It all started back in 1934, when two brothers traveled to New York and San Francisco to sell their incredibly sweet and juicy Royal Riviera® Pears to business executives. These two brothers were our founders, Harry and David Holmes, and the Royal Riviera® Pears were an instant hit. It's been almost 80 years since then and our range of high quality gifts has expanded to include the best fresh fruit gifts around, a variety of gourmet chocolate gifts, cookie gifts, cheesecakes and much more.
Today, our specialty chocolates and sweets are delicious treats to enjoy at any occasion. From gourmet truffles and hand-dipped chocolate fruit to cookies, pies and cakes. It's all made with the finest ingredients to ensure you're choosing true quality with a gourmet food gift from Harry & David.
Both The Cheesecake Factory® and Harry & David are truly great American success stories. So it's natural that we've teamed up to provide cheesecake delivery of their exquisite desserts as part of our gourmet food offerings.
The Cheesecake Factory has its origins in the basement kitchen of Oscar and Evelyn Overton of Detroit. Known as an excellent cook, Evelyn created her Original Cheesecake recipe that everyone loved. So much so, that she provided cheesecake delivery to several of the best restaurants in town. In the early 1970s the Overtons moved to Los Angeles and opened a 700 square foot store, "The Cheesecake Factory," where Evelyn baked and Oscar built new accounts. Their reputation for creating the best cheesecake grew and a larger bakery was built. With their new, improved bakery, Evelyn created over 20 varieties of delicious cheesecakes and other fantastic desserts, which were sold to hundreds of wholesale accounts. Their cheesecake delivery expanded from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and cheesecake gifts were shipped to out-of-state customers. In 1978, their son David founded The Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Beverly Hills. The restaurant offered generous portions with unlimited, inventive menu selections all made fresh with quality ingredients and served in a warm and casually comfortable setting. The Cheesecake Factory was an immediate success!
A selection of their classic cheesecakes is now available online exclusively from Harry & David. Shop online here and choose your favorite from among those available. Because getting delicious cheesecake gifts delivered right to your door sounds wonderful to us.