Raw Cheese Cakes de-mystified – a Master Class

Catering the raw desserts for the One World Café at the Prana New Year 2012 festival has given us plenty of practice and opportunity to fine tune our recipes. We are now announcing our first Raw Cheese Cake Master Class.

Dark BeautyWhere: Wise Cicada Café, 23 Crowhurst Street, Newmarket, Auckland

When: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012, 6.30-8.30pm

How much: $55.-/person

This class will be run as an interactive food demonstration. René will be preparing several raw cheese cakes right in front of you. You will have the chance to taste the finished products and ask all your questions. We will provide you with copies of the recipes to all  demonstrated cakes and will, as always, offer you many many ideas – so bring a pen!

René will basically demonstrate two kinds of raw vegan “cheese” cakes – the cashew-based kind, as served at the Wise Cicada Café and Prana and the young coconut meat version as served at Lydia’s and René’s wedding 🙂

Strawberry Coconut Cream Cake, cutThe latter to provide you with ideas on how to use the delicious young coconut meat from the drinking coconuts available now.

ALSO: René will put special focus on the art of making ‘perfect’ raw crusts and their use for different occasions like cakes, pies as well as small tartlets, perfect for catering.

Divine dessertsAll our recipes are vegan, gluten-free and raw. You will graduate from this class with the confidence to prepare stunning raw cheese cakes on your own. We will also be there for you to help you pick the right ingredients and equipment. Any questions later on – just contact us here, by phone, e-mail or at the Café in Newmarket.

The spaces for this class are limited to 20 students so please reserve your place early. We have already taken several bookings.

Send us an e-mail from our contact page or ring René on 0275551622.

Alternatively register at the Wise Cicada shop counter.

We are looking forward to seeing you shortly.


Swirly CCCC


4 thoughts on “Raw Cheese Cakes de-mystified – a Master Class

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  2. Just changed the time frame for this class to give the Wise Cicada Café time to properly close while we set up. We’ll start 6.30pm.
    ALSO added an ‘ALSO’ 🙂
    Yes, we will talk about and demonstrate the creation of ‘perfect’ raw crusts – a component that can make or break your raw creation.
    Book you space now!


  3. Here is some feedback from some of our students at this raw cheese cake class:
    “I have attended some of Rene’s classes by now, and I have learned a lot about raw foods (an eye opener really!) “cooking” with plant based products and making it taste amazing! All classes have been performed with great enthusiasm and humour. I would highly recommend any of them!
    Grey Lynn, Auckland
    “Rene explained what he was doing very clearly. The food was amazing and he gave very helpful tips while he was making the raw cheesecakes. I really enjoyed the class. Thanks, Rebecca.”
    Takapuna, Auckland
    “This is one of a number of classes that I have taken with Rene. They are all different and so inspiring. The results are truly amazing and delicious, but such healthy desserts!”
    Grey Lynn, Auckland
    “Takk for en hyggelig kveld! 🙂 Fantastiske kaker!”
    Trondheim, Norway
    “Hi Rene, Thank you for the class. I appreciate the knowledge and the demonstration. You really made it look easy and fun! Keep up the the great work! Thanks, Dr. Stephanie K”
    Dr. Stephanie K
    Newmarket, Auckland


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