For the Love of Cheesecake
Cheesecake is a favorite food of people all around the world, but where did this popular dish come from? Believe it or not, different kinds of cheesecake have been eaten for thousands of years.
The first people to develop cheesecake were the ancient Greeks. They started making it around four thousand years ago. Their cheesecake wasn't made like modern ones; it was much simpler. To make their cheesecake, the Greeks mixed together flour, honey, and cheese. They thought that their cheesecake would provide lots of energy, and historians believe that Greek athletes ate it before they competed in the ancient Olympics.
After the Romans conquered Greece, they made their own version of cheesecake. Unlike the Greeks, the Romans used eggs in their cheesecake recipe. The Romans went on to take over many other parts of Europe. Everywhere they went, a new version of cheesecake was developed. Each type used local ingredients as well as different kinds of cheeses. Today, we are lucky to have so many styles of cheesecake to enjoy.