There’s nothing better than a slice of creamy cheesecake. This delectable dessert is a popular dish throughout the United States and other areas of the world.
While your mind probably automatically jumps to the classic New York cheesecake, there are plenty of other options worldwide.
Whether you’re trying to hone your baking skills by learning new recipes, want to appreciate other culinary dishes, or are looking for a new dessert to bring to a party, there’s plenty to choose from.
As you browse through different cheesecake recipes, check out these different types of cheesecake you might just fall in love with.
There's nothing quite like a traditional New York-style cheesecake.
This rich and creamy dessert is traditionally served with a butter graham cracker crust that's just as good as the cake.
Cream cheese is the star of the show, so using a block of high-quality cream cheese is essential.
This recipe has a little lemon juice, but you will barely taste it. The recipe only takes about two hours to make before letting it cool for eight hours.
Most people enjoy the cake with no toppings, but you can add strawberries or other toppings if you prefer.
One of the best types of cheesecakes is a no-bake.
These are perfect when you're in a rush and want a delicious cheesecake without having to do all the baking and cooling.
While it won't have the same texture as a normal cheesecake, it's still a great option.
Something worth mentioning about no-bake cheesecake is the texture feels more like a mousse, but the flavor is almost identical.
This recipe still has a buttery graham cracker crust, and whipped cream makes the perfect topping. You must prepare the cheesecake and let it chill in the fridge for a few hours.
Japanese cheesecake, also known as cotton cheesecake, is a delicious rendition of the classic cheesecake you know and love.
Japanese cheesecake is the perfect combination of cheesecake and sponge cake, with a delightfully light flavor and creamy texture.
This cheesecake is incredibly fluffy and moist when made correctly.
The key to nailing a cotton cheesecake is to use a water bath to ensure it cooks at a consistent temperature the entire time.
The cake tastes fantastic, but adding whipped cream or strawberries is delightful. This cheesecake is so airy that you can eat it in hand while on the go.
Almost all cheesecake recipes require cream cheese, but ricotta cheesecake is a unique take on this dessert.
Ricotta, an Italian cheese, brings a slightly different texture to the cheesecake filling, but it's super delicious. You'll still use cream cheese, just much less than a traditional cheesecake.
What makes this ricotta cheesecake extra tasty is the crust.
You'll use crushed Biscoff cookies and butter to perfectly create a crust that compliments the ricotta cheesecake especially well.
If you're planning to make ricotta cheesecake, whole milk cheese is better than low-fat, as low-fat ricotta can easily throw off the texture.
Whether you're switching to a plant-based diet or need to prepare a dessert for vegans, there's no reason to give up cheesecake!
Vegan cheesecake is easy to make, and even those who don't realize it's vegan will probably have a hard time telling the difference between vegan and non-vegan cheesecake.
What's going to make vegan cheesecake amazing is using a great brand of vegan cream cheese. You might need to play around with different brands to find one you like.
Vegan cheesecake also doesn't need to cool as long as regular dairy cheesecake. Four hours is the minimum, but you can cool it for longer.
Everyone's heard of New York cheesecake, but what about Chicago-style cheesecake?
It's a take on traditional cheesecake, and the main difference is that Chicago cheesecake uses far more cream cheese than other recipes.
While you might doubt the change affects anything, it does.
The extra cream cheese is what makes this cheesecake richer and creamier. It's not nearly as dense, but the flavors are very similar.
The dessert still has a melt-in-your-mouth graham cracker crust, and you can add whatever toppings you want. Raspberries, strawberries, and chocolate chips go well with this recipe.
Classic cheesecake is very similar to New York and Chicago cheesecakes.
It's made with a substantial amount of cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar.
If you love the graham cracker crust on cheesecake, you'll love a classic cheesecake. The crust is a little bit thicker than with other cheesecakes.
Gathering your ingredients and mixing everything isn't too time-consuming, but the baking and cooling process is what takes the most time with this recipe.
Once the cake is thoroughly cooled, you can dig in. I love how the cheesecake tastes on its own, but a dollop of whipped cream makes everything better.
One of the most unique types of cheesecake is a savory cheesecake.
While all the other types of cheesecake are strictly sweet and classified as desserts, this savory option needs to be on the must-try list for anyone who loves cheesecake.
The best part is this recipe only takes about four hours to make.
You'll still need cream cheese, but savory cheesecakes use ingredients like peppers, onions, and parmesan cheese.
As for the crust, it's a combination of Italian seasoning, butter crackers, and butter. They're perfect for brunch, a special holiday breakfast, or even if you want something different for dinner.
Swedish cheesecake is pretty different from the cheesecake you know and love. It's far less sweet but just as delicious.
It still looks pretty similar to your favorite cheesecake with strawberries, but there are some key differences.
Unlike an American cheesecake, there's no graham cracker crust or another type on a Swedish cheesecake.
Also, they use cottage cheese to make the cake rather than cream cheese. It's still creamy and dense, though.
Since strawberries are common for the Midsommar festival in Scandinavia, this summertime dessert is almost always topped with sliced strawberries.
If they serve it at Christmas, they tend to choose berry preserves rather than fresh ones.
You'll probably love Austrian cheesecake if you can't decide between a traditional cheesecake and a sponge cake.
Topgentorte is a classic Austrian dessert that is a real crowd-pleaser. It'll be a hit whether you're making it for yourself or a party.
The filling is similar to a German cheesecake. Topfen makes the filling fluffier and is not nearly as sweet as some cheesecakes.
You'll make yellow sponge cakes and add the cheesecake filling between two layers.
You can top this dessert with berries or powdered sugar, but even a plain Austrian cheesecake is a delight.
Filipino desserts are spectacular, and you can't go wrong with a Filipino Ube cheesecake.
This cheesecake has several variations, but the most common include plenty of coconut flavoring. This dish takes a little over nine hours to make, but eight of those hours is the cake cooling.
The fluffy cheesecake sits on a bed of a coconut cookie crust that's good enough that you could eat it on its own before being topped with coconut whipped cream.
The interesting ingredient is ube which is a purple yam. It gives the cheesecake a bright purple color that looks like something out of a fairytale.
Something people love about German cheesecake is that it's creamy, fluffy, and has a hint of lemon zest.
What makes this cheesecake different from a traditional cheesecake is the base that you use to make the dessert.
While you'll use a blend of sugar and cream cheese, German cheesecake requires quart.
Quart is similar to yogurt or cottage cheese and gives the dish a slightly different flavor. You can commonly find it in Germany and Austria but not so much in the USA.
Quart keeps the dish fluffier than others, and the hint of lemon zest is refreshing.
Check out other delicious German desserts!
Did you know that Russia has its own version of cheesecake?
The base is very similar to what you normally associate cheesecake with, but the main difference is that they add in raisins, candied fruits, and nuts.
You simply mix whatever ingredient you prefer into the batter before baking.
The most popular ingredients people add to the cheesecake include candied apricots, peanuts, and raisins, but you can get creative if you want.
Even though this cheesecake requires baking, it's simple enough for a beginner to make without worrying about messing it up.
Last but not least is basque cheesecake. Some people refer to the dish as burnt cheesecake, but before you freak out, it's still very delicious.
This dish is set apart from a classic New York cheesecake because the top is slightly charred or caramelized.
The dish is made with the same ingredients as your typical New York cheesecake, but the result is quite different.
The inside of the cheesecake is still very gooey rather than dense, and the top has a char that adds a deep brown color to the top.
You'll have to cook this at a higher temperature than traditional cheesecake, so be sure to keep an eye on it.