(SPOT.ph) Cheesecakes are one of those desserts that are great by themselves, but also work great as a canvas for other flavors. You've likely had your fair share of blueberry or strawberry cheesecakes, but it's 2020 and it's about time you tried something more out of left field. How does a cheesecake with the subtle yet distinctive taste of blue cheese sound? Here's where you can get it: online seller Kalea Tarta makes Tarta de Gorgonzola y Nuez (P900/five inches, P1,450/seven inches)—a.k.a. gorgonzola and walnut Basque burnt cheesecake!
Gorgonzola is a type of blue cheese hailing from Italy that's milder than other blue cheeses. Here, Kalea Tarta imbues their signature Basque burnt cheesecake with gorgonzola, then lathers on a gorgonzola frosting for extra creaminess. The gorgonzola works wonders in this cheesecake, contributing its signature buttery-yet-slightly sharp flavor in such a way that tickles the taste buds just enough without overpowering the other elements. The cheesecake is then topped with chopped walnuts, which add a welcome natural sweetness and crunch to the mix.
If you're after a more classic bite, you can't go wrong with their classic Tarta de Queso Original (P700/five inches, P1,100/seven inches) or traditional Basque burnt cheesecake. And aside from the gorgonzola cheesecake, Kalea Tarta also makes Basque burnt cheesecake with other cheeses—choose from the Queso de Cabra (P1,000/five inches, P1,600/seven inches) a.k.a. goat cheese, or the Queso de Bola (P800/five inches, P1,300/seven inches).
You can try these cheesecakes for yourself by sending Kalea Tarta a message through Facebook, Instagram, Viber, or Whatsapp with your name, phone number, preferred pickup point (choose between Legazpi Village or Katipunan), and orders. Be sure to place your orders no later than 3 p.m. of the day before your preferred pickup date. You can then pay via bank deposit (BDO or BPI) or GCash, and pick your orders up yourself or book a courier for delivery.
this strange new world.