Jul 19, 2011

CheeseCake Factory-- Halal??

Peace be upon you dear readers,
Please be advised that every branch / franchisee may have their own ingredients / suppliers. And hence please write / call to your local branch before you try any of their products. In that way, insha Allah you can be more close to the Truth. Jazakumullaahu Khayr.

wa Salam.

=========== Email response from Cheesecake factory branch of Smyrna, Georgia============
Dear Ms. Yunus:
Thank you for your interest in The Cheesecake Factory. Several of our cheesecakes do contain animal gelatin. The majority of those use beef gelatin however, two contain pork gelatin; our 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake and our Lemoncello Cream Torte.

As with most high end pastries and desserts, we have chosen products containing gelatin over products containing a host of gums and artificial additives. Gelatin is not added directly to any of our desserts, rather it is a sub ingredient in one of the essential ingredients in these cakes. The amount would be considered trace.

We are searching for and testing ingredients that contain neither however, at this time a suitable substitution has not been found. In the interim, I have provided a list below for our cakes which do contain gelatin. I hope that this information is helpful and will allow you to continue to enjoy our wonderful desserts.

Original Cheesecake
Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake
Cherry Cheesecake
Brownie Sundae Cheesecake
Godiva Cheesecake
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Kahlua Cocoa Coffee Cheesecake
Key Lime Cheesecake
Dulce De Leche Caramel Cheesecake
Low Carb Cheesecake
Dutch Apple Caramel Streusel
White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake
Wild Blueberry White Chocolate Cheesecake
Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake

Hershey's Chocolate Bar Cheesecake
Lemoncello Cream Torte
30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

Mariana Lopez
Guest Services Coordinator


  1. that's great i taste it i was really fun eating to your cake. I think any thing Halal taste very great. All people who are doing business must be careful about things that they must be Halal, this is not you are cheating or fooling other it is like you are cheating your own GOD learn god things from holy Quran online.

  2. Your information is in conflict with the one provided here;


    This link is saying some of the cheesecakes mentioned in your post do contain gelatin, but your post says they do not.

  3. Peace be upon you Dear Brother,

    In this blog, I personally write to the concerned companies and ask them about their ingredients. Whatever they write i publish it. Bro.Muhajideen ryder is in Maryland, where as I am in Atlanta, Georgia, and this email is form this branch only. The procedure /recipe may have been updated / modified. I would like to suggest that insha Allah, you write / call to the local center and verify. I will add this line above to avoid confusions insha Allah. Jazakumullaahu Khayr for pointing out.

  4. Thanks for this beautiful information. May Allah bless you. I will share this issue with my reader on my blog ( www.learnquran.com.au/blog )

    1. Sorry for the late reply, But yes, all the content here is to spread and create awareness. Please go ahead.

      Jazakumullaahu Khayr.