Make 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.