French Style Cheesecake

French Style Cheesecake

The flavorful, soft-ripened Camembert cheese in the french style cheesecake gives a more brash flavor and dense texture. It has a crisp, buttery crust that goes amazing with the smooth, tangy, and creamy filling. It is divine.

French Style Cheesecake

Recipe by Gabrielle KellyCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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  • For The Crust:
  • All purpose flour – 1 cup

  • Granulated Sugar – 1/3 cup

  • Butter, at room temperature – 6 tablespoons

  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

  • Salt – a pinch

  • For The Filling:
  • Cream cheese, at room temperature – 16 ounces

  • Camembert Cheese, at room temperature – 8 ounces

  • Granulated sugar – ½ cup

  • Eggs, at room temperature – 2

  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon


  • Start by preheating the oven to 350 F.
  • To prepare the crust, combine the butter with sugar in a large mixing bowl then beat them until they become light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract then combine them well. Add the salt with flour then beat them well until the mixture becomes crumbly like wet sand.
  • Line up a 9 inches springform pan with parchment paper then grease it with some butter or a cooking spray.
  • Transfer the crust mixture to the springform pan then press it down firmly to the bottom of the pan using your hands, then smooth it down with a glass.
  • Transfer it to the oven then let it bake for 14 minutes until it becomes light golden.
  • Once the time is up, place the crust aside and let it cool down completely.
  • To prepare the filling, combine the sugar with cream cheese in a large mixing bowl then beat them until they become light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs gradually one at a time while mixing them the whole time until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Discard the ring from camembert cheese then slice it into ½ inch pieces. Add it to the cream cheese mixture with vanilla extract then mix them well until the mixture becomes lumpy.
  • Pour the cheesecake filling over the crust and smooth it down with a spoon or the back of a spatula.
  • Transfer the cheesecake to the oven and let it bake for 26 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, wet a knife with hot water, then run it along side the edges of the cheesecake to loosen it.
  • Set it aside and let it cool down completely then transfer it to the fridge and let it sit for an overnight.
  • Top your cheesecake with some fresh fruits to balance the texture and taste of the cheesecake and enjoy!
French Style Cheesecake

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 16.7g 26%
    • Saturated Fat 10.02g 51%
  • Cholesterol 75.99mg 26%
  • Sodium 306.41mg 13%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 152.91mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25.07g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.28g 2%
    • Sugars 16.23g
  • Protein 8.76g 18%
  • Calcium 136.8%
  • Iron 0.75%
  • Vitamin D 0.34%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Points To Know:

  • When mixing the filling, you need to be gentle and use a spatula. Make sure to not overmix it as well because it will cause the cake to crack, also make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl while mixing.
  • For the best results, always make sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature. This will enable them to mix better and your cheesecake will turn out smooth and creamy. So always put the ingredients at least 1 hour on the kitchen counter before you plan to start baking.
  • After you take out the cheesecake from the oven, if it’s not set completely, don’t worry about it. Let it cool down and then transfer it to the fridge, it will set in the fridge and it will turn out great!


How To Store French Style Cheesecake?

You can store french style cheesecake in the fridge for up to 4 days in a sealable container, or you can simply transfer it to a pie dish, and cover it tightly with plastic wrap. You can also freeze it if you wish in a freezer-friendly container for up to 2 months.

To defrost it, you just have to transfer it from the freezer to the fridge and let it sit for at least 8 to 12 hours. Some cheesecakes might take longer, so if you need to serve it the next day, make sure to place it in the fridge at night so it can have enough time to thaw.

What Is The Difference Between French Style Cheesecake And New York Cheesecake?

Although it’s still cheesecake, what many people don’t know is that there are so many cheesecake types out there that represent different countries. New York-style cheesecake and french style cheesecake are two of the most famous cheesecakes in the world.

The key difference between them is that New York-style cheesecake relies upon heavy cream, cream cheese, eggs, and egg yolks to add richness and smooth consistency. On the other hand, french cheesecake is typically lighter and fluffier than regular cheesecakes, and it’s also denser because it uses mostly camembert cheese, Brie Cheese, and Mascarpone cheese which gives it a denser texture and stronger flavor.

It is always better to serve it with fresh fruits to balance the slightly bitter taste of cheese, when combine with the sweetness and tanginess of the fresh fruits, it creates a divine flavor.

Can I Use Graham Crackers Crust French Style Cheesecake?

If you don’t want to use the crust recipe that I used above or if you simply don’t have time to make it, you can definitely feel free to use graham crackers crust instead, but I still highly recommend trying the crust recipe above so you can experience the whole thing, it tastes delicious and turns out very light.

It’s the perfect crust for this cheesecake and it is the crust that is used in France mostly for this cheesecake as well.

I always encourage making changes and your personal touches to what you cook so you can just have fun with it, but I also recommend trying the original recipes first, because for example this french style cheesecake will taste much better with the flour crust, and it actually very easy to make and doesn’t take much time. Not to mention that the end results are just perfect!


French style cheesecakes are one of my favorite cheesecakes hands-down. They’re super easy to make, they don’t require a lot of ingredients, and they are one of the most gorgeous-looking cheesecakes out there. The golden tan and fluffy look is just beautiful.

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