Long before cereal became a mainstay in most households, and certainly long before modern technological advances allowed for the pictures of athletes to be prominently displayed on that popular box of cereal claiming it was the breakfast of Champions, there was one food served to athletes at the very first Olympics. Cheesecake. That’s right in 776 B.C. At the very first Olympics held in Greece the competing athletes were served what was to become the forerunner of the cheesecake we all drool over and enjoy today.
When the Romans captured ancient Greece the making of cheesecake fell into their hands. One of the earliest recipes for this sweet treat went something like this: Take cheese and pound it until smooth as paste. Then put it into a brass sieve and add honey and spring wheat flour. Heat in one mass, cool and serve. While this particular recipe may not sound too appetizing it apparently was considered extraordinary as the Romans often used this cheesecake as an offering to their Gods.
Eventually, this recipe spread to the countries throughout Europe with various areas and people adding to and changing the recipes to suit individual tastes. It was at last brought to the United States by immigrant families. It was in the U.S. that due to an accident, cheesecake would undergo a revolutionary change.
The Accident that Revolutionized Cheesecake
In 1872, a dairyman from the state of New York by the name of William Lawrence would accidentally produce a soft white creamy cheese that had an uncommon flavor and which would later bear the name of Philadelphia cream cheese. He didn’t know it at the time, but this delectable new cheese he invented would become the main ingredient in almost all modern day cheesecake recipes, changing the taste and texture of cheesecake forever.
Since the advent of cream cheese, bakeries, caterers, and individuals have all tried to out do one another in an effort to make the most the most outstandingly delicious cheesecake. This has resulted in many incredible offerings available today. While those who enjoy baking can find recipes of a variety of different cheesecakes those of us who are not tied to the kitchen look for someplace that not only makes great cheesecakes but is willing to make a cheesecake delivery to our home or to the homes of friends or family members who we wish to send a cheese cake as a gift. Luckily there are a number of places offering great tasting cheesecakes willing and able to make a cheesecake delivery.
Kinds of Cheesecake to choose from
Today any cheesecake maker worth his salt makes a fine New York cheesecake as these plain cheesecakes with just a hint of lemon are what made cream cheese based cheesecake popular. This type of cheesecake is great to eat plain or add fresh berries to the top for a fruity cheesecake dessert that is absolutely unbeatable.
From this basic cheesecake recipe, bakers have spread their skills and now can offer such great variations in cheesecakes like Mango Chai, Pecan Truffle, German Chocolate, Raspberry and Blueberry Swirl, and Neapolitan as well as many more. There is a cheesecake to fit almost anyone’s taste or mood.
Perfect cheesecakes are difficult to make and unless one has the time to experiment until they can devise the ideal suited cheesecake, ordering one from someone who makes these great desserts is much more convenient and enjoyable. The problem is that many people live in areas where the bakeries just do not make cheesecakes a specialty. Luckily, there are places online where you can order a cheesecake, have it made fresh and delivered to your door the next day. There is nothing quite as exciting for a cheesecake lover as having a cheesecake delivery made right to your door. There is also no better way to tell those far away that you are thinking of them than to have a cheesecake delivery made to them. So, if you love cheesecake or know someone that does you might want to consider ordering a cheesecake today.
So go ahead and indulge, after all it is the breakfast of champions.