Cheese Land

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Cheese Land
Appearance(s) Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart 8 (DLC Pack 2) (2015)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) it Appears in Flower Cup (MKSC)
Crossing Cup (MK8/MK8D)
Staff Ghost 2:09.601 by Nin★Aracel (MK8) (as Orange Yoshi)
2:06.316 by Nin★Aracel (MK8D) (as Orange Yoshi) (150cc)
1:41.248 by Nin★Chris (MK8D) (as Donkey Kong) (200cc)
Wi-Fi Available (Wii U, Switch)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Course Map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
GBA Cheese Land.png

Mario Kart 8
MK8 GBA Cheese Land Map.png

Cheese Land is the third race course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and the second race course of the Crossing Cup in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. True to its name, the road is made of cheese.

Course Layout[edit]

Peach racing on the course.

The course starts out with U-turn to the left, with Little Mousers round the edge of the turn. After the U-turn, there is a wavy road, before the player goes down a short straight with the first set of Item Boxes. Then there is a right turn leading to a straight where the player can see jumps either side of them behind walls. After a 270° turn to the left, the player will encounter the first jump, if the player strays to far to the left or right, they will not hit the Boost Pads and will have to redo the 270° turn. When the player lands, there will be a U-turn to the right, this U-turn has Little Mousers round the edge like the previous one. The U-turn is followed by the second jump. If the player strays to far to the left before this jump, they will miss the boost pad, and land on the straight before the 270° turn. If the the player goes to the right before the second jump, there will be two item boxes.

After the second jump, there is a U-turn to the left before the road shifts to the right, down this road is the second set of item boxes, and more Little Mousers then there there is a right turn. After the last U-turn, is a straight with Little Mousers and the end of the lap.


  • During the second jump, if the player goes to the left, they will hit another jump that will skip the U-turn after the second jump.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The first shortcut in the Mario Kart 8 version of the course
The course as seen from the starting line in Mario Kart 8
Cheese Land in Mario Kart 8.

Cheese Land makes a return as a retro course in Mario Kart 8 in the second DLC pack Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8, as well as in the base content of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In both games it is the second track of the Crossing Cup. The track now takes place during the day, is more sloped (like Ribbon Road), and is designed as a mountainous canyon in a large cheese desert with small amounts of vegetation, rather than as a moon setting as in the original version. Like its original incarnation, giant cheese-made structures are found throughout the course, though at one point during the second half of the tracks, several structures with mushroom tents can be seen in the distance of the track, which resemble slices of cheese pizza. The road appears to be covered in cheese cake, with small craters (similar to holes of a typical Swiss cheese) that can be used to perform tricks.

It also now has a new course banner, which is made of large Swiss cheese attached in two forks on each side. While the Little Mousers have been removed, several Toads now spectate the course, with some next to a few tents with the top resembling mushrooms. The first jump is replaced with an aerial trick ramp, and the second jump is replaced with a glider segment. The track also now has a decent-sized anti-gravity section, from the first jump all the way back to the start-finish line, with two Chain Chomps added during this segment: one after the glider ramp, and another on the uphill S-turns returning to the start-finish line.

Similar to GCN Yoshi Circuit and GBA Ribbon Road, the starting banner uses the modern Mario Kart logo, even though the game the course was originally from had the classic logo. Orange Yoshi on the Pipe Frame kart with Monster tires and the Parafoil glider is the staff ghost for this course.


  • Near the beginning a mushroom or star can be used to cut off a corner by going through a hole in a triangular shaped block of cheese.
  • Two gliding sections can be accessed with a mushroom or star, the first is after the second jump, while the second is before the last turn.



GBA appearance[edit]

Wii U / Switch appearance[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チーズランド
Chīzu Rando
Cheese Land
Spanish Tierra del queso (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
Tierra de Queso (Mario Kart 8)
Cheese Land
Cheese Land
French Pays Fromage Cheese Land
Dutch Kaasland Cheese Land
German Käseland Cheese Land
Italian Terra del Formaggio Cheese Land
Portuguese Mundo do Queijo Cheese World
Russian Сырные просторы
Syrnye prostory
Cheese Expanses


  • Cheese Land is tied with Mount Wario and Rainbow Road for being the course with the most glider pads in Mario Kart 8, with a total of three.
  • Many Mario Kart 8 advertisements found here are for the milk company found near Moo Moo Meadows, referencing cheese and milk both being dairy products.
  • This course and Big Blue are the only Mario Kart 8 courses that contain gliding segments taking place entirely in anti-gravity.