Alberto Guadagnini has been making this easy, rich no-bake cheesecake for years. In Italy, they call regular cream cheese “Philadelphia” cheese.
Snickerdoodles are an all-American cookie, a childhood favorite that inspired Joe. “My mom had made them with shortening, white sugar and cinnamon, and I loved them, but the first time I tried them with this particular combination, I was hooked,” he writes on his blog at joeyonan.com. “Cardamom has that haunting, mysterious flavor that makes it one of my favorite spices, and using it brought these squarely into adulthood.”
Alberto Guadagnini, owner of guest villa Casali di Bibbiano, and Chef Italo Marone prepared this dish at a cooking class during the Taste Tours Tuscany trip this past spring. The easy sauce is great to make with wonderful in-season tomatoes.