38 Interesting Cheesecake Facts

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert. It consists of one or more layer. The main layer is filled with cheese, sugar and eggs. 100 grams of cheese consists of 321 calories. Below are some interesting cheesecake facts.

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38 Interesting Cheesecake Facts

  1. The first cheesecake was created on the Greek Island of Samos as far back as 2000 B.C.
  2. Cheesecake was served to the athletes at the first Olympic Games.
  3. The ancient Greeks used flour, wheat, honey and cheese to form a cake and then baked it.
  4. American cheesecake was not invented until late 1800s. New York dairyman William Lawrence accidentally invented cheese cream cheese in 1872 while trying to create a soft French cheese called Neufchatel.
  5. According to the Cheesecake Factory, Red Velvet is America's favorite cheesecake flavor.
  6. Some of the most popular cheesecake flavors are vanilla, pumpkin, lemon, chocolate and spices. Flavors are added to the cheese layer.
  7. In U.S.A there are National Cheesecake Days. March 6th is the National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day, April 23rd is the National Cherry Cheesecake Day, May 26th is the Blueberry Cheesecake Day, July 30th is the National Cheesecake Day and October 21st is the National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day.
  8. The English name Cheesecake has been used only since 15th century.
  9. The Cheesecake is not considered a cake.
  10. Cheesecakes are generally a type dessert that is made primarily of a cream cheese mixture, and they often feature multiple layers.
  11. Cheesecakes can be baked in an oven or refrigerated in a fridge depending upon the ingredients and recipe. 
  12. Cheesecake flavored postage stamps were available at the Austrian Postal Services.
  13. The recipe for the original cheesecake was printed in the newspaper. It was housewife Evelyn Overton of Detroit who used this recipe to make Cheesecake and got good reviews from friends and relatives. She started making Cheesecakes in her basement and sold it to the local restaurants.
  14. According to the Guinness Book of World Record, the most expensive Cheesecake in the world comes from the Rafele Ristorante in Manhattan. Costing around USD $5,000 it takes around 5 days to prepare it as some of the ingredients are brought fresh from all over the globe.
  15. The largest Cheesecake ever made weighed 4,703 pounds. Philadelphia Kraft Foods Mexico made the cake on January 25, 2009, in Mexico.
  16. Cheesecake can be categorized in to two basic types: baked and unbaked.
  17. Some cheesecakes don't have a crust or base.
  18. South African variety of cheesecake is made with whipped cream, cream cheese, gelatin for the filling and a buttered digestive biscuit crust. This cheesecake is not baked and is sometimes made with Amarula liqueur.
  19. The most prominent cheesecake in the Philippines is the ube cheesecake. Its color is purple. The base is made up of crushed graham crackers, and the upper layer consists of cream cheese and ube halaya. It can be simply refrigerated or baked.
  20. Cotton Japanese cheesecake or soufflé-style is made with butter, cream cheese, eggs, and sugar. They are wobbly, airy texture, similar to chiffon cake.
  21. Asian cheesecake have mango, matcha and lychee flavors. They are lighter in flavor, light weight and have a spongy texture. When compared to international cheesecake, Asian cheesecake are considerably less sweet. They have higher egg to cream cheese ratio.
  22.  Chhena poda is a type of cheesecake made in the Indian state of Odisha. It is made by baking a mixture of chhena (a type of cottage cheese), nuts and sugar.
  23. Australian cheesecake have chocolate, raspberry, caramel, vanilla, lemon and passionfruit flavors. These are commonly unbaked.
  24. German-styled cheesecake uses quark and a freshly made dough instead of Graham crackers. 
  25. French-styled cheesecake are light textured and get their flavor from Neufchatel cheese. They are 3 to 5 cm in height, very light and have gelatin as a binding ingredient.
  26. Bulgarian-styled cheesecake have ground nuts added to the crust mixture. They use smetana for the top layer and use New York-style filing.
  27. Basque cheesecake is characterized by a burnt, scorched top which conceals a soft, gooey filling of cream cheese, eggs, sugar and creams which oozes like molten lava when cut. This cheesecake has no separate crust but, rather develops its crust through hard, high temperature baking.
  28. Poland-styled cheesecake is made from twarog, Polish quark cheese. It is one of the most popular desserts in Poland.
  29. Greece-styled cheesecake are made using mizithra. 
  30. Dutch/Belgian-styled cheesecakes are flavored with fruit or melted bittersweet chocolate. They are made with quark and are not baked. Belgian cheesecake includes a crust of traditional Dutch-Belgian biscuit.
  31. Swedish-styled cheesecake is quite different from other cheesecakes. They are not layered and are prepared by adding rennet to milk and letting casein coagulate. It is then baked in an oven and served warm.
  32. Russian-styled cheesecake is in the form of dough ring and filled with cottage cheese or quark. It is crust less baked cheesecake that mixes Russian quark, semolina, eggs and raisins. 
  33. Russian-styled cheesecake is a traditional snack in Russian kindergartens.
  34. Ukrainian-Styled cheesecake is traditionally made using Ukrainian quark cheese.
  35. United Kingdom/Ireland-styled cheesecake are made with a base of crushed, buttered biscuits and topped with a fruit compote. The most popular flavors are strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, black cherry, passionfruit and lemon curd. 
  36. Savory smoked salmon cheesecake is made in Scotland.  
  37. New-York-styled cheesecake use a cream cheese base, incorporating it with heavy cream or sour cream. They are dense, rich, smooth and have a creamy consistency.
  38. Chicago-styled cheesecake is a baked cream-cheese version, which is firm from outside and has a soft, creamy texture inside.
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