From chocolate to cheddar, branch out this holiday season with these 5 desserts

The Boston Globe
By Lucy M. Casale| November 20, 2017

Go homemade for the holidays with favorite dessert recipes from friends and family of the Cabot Creamery Co-operative.

Turtle Cheesecake
Serves 12

Cabot farmer Denise Barstow of Longview Farm in Hadley, Mass. describes the holidays in her house with one word: loud. “It isn’t a word I would typically use to describe farmers, but get us together and we have a lot of fun!”Denise is part of the 7th generation to grow up on the farm, so family gatherings have long been a part of the family history. She says, “We have a huge family and don’t all fit at one dinner table, so we turn the holidays into a potluck, get some games going, and turn the kids loose.” The Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery makes lots of pies, pastries, and cheesecakes to sell for the holidays, so, of course, there are plenty of desserts at the family gathering. Turtle Cheesecake is a definite favorite. “We have to make two for family dinner because the first one is gone before dessert is even served… a holiday mystery.”

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