Kosher-certified Peteet’s Famous Cheese Cakes introduces passover dessert with proceeds benefiting JARC

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For the first time, Peteet’s Famous Cheese Cakes is now certified-kosher for the Jewish holiday of Passover. In recognition of this year’s holiday, the bakery will be offering cheesecakes with crust made from matzo — an unleavened bread traditionally eaten during the Jewish eight-day celebration. For each half or whole cheesecake sold, 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit Farmington Hills-based JARC, a non-profit organization serving people with developmental disabilities and their families. Peteet’s Famous Cheese Cake’s Passover holiday cheesecakes will be available on a first come, first served basis April 3 – 11. Pre-orders for the cheesecakes are encouraged.
 
Since 2001, the Michigan-based bakery has been kosher-certified by the Kosher Michigan Certification Agency, founded by Rabbi Jason Miller. “I'm thrilled that this year Peteet’s Famous Cheese Cakes will be certified-kosher for Passover," said Rabbi Miller, who also serves on JARC's board of directors. "It's a significant process to make a bakery kosher for the Passover holiday, and I was delighted to hear that not only was the owner of Peteet’s [Patrick Peteet] eager for this undertaking, but that JARC will be a beneficiary of their hard work." 
 
The bakery has two locations; Oak Park, 13835 W. 9 Mile Rd., (248) 545-2253; and West Bloomfield, 6548 Orchard Lake Rd., (248) 325-9244. 
 
Rabbi Miller added, "Kosher Michigan has been a donor to JARC since its founding in 2008, and will match Peteet's Famous Cheese Cakes’ donation to JARC following Passover this year." 
 
For store hours or more information about Peteet’s Famous Cheese Cakes, call (248) 545-CAKE or visit www.peteetscheesecakes.com.