About Stewarts' Cheesecakes
Hello and welcome to our website! We are Cameron and Susan Stewart III. We have been married since 2016 and we are one of those couples who love to be together. Like all the time. We even took a 17 day road trip; we had such a great time, didn't run out of things to say and we weren't ready to get back to reality. That's when we decided we needed to take Stewarts' Cheesecakes from a hobby to a real business and make cheesecakes for the masses so we could spend more time together. So, we officially started in June 2019 and here we are today!
Cameron comes from a family of amazing cooks. His Grandmother was a caterer, his Uncle owned his own restaurant and his Aunt owned her own catering business and restaurant. He helped out his Grandmother and Aunt when he was a teenager and decided he wanted nothing to do with the food business. In 2003, he was really craving the cheesecake his dad made and asked him for the recipe. He was told to find his own. That's when he went on the quest to find a recipe that would rival that homemade flavor of his dad's. Before his passing, his dad was able to taste Cameron's cheesecake and enjoyed but still said it wasn't as good as his (lol). Cameron never did get his dad's recipe, but refined his own recipe into the one you all now know and love today. And we're sure his dad would be proud! Cameron was a mechanic for 30 years. He is a 10 year veteran of the United States Air Force, and he worked for 20 years as a government contractor at the Great Lakes Naval Base. He retired in 2021 to dedicate all of his time to Stewarts' Cheesecake.
Susan's love for cheesecake came from her childhood. She often shared a birthday celebration with her brother who didn't like cake, so they celebrated with a frozen Sara Lee cheesecake. As she grew up, her tastes graduated to Eli's Cheesecake as her favorite. Once she met Cameron and tried his cheesecake, however, she knew there was no going back! His cheesecake was far superior in texture and taste. Then in 2016, Susan went vegan (she had been vegetarian since 1995) and missed cheesecake. So when they decided they to start Stewarts' Cheesecakes, she knew they HAD to have a vegan version. After all, she wasn't going to own a company that she couldn't eat anything from. So they set out to make the perfect vegan cheesecake and most people can't even taste or tell the difference. Even though Susan, herself isn't gluten free, they decided to add gluten free cheesecakes and changed the vegan to gluten free vegan to accommodate more people's dietary needs. Susan worked in early childhood education for over 30 years and retired in 2022 to dedicate all of her time to Stewarts' Cheesecakes.
Stewarts' Cheesecakes continues to grow and expand thanks to all of our loyal fans! In 2022 we will be expanding to more Woodman's Food Markets in Illinois and Wisconsin, adding new products such as our cheesecakes on a stick and charcuterie boards, expanding partnerships with food trucks and restaurants, and focusing on learning more about the business side of it all to keep you all supplied with our Stewarts' Cheesecakes! Keep up to date with us by signing up for our newsletter and following us on social media. We welcome you to reach out to us if we can help you elevate your celebration, you want to partner with us, or you have anything we can help you with!