Cheesecakes are a perennial favorite. They are creamy, sweet, fluffy or dense, tinged with flavorings as exotic as anise or as familiar as chocolate, and are universally loved by almost everyone. In fact, cheesecakes have been made from time immemorial. This book takes a sampling of some of the very best purveyors of that creamy, unctuous dessert around the greater Tampa Bay area and provides a short travelogue of sorts to pique the curiosity and stir the imagination of the gourmand traveler, especially those who know the finest cheesecakes. It is, of course, impossible to cover all establishments that offer these marvels of seductive delicacy; but just enough of a representative to hopefully stir some further passion.