Sunday is National Cheesecake Day!
National Cheesecake Day offers a slice of one of America’s favorite desserts, according to the National Day Calendar.
A form of the dessert comes up as a recipe served to athletes in ancient Greece. It has been found that the earliest mention of a cheesecake is by Greek physician Aegimus, who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes. While recipes for cheesecake served athletes in ancient Greece, cream cheese has been a part of American dessert-making since the 1820s.
There are several different styles of cheesecake, such as:
New York-style cheesecake
Pennsylvania Dutch-style cheesecake
Farmer cheese cheesecake
Chicago Style cheesecake
To celebrate National Cheesecake Day, have a slice of your favorite kind of cheesecake. Yelp has put together a list of the best places to get cheesecake in western Massachusetts:
Sarah’s Cheesecake & Cafe– 180 Elm Street, Suite 3, Pittsfield
The Black Sheep Deli– 79 Main Street, Amherst
Florence Pie Bar– 17 Main Street, Florence
Whoopie-Doo and Cupcakes Too– 179 Main Street, Sturbridge
Barstows Dairy Store & Bakery– 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley
Union Street Bistro and Bakert– 35 Union Street, Easthampton
Bittersweet Bakery & Cafe– 470 Greenfield Road, Deerfield
Pixie Boulangerie– 198 Main Street, Great Barrington