Sweet Hereafter: a cheesecakery for every diet

If you’ve got a sweet tooth and elegant taste, then Sweet Hereafter is the place for you. Located on Quinpool Road, this “cheesecakery” caters to all of Halifax’s cheesecake desires, yet takes particular pride in the presentation of their treats.

Joanne MacDougall is preparing the last four pieces of chocolate amaretto cheesecake for customers. (Elsa Chang photo)

By Elsa Chang

If you’ve got a sweet tooth and elegant taste, then Sweet Hereafter is the place for you. Located on Quinpool Road, this “cheesecakery” caters to all of Halifax’s cheesecake desires, yet takes particular pride in the presentation of their treats.

“When you look at the deco here it is more feminine and is something more towards the ladies,” store owner Colin MacDougall says.

“Naturally, when ladies get together they are more relaxed, they enjoy the environment, and it is little different than what most guys are looking for in a place to go.”

A special touch Joanne and Colin MacDougall have added is giving personalized names to their products. Their peanut butter cheesecake has been dubbed “Elvis”, referring to the fact that Elvis Presley used to enjoy fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

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The MacDougalls ask that customers aren’t fooled by the name “Turtle Cheesecake” for no turtles were harmed in making of this cheesecake. The key ingredient for this tasty treat comes from Turtle Chocolates.

And what could be more fitting than a cheesecake named “Nova Scotia”? This  maple walnut cheesecake earns its name from the local Nova Scotian maple syrup used.

As well as personalized titles, gluten-free cheesecake has become one of Sweet Hereafter’s showcases. The inspiration for this dessert comes from a friend of the MacDougall’s who is gluten intolerant.

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“We made one [gluten free], and it came out so delicious, we decided to keep making them,” says Joanne MacDougall.

So if you’re keeping a gluten-free diet, the MacDougalls have got you covered. For the vegetarians and vegans out there, Sweet Hereafter offers a vegan cake made with tofu.

 

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