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How to Celebrate National Cheesecake Day


Nuns of New Skete Maple Cheesecake
The Nuns of New Skete’s Maple Cheesecake

Put a slice of cheesecake in front of ua and there’s no way we can resist the creamy deliciousness that is cheesecake. So far, we haven’t tasted a cheesecake we didn’t like.

We love every kind of cheesecake, from dense and dreamy New York-style cheesecake topped with fresh whipped cream and strawberries to fluffy, melt-in-our-mouth Japanese cheesecake to creamy, custardy Burnt Basque cheesecake.

We love any excuse to eat cheesecake: a long day at work, a sugar craving, a breakup, and even a holiday like National Cheesecake Day are all occasions to indulge in cheesecake. 

National Cheesecake Day is July 30. Here’s everything you need to know to celebrate.

Is there such a thing as Cheesecake Day?

Yes, there is such a thing as Cheesecake Day. National Cheesecake Day has been celebrated on July 30 for many years. It is a food holiday that serves as a way to market and promote the popular dessert.

This culinary holiday celebrates cheesecake in all its forms, from classic round to slices to mini cheesecakes. The iconic cake comes in many variations, including:

  • Bars
  • Bites
  • Dippers
  • Jars
  • Sandwiches
Junior’s Mini Cheesecake Sampler
Junior’s Mini Cheesecake Sampler
Juniors Cheesecake Raspberry Swirl
Junior’s Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

National Cheesecake Day History

National Cheesecake Day has been celebrated since 1985. Patti Jewel is credited by many as the founder of this culinary holiday. She spent one summer perfecting her homemade cheesecake recipe. She decided to create a day to celebrate her accomplishment and love of this sweet treat.

The establishment of National Cheesecake Day has led to the creation of more holidays, including National Blueberry Cheesecake Day on May 26.

What is a fun fact about cheesecake?

Fun Fact: Cheesecake was served to athletes at the first Olympics in Greece. Other fun facts about cheesecake include:

  • The Golden Girls consumed more than 100 cheesecakes during the television show, which ran for seven seasons.
  • The Austrian Postal Service once sold cheesecake-flavored postage stamps.
  • Food producer Sara Lee’s first product was cheesecake.

What was cheesecake originally called?

Cheesecake was originally called plakous, which is Greek for “flat mass.” The ancient Greeks were making versions of cheesecakes as early as the fifth century B.C. Later came country and regional variations like Italian cheesecake, which was first made by the Romans in the third century BCE.

It wasn’t until the early 20th century that cream cheese was added to recipes. Restaurateur Arnold Reuben is credited with popularizing New York-style cheesecake in the 1930s. Inspired by German käsekuchen (cheesecake), Japanese chef Tomotaro Kuzuno is credited with creating Japanese cheesecake in the 1960s. One of the latest cheesecake versions is Burnt Basque, which was invented in the 1990s in San Sebastián, Spain. 

Today, cheesecake comes in many styles and forms, including:

How to Observe National Cheesecake Day

The best way to observe National Cheesecake Day is by eating this famous dessert. Celebrate this culinary holiday by:

  • Baking or eating cheesecake
  • Attending a cheesecake event or festival
  • Trying new cheesecake flavors like confetti, Lucky Charms, matcha, and ube.
  • Trying new cheesecake types like Italian Ricotta and bouncy Japanese cheesecake.
  • Buying cheesecake from Goldbelly!

The Nuns of New Skete

A small monastery in Cambridge, New York, is the source for some of the most heavenly cheesecake ever. Each is made by hand by The Nuns of New Skete

In between prayers, the sisters bake classic cheesecakes in flavors like New York Deluxe, Chocolate, Kahlua, and Raspberry Ripple.

Read More: The Nuns of New Skete Cheesecake

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Little Grace Bakery

Founded by Grace Street in 2020, New York City’s Little Grace Bakery turns out one of the hottest desserts ever. Little Grace Bakery specializes in Basque Burnt Cheesecake, which is a mashup of New York-style cheesecake and Japanese-style soufflé cheesecake. 

Each custardy cake is crustless and features a caramelized top. These gluten-free cheesecakes are made with cream cheese, eggs, heavy cream, salt, sugar, and vanilla and cooked at high heat. Each 7-in. cake weighs 2.5 lbs. and is packed with flavor.

Little Grace Bakery’s Basque Burnt Cheesecake
Basque Burnt Cheesecake
matcha basque burnt cheesecake
Matcha Basque Burnt Cheesecake

East Side Cheesecakes

Created in Los Angeles during the pandemic by Julia Tokarz and Gregory Lay, East Side Cheesecakes puts a creative spin on cheesecake, making the most epic cake creations ever. Each awesome, tangy cake starts with a graham cracker crust that is piled high with scratch-made filling made with buttermilk cream cheese, eggs, sour cream, strawberries, and vanilla. 

Next come the fanciful flavors like the 9-in., 6-lb. “Strawberry Crunch Queen” Strawberry Cheesecake that is inspired by the Good Humor Ice Cream Bar. Each pink cake is layers of classic New York-style cheesecake, strawberry cheese, and vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with strawberry shortcake crumble.

East Side Cheesecakes _ _Fairy Godmother_ Confetti Birthday Cheesecake
Fairy Godmother Confetti Birthday Cheesecake
East Side Cheesecakes Strawberry Crunch Queen
Strawberry Crunch Queen

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