Cheesecakes from the Cheesecake Factory are delicious. However, some of them contain gelatin, which is a problem ingredient for multiple groups of people. Gelatin is typically derived from the skin and bones of animals, so those who keep a vegetarian or vegan diet will not eat it. Similarly, some groups who follow Kosher or Halal laws will not eat these animal products either, unless it is from an approved source.

Therefore, I reached out to Whitney Dunn, of the Cheesecake Factory Headquarters, to find out the story on gelatin used in Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes. It turns out that many of their cheesecakes do not contain gelatin, and out of the ones that do contain gelatin, some contain Halal-approved beef gelatin. Here is the list of cheesecakes that do NOT contain gelatin, followed by a list of those that contain Halal-approved gelatin.

 

Cheesecakes that DO NOT contain animal gelatin:
Original Cheesecake
Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake
Original with Cherry Topping
Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake
Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake
Toasted Marshmallow S’Mores Galore Cheesecake
Lemon Meringue Cheesecake
Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Cheesecake
Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Cheesecake
30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake
Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake
White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake
Chris’ Outrageous Cheesecake
Tiramisu Cheesecake
Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake
Adams Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake
Lemon Raspberry Cream Cheesecake
Low Carb Cheesecake
Low Carb Cheesecake with Strawberries
White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake
Snickers Bar Chunks and Cheesecake
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake
Craig’s Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Chocolate Tuxedo Cream Cheesecake
Pumpkin & Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecakes (seasonal)
Celebration Cheesecake

 

Other Desserts that do NOT contain animal gelatin
Linda’s Fudge Cake
Black Out Cake
Carrot Cake
Warm Apple Crisp
Lemoncello Cream Torte
Tiramisu
Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake
Fresh Strawberry Shortcake

 

Cheesecakes that DO contain Halal Beef Gelatin
Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake
Key Lime Cheesecake
Mango Key Lime Cheesecake
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Peppermint Bark Cheesecake (seasonal)

 

It is safe to assume that cheesecakes I have not listed here DO contain (non-Halal) gelatin.  Happy eating!

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