About Making Artisan Cheesecake:


Making Artisan Cheesecake by Melanie UnderwoodMake it a classic or make it your own- with this book, you can create virtually any cheesecake you can imagine.

Cheesecake is a classic, hugely popular dessert consisting of a mixture of soft cheese, egg, and sugar on a crust. There are many, many variations, from fruit-flavored cakes to cheesecake pops to versions with ricotta, quark, or goat cheese. And there are a variety of techniques for making a cheesecake successfully, including baking in a water bath and not baking at all, that can intimidate home cooks. Try your hand at mouthwatering recipes like:

  • Maple Macadamia Cheesecake
  • Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Honey & Lavender
  • Coffee-Toffee Cheesecake
  • Hot Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Mascarpone & Raspberry Cheesecake
  • Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Even savory flavors like Roasted Tomato with Parmesan Cheesecake

Making Artisan Cheesecake presents the classic and well-loved cheesecake in a new, adventurous, and modern way, and answers any questions about it that home cooks and bakers- foodies who love delicious classic desserts- might ask. In addition to sharing many variations, author Melanie Underwood teaches all the techniques behind building a range of different styles, and encourages readers to develop their own unique recipes. She also covers options for crusts, cheeses, and batters; baking techniques; how to keep the top from cracking; and the differences among various styles, including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Italian, Brazilian, and Japanese.

Praise for Making Artisan Cheesecake


“Melanie Underwood’s Making Artisan Cheesecake presents eighty uniquely delicious and memorable ways to enjoy a timeless classic, along with the essential techniques for reinventing it.”
—Nathalie Dupree, Television host and author of the James Beard Award-winning Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking


With Making Artisan Cheesecake, author and chef instructor Melanie Underwood presents 80 enticing recipes for everyone’s favorite dessert. In this wide-ranging yet clearly presented collection, Underwood shows us just how creative cheesecakes can be, with everything from a flan-inspired Brazilian cheesecake to a creme brulee cheesecake to gluten-free and vegan cheesecakes. This cookbook’s inspiring flavors and accessible techniques blow the cheesecake category wide open!
—Cheryl Sternman Rule, author, Yogurt Culture


Melanie Underwood masterfully bridges the gap between professional expertise and beloved home-baked collections, resulting in recipes that will endure long after the last bite of her tantalizing cheesecake recipes has disappeared from the plate.

—Jody Eddy award winning author of North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland