Minda Lou

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The Fayetteville area has several hidden gem cheesecake bakers. You have to try all of these out.

Whether you just have a craving or you are hosting a Golden Girls themed get together, cheesecake is always a popular menu addition around Fayetteville.

Believe it or not, this popular dessert was invented by the Greeks in early Fifth Century B.C!

With lots of refinements and recipes swapped around the world, we now have the crowning jewel of comfort food and decadence. According to cheesecake.com (of course there’s a cheesecake.com!), the cheesecake we know and love today didn’t come around until the late 1800s, after cream cheese was accidentally invited in 1872.

“Of course, no story of cheesecake is complete without delving into the origins of the New York style cheesecake. The Classic New York style cheesecake is served with just the cake – no fruit, chocolate or caramel is served on the top or on the side. This famously smooth-tasting cake gets its signature flavor from extra egg yolks in the cream cheese cake mix.

By the 1900s, New Yorkers were in love with this dessert. Virtually every restaurant had its own version of cheesecake on their menu. New Yorkers have vied for bragging rights for having the original recipe ever since. Even though he is best known for his signature sandwiches, Arnold Reuben (1883-1970) is generally credited for creating the New York Style cheesecake. Reuben was born in Germany and he came to America when he was young. The story goes that Reuben was invited to a dinner party where the hostess served a cheese pie. Allegedly, he was so intrigued by this dish that he experimented with the recipe until he came up with the beloved NY Style cheesecake.”

To satisfy your hankering for this delectable dessert, I’ve gathered some of the best local places to enjoy some cheesecake around Fayetteville! Enjoy!