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Cheesecake, a Greek dessert!

Cheesecake is a very popular dessert in almost every modern world. Many people think that the sweet has its origins in New York but in fact it is a sweet whose roots go far back and specifically 4000 years ago, in ancient Greece!

The first dessert with cheese was made in Samos. Natural anthropologists have discovered in their excavations cheese molds dating back to 2000 BC.

In ancient Greece in 776 BC. served sweet cheese to athletes before the Olympics as a rich source of energy. It was a dessert that was probably closer to today’s cheese pies but in the form of a cake, fluffy and with volume. It was also a popular choice of wedding cake.

The Greeks may have eaten this sweet for more than 2000 years, but the oldest written recipe for “cheesecake” dates back to 230 BC. and is attributed to the author Athenian who imprinted it in one of his books.

Sweet came slowly closer to its present form after the 17 the century, which began to be used instead of egg yeast as a leavening agent for pastry and bread. Nowadays, the recipes are more complicated as the technology has advanced a lot both for the devices and for the ingredients and the recipes themselves.