Company: Puratos US, Cherry Hills, NJ


Ingredient Snapshot: Puratos’ Deli Cheesecake is a ready-to-use, easy-to-bake cheesecake base containing 40 percent cream cheese. According to the company, the simple, yet versatile, product gives bakers the creative freedom to personalize their cheesecakes, consistently and easily. The base allows bakers to choose a taste by adding chocolate, fillings, flavors and more; a design by using glazes, ganache, crumble and fillings; and a texture (smooth, light or dense). The product comes in 20-pound pails, has a six-month shelf life at ambient temperature, can be whipped at ambient temperature and is freeze/thaw stable. The end product can be kept in a refrigerator for seven days.