GBA Cheese Land

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Cheese Land
MKSC Cheese Land Starting Line.png
Appears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart 8 (DLC Pack 2) (2015)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) Flower Cup (Super Circuit)
Crossing Cup (8, 8 Deluxe)
Online play Available (Wii U until early April 2024, Switch)
Music sample
Mario Kart: Super Circuit: Kenichi Nishimaki, Masanobu Matsunaga, Minako Hamano

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Atsuko Asahi

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (frontrunning)
Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
MKSC Cheese Land Map.png
MKSC Cheese Land Mini Map.png

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Map of <small>GBA</small> Cheese Land in Mario Kart 8.Map of <small>GBA</small> Cheese Land in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Staff ghost(s)
8 Nin★Aracel
2:09.601 Orange Yoshi iconThumbnail of an orange Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.Monster from Mario Kart 8Parafoil glider from Mario Kart 8
8DX 150cc Nin★Aracel
2:06.316 Orange Yoshi iconThumbnail of an orange Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.Monster from Mario Kart 8Parafoil glider from Mario Kart 8
8DX 200cc Nin★Chris
1:41.248 Donkey Kong's head icon in Mario Kart 8Streetle from Mario Kart 8Roller tires from Mario Kart 8A Flower Glider from Mario Kart 8

Cheese Land is the third race course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and the second course of the Crossing Cup in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In both of its iterations, it appears as a course made entirely of cheese, taking place in space in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and in a canyon setting in Mario Kart 8. The course's original moon-like setting may be a reference to the fanciful belief that the moon is made of cheese.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Course layout[edit]

Peach racing on the course

The course starts out with a U-turn to the left, with Little Mousers around the edge of the turn. After the U-turn, there is a wavy stretch of 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 encounters the first jump. If the player strays too far to the left or right, they do not properly hit the Dash Panels and must redo the 270° turn. Following this, there is a U-turn to the right, again with Little Mousers around the edge. The U-turn is followed by the second jump. Again, if the player strays too far to the left before this jump, they miss the Dash Panel, and land on the straight before the 270° turn. If the player goes to the right before the second jump, there are 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 comes a right turn. After the last U-turn is a straightaway with Little Mousers approaching the starting line.


  • During the second jump, if the player goes to the left, they hit another jump that skips the U-turn after the second jump.
  • After the 270° turn, the player can veer right, using the boost panels and ramp to jump over the wall, cutting off the U-turn in the process.

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 its classic course debut 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 course of the Crossing Cup. The track now takes place during the day, is more sloped (like GBA 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 track, several structures with mushroom tents can be seen in the distance, which resemble slices of pepperoni 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.

There is now a 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. In addition, much of the track is now in anti-gravity section, starting at the first jump and extending all the way back to the 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. Also, the course's background music is rearranged with live-recorded music, featuring new instruments such as guitars, horns, saxophones, and drums.

This course is tied with Mount Wario and Rainbow Road for being the course with the most glider ramps, with a total of three (although only the first one is mandatory). Additionally, it, Sky-High Sundae, Big Blue, and Wii Rainbow Road are the only courses that contain gliding segments taking place entirely in anti-gravity. This makes it the only course to not be entirely in anti-gravity altogether with this distinction.

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 used the classic logo.


  • 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 to the right, while the second is before the last turn. The second is hidden by blocks of cheese that are knocked over when driven through them.


Mario Kart 8 Original Soundtrack liner notes[edit]

"We've kept the pinging sounds from the original track, but we've given it a makeover with the addition of a horn section, making it very easy to dance to. Cheese is quite a unique theme to play with, so we decided to make the bassline suitably distinctive. Say "cheese!"


Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チーズランド
Chīzu Rando
Cheese Land
Chinese (Simplified) 奶酪地带
Nǎilào Dìdài
奶酪大陆 (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)[1]
Nǎilào Dàlù
Cheese Zone

Cheese Land
Chinese (Traditional) 起司樂園
Qǐsī Lèyuán
Cheese Wonderland
Dutch Kaasland Cheese Land
French Pays Fromage Cheese Land
German Käseland Cheese Land
Italian Terra del Formaggio Cheese Land
Korean 치즈 랜드
Chijeu Raendeu
Cheese Land
Portuguese Mundo do Queijo Cheese World
Russian Сырные просторы
Syrnye prostory
Cheese Expanses
Spanish (NOA) Tierra de Queso Cheese Land
Spanish (NOE) Tierra de Queso
Tierra del queso (Mario Kart: Super Circuit European instruction booklet)[2]
Cheese Land
Land of the cheese


  • 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.


  1. ^ From Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the unreleased iQue version.
  2. ^ Mario Kart: Super Circuit Instruction Booklet (EU), page 93