• Maddalena's CheeseCake, Co.

A Perfect Duo: CheeseCake & Wine

Updated: Feb 13

We reached out to our friends at Old York Cellars to help us create some cheesecake and wine pairings that will definitely take our award-winning desserts to the next level. With Valentine’s Day soon approaching, cheesecake and wine, a perfect duo, will fully entertain the senses as well as make this romantic holiday extra sweet. Whether you enjoy dry, semi-sweet, or sweet wines, here are some delightful pairings to explore.

Maddalena’s Vanilla CheeseCake, the base for all our cheesecake flavors, gains its distinct taste from the all-natural ingredients that we use which includes 100% real dairy and Bourbon vanilla extract. We discovered that Old York's 2019 Riesling, an off-dry wine that offers a touch of sweetness and hints of honeydew melon and golden delicious apple, is a suitable match to this sweet course.

Maddalena’s Chocolate CheeseCake is notable and a go-to when you want to quickly address any chocolate cravings. From top to bottom, this chocolate-rich dessert with lovely vanilla undertones will dreamily melt in your mouth. The winery’s 2018 Southpaw Red, a brandy-based wine with a whisper of dark cherry, fully embraces and heightens the true essence of this heavenly treat.

Our Black Forest CheeseCake has a vanilla, creamy base that is perfectly accented with a cherry swirl and finished with a chocolate crumb dusting. We found that Old York’s What Exit Red, a beautiful blend of Syrah, Marechal Foch, Landot Noir, and Concord grapes, is a spot-on complement to this dessert.

You have not lived until you have tried our Turtle CheeseCake. This decadent dessert is topped with a generous amount of salted caramel, chocolate chips, pecans, and walnuts. The winery's 2018 Southpaw White, a vivacious dessert wine with traces of honey and tropical notes, exudes a smooth sweet finish that daringly mingles with this multidimensional cheesecake packed with flavor and texture.

Need an escape from the winter doldrums? Our Key Lime CheeseCake provides a burst of sunshine in every bite. Old York's Sparkling White, a crisp, dry Chardonnay, adds some texture, as well enriches the flavor of this sweet yet slightly tart dessert that will surely mesmerize your taste buds.

Our Passion Fruit CheeseCake, which includes a cherry swirl and a coating of chocolate cookie crumbs, is on target for this month of romance and love since both key ingredients of this vibrant dessert are considered aphrodisiacs. To flawlessly accentuate the flavors of this seasonal dessert, we suggest uniting it with the winery's 2019 Raspberry Blush, an enjoyable sweet wine that will have you lovestruck after one taste.

Our Marble CheeseCake or Chocolate Chip CheeseCake can go with a variety of wines depending on your mood. Made with our Bourbon vanilla recipe, these desserts include just the right amount of chocolate. The winery’s 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, a savvy red with black cherry, vanilla, and a cedar finish, goes great with these scrumptious confections.

We are absolutely delighted to see that Old York Cellars has a nice selection of sweet wines that match up perfectly with our Berry CheeseCakes, which are available in strawberry, raspberry swirl, or blueberry swirl. Yes, they are all berry good!

Just so you know, we do offer some gluten-free and keto cheesecake options at our home of deliciousness. Also, for Valentine’s Day, we have made some heart-shaped cheesecakes and chookies (cheesecake cookies) that will help to make this holiday more festive and flavorful. Oh yes, if you are unable to decide on a particular cheesecake, our 2 lb. sampler has quarter slices of our four most popular flavors.

Maddalena’s CheeseCake and Old York Cellars, both in Ringoes, New Jersey, are family owned businesses that are open seven days a week. Selecting just the right cheesecake and bottle of wine can easily become a fun adventure, plus a wonderful way to support local. Placing some thought into your Valentine’s Day celebration will truly make it a memorable moment for you and your sweetheart.