My favorite time of year is summer. For me, strawberries are synonymous with the warmth and fun of the season. Growing up, I remember when fresh berries would find their way to our kitchen for homemade strawberry shortcakes filled to the brim with their sweet natural juiciness. I recall how delicious and comforting it all was. It is definitely one of my favorite desserts. This recipe encapsulates everything I remember about the shortcakes of my childhood but with a fun twist: cheesecake.