When you can’t be there to celebrate a special occasion, or you want to impress someone with a delicious edible treat, send a cheesecake from Sweet Street Desserts!
At Sweet Street in Reading, PA, we’ve been baking the world’s finest desserts since 1979. We create them using the highest-quality ingredients we can find, including chocolates from Africa and South America, pure vanilla from Madagascar, and local farm-fresh ingredients.
Our desserts are rated #1 in taste and appearance in the restaurant industry and appreciated by customers who are searching for great-tasting, high quality gourmet desserts, such as cakes, pies, cheesecakes, dessert bars, brownies and cupcakes. They contain no artificial trans fats, are GMO-free and, with few exceptions, are Kosher Dairy (KD).
What Brilliant Person Invented the Cheesecake?
You’re probably thinking a New Yorker made the first cheesecake. Well, New York was involved, but much later and in an unexpected way. The Ancient Greeks were making cheesecakes 4,000 years ago. Theirs were not as smooth and sweet as the ones we know today, but the Greeks thought they were an excellent source of energy and served cheesecake to athletes at the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C.
Until about 1873, family farms in the Philadelphia area were known for producing something called “cream cheese” but only in small quantities. In 1873, William Lawrence, a New York dairy farmer, bought a Neufchâtel cheese factory and added cream to the popular French cheese to make a richer product. It was eventually branded as Philadelphia Cream Cheese and was in mass production by the end of the 19th century.
This is the cream cheese we’ve all become accustomed to in cheesecake. Of course, it has many other uses, such as on bagels, in dips, and a variety of other delicious foods.
Whether you need to send a cheesecake to 1 or 100, we’ve simplified the process so you can easily order them online. Here are a few customer favorites to whet your appetite –
- White Chocolate with Raspberry Cheesecake – Our red raspberry swirled white chocolate cheesecake in a graham cracker crust is the ultimate temptation. Hand-fired and glazed, it’s lovely to look at and a pleasure to eat. Serve it with tea or coffee at a bridal shower or to put the finishing touch on any elegant dinner.
- New York Cheesecake –For purists, we make New York’s most famous dessert with Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese. We think you’ll appreciate the dense, creamy consistency of our cheesecake, the perfect balance of tart and sweet, and a buttery graham cracker crust that doesn’t detract from the filling.
Shop online 24/7 to send a cheesecake, pie, cake or brownies at any time of the year. When you order our gourmet desserts, we’ll ship your order to you or your recipient(s) in insulated containers that are cooled with dry ice to keep them fresh. Delight your friends and family by ordering today!