Visited the factory yesterday for a tasting. Have done this before and always end up buying something. There were about 5 or 6 different cakes to try. The Concord [for Passover] was huge and very chocolate much too sweet for me [really!]. There was a new peach cake that would not travel very well as it was quite delicate. Anyway, I bought a Cassata* style cheesecake [which I haven't tried yet], an Apple Streusel cheesecake which we ate last night and it was delicious, and a New York style cheesecake 'second' which is always good. You can pile some good junk on top and no one will know it was a second.
bloginfo: The factory is located at 1280 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002
Open: Mon.- Thurs. 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Fridays 8:30 am-7:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am-2:00 pm
website: david glass
blognote: The cassata* is similar to small cake, and consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur. It is then layered with ricotta cheese, candied peel, and a chocolate or vanilla filling similar to cannoli cream. It is covered with a shell of marzipan, pink and green pastel colored icing, and decorative designs. The cassata is finally topped with candied fruit depicting cherries and slices of citrus fruit native to Sicily. [from Wikipedia]