Foodie Friday: Irene's Quezo de Bola Cheesecake

First Friday of the month:  Food / Dessert

Send me cake and I'll eat it. Send me a cheesecake and I'll take my sweet time to savor and indulge. Let's start the love month with something decadent!

I have a long-standing "love affair" with cheesecakes ever since my mother made one more than two decades ago. Her luscious blueberry cheesecake became my benchmark against others I've tried thereafter.  Eventually, I learned to make one when I was in high school.  After sharing the recipe here, it has since become my most popular blog post to date and even ranked #1 on Google search for "no bake blueberry cheesecake"!  So yes, I am very particular about cheesecakes, and I will always love my own! *wink*

I've tried all sorts of cheesecake varieties, and just last Christmas, we received our very first box of quezo de bola cheesecake. No one at home was interested with the cake so I had the pleasure of consuming the whole 8" cake all by myself over a two-week period.  And as my luck would have it, I received another one just weeks ago! What a treat for me! 
For this foodie post, I'll tell you about the second Quezo de Bola Cheesecake I had, a 4.5" solo cake from Indulgence by Irene. (Quezo de Bola, or edam cheese, is a hard dark yellow cheese with a somewhat off-putting smell, and has a sharp flavor.)

Irene's Quezo de Bola Cheesecake has a very smooth, creamy consistency with bits of finely grated edam. Compared with the first one I tried, which was more dense and has a stronger edam cheese flavor,  I liked her version much better.  I prefer my cheesecakes to be lighter, softer, and smoother.

What I noticed from this cheesecake was that even though it was baked, it still maintained it's rich and velvety texture, and the crust still very moist yet firm.  That's why I initially thought this was a no-bake cheesecake too.  It also has the right level of sweetness, balanced with the mild saltiness from the cream cheese and without an overpowering flavor of the quezo de bola.  I just found it a tad milky for my taste, so I had hubby try a small bite -- and he agreed with me on that.  Still, I enjoyed this divine quezo de bola cheesecake, a real indulgence indeed.  This did not last a day. Now, I think I found my birthday cake for this year! ;)

Indulge in this luscious Quezo de Bola Cheesecake from Irene, order now!
Call/Text: +63922-8303900;  +63917-6225800
9-inch cake - PhP 900
4 1/2-inch cake - PhP 200
For pick-up in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.  Meet-up in Magallanes - weekday mornings and afternoons

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