We love cheesecake, but we’ve always suspected that it’s maybe a little lowbrow. Foodies never seem to get all hyped up about it the way they do about, say, red velvet cake. Some quick “research“, however, reveals that not only is cheesecake one of the world’s oldest desserts (references to the tasty treat date back to ancient Greece), but also one of the most common. Seemingly every country has their own take on cheesecake, which is an exciting enough pedigree for us! Fortunately for cheesecake enthusiasts, Boston is loaded with exciting and unusual cakes. Below, six of the city’s best.
•Flat Iron has fully completed the full review cycle and each writeup singled out the “tree” of cheesecake lollipops as a highlight. Don’t you think it’s about time for you to check it out?
•Cheesecake goes avant garde at Aura, where the dish includes a mascarpone cheesecake foam, citrus fruit salad and a tarragon Breton crumble. Mmm, crumble.
•Sel De La Terre has some of our favorite desserts in Boston and their Vermont maple cheesecake is no exception. The cake sits atop a pecan shortbread crust and is topped with candied pecans and a red currant coulis. So perfect for autumn!
•You know that we’re not usually one to recommend chains, but, um, they don’t call it the Cheesecake Factory because it has good salads, you know? We’re very fond of the Oreo variety because there is little in this world that is not improved by the addition of crumbled Oreos.
•The black pepper ingenuously mixed into the cheesecake at No. 9 Park beautifully cuts the dish’s richness and melds very nicely with the toppings of golden pineapple and tart green apple.
•At Sandrine’s Bistro, the white chocolate cheesecake involves not only a shortbread crust (!) and a berry compote (!!), but also a honey lavender chantilly cream!!! Pure, delicious decadence.