Today is National Cheesecake Day. Do we really need to say more?  

Cheesecake is a brilliant invention. A long time ago, someone decided to combine people’s favorite words— “cheese” and “cake”— to create the rich dessert. Sure, the “cheese” in cheesecake is cream cheese, but can you really complain about that taste? It’s an extremely versatile soft cheese that enhances the flavor of whatever it is added to, like cake! That is one creative bonus to an already yummy indulgence. 

Southeast Dairy Association - Sun Dried Tomato Rosemary Cheesecake

We may not be the only ones to recognize how wonderful cheesecake tastes, but we do work to find new ways to enhance the treat. When you really want to show your love of the classic cheesecake, the dairy-packed Truelove Cheesecake topped with fresh raspberries is the obvious choice. For a traditional cheesecake with a not-so-traditional flavor, though, try the Sun Dried Tomato-Rosemary Cheesecake. (Yes, it really is topped with tomatoes.) 

Southeast Dairy Association - Lemon Greek yogurt cheesecake bars with berry swirl

But maybe you’re not looking for a traditional cheesecake. Lucky for all of us, adding to its popularity, cheesecake can be in a variety of forms and flavors. And there are still more shapes to choose from! For a dessert on-the-go, there’s the Lemon Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars perfect to pre-cut so you can grab a treat as you head out the door. 

If you’re looking for the same taste in a softer texture, there’s the Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait, which provides all sorts of possibilities to include your favorite fruits—and yogurt— in the tasty dessert. For a small treat, there are Blueberry Cheesecake Tartlets or Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Bites, which won’t make you feel guilty when you reach for that second “slice.” For a treat that is all around sweeter, try the Mini Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecakes, which are made with a cookie dough shell and filled with chocolate. Um, yes, please!

There are plenty of great ways to celebrate National Cheesecake Day, or even a random Thursday that isn’t July 30. Look through our desserts and enjoy a sweet treat that gets better with the more dairy included. You have to enjoy this cream cheese creation somehow. With all these delicious options to pick from, you can’t choose wrong!