos Gamma and defeated him. They then took his Emerald Shard, which they joined together with the other shards to form a whole Chaos Emerald, which they gave to Emerl. Eggman then arrived, but Cheese and their friends caught the doctor in one of his own traps, allowing them to contact Sonic and get him to pick them up.

Some time afterwards, Cheese and Cream met Emerl again, who had come to fight them so he could get to fight Shadow. Though they accepted, the duo was still defeated. Later, Cheese and Cream came to see Emerl stop Eggman and his Final Egg Blaster onboard the Death Egg through a monitor. When Eggman was defeated however, he fired the Final Egg Blaster, destroying some stars and causing Emerl to revert to his original, destructive programming. Unfortunately, Eggman could not control Emerl, and Emerl prepared to fire the Final Egg Blaster at earth. In the end, Sonic was forced to defeat Emerl, which led to Emerl self-destructing. Afterward, Cheese and Cream would mourn Emerl's passing, although Sonic would assure them that Emerl were still with them in the Emerald Shards.

Sonic Rush[]

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Cheese and Cream meet Blaze, from Sonic Rush.

In Sonic Rush, Cheese and Cream came across Blaze the Cat while on their own. While trying to approach her, Blaze noticed them, so Cream introduced Cheese and herself to her and asked for her friendship. Cheese then accompanied Cream and Blaze as the former took Blaze to her home. Over a cup of tea with Vanilla, Cheese and Cream learned that Blaze was looking for the missing Sol Emeralds so she could save her world. As it was arranged for Cream to become Blaze's guide, Cheese would accompany them.

While looking for and collecting the Sol Emeralds, Cheese and their companions met Knuckles, who ended buried under rocks after he grew suspicious of Blaze. Leaving Knuckles to himself, Cheese and Cream tried seeking out Sonic for help in spite of Blaze's protest. Following a chance encounter with Amy, Cheese followed her along with Cream and Blaze since Cream insisted that Amy could lead them to Sonic. When they found Sonic and Tails however, Blaze refused their help and left. Following Blaze in spite of this, Cheese and Cream continued to accompany her as she managed to find six of the Sol Emeralds. They soon after met Amy again until Knuckles came to settle the score with Blaze. However, Cheese and Cream helped Blaze get away by flying off with her. Making it to Dead Line, Cream and Cheese saw Blaze get the final Sol Emerald back and joining forces with Sonic and Tails as last. As Cheese and Cream got scared of hearing from their friends that both their dimensions were on the verge of vanishing due to Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega's mischief however, they were taken hostage by Dr. Eggman in order to lure Blaze into a trap. However, Cheese and Cream were saved by Blaze at Point W.


Cheese and Cream hear from Sonic that Blaze would be back, from Sonic Rush.

A while afterwards, Cheese came to Blaze's aid with Cream, Sonic, Knuckles, Amy and Tails after Eggman and Eggman Nega had drained the Sol Emeralds of their power to conquer both dimensions. There, Cheese and their friends gave Blaze their moral support, allowing Blaze to recharge the Sol Emeralds and become Burning Blaze. After Super Sonic and Burning Blaze had defeated the doctors and saved both dimensions, Cheese was with Cream while she cried over Blaze's departure. However, the two cheer up after learning from Sonic that Blaze promised to come back.

Sonic Colors[]

Cream Sonic Colors

Cheese and Cream meeting Sonic in Egg Planet Park, from the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors.

In the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, Cheese and Cream wandered into Egg Planet Park while out on a walk. While in Tropical Resort, the pair were attacked by Orbot and Cubot, who mistook Cheese for a Wisp. Luckily, Sonic showed up in time to drive off the robotic duo.

Cheese and Cream soon after found another Chao that they tried to protect from Cubot. Fortunately, Sonic came to the rescue again and managed to make Cubot leave. Afterward, Cheese would happily watch as Cream and her friends decided to name the Chao "Milk".

Sonic Generations[]

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Cheese handing Blaze a cupcake on Sonic's birthday, from the console/PC version of Sonic Generations.

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, Cheese and Cream attended and helped prepare Sonic's surprise birthday party. When Sonic arrived, Cheese and the rest welcomed him and began the party, with Cheese lovingly handing Blaze a cupcake. However, the Time Eater then suddenly appeared, and Cheese and Cream were sucked into one of the Time Eater's Time Holes and ended up in White Space, where they were turned into statues due to the Time Eater's effects.

Eventually, Cheese and Cream were returned to normal by Sonic and Classic Sonic. When Classic and Modern Sonic confronted the Time Eater, which was revealed to be controlled by Dr. Eggman and Classic Eggman, Cheese arrived with Cream at the scene of the battle with the others to cheer on both Sonics, allowing them both to transform into Super Sonic. When the Sonics defeated the Time Eater, Cheese and the others were sent back to the present. Continuing the party from where it left off, Cheese later waved goodbye to Classic Sonic and Classic Tails when they returned to the past.

Sonic Dream Team[]

In Sonic Dream Team, Cheese along with Cream would be captured by Dr. Eggman in an attempt to manifest his dreams of world domination through cream and cheese minds. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Rouge would try to save them but would then be transported to the Dreamscape to help Ariem. They would later be saved by Sonic and Amy in Dream Factory which after they would help defeat Eggman and save the Dreamscape.

Other game appearances[]

Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut[]


Cheese on a billboard, from Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut.

In Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut and its 2010 remaster, Cheese makes cameo appearances on the billboards that appear in Mission Mode after the player has completed each game.

Sonic Riders series[]

Sonic Riders[]

Sonic Riders - Cream - Level 3

Cheese pestering Knuckles as a part of Cream's Level 3 attack, from Sonic Riders.

In Sonic Riders, Cheese appears as some of Cream's unique variety of attacks. Notably, Cheese appears as Cream's level 2 attack, where they come out and attack a nearby opponent in order to make them lose balance, and level 3 attack, where Cheese emerges to pester opponents close to Cream in order to distract them and make them lose balance.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity[]

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Cream using Cheese as her means of Attack, from Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Cheese appears as Cream's unique attack when using the Attack power-up. When utilizing Attack, Cheese will circle around Cream and damage any rival racer too close to Cream.

Sonic Free Riders[]

In Sonic Free Riders, Cheese is mentioned by Cream, when she tries to address them on live television.[10]

Mario & Sonic series[]

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[]

In the Wii version and Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Cheese appears as a non-playable character.

In the Wii version of the game, Cheese appears as one of the referees in certain Events. Other than that, they serve no special role.


Cheese, from the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In the story mode in the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Cheese makes an appearance after Dr. Eggman and Bowser unleashed the full power of the Phantasmal Fog, Cheese and Cream got lost in the Main Stadium. Soon after, they came under attack by Fog imposters of Sonic, Tails, Mario, and Luigi. Fortunately, the real heroes came and saved them by chasing away the imposters. Later, after the Phantasmal Fog was sealed away, Cheese and Cream showed up at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020[]

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Cheese makes an appearance as a non-playable referee along with Cream in the 3D events.

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood[]


Cheese, from Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.

In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Cheese and Cream were out picking flowers in Green Hill Zone when they were attacked by wild animals and were separated. Thanks to Sonic and his crew however, Cheese was found and returned to Cream. Afterward, Cheese and Cream joined Sonic and co. on their mission to stop a group called the Marauders after they had stolen the Chaos Emeralds. The team eventually found Eggman, who they thought to be in league with the Marauders. However, the doctor claimed that he opposed the Marauders too and that he had been reformed and willing to help Cheese and their team by leading them into Metropolis where the Marauders were stationed and had drawn Angel Island to with the Chaos Emeralds, which the team accepted. Along the way, they discovered the Marauders were echidnas from the Nocturnus Clan, exiled to the Twilight Cage 4,000 years ago. After entering Metropolis, Cheese and the team made it to Angel Island where they assisted Sonic in their efforts to stop the Nocturnus Clan's leader, Imperator Ix, who sought to rule the world, from stealing the Master Emerald. Despite their efforts though, Ix got away with the Master Emerald and used it to create a wormhole into Sonic’s dimension so the Nocturnus Clan could conquer it.

Survived Angel Island's fall, Cheese's team planned to follow Ix into the Twilight Cage and reclaim the Emeralds to stop Ix. Using the Blue Cyclone Tails and Eggman created, Cheese and their friends traveled into the Twilight Cage while Eggman remained behind to watch the wormhole. Inside the Twilight Cage, Cheese and the team got five of the Chaos Emeralds back and forged alliances with the alien races in the Twilight Cage. When they prepared to infiltrate Nocturne to find the last Emeralds, the group was able to enter this stronghold with the help from their alien allies. Once they got to Nocturne, the group got the last Chaos Emeralds back and Cheese participated in the final battle against Ix along side Cream while Knuckles got the Master Emerald back. After Sonic defeated Ix, Ix started to close the wormhole out of the Twilight Cage, but Cheese and the others got through it just in time. When they returned home however, Cheese and their friends saw that much time had passed, thus allowing Eggman to rebuild his forces, which they faced upon exit from the Twilight Cage.

In gameplay, Cheese is a Unique Chao that raises the entire team's luck when bonded to a character depending on their level:

Level 1 Luck/team +5
Level 2 Luck/team +10
Level 3 Luck/team +15

Cheese is the only Chao in the game that cannot be attained from a Chao Egg, and is also the only Chao that has significance in a side-quest. Cheese is found in a cave in Green Hill Zone that the player needs to climb to access.

Super Smash Bros. series[]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Cheese makes an cameo, being with Cream as one of the Trophies and Stickers:

Name Image ID Description
Cream Cream Trophy 542 A young rabbit who is always accompanied by her Chao friend, Cheese. Once a member of Team Rose, she's a spirited go-getter who always gives it her all. Her polite and courteous manner is thought to be a result of her mother's strict discipline. Cream can use her large ears to fly, and her Chao Attack, where she launches Cheese like a missile, is a powerful weapon.
Image Name Page ID Area of Effect Effect User
Sonicchannel cream nocircle
Cream the Rabbit & Cheese (Sonic Advance 2) 274 686 Electric Resistance +9 Everyone

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Cheese makes an cameo, being with Cream appears as a trophy in both versions of the game:

Wii U Trophy
Name Picture Category Trophy Box Description Acquisition
Cream & Cheese Cream the Rabbit CreamTheRabbitTrophyWiiU Series Related 83: Sonic & Friends Sidekick to Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit is a cute, hardworking friend. She has a Chao named Cheese, and they make a great team. She probably wants to cream the next person who makes a joke about their names, but I can't help but want a cream- cheese bagel when I talk about them... You don't often see Cream without Cheese. (Excuse us, we're suddenly really hungry.) Actually, Cream is a lovely, hardworking little rabbit, and Cheese is her beloved pet Chao. They're the perfect, adorable little team, and not in the slightest bit edible. Random
Nintendo 3DS Trophy
Name Picture Category Description Acquisition
Cream & Cheese Cream the Rabbit CreamTheRabbitTrophy3DS Series Related Sidekick to Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit is a cute, hardworking friend. She has a Chao named Cheese, and they make a great team. She probably wants to cream the next person who makes a joke about their names, but I can't help but want a cream- cheese bagel when I talk about them... You don't often see Cream without Cheese. (Excuse us, we're suddenly really hungry.) Actually, Cream is a lovely, hardworking little rabbit, and Cheese is her beloved pet Chao. They're the perfect, adorable little team, and not in the slightest bit edible. Random

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Cheese appears as a Support Spirit alongside Cream with the following characteristics:

Image Spirit Battle
Enemy Fighter(s) Enemy Power Stage Battle conditions
Cream&Cheese3D Isabelle
Tiny Squirtle
3,500 Green Hill Zone Rule(s): Hazard: Low Gravity
  • Gravity is reduced
  • The enemy takes less damage while in the air
Name Type Class Music Acquisition
Cream & Cheese Grab ★★ (Advanced) "Rooftop Run"
  • Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
No. Slot Cost Ability
791 1 Jump ↑

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed[]

In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Cheese appears as an icon on the game's "Drift More" Sticker.

Sonic Dash[]

In Sonic Dash, Cheese makes a cameo appearance on Unicorn Cream's portrait, and can be seen narrowly on her event token.

Sonic Runners[]

In Sonic Runners, Cheese is mentioned in Cream's character profile.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle[]

In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Cheese accompanies Cream, who is a playable character that was added to the game's roster in the version 1.5.0 update.

On Easter 2019, Cheese and Cream were re-released as "Spring Cream", a variant character of Cheese and Cream dressed in Easter-inspired costumes as a part of the 2.10.1 update.

On 12 August 2021, Cheese and Cream were re-released as "Unicorn Cream", a variant character of Cheese and Cream dressed in unicorn-inspired costumes as a part of the 3.9.0 update.

Sega Heroes[]

In Sega Heroes, Cream & Cheese are both a Yellow Common Support hero that can be playable once the player collects 10 Hero Shards. Their MAX skill is Chao Charge which requires 12 Mana. Their Passive skills are Dive Attack and Cheer.

Sonic Speed Simulator[]

In Sonic Speed Simulator, Cheese was added as a collectable Fast Friend during the "Eggstra Foolish Event". Only one Cheese could be acquired in the game and as such they cannot be traded with other players. To gain Cheese the player had to collect 2,500 Easter Eggs in Metal City Skatepark. Cheese has two bonus stats; luck and event bonus. Uniquely, Cheese does not change in apperance when levelled up, and their icons in the menus only change in expression. When paired with Cream, unlike most Fast Friends, who float a short distance to the left, right, or back of the player, Cheese will float close to Cream's head like they do in other games where the duo feature.


Cheese is a very loyal Chao who is always there for Cream, whether it is attacking enemies on demand or just lending Cream courage.[7] Cheese is likewise adventurous, as they always follow Cream out on her adventures, and very brave for a Chao, unafraid of facing any foe to help Cream. Cheese's mood also tends to reflect Cream's; whenever Cream is happy or upset, so is Cheese.

IDW Publishing[]

in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. Cheese is a friendly and caring Chao. Kind-hearted and very loyal to their friend Cream, Cheese is quite determined and brave as they will not hesitate to protect their friends in their time of need, even at the risk of their own well-being.[11][12]

Powers and abilities[]

Cheese has proven themselves to be an extraordinarily powerful Chao, being both strong, fast, and durable enough to full off feats far beyond what any other child Chao has demonstrated.

Like many Chao, Cheese is able to fly, and is able to move around at super speed while in flight. In fact, they are fast enough to keep up with the running speed of Cream, who is said to be nearly as fast as Sonic.[13] They are even fast enough to create violent tornadoes by using circular spinning motions. Cheese is similarly incredibly strong for their small stature; they can smash lesser Badniks with a single impact, send opponents as large as Chaos Gamma flying with a single Jump Attack or strike achieved using their centrifugal force, and perform full-powered bodyslams that can knock down any opponent. In addition, Cheese is surprisingly durable, surviving Badnik-destroying strikes and impacts without a scratch.

As a Chao, Cheese can gain the traits of creatures to which they are exposed to as they grow, a seen during the Gemerl incident. Unlike other Chao however, Cheese is not permanently altered when borrowing these traits, and will revert back to their base state after a short while. Being a Chao, once Cheese nears the end of their life-cycle, they can envelope themselves in a cocoon and emerge as an egg—reborn as a new Chao with the traits they had in their past life.

IDW Publishing[]

in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. According to Chao trainer Clutch the Opossum, Cheese is an exceptionally powerful Chao, being considered among the best Clutch has ever seen. In fact, if Cheese were to undergo proper training, they could be something "legendary."[14]

As a Chao, Cheese is capable of flight using their small wings. They also have a considerable amount of strength that is enough to deal some damage to opponents.[15][16]


Cream the Rabbit[]


Cheese and Cream cheer up, from Sonic Rush.

Cheese is Cream the Rabbit's beloved pet Chao,[6] best friend,[7] and constant companion.[7] The two are rarely ever seen apart from each other and they share a close bond, which is exemplified in how Cheese tends to reflect Cream's mood.

Cream acts much like an older sister to Cheese[17] and the two of them make a great, perfect and adorable team.[6][18] Similarly, just as much as Cream is devoted to protecting or helping Cheese, Cheese is devoted to protecting Cream and is always there for her. Also, when they join hands, they not only work together but also give each other courage.[7] Notably, Cheese gave Cream the conviction to stand up to Chaos Gamma and fight him in order to protect Emerl in spite of Cream's dislike of violence.[19]

In addition, besides being Cream's loyal companion, they also serve Cream as her protector, being willing to defend her no matter the cost, even when it means risking their own well-being.[20] In return, Cream is able to motivate Cheese and raise their spirits.[21] Cheese and Cream are in fact so well-tuned with each other, that Cheese's mood tends to reflect Cream's.


Cheese & Chocola

Cheese with Chocola, from Sonic Heroes.

Chocola is Cheese's twin sibling. It appears that they care deeply for Chocola as they showed sadness when they discovered that their sibling had gone missing and set off to rescue them. They were similarly happy to be reunited with Chocola near the end of the Neo Metal Sonic incident. They are very close to each other, and when something happens to one of them, the other will immediately defend them, no matter the consequences.[22]




In other media[]

Sonic X[]

Main article: Cheese (Sonic X)
Cheese 2

Cheese, from Sonic X.

In the Sonic X anime and its comic series published by Archie Comics, Cheese is the companion of Cream, who is from Sonic's world. As a result of a colossal Chaos Control phenomenon, however, Cheese and many other inhabitants from Sonic's world ended up on Earth. Throughout the series, Cheese would always accompany Cream, defending her from various threats. Eventually though, Cheese and the rest of the inhabitants from Sonic's world got sent back to Sonic's world together. Six months later, Cheese came with Cream when she joined her friends when they went into space to stop the Metarex.

Archie Comics[]


Cheese, from Sonic Universe #56.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-off comic series published by Archie Comics, Cheese originally lived with Cream, Vanilla and his fellow Chao at a Chao Garden in the Southern Baronies until Snively Robotnik attacked and their home was destroyed. Upon Amy Rose's insistence, Cheese and his family moved to New Mobotropolis and set up their new home there. After getting themselves acquainted with their new home, Cheese accompanied Cream on all her adventures, helping her however he could every step of the way, and eventually joined Team Freedom with her.

After the Super Genesis Wave re-wrote history, Cheese's past became virtually identical to his game counterpart's. In this reality, Cheese and Cream became members of the Freedom Fighters, whom they would assist with resolving the Shattered World Crisis.

IDW Publishing[]

Main article: Cheese/IDW Publishing


  • Though Cheese is genderless,[3] they have been referred to as a male in several of their game appearances and was even referred as female once in Sonic X. Nonetheless, their official pronouns are they/them.[5]
  • Cheese's name comes from the food "cream cheese", which couples with the fact that Cream is rarely seen without them.
  • It is possible for the player to obtain more than one Cheese in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.
  • Strangely, when Cream has Cheese equipped in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, they will stay next to her even when she throws them at an enemy.
  • In Sonic Colors, Cheese appears to be missing their signature red bow tie.


  1. Devra Newberger Speregen (2016). Sonic: The Ultimate Character Guide. Scholastic. p. 35. ISBN 978-1338033243.
  2. Sonic City. Sega. Archived from the original on 29 February 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Sonic Channel (Japanese). Characters: Cream & Cheese. Sega. Archived from the original on 25 May 2019. Retrieved on 3 July 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sonic Heroes (Nintendo GameCube) United States instruction booklet, pg. 10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Evan Stanley (@spiritsonic) on Tumblr. Tumblr (15 October 2020). Archived from the original on 16 October 2020. "Evan Stanley: They are indeed genderless, and it’s now official policy to use gender-neutral pronouns to match!"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Bandai Namco Studios, Sora Ltd. (28 November 2014). Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wii U. Nintendo. "Cream the Rabbit trophy: You don't often see Cream without Cheese. (Excuse us, we're suddenly really hungry.) Actually, Cream is a lovely, hardworking little rabbit, and Cheese is her beloved pet Chao. They're the perfect, adorable little team, and not in the slightest bit edible."
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Sonic Battle (Game Boy Advance) United States instruction booklet, pg. 5
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sonic Advance 2 (Game Boy Advance) United States instruction booklet, pg. 3.
  9. Dimps, Sonic Team (7 June 2004). Sonic Advance 3. Game Boy Advance. Sega. Area/Level: Cyber Track Act 3. "Sonic: Hey, Cream! / Cream: Long time no see see, Sonic! / Sonic: What are you doing here? / Cream: Taking a walk with Cheese. But we're lost. / Sonic: This area isn't safe. Let's go! / Cream: Ok! Let's go Cheese!
  10. Sonic Team (4 November 2010). Sonic Free Riders. Xbox 360. Sega. Cutscene: After Team Rose Mission 10. "Cream: Mama! Cheese! I did it! I did it!"
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog #30, "Cured"
  13. Sega of America . Cream the Rabbit. Sonic Characters. Sega. Archived from the original on 5 March 2005. Retrieved on 26 October 2017. "Cream, and her Chao sidekick Cheese, joined Sonic in his fight against evil in Sonic Advance 2 for Game Boy Advance. She flies with her ears and is nearly as fast as her new blue friend. When Dr. Eggman is being especially meddlesome, he gets a blast from Cheese who is hurtled at his doomsday machines by Cream."
  14. Sonic the Hedgehog #33, "Chao Races and Badnik Bases, Part 1"
  15. Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"
  16. Sonic the Hedgehog #31, "Recovery, Part 1"
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