National Cheesecake Day

National Cheesecake Day Quick Facts

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2020 DateJuly 30, 2020
2021 DateJuly 30, 2021
National Cheesecake Day

National Cheesecake Day History

National Cheesecake Day is a day of appreciation for the cheesecake dessert. Cheesecake is a crusted cake typically made with a light color soft fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar. Based on the discovery of cheese molds, it is believed that cheesecake originated in ancient Greece.

Athenaeus, a Greek writer, is credited with the first cheesecake recipe, which only used basic ingredients such as cheese, flour and honey. After the Romans conquered Greece, cheesecake recipes began to include eggs and baking time. With the passing of time, cheesecake ingredients were modified to resemble the finished product we know today. The American version of cheesecake typically uses cream cheese and has evolved to consist of an uncooked cream cheese filling on top of cookie or graham crackers. English cheesecakes are cooked to completion and have a dry texture. This observance occurs every year on July 30th.

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National Cheesecake Day Facts & Quotes

  • According to Guinness World Records, the largest cheesecake ever made weighed over 9,300 pounds. It was created by the Cheeseberry Company in Stavropol, Russian on 23 September 2017 to commemorate the city's 240th birthday.
  • Arnold Reuben, owner of the Turf Restaurant in NYC, created the New York Style cheesecake in 1929. This cheesecake is not served with any fruit or sauce, but has a smooth-taste from the extra number of egg yolks that are added in the cream cheese mixture.
  • The most popular Cheesecake variations, based on Google Search volume are:
    1) Chocolate cheesecake
    2) Pumpkin cheesecake
    3) No bake cheesecake
    4) Keto cheesecake
    5) Strawberry cheesecake
  • In 1972, Evelyn and Oscar Overton moved to Los Angeles and opened The Cheesecake Factory Bakery to sell Evelyn's cheesecakes. Today, The Cheesecake Factory has become a $2 billion global company with restaurants all across the States and in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Mexico.
  • Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake - Hedy Lamarr - Golden Age Actress

National Cheesecake Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Try baking a Japanese or English cheesecake. Japanese cheesecakes have a soft, light and cottony texture, while English cheesecakes are cooked and served with a fruit compote.
  • Enjoy a discounted or free cheesecake from your favorite cheesecake restaurant. Many restaurants offer discounts and samples of cheesecake on National Cheesecake Day.
  • Host a cheesecake potluck. Each guest must bring one cheesecake of his/her own creation. All guests may then indulge in each other's delicious creations and try a wide new variety of cheesecake flavors.
  • According to the USDA, every 100g of cheesecake contains 321 calories with a total fat content of 23g. To try a healthier alternative, bake a cheesecake using Greek yogurt instead of cheese.
  • Participate in the Kona Cheesecake Run, held on April 17, 2016 in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Cheesecake samples at the run are provided by The Cheesecake Factory Novi.

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