Remove cheesecake from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving to enhance the flavour.
For best results, top or garnish cheesecake within 1 to 3 hours of serving, depending on stability of selected topping(s).
To ensure nice clean cuts that leave cheesecake filling intact; wipe knife blade between each cut with a clean, warm, damp towel. This prevents the creamy filling from building up on the blade.
Cheesecakes can be served directly from the springform pan base, but if you prefer to remove a baked and chilled cheesecake, try this no-fail technique:
- Before you start baking, turn the bottom section of the pan rim-side down before inserting into springform side; secure latch. Prepare cheesecake and refrigerate as usual.
- When ready to serve remove the springform side of the pan.
- Now insert a long thin metal spatula or two pancake turners between crust and pan bottom; carefully lift cheesecake off pan onto serving plate.