This shows you how to make an eggnog cheesecake. Make a short bread crust to give your cheesecake a unique flair. Combine all your ingredients and substitute ricotta for mascarpone cheese to give your cheesecake a New England twist. Since the chief is from New England he wants to make a cheesecake with some flavors that make it unique. Also when your cheesecake is done you can put some homemade sauce on the cheesecake. This a fun festive recipe that you can make for the holidays.