The Furlough Cheesecake was born during the longest federal government shutdown in history, which began days before Christmas 2018. Biological sisters Nikki Thompson Howard and Jaqi Thompson Wright are Prince George's County, MD natives, who found themselves along with over 800,000 federal employees and contractors without a paycheck during the holidays. One act of kindness by Nikki to donate homemade Sweet Potato Cheesecakes for a New Year's Eve church service, allowed Jaqi to enjoy and share it with their mother on New Year's Day 2019. After being completely overwhelmed by this amazing cheesecake, it was their mother's suggestion to sell it. This new business immediately turned into a family effort with Nikki's daughters launching social media campaigns, along with their chef brother , parents, and a host of family and friends helping in the kitchen.
Beyond providing the MOST delicious and high-quality cheesecakes to households all over the world, The Furlough Cheesecake is dedicated to building the community. From utilizing local farmers and manufacturers to supporting youth-focused initiatives to women empowerment to small business support to mental health wellness and more, The Cheesecake Sisters are committed to using their platform to enrich the lives of others.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745