National Cheesecake Day is perhaps the most creamy, delicious, delicate holiday. It is celebrated on July 30, and it is customary to enjoy this most delicious desserts. Culinary historians believe the delicacy appeared in Ancient Greece, and a real cult has arisen around it. A whole book on the art of preparing them was written by Egim, a Greek doctor.
The first cheesecake recipe that appeared in ancient Greece consisted of soft cheese, honey, and flour. It was fed to athletes who took part in the Olympics in 776 BC. Later, when the Romans conquered Ancient Greece, eggs were added to the recipe, and the delicacy was baked. The recipe has been changed several times to achieve a perfect, smooth texture. The result is the American version of the cheesecake. It happened in 1872, when William Lawrence came up with cream cheese, and its popularity quickly spread throughout the country.
The story spread – a German immigrant living in New York, Arnold Reuben, tried a cheese pie and admired the taste so much he decided to improve it. This is how the modern cheesecake appeared. Today, many American cities have their own versions, which has become so important to Americans that in 1985 they decided to celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 30 every year.
- The best-selling type of delicacy is ‘Red Velvet’.
- The most popular fillings are pumpkin, chocolate, and vanilla. Spices and lemon are also often used to taste.
- In addition to July 30, there are also holidays in America dedicated to other types of desserts.
- Call the cheesecake anything but cake.
- They are prepared in different ways – baked or put in the refrigerator.
How to take part
Be sure to try them as they are prepared in different American cities. Prepare your own version, or visit your favorite restaurant to enjoy its delicate taste. Talk about the holiday on social networks.
When is National Cheesecake Day celebrated in 2023?
National Cheesecake Day is observed on July 30 each year.