There’s no denying the popularity of desserts. And they make a perfect gift for any occasion. Why not order dessert delivery for your friends or colleagues in Philadelphia as an extra-special sweet surprise?
Philadelphia is well known for a number of reasons. It’s the only World Heritage City in the United States. It played a pivotal role in the American Revolution and was a national capital in the Revolutionary War. But, when it comes to desserts, Philadelphia is often best known for its cream cheese, a key component in cheesecakes from Sweet Street Desserts.
When one considers Philadelphia and its cream cheese, it is no wonder that cheesecake
(New York style, cherry, or some other variety) pops into mind. But what do we really know about cheesecake and its true origins? Some people think it got its start in NYC while others will attribute its development to William Lawrence’s accidental discovery of cream cheese. Neither of which are correct.
In reality, cheesecake recipes date as far back as 230 AD. Yet, cheese molds dating around 2000 BC were excavated in Greece on the island of Samos. Historically, cheesecake was considered a great energy booster and was used in the 776 BC Olympics in Greece to energize the Greek athletes. Weddings often included cheesecake at that time as well. In fact, its simplicity made it highly desirable.
When Rome conquered Greece, it stole the cheesecake recipes and added eggs and crushed cheese to the mix. At that time, cheesecake was served warm after baking under a hot brick. Sometimes the Romans added their cheesecake concoctions to pastries and utilized those versions for special occasions.
When Rome grew, its stolen cheesecake recipes spread throughout Europe. People all over the continent began experimenting with the design, adding their own spins. The cultures there, and native ingredients, had significant impact on cheesecake’s development. It took quite some time before cheesecake began to look like what we know and love today.
Sweet Street’s Cheesecake Choices
Now that you’ve developed a bit of an education on cheesecake’s historic origins, it’s time to discover the cheesecake indulgences that await you on the Sweet Street Desserts menu. Try these on for size:
Keep in mind that Sweet Street Desserts utilizes only the finest and healthiest ingredients. We hand select our gourmet chocolates and utilize locally harvested fruits and nuts. Additionally, with few exceptions, our desserts are certified Kosher Dairy (KD). We are devoted to excellence and strive to provide our customers with superb sweet treats, unlike any they have had elsewhere.
When you order cakes, pies, brownies, dessert bars or cheesecakes from us, we will ship your order via FedEx in an insulated container cooled with dry ice to keep the item(s) fresh and protect them during shipping. We want them to reach you and/or your recipients in tip-top shape, no matter how far they have to go.
Why not try dessert delivery in Philadelphia and across the nation? Desserts make wonderful gifts. With the click of a few buttons, you, your family, and your friends throughout the continental United States will be able to indulge in extraordinarily delicious treats from Sweet Street Desserts. Order online 24/7 and discover all of our desserts!