If you have a sophisticated sweet tooth, you won’t want to miss out on this year’s top holiday cheesecakes awarded by Anna Olson!
As the official judge for Tre Stelle’s Cheesecake Showdown, Olson chose the top holiday cheesecake of the year to indulge in this holiday season.
Canadians wowed Olson with imaginative flavour combinations and showcased the Tre Stelle Cream Cheese in unique ways that included fillings, frostings, piping and more! Since their cream cheese is made with only four all-natural ingredients and no stabilizers, it’s the cleanest and creamiest option for your holiday desserts.
Maggie Frith from The Magpie Cakery concurs, as her Triple Gingerbread Cheesecake with crystalized ginger was awarded the best of the season by Olson!
To get full recipes from the finalists, visit @TreStelleCheese or download BitesbyTreStelle.

Triple Gingerbread Cheesecake

Triple Gingerbread Cheesecake

Olson chose this as the winning cheesecake, calling it balanced and delicate. She commended Frith, founder of @TheMagpieCakery, for her use of Tre Stelle Cream Cheese in the filling as well as the topping, which also featured sparkling crystallized ginger.


For the graham cracker crust:

2 cups (240 g) gingerbread cookie crumbs or gingersnap crumbs*

3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp (30 g) crystallized ginger, pulverized
5 tbsp (70 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

For the ginger whipped cream

¼ cup plus 2 tbsp (65 g) Tre Stelle Original Cream Cheese, cold (use the rest of the cream cheese from the fifth box used for the filling)
1½ cups heavy/whipping cream, very cold
1 cup (120 g) icing sugar, sifted
2 tbsp (30 g) crystallized ginger, pulverized

For the filling

2 lb. (907 g) Tre Stelle Original Cream Cheese, room temperature
1⅓ cups (266 grams) granulated sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1½ teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon table salt
¼ cup (80 g) molasses
5 eggs, room temperature
1 cup heavy/whipping cream, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla

To get the instructions, visit @TreStelleCheese or download BitesbyTreStelle.

Honourable Mentions

These two creative recipes deserve an honourable mention too!

No-Bake Individual Matcha Cheesecakes

No-Bake Individual Matcha Cheesecakes

Olson loved @KellysBakedGoods’ no-bake individual desserts, which are an easy introduction to the delicious world of cheesecakes. Olson also praised the balance of flavour and texture in this dessert.

Gingerbread Cheesecake Roll

As a departure from the usual cheesecake and for those seeking a challenge, this cheesecake roll by @IndulgewithMimi is a stunning addition to your holiday dessert table.

Gingerbread Cheesecake Roll

Full recipes and instructions for all the cheesecake finalists will be available @TreStelleCheese throughout December.

For more information on Tre Stelle Cream Cheese visit trestelle.ca