National varieties of North America

North America has several different recipes for cheesecake and this usually depends on the region in which the cake was baked, as well as the cultural background of the person baking it.[11] These cheesecakes are typically baked before serving. Usually, cheesecake is made from cream cheese, eggs and egg yolks to add a richness and a smooth consistency. It is baked in a special 13–15-centimetre (5.1–5.9 in) tall springform pan in many restaurants. Some recipes use cottage cheese and lemon for distinct texture and flavor or add a drizzle of chocolate or strawberry sauce to the basic recipe. New York-style cheesecake relies upon heavy cream or sour cream. The typical New York cheesecake is rich and has a dense, smooth and creamy consistency.[12] Sour cream makes the cheesecake more resilient to freezing and is the method by which most frozen cheesecakes are made. However, a lavish variant uses sour cream as a topping, applied when the cheesecake is cooked. It is mixed with vanilla extract and sugar and replaced in the oven, so that it is twice-baked. Pennsylvania Dutch-style cheesecake uses a slightly tangy type of cheese with larger curds and less water content, called pot or farmer's cheese. Philadelphia-style cheesecake is lighter in texture, yet richer in flavor than New York–style cheesecake. Farmer cheese cheesecake is the contemporary implementation for the traditional use of baking to preserve fresh cheese, and is often baked in a cake form along with fresh fruit like a tart. Country-style cheesecake uses buttermilk to produce a firm texture wh

le increasing acidity to extend shelf life. Lactose-free cheesecake may be made either with lactose-free cream cheese or as an imitation using vegan recipes combining non-dairy cream cheese alternatives with other lactose-free ingredients. Cheesecake Kludys is a semi-sweet, semi-famous Pittsburgh delicacy. Usually served with something fruity to add a sweetness. Chicago Style cheesecakes are firm on the outside, and have a soft and creamy texture on the inside. They are popular in Chicago.[13] In the United States, July 30 has been unofficially declared "National Cheesecake Day".[14] Savory cheesecakes are also made, often for an hors d'oeuvre or served with accompanying salads.Salad is a category of dish which basic ingredient is usually raw vegetable. Salad is often served with a sauce or dressing including oil and an acid as a light savory dish, with a minimum of three ingredients. The salad category also includes a variety of related dishes, including ones with cold cooked vegetables, including grains and pasta; ones which add cold meat or seafood; sweet dishes made of cut-up fruit; and even warm dishes. Though the prototypical salad is light, a dinner salad can constitute a complete meal. Green salads include leaf lettuce and leafy vegetables with sauces or dressings. Most salads are served cold, although some, such as south German potato salad, are served warm. Salads are generally served with a dressing, as well as various garnishes such as nuts or croutons, and sometimes with the addition of meat, fish, pasta, cheese, eggs, or whole grains.