This place has got some awesome cheesecakes. Period. They are in a small shop in the Clayton NC area and this actually is all that they do – cheesecakes. Well, they do have a few other goodies, but for the most part, it’s all about everyone’s favorite cream cheese dessert. It’s odd to find a little shop like this outside of a normal city downtown, but they appear to be doing very well. All of these cakes are made on premises by the owner, Sherry Mitchell. She boasts over 50 flavors of cheesecake and has quite a list of offerings at her shop. They service the local Clayton people, but also are out to offer the Raleigh cheesecake connoisseurs something that they can sink their dessert-loving teeth into! Cheesecakes are sold by the slice, by the half cake (6 slices), or by the whole cake (12 slices).
She offers a minimum of 3 different cheesecakes each day. Of those that were sampled, there was a real affinity for the turtle cheesecake and she also had a great sweet potato cheesecake. Yes, I know that doesn’t sound like a normal cheesecake flavor, but when you do these things day in and day out, it’s likely that you DO want to try out something different. She indicated that she actually made a honeysuckle cheesecake this past summer. It apparently takes a whole LOT of honeysuckle to pull that off.
The location offers down home charm with a wonderfully decorated interior. Quiet and cozy, but large enough to handle parties of 20 or more, the shop is located right on Main St in Clayton near the Hocutt-Ellington Library. We also really like the outside area with tables available in more temperate weather. It was a bit cold the day we were there, but it looked like it would be perfect for enjoying some tasty desserts.
Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes also supplies local restaurants with her many desserts. You can find them around the Raleigh NC area. If you happen to be a restaurant owner looking for something special for your menu, don’t hesitate to contact her. She provides discounts for “restaurant size” orders. She also has a punch card system for frequent visitors – if you visit 10 times and buy a slice, you get the 11th free! Not bad.
She also offers granola bars, scones and some other things depending on the season and free time that they have available! When we met with her last week, she indicated that she had over 200 cheesecake pickups for Christmas. She was baking at full speed to get them all out – and we hope she did. If you’d like to try your hand at making your own, check this page out at FoodNetwork.com
Anyway, if you get a chance to try out any of these cheesecakes, definitely do so. They will be well worth your time.