A bunch of my foodie friends began raving about this certain Queso de Bola Cheesecake a couple of weeks ago, and since I’m all about the convincing powers of WOM (word of mouth), I had to try it out for myself.
I love cheesecake, but I prefer the cheesier type to the saccharine and jello-laced impostors. Since I lived in New York, I was spoiled by Junior’s Cheesecake as well as Carnegie Deli’s cheesecakes which are more savory than they are sweet. This Queso de Bola Cheesecake looked just like that, minus the height.
I love the thick graham cracker crust which reminds me of good pies.The Queso de Bola is quite evident in the rich yellowish color, and the addition of cream cheese makes the cake creamy and holds well.
I’m very picky about my desserts and also my cheesecakes, but this one is definitely on my favorites list. The simplicity of the cheesecake, which is not too sweet, is perfect when paired with some fresh berries or fruit. The delectable queso de bola reminds you of a special holiday stable, which makes this dessert something worth bringing to parties and get-togethers. It also holds well for over a week, which is the amount of time it stayed on the fridge before it disappeared.