Cheesecake goes way back in the history of humankind. A form of the dessert called plakountopoiikon suggramma was written about in ancient Greece. It appeared as libum and placenta in Rome after that empire's warriors conquered Greece. Many consider these to be the precursors of today’s cheesecake. The names are hard to pronounce and the dishes would probably be kind of hard for most of us to swallow since their taste and consistency were different.
But if you’re looking for a recipe for a more modern version of cheesecake, check out our No-Bake Cheesecake, which we’ve posted in honor of National Cheesecake Day, July 30th. It’s quick and easy, and adds pizazz to your palate.