Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake
By Jenny Pham
Cheesecakes come in many varieties, there are ones that are made solely from heavy cream, others rely on cream cheese to make up the base, and then there are Italian cheesecakes that are made primarily from ricotta cheese. Compared to New York Cheesecakes, which are dense from its cream cheese base, Italian cheesecakes are much lighter due to the airy texture of ricotta cheese. This recipe also incorporates mascarpone cheese, another Italian-native cheese, which also gives off a light and airy texture to the cheesecake.
To tie in more Italian elements, this recipe incorporates a popular Italian liqueur called, Limoncello. Usually served chilled, this lemon-flavored liqueur is most often enjoyed during warm weather days. So in preparation for the warm Spring weather, let’s indulge in a good old-fashioned Italian Cheesecake!