Cheesecakes supposedly originated in ancient Greece and were even served to athletes at the first Olympic Games.
Evidence of early cheesecakes can be traced to the Greek island of Samos as far back as 2,000 B.C., though the oldest existing written recipe is credited to Roman politician Marcus Cato around the first century B.C. This version was also called “placenta” because of its resemblance to . . . you know.
“American” cheesecake wasn’t invented ’til the late 1800s.
New York dairyman William Lawrence accidentally invented cream cheese in 1872 while trying to recreate a soft French cheese called Neufchatel. New York-style cheesecake, with its signature simple cream cheese and egg yolks make-up, was later created in the 1900s by German immigrant Arnold Reuben, because these guys say so.
The largest cheesecake ever made weighed 4,703 pounds. Philadelphia Kraft Foods Mexico made the cake on January 25, 2009 in Mexico.
Most expensive cheesecake: The Guinness World Record for most expensive cheesecake is held by the one produced at Rafele Ristorante in Manhattan. It cost USD 5000 and 5 days to prepare it. The ingredients used in that cake were brought fresh from different parts of the globe, contributing to the more significant expense.
Nutritional value: Although a decadent dessert, cheesecake also holds a good amount of nutritional value. The cheese content in the cheesecake is the one that primarily contributes to its nutritional value. Cheesecakes contain a good amount of protein and vitamin A, which are vital to our bodies. Although it has significant nutritional value, it is a high-calorie food. So, never over consume them.