I have only three words to describe this Italian mascarpone and ricotta cheesecake: To. Die. For.
Ok, I lied. I have more words. This cheesecake is very light in texture and isn’t as rich as traditional cheesecake which I actually like. The use of uncommon cheese is what really make this stand out from other cheesecake recipe however, it’s just as easy to throw together as any other cheesecake you may have made before.
There are a few special tools and tricks you will need to perfect your cheesecake. The special tool is a springform pan. This pan is what gives your cheesecake the perfect shape you see at restaurants along with a water bath. A water bath is the trick to prevent the top of your cheesecake from cracking. Read through the recipe directions below for more explanation and a linked video to show you how to set up your water bath. It’s pretty easy once you have the right tools and have done it once or twice.