Cheese the Chao is the Chao of Cream the Rabbit and is often used as a method of attack by Cream in the many games they both apear in. Cheese is a neutral Chao with a red bow tie. Cheese measures 40 cm (1ft and 3in). He has the appearance of a Neutral Child Chao: he is light blue and has yellow accents at the tip of its head, hands, feet and tail, bulb-shaped head, dark blue eyes, a floating, yellow pom-pom ball hovering above the tip-top of his head that changes appearance corresponding to his emotions, two pink butterfly-like wings and a small circular tail. He is distinguishable from normal Neutral child Chao by his red / pink bow tie (its colour varies depending on the game played). Cheese is mostly referred to as male, but in Sonic X he is sometimes referred to as female. In Shadow the Hedgehog, Cream asks Shadow to find Cheese. She uses the words "You have to find him". His brother is Chocola Chao, who only appears in Sonic Heroes. He is also a Neutral Child Chao, but is chocolate brown where Cheese is light blue and has a blue bow tie instead of red.
He is a Unique Chao in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, and raises the entire team's luck when bonded to a character. Cheese is the only Chao in the game that can't be attained from an egg, and is also the only Chao that has significance in a side-quest. There is another obtainable Chao named Cheezlet that looks exactly like Cheese, but is smaller and has no bow tie.
Cheese is Cream's main form of attack - Cream launches Cheese as a 'homing missile' of sorts, as he homes in on and, in the Advance games, destroys an enemy, making him a valuable weapon. He is also shown to be able to create tornadoes in Sonic Battle.
In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Cheese has the ability to greatly increase the luck of all team members during battle.
- It is possible for the player to obtain more than one Cheese in Sonic Chronicles. After the game is finished, It will restart, but the player keeps all of their chao. So if the player finds Cheese again, they will have two of him.
- In Sonic X, it is hinted that Cheese somehow knew Chaos, as he claps with joy when he sees Chaos and protests when Chaos is called a monster.