I have really enjoyed reading all of this discussion about cheescake. I once ate an Italian cheesecake that was so light and delicate - wish I had the recipe! Here in Puerto Vallarta, we have been waiting all day for the forecasted hurricane to appear, and so far, it's only a little light rain, so we are very bored... Just thought I would add something else to the mix: yesterday, we were at a little tienda (tiny convenience-type store) in Bucerias, a fishing town about 12 miles north of PV. We were buying sodas for the guys who were working on our little casa there - we are getting ready to move in the next few days. There was a curious-looking "pie" type thing on the counter and we were hungry, so we bought two pieces. The clerk said it was "cheesecake." Actually, it was a sort of custard pie, with regular pie crust, but it tasted much richer and sweeter. Sort of like a very creamy flan, but more substance and a crust. My bet is that it had condensed milk in it...it was absolutely delicious. And since it was sitting at room temp (about 92 degrees), we have been waiting for the dreaded stomach cramps to set in, but so far, so good.