5 Ultimate Summer Cheesecakes

By F&W Editors Posted July 30, 2016

Summer isn't just for ice cream.

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day with these five incredible recipes.

1. Lemony Layered Cheesecake

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Using prepared ingredients to compose this tangy icebox cake makes it supereasy.

2. Icebox Chocolate Cheesecake

Food & Wine: Icebox Chocolate Cheesecake


This easy dessert features layers of chocolate cookies and a quick mix of cream cheese, chocolate syrup and a little water. The cookies soften as the cake chills overnight for a perfectly moist, chocolaty "cheater's"cheesecake.

3. No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberries

Food & Wine: No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberries

© Kamran Siddiqi

In his version of no-bake cheesecake, baker and cookbook author Kamran Siddiqi beats melted white chocolate and citrus zest into the creamy filling for a deep, decadent flavor.

4. Goat Cheese Cake with Mixed Berries

Food & Wine: Goat Cheese Cake with Mixed Berries

© Andre Baranowski

Goat cheese gives a twist to traditional cheesecake and adds a savory element to this not-too-sweet dessert.

5. Farmer's Cheesecake with Strawberries

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For this elegant, no-bake cheesecake, Nicolaus Balla ferments his own farmer's cheese (a kind of cottage cheese). Ricotta mixed with cream cheese makes a delicious substitute for the filling, which is incredibly light, delicately sweet and wonderful inside the crumbly graham cracker crust.

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