Talking about cheesecake, surely everyone likes to eat it, delicious, delicious and filling. If you have a party with a cheesecake menu and after the party there is still a lot left of your cheesecake. What should you do. If you have to store it, how and how long does the cheesecake last? can cheesecake go bad?
It’s impossible to make cheesecake every day to enjoy with family or for parties with loved ones. Better you make in large quantities and save the rest. You must have thought that way, it’s just how long the cheesecake lasts in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
Whatever is on your mind to extend the shelf life of cheesecake, freeze it, or whether it goes bad, then read this article to the end.
How to Store Cheesecakes
The main ingredient for cheesecake is cream cheese, so of course you have to know how to store it properly so that it can be stored optimally. Sometimes there are also those who use cottage cheese or ricotta cheese, so the storage system must be in the refrigerator.
Of course when putting it in the fridge, the cheesecake has been put in an airtight container, an airtight plastic bag or in aluminum foil, to prevent odors from the refrigerator from getting into the cheesecake and preventing the cheesecake from drying out.
But if you serve cheesecake with toppings, of course you can’t freeze it with the toppings. Then store your cheesecake without toppings, and you can add more after you remove it from the freezer before serving it.
Can You Freeze Cheesecakes?
Keeping cheesecake in the fridge doesn’t last very long, and it can last only a few days. But if you want your cheesecake to last longer, then the best way to store it is to freeze it. Many bakeries even suggest freezing it as a form of maintaining the freshness and quality of the cheesecake.
So, how your cheesecake freezes really depends on the ingredients you use when making it, meaning that in terms of freezing, each cheesecake is not the same because the recipes are different.
However, as a general rule, you can understand that solid cheesecake without toppings holds up quite well when frozen.
Tip: For best results, freeze the cheesecake without using the toppings and you can make the toppings as you serve.
About how to freeze cake, it’s very simple to do.
Basically, to freeze cheesecake we need cake wrappers with ingredients that are safe when stored in the freezer. With good wrapping, we can prevent dry cookies. So, the best containers for storing cookies in the freezer are airtight containers, freezer bags, or by using aluminum foil.
When you want to thaw the cake, then put it in the refrigerator at night until the morning before you serve it.
Then, even if you’ve defrosted the cheesecake in the fridge, if you don’t use it, and want to re-freeze it, you can do that.
Tip: Making cheesecake can also be done using cottage cheese or ricotta that has been stored for months in the freezer. Both types of cheese can be frozen well.
How Long Does Cheesecake Last
Cheesecake is a dairy product, and eggs are also included in most recipes. The material is quite soft, and it usually won’t last long.
In general, the shelf life of cheesecake that we buy at the store can last for 5 to 7 days in the fridge, it’s just that the label on the package is sometimes shorter.
If you make cheesecake, of course there are many other ingredients that you use and this is very likely to make your cheesecake not last long. It will probably last 5 days in the fridge or less.
But if you want to store the cheesecake longer, then freezing it in the freezer is a must. In the freezer it can keep its best quality for several months.
Tip: If you want to freeze cheesecake in large quantities, then you should try freezing it in small quantities first, then you will see when defrosting, whether the cake is still very good when eaten or vice versa. That way, you can decide for the future, whether you will freeze your leftover cheesecake or share it with others.
The above shelf life is only an estimate. As usual, store-bought varieties of cake last longer than homemade ones. This is because store-bought cheesecake usually has some preservatives added.
How to Tell If Cheesecake Has Gone Bad
Hard to tell if the cheesecake has gone bad. But you can suspect it when you find something that can point to its decay.
If you see any discoloration, mold or bad smell, then you should throw away your cheesecake. Usually, signs of decay such as mold and bad odor appear after 2 weeks of storage or more.
This means that if you have stored your homemade cheesecakes for 5 or 7 days, then you should be suspicious, most likely the homemade cakes will have a shorter shelf life because they do not contain preservatives. Meanwhile, cheesecake that you buy at the store may only show signs of spoilage after 7 to 9 days of storage.