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History of Cheesecake

Updated on February 8, 2014

The History of Cheesecake : Where all of it begun

Lots of people might agree the fact that best birthday dessert is actually the cheesecake. You can find other people who can't imagine a world in which cheesecake isn't made. Absolutely nothing comes even close to having a delightful whole milk treat every once in a while - just about everyone enjoys a piece of cheesecake.

Cheesecake and the Ancient Greek

Many think that cheesecake started being a New York City treat around the 20 th century. Interestingly, Ancient Greeks were making cheesecake for a huge number of decades prior to almost any American even attempted to put their fingers - as well as mouth- on the yummy luxury. So, the original history of Cheesecakes was written by the Greeks. There are many books specifying that cheesecakes were initially made in the course of the 7th and 8th centuries B. C. at the tropical isle of Samos inside Greece.

In those days, the Greeks made cheesecakes simply by mixing, wheat or grain flour, honey along with cheese that were pounded into a paste like and smooth regularity. The blend was next shaped directly into cakes, baked and after that cooled down prior to when passed out. In the 1st Olympic Games which took place in Greece in 776 B. C., the sportsmen consumed cheesecake, that supplied these people with all the strength that they required for various strenuous contests.

Cheesecake evolved into a favorite Ancient Greek treat and also was actually the ancestor of Western culture’s wedding party dessert culture. Additionally, it grew to become a custom for any Greek bride to make as well as serve cheesecakes to her new husband’s buddies as a gesture associated with hospitality. This particular idea in weddings ultimately made the path for wedding party cakes.

In the period when the Romans occupied Greece, cheesecake quality recipes happen to be amongst their prizes of battle. These people speedily adapted the pleasurable flavor of the cheesecake and also being a strong empire that they happen to be, the Romans continued to defeat as well as occupy most of European countries and also Great Britain. Throughout their conquests, the Romans presented the very idea of cheesecake to numerous countries, that came beneath their impact. It absolutely was merely an issue of time before Western european migrants transported along with them their cherished cheesecake quality recipes to the area of the courageous and also the free, the America.

Today’s Cheesecake

Even though the authentic cheesecake formula originated from Greece, it rapidly adapted a number of cooking varieties and modifications throughout it's trip to many other areas. The fundamental constituents, particularly the cheese, flour as well as sweetener, continue to be present however modern day cheesecake carry minor similarity with the cheesecake of the ancient Greece.

In the course of the later part of the nineteenth century, New York dairy farmers developed cream cheese, that speedily turned out to be the preferred variety of cheese put to use in cheesecakes. The flour employed for the crusting was replaced by using cracker crumbs and cookie crumbs, that made the cheesecakes from America well-known. Historic cheesecake formulas also make use of honey as sweetener, however it was ultimately substituted by the more readily available granulated cane sugars. Additionally, the conventional cheesecake nowadays also consists of fillings, which includes: whole milk as well as cream, butter (smoothing agent), flavors and eggs.

Even the technique of cooking has advanced. In those days, all of the constituents were blended collectively at the same time however contemporary cheesecakes are prepared by means of layering the constituents; initially the crust area is made, after which the stuffing and filling is done and finally, the toppings, if obtainable, are usually applied. The toppings in addition have endless varieties, that comprise of spices or herbs, chocolates, nut products, fruits-veggies, and also whipped cream, amongst various other alternatives.

However , despite the fact that the ingredients and also the procedure for cooking have advanced, absolutely everyone still owes the fantastic delightful tasting treat to the Greeks. Cheesecake seems to have lived for centuries and still is constantly on the flourishing path - it really is a historical treat which will never ever walk out trend irrespective of how older it becomes.


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    • loveofnight profile image


      6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      You have taught me a lot about my favorite desert. I actually believed that it was a relatively new thing. It is amazing how so many things that we enjoy today has ancient origins. Thanks for the education and keep hubbing.

    • am@n profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @Londonlady : haha.. thanks for your 'yummy' comment like the cheesecake :)

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      Laura Writes 

      7 years ago

      Haha, this is the greatest hub ever! The title alone made me laugh! It's funny because, we don't usually think if things like this even having a "history" we just say: "Oh, it's just always been there." Great hub, voted UP and funny! :)

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      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Ohhhhh....cheesecake is my weakness, my pure delight, and one of my favorite foods. Thank you for his delicious hub!

    • am@n profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @all : I am glad that this hub gave you something new :)

      Thanks for appreciation and your valuable comments

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      Linda Crampton 

      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love cheesecake! Cheesecake with fruit is one of my favorite desserts. Your hub was very interesting - I didn’t know that the ancient Greeks made cheesecake. Thanks for the information.

    • Paradise7 profile image


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      I really never knew the ancient Greeks had cheesecake! Who woulda thunk it??? Lovely pics of cheesecake, oh my diet has just gone west!

    • Lidian profile image


      7 years ago

      I never knew cheesecake had such an illustrious history!

    • LeisureLife profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      interesting hub, thanks !

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I am one of those people that love cheesecake but I never knew the history before. I enjoyed your hub.


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