National Cherry Cheesecake Day - April 23
Tue, Apr 23, 2024

National Cherry Cheesecake Day

National Cherry Cheesecake Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to cherry cheesecake. This wonderful dessert is a great way to brighten up your evening. There are many recipes to make it, bring the best one to life! It is celebrated on April 23.


The first cheesecake was made in ancient Greece. At that time, it looked more like a casserole. It was prepared in the following way: slices of cheese were mashed with flour and honey until a homogeneous mass was obtained. Then it was evenly laid on an improvised pan and fried over an open fire. It was quite a tasty and nourishing dish. The Greeks often made it for feasts.

Cheesecake made its way to Europe in the first century AD. Where it quickly gained popularity in Rome. Since then, the constant development of this dish began: the recipe changed, new ingredients appeared. However, there are few details about the dessert of the time. In written sources cheesecake began to appear more often in the 16th century. At that time it was prepared by chefs at royal courts, and to improve the taste they began to use fruits and berries, including cherries.

Cheesecake in its modern form appeared at the end of the 19th century, when it began to be made with cream cheese. Sugar, sweet spices, and cream appeared in the composition. Such desserts were called New York cheesecake.

Interesting facts

  • The first written record of a cheesecake recipe dates back to 230 AD. It was written by the ancient Greek writer Athenaeus.
  • Until the 18th century, yeast was used to make the dessert. Later, well-whipped eggs were used to raise the dough.
  • In Italy the main ingredient in cheesecake is ricotta, while in Greece it is feta cheese.

How to celebrate

Visit catering establishments to taste the expertly prepared cheesecake. You can also order the dessert from a pastry shop. Find the best recipe and make your own cheesecake!

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they like cherry cheesecake or prefer other berry or fruit ingredients.

When National Cherry Cheesecake Day celebrated in 2024?

National Cherry Cheesecake Day is observed on April 23 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday April 23 2024
Wednesday April 23 2025

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