While selling at the annual bazaar Best Food Forward, a nice little red box took my breath away. Just a look at the little logo and I knew that this was the quezo de bola cheesecake other bloggers had been talking about: Indulgence by Irene.
The name is sweet, but the taste is even sweeter. This is a really good cheesecake: dense and with the rich texture of indulgent quezo de bola (probably where it got its name from). The last quezo de bola I tasted was really cakey, like mamon, sponge cake or (gasp!) bibingka. It’s pretty obvious that Irene knows how to make this cheesecake shine, otherwise she won’t be appending her precious name to it (okay, am waxing pilosopo 🙂
I got the 4 1/2 inch cheesecake for only P200 and I can tell you how the dessert fiends in my family were fighting over this … down to the last crumb.I liked the fact that it wasn’t too sweet and I can taste the luxurious quezo de bola (our holiday cheese) without being overpowered by it. For once, I forget about this quezo being partnered with hot pan de sal on a Christmas morning. My fondest memory of quezo de bola is now reincarnated in this cheesecake with a delicious brown crust.
I guess Irene chooses to be home-based so she can be hands on in preparing her product. So yes, she’s just a mobile phone call or text away –
P.S. The bigger, 9-inch cheesecake costs P900. We tell you: it’s worth it! 😉