Why do cherries and cheesecake go hand and hand? Every cliche has roots in true flavor pairing. The smooth, rich, slightly bland, vanilla scented flavor of the cheesecake can be nicely balanced by sweet, meaty cherries with their subtle tang. We're talking fresh cherries, not the fluorescent cherry topping so ubiquitous in a certain style of restaurant. Frankly they just taste good together, each subtly enhancing the other. We have enjoyed lightening cheesecake in the style of our blown up brie and paired with cherries the texture is pure dynamite.