12 Season-Perfect Cheesecakes
Menu cheesecakes that highlight the fruits and flavours of the season
In this crowded dessert landscape, keying in on current dessert trends is more important than ever. Cheesecake offers a deliciously safe bet—it falls among the top 10 dessert favourites.1 Its long-standing popularity is secured by its creamy, rich profile. The challenge is making your cheesecake more memorable than the one down the street. Offering seasonal cues on your dessert menu is a smart menu strategy.
There’s clearly opportunity:
make your cheesecakes hard to resist
of consumers eat dessert at least once a week.2
of desserts are purchased on impulse.3
A Cheesecake for All Seasons
Cheesecakes offer a perfect canvas for seasonal touches—from eggnog cheesecake during the holidays to strawberry sauce in the spring.
Seasonal dessert specials
are of particular interest to more than half of consumers.4
Specialty cheesecakes are among the TOP 5 “most added” dishes.5
Top 5 cheesecake flavours among independents and chains6
- New York
Our chefs at Kraft Heinz Foodservice are cheesecake experts, having developed hundreds of cheesecake recipes over the years. Their secret weapon, of course, Philadelphia Cream Cheese. High-quality, creamy and consistent, it’s the number-one consumer cream cheese brand.7
Festive Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Crust
Double Ginger Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake
Citrus & Cranberry Cheesecake Cups
Customize Your Cheesecake
Start with a classic, creamy cheesecake—starring Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Change it up with our Richardson lineup of sweet sauces—perfect for drizzles and swirls, giving your cheesecake a seasonal twist without changing up the SKU.
Valentine’s Day and Everyday
Richardson Connoisseur Choc O RICH Syrupglossy dark-brown, thick-flowing topping with a distinctive dark cocoa flavour
Richardson Decorator Dark Fudgeglossy dark-brown, flowing fudge with a distinctive semi-sweet chocolate flavour
Richardson Connoisseur Strawberry Toppingbright red, flowing topping with large strawberry pieces and a ripe strawberry flavour
Richardson Connoisseur Blueberry Toppingdeep purple-blue, flowing topping with blueberry pieces with fresh blueberry flavour
Richardson Butterscotch Toppingglossy golden-brown, flowing topping with rich buttery flavour
Richardson Caramel Toppingglossy golden-brown, flowing topping with sweet caramelized sugar and milk flavour
Easy Garnish Ideas that Signal the Season
- fresh strawberries
- stewed rhubarb
- citrus jam
- caramel corn
- candied key lime
- candy corn
- pumpkin spice
- candied citrus
- gingerbread people
- peppermint sticks
- candied nuts
How to Prevent Cracking
- Bring ingredients to room temperature.
- Add eggs one at a time to the cream cheese batter; beat 15 seconds before adding the next one. Don’t over-mix.
- Keep oven moist by adding a hotel pan filled with water.
- Don’t open the oven door while baking.
- Cool cheesecake for at least 4 hours before serving.
- 1Datassential 2015 Canadian MenuTrends
- 2Technomic 2015 Dessert Consumer Trend Report
- 3Technomic 2015 Dessert Consumer Trend Report
- 4Datassential 2015 Canadian MenuTrends
- 5Datassential 2015 Canadian MenuTrends
- 6Datassential Canadian MenuTrends, 20157 Ipsos, Brand Equity Deep Dive, December 2015