National Cheesecake Day

National Cheesecake Day Quick Facts - US

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2024 DateJuly 30, 2024
2025 DateJuly 30, 2025

National Cheesecake Day

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National Cheesecake Day History

National Cheesecake Day seeks to honor and indulging in the iconic American dessert, cheesecake. The observance aims to appreciate the rich, creamy flavors and the various combinations of crust, filling, and toppings that form a perfect cheesecake. Cheesecake lovers across the nation share their enthusiasm for this delectable dessert, celebrate the art of cheesecake making, and pay tribute to the cherished sweet treat in all its diverse forms.

Tracing the origin of cheesecake dates back to ancient Greece, and it was later popularized in America in the 18th century when farmers in New York began producing cream cheese. The invention of cream cheese revolutionized the cheesecake making process, eventually leading to the creation of the iconic New York-style cheesecake, known for its smooth, dense texture. As American society embraced cheesecake, regional variations have also taken root; from Chicago-style with its firm outside and soft creamy interior to the classic Philadelphia-style cheesecake known for its delicate flavor and light texture.

In America, National Cheesecake Day is observed with various activities that include eating cheesecake, sharing recipes and baking tips, and organizing local cheesecake-related events. Social media platforms come alive with the sharing of cheesecake images, recipes, and celebrating traditional cheesecakes along with out-of-the-box flavor combinations. Bakeries, restaurants, and local businesses commemorate the day with special deals, discounts, themed menus, or limited-edition flavors to entice cheesecake enthusiasts. National Cheesecake Day is celebrated annually on July 30th in the United States, offering the perfect occasion to savor this classic dessert in all its delightful variations.

National Cheesecake Day facts

  • The global cheesecake market size was estimated at USD 18 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period 2022-2029.
  • Arnold Reuben, owner of the Turf Restaurant in NYC, created the New York Style cheesecake in 1929. This cheesecake is not served with any fruit or sauce, but has a smooth-taste from the extra number of egg yolks that are added in the cream cheese mixture.
  • By 2029, the global cheesecake market is expected to soar to USD 102 billion.
  • The most popular Cheesecake variations based on Google Search volume are:
    1) Chocolate cheesecake
    2) Pumpkin cheesecake
    3) No bake cheesecake
    4) Keto cheesecake
    5) Strawberry cheesecake
  • In 1972, Evelyn and Oscar Overton moved to Los Angeles and opened The Cheesecake Factory Bakery to sell Evelyn's cheesecakes. Today, The Cheesecake Factory has become a $2 billion global company with restaurants all across the States and in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Mexico.
  • Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake - Hedy Lamarr, Golden Age Actress

Top things to do in the US for National Cheesecake Day

  • Try baking a Japanese or English cheesecake. Japanese cheesecakes have a soft, light and cottony texture, while English cheesecakes are cooked and served with a fruit compote.
  • Host a cheesecake potluck. Each guest must bring one cheesecake of his/her own creation. All guests may then indulge in each other's delicious creations and try a wide new variety of cheesecake flavors.
  • Enjoy a discounted or free cheesecake from your favorite cheesecake restaurant. Many restaurants offer discounts and samples of cheesecake on National Cheesecake Day.
  • According to the USDA, every 100g of cheesecake contains 321 calories with a total fat content of 23g. To try a healthier alternative, bake a cheesecake using Greek yogurt instead of cheese.
  • Participate in the Kona Cheesecake Run, held on April 17, 2016 in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Cheesecake samples at the run are provided by The Cheesecake Factory Novi.

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