April 23 – National Cherry Cheese Cake Day

Cherry Cheesecake

Food History of Cherry Cheese Cake 

  • Many assume that Cheesecake has its origins in New York, but it actually dates back over 4,000 years to ancient Greece.
  • Cheesecake is a dessert similar to cake but make with cheese and typically has a topping.
  • In 1870 cream cheese was an American addition to the cake and since has become a staple ingredient.
  • By the 1900’s New Yorkers fell in love with the dessert and virtually every restaurant had its own version.
  • New Yorkers have vied and continue to claim bragging rights for the original recipe of cheesecake.