Cheesecake dates back as far as ancient Greece where it is said to have originated. It fell into the hands of the Romans who had their own way of making this delicious dessert.
Marcus Porcius Cato (234-149 B.C.) was a Roman politican whose treatise documented the recipe of libum, which was a savory cheesecake type recipe that was served in Ancient Rome.
The earliest recorded Greek cheesecake recipe was documented by Athenaeus in 230 A.D. This recipe combined cheese, honey and flour to create a sweet cheesy dessert.
Cheesecake came to Great Britain and Western Europe and began to grow fast in popularity throughout Europe from 1000 A.D. By 1730, the cheesecake made it’s way to the Americas where the first Cheesecake tavern was established in Philadelphia.
American Cream Cheese started the revolution of American Cheesecake when in 1929, the New York Cheesecake was created.
Today there are many flavors of cheesecakes. The Cheesecake Factory has over 30 flavors with some of the most decadent creations. Crumble & Whisk has some cool unique flavors. Cheesecake can be ordered online, found in grocery stores and bakeries, and with tons of amazing recipes online, you can easily make your own.