Online Cooking Class - Classic New York Cheesecake for Beginners


During this live and interactive online class with Chef Gustavo, you will learn how to make a classic New York cheesecake from scratch. Chef Gustavo will begin by teaching you how to make a buttery graham cracker crust. Then, you will learn how to prepare a foolproof filling that will transform into a supremely smooth and velvety cheesecake. While your cheesecake bakes, you will also learn how to make a mango glaze!

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • Labels Beginner, Fun, Gourmet, Pastry, Valentine's


Fresh or frozen mango pulp
Lime juice
Lemon juice, optional
Granulated sugar
Graham cracker crumbs
Unsalted butter
Full-fat cream cheese
Full-fat sour cream
Pure vanilla extract
Large eggs
Topping suggestions: Salted caramel, lemon curd, chocolate ganache, fresh fruit, whipped cream or raspberry sauce

Kitchen Equipment

Hand or stand mixer
Food processor
Measuring cups and spoons for wet and dry ingredients
Rubber spatula
Four-inch mini springform pans
Medium saucepan

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Gustavo

Frank F.


20 Mar 2023

It was a pleasurable way to spend an evening and a cozy atmosphere. We experienced some delicious meals from across regions in South America and learn some cultural background. Chef Gustavo also demonstrated the various meals such that we can try them at home.

Sam S.


11 Mar 2023

Amazing experience with Chef Gustavo! Not only was the food delicious, but we left having learned about the recipes’ cultural influences and tips and tricks in the kitchen.

Bridgette B.


08 Mar 2023

My boyfriend and I had THE most incredible time with chef Gustavo! Such a thoughtful, fun and delicious experience. Chef Gustavo took the time to explain each dish and we learned so much (did I mention the food was incredible?). We will definitely be back for more. Highly recommended!

Meet your chef

Chef Gustavo
Chef Gustavo Verified chef
Food safety certified

Latin American cuisine is what Chef Gustavo is all about. As the owner and executive chef of Rumba Café in Adams Morgan for 20 years, he understands this cuisine more than anything else. He draws his inspiration from his own travels through Latin America, the Caribbean, France, Spain and more. He studied at L’ Academie de Cuisine and is knowledgeable in French cuisine as well. He is available to teach classes in both English and Spanish.

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