Elegance and delight come together on this day because today is all about white chocolate cheesecake. With the creamy goodness of cheesecake and the sweetness of white chocolate, many people think that it’s hard to find a more delicious dessert!
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day is a day dedicated to celebrating this delightful combination in all of its glory. So grab a plate, get a slice of cheesecake, and dig in as everyone learns about the origins and celebration of this amazing dessert.
History of National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
Throughout history, it is believed that the ancient Aztec and Mayan people consumed chocolate, or rather specifically the cocoa bean, by turning it into a drink and including it in religious rituals. Once Europeans were introduced to the marvel of chocolate and its benefits, many early Europeans would drink chocolate as a beverage. Soon, down the line of history, people started experimenting with chocolate in other ways, including making it into a solid chocolate bar.
Soon after, the combination of chocolate cake arose when, throughout the 19th century, people started using chocolate and powdered cocoa in baked goods. This promoted the marketing value of chocolate in desserts and increased the motivation for chocolate makers to produce it and encourage people to be creative with it in their kitchens.
White chocolate, on the other hand, appeared much later on, when the Nestle company began making white chocolate in the 1930s in Europe. Also at the heart of its creation was Kuno Baedeker, who developed white chocolate in 1945 in North America.
Cheesecake, on the other hand, has a more direct and recent line of history that can be traced down through a few decades. During the 1930s, the famous New York style cheesecake began at a restaurant called Lindy’s in Manhattan, the first restaurant to ever create the delicious combination of cream cheese and cake into one delicate treat. Lindy’s was beloved for its creation of cheesecake, and was also known for its famous clientele, including Harpo Marx, Woody Allen, Al Jolson and Milton Berle.
While the restaurant sadly closed its doors in the 1960s, the owner of the restaurant had released their sought-after cheesecake recipe out to the public in the 1930s through the magazine, Duncan Hines, which critically acclaimed high-quality restaurants for their food innovations.
Today, there are many different kinds of cheesecakes out there that can be made, and white chocolate cheesecake is just one of the tasty creations that will make your mouth water for more. And that’s exactly what today is all about!
How to Celebrate National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day can be loads of fun to celebrate in all different types of delicious ways. Try out these fund ideas for enjoying this day or come up with some other creative ideas of your own:
Pick Up a White Chocolate Cheesecake at a Bakery
For those who don’t feel that their cooking is up to par, this is a great day to buy a white chocolate cheesecake at your local grocery store in the bakery section. Want something a bit more special? Head on over to a specialty bakery or a famous restaurant that serves cheesecake and have a taste of that white chocolate, cheesy goodness.
Eat White Chocolate Cheesecake at a Restaurant
Of course, the best cheesecake restaurant will change based on each location, but here are some fun options that people might want to try in celebration of this day:
- Cheesecake Factory, United States. With more than 200 restaurant locations throughout the United States, this is one restaurant that is guaranteed to have cheesecake any time they are open! And their version of white chocolate cheesecake is certain to be delicious.
- Gail’s Bakery, Soho, London, UK. Among a passel of baked goods and dessert items sits the featured item that this day is all about: white chocolate cheesecake. Pop by Gail’s in London or order a full sized cheesecake and have it delivered.
- Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery, New York City, USA. Since the original creator of the cheesecake in the city is no longer in operation, people in New York will have to find another place to celebrate this day. Junior’s offers the ambience of a classic diner and they call themselves the “Home of the World’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake”. Their cheesecakes can also be purchased at many grocery store chains throughout the United States.
Make a White Chocolate Cheesecake at Home
Those who are feeling a bit adventurous in the kitchen might want to celebrate National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day by trying out a recipe online and making it yourself. Many different websites have lists of recipes for white chocolate cheesecake that can surely be tried and home–and they’re likely to be absolutely delicious!
Get Creative with White Chocolate Cheesecake
White Chocolate Cheesecake doesn’t have to be the same old thing. Put that imagination to the test and get creative with different ideas for ways to incorporate the white chocolate cheesecake theme into other unique recipes.
- White Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies. Incorporating cream cheese, white chocolate chips and the other ingredients normally included in cookies, these bite sized treats are a delicious way to celebrate the flavor of the day.
- White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars. Take this delicious combination of flavors to the next level by adding raspberries, for a tart and fruity taste. A graham cracker crust completes the ensemble.
- White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies. These use a basic brownie recipe, but swirl a white chocolate cheesecake into the center. It’s absolutely divine!
Share this day on social media and let friends know it’s time to indulge with some delicious dessert. Tell them that it’s time to celebrate National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day and invite them along for the fun!