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with Zoë François
Online Class

Show-Stopping Cheesecakes

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Learn how to make cheesecake that's sure to receive rave reviews. Best-selling cookbook author, blogger and instructor Zoë François is your guide as you explore all the elements that will allow you to create your own show-stopping cheesecakes. First, master the perfect crust, from classic cookie to brown sugar pastry and even a crème caramel variation. Then, whip up a bevy of fillings, including vanilla custard, peanut butter and chèvre-honey. Want your cakes to look as impressive as they taste? Up next, Zoë shows you how to create dramatic cherry swirls, vanilla-Nutella stripes and a bombe of irresistible chocolate filling. Learn simple techniques for baking your cakes in a water bath or baking them in dry heat. And, finish every cheesecake with just the right topping, from irresistible fruit to chocolate ganache and even a crowd-pleasing meringue.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h56m

Included in this Class

1. Crusts

1. Crusts

Begin by creating your base element: crust. Whip up a classic crushed graham cracker, butter and sugar recipe first. Then, create a brown sugar pastry crust, a creme caramel style "crust" in a ramekin and even a gluten-free option.

2. Create Your Own Filling

2. Create Your Own Filling

Dive into creating your most decadent cheesecake fillings yet. Learn the secrets to classic vanilla custard, a peanut butter filling and even a chèvre-honey cheesecake that's sure to be the talk of the next party you attend.

3. Decorative Filling

3. Decorative Filling

Learn the secrets to dramatic dimensional fillings, from a swirled cheesecake with red cherry flavored kirsch to a striped vanilla-Nutella cheesecake. Then create a fruit-studded filling packed with blackberries and bourbon. Finally, master the bombe: an impressive (and delicious) cannonball of chocolate filling.