Cheesecakes - Types and History of Cheesecakes!

Types of Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is a dessert that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is made with a crust, usually made from crushed graham crackers or cookies, and a creamy filling made from cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Cheesecake can be baked or no-bake, and it can be flavored with a variety of ingredients, such as chocolate, fruit, or nuts.

The origins of cheesecake can be traced back to ancient Greece. The Greeks believed that cheesecake was a good source of energy and served it to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 BC. The Romans also enjoyed cheesecake and spread the recipe throughout Europe.

In the United States, cheesecake became popular in the early 20th century. The first cheesecake factory was opened in New York City in 1972, and it quickly became a favorite dessert among Americans. Today, there are many different types of cheesecake available, including New York-style, Italian-style, and Japanese-style.

Blueberry Cheesecake, Lavender Crumb, Pune

Cheesecake is a versatile dessert that can be served on a variety of occasions. It is often served at weddings, birthdays, and other special events. Cheesecake can be topped with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or chocolate sauce, and it can be served chilled or at room temperature.

There are many different types of cheesecake, each with its own unique flavor and texture. Here are some of the most popular types of cheesecake:

1. New York-style cheesecake: This is the classic cheesecake that most people think of when they hear the word "cheesecake." It is dense and creamy, with a rich, tangy flavor.

Baked New York Styled Cheesecake, Starbucks India

Baked New York Cheesecake, Lavender Crumb, Pune

2. Italian-style cheesecake: This type of cheesecake is lighter and fluffier than New York-style cheesecake. It is made with ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese, which gives it a slightly sweet flavor.

3. Japanese-style cheesecake: Also known as "cotton cheesecake," this type of cheesecake is light and fluffy, with a texture that is similar to a sponge cake. It is made with cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and cornstarch.

4. No-bake cheesecake: As the name suggests, this type of cheesecake does not require baking. It is made with cream cheese, whipped cream, and a graham cracker crust. It is light and airy, with a texture that is similar to a mousse.

New York Style Cheesecake

5. Chocolate cheesecake: This type of cheesecake is made with cocoa powder or melted chocolate, which gives it a rich, chocolatey flavor. It can be made with a variety of crusts, including graham cracker, Oreo, or chocolate cookie.

Chocolate Cheesecake, Ikea India

6. Fruit-flavored cheesecake: This type of cheesecake is made with fresh or frozen fruit, which gives it a sweet, fruity flavor. It can be made with a variety of fruits, including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and peaches.

Blueberry Cheesecake

Mango Cheesecake, Ikea India

Blueberry Cheesecake, Lavender Crumb, Pune

These are just a few of the many types of cheesecake that are available. No matter what your taste preferences are, there is sure to be a cheesecake that you will love!

In conclusion, cheesecake is a delicious dessert that has been enjoyed for centuries. It has a rich history and has become a favorite dessert among people all over the world. Whether you prefer a classic New York-style cheesecake or a more exotic flavor, cheesecake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Which one is your favourite Cheesecake? Let me know in the comments section. Would love to read from you! <3


  1. Most definitely, love a good baked or no-bake cheesecake.
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  2. I love the Italian style as well as the no-bake cheesecake
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