Can You Freeze Cheesecake to Keep It Fresh?

You can absolutely freeze cheesecake! Most cheesecake recipes taste even better the next day and will keep well in the freezer for months.

Cheesecake can be frozen whole or cut up into slices. If you’re saving it for a party, freeze it whole for an effortlessly beautiful dessert just in time for guests to arrive.

It can be tempting to take your cheesecake out of the oven and place it directly in the freezer to save a few steps. However, it won’t set correctly and the final consistency will be off.

Once your cheesecake is fully chilled, it’s time to prepare it for freezing. If you’re freezing individual slices, slice the cheesecake with a hot knife and wrap each piece tightly with plastic wrap

Once the cake or slices are wrapped in plastic wrap, wrap them again in foil. Repeat until all of the slices are tightly wrapped. Freeze for up to one month.

When you’re ready to eat, allow the cheesecake to thaw at room temperature for about two to four hours or in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, add any toppings you’d like.

The best way to thaw a whole frozen cheesecake (like this traditional cheesecake) is to leave it in the refrigerator overnight. Exactly how long it takes a cheesecake to thaw depends on the size and thickness.