We finally tried using dental floss to cut cheesecake. We've done that for two different cheesecakes now, and the verdict is:
Dental floss is a lifesaver when it comes to cutting cheesecakes!
I can't believe we waited so long to try this! Normally, we used a large knife to cut our cheesecakes, and had to wash it after each slice to prevent huge clumps of cheesecake sticking to the pieces.
Here's the how-to:
1. Cut a long piece of dental floss. Too long is better than too short. Wrap the ends around your fingers/hands to get a nice firm grip. You should have an amount of floss between your hands that's equal to the diameter of your cheesecake, plus a few extra inches.
2. Holding the floss taut, cut the cheesecake first in half, then in fourths, and continue until the desired number of slice is reached.
3. Use a knife or serving utensil to remove the cheesecake from the pan to the serving plate (or to be wrapped and frozen for longer storage).
I know this is mean, (since I still need to type up the recipe!) but I couldn't resist posting a photo of my husband's latest cheesecake success, Double Chocolate Italian Cheesecake. Just when I think my husband's cheesecakes have reached perfection, he surprises me with one I like even better than all the others. Wow. It is good. So good, in fact, that I will be sharing the recipe asap I just posted the recipe. :)