Ancient Roman-style cheesecake uses honey and a ricotta-like cheese along with flour and is traditionally shaped into loaves. Some recipes call for bay leaves, which may have been used as a preservative. Italian-style cheesecake uses ricotta or mascarpone cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and sometimes barley flakes. This type of cheesecake is typically drier than American styles. Small bits of candied fruit are often added.
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
11/4 cups finely crushed graham crackers (about 18)
3 eggs 1 can of condensed milk (not evaporated)
3 packs of cream cheese
2 tsp of vanilla exact