Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy National Cherry Cheesecake Day

 Thank goodness I didn't have to wait until July 30th for National Cheesecake Day!
Did you know that cheesecake the earliest attested mention of a cheesecake is by the Greek physician Aegimus, who was writing a book on the art of making cheesecakes?

When thinking about the cheese in cheesecake, it was 1872 when William Lawrence from Chester, NY, along with other dairymen, came up with a way of making an "unripened cheese" that is heavier and creamier by accident (they were actually looking for a way to recreate Neufchatel.) Lawrence distributed the cheese in foil and "Philadelphia-style cream cheese" was born.  In 1912, James Craft pasteurized cream cheese - which is what we used this evening to make our unbaked cheesecake!

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