Costco Kirkland Signature Raspberry Cheesecake Review

Sean got a little carried away in the bakery department last week when he made a solo Costco run! This beautiful-looking Kirkland Signature Raspberry Cheesecake was one of the items he came home with. The cheesecake, raspberry glaze and chocolate shavings and straws on top all look very appetizing. Unfortunately the price tag isn’t quite as appealing! Costco’s cakes aren’t as inexpensive as they used to be, so I’m finding myself looking at them with a more critical eye. Does this cheesecake offer enough taste per dollar to be worth buying for your next gathering?

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Raspberry Cheesecake in the container sitting on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Raspberry Cheesecake.

Costco used to carry the NAME, but I haven’t seen it lately, so it seems like this cheesecake might have replaced it? Other Costco bakery items I enjoy include the Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake, Kirkland Signature Coffee Cake, Kirkland Signature Tiramisu Cake, Kirkland Signature Strawberry Shortcake, Kirkland Signature Raspberry Crumble Cookies and the Kirkland Signature Banana Pecan Loaf.

Location in Store

You can find this in the refrigerated bakery section near all the other cakes. The item number is 1741163.

Image of the raspberry cheesecake out of the container sitting on a table.
So beautiful!


The cake is decorated very nicely, but it’s a fairly basic cheesecake. The cheesecake itself is just plain – the only raspberry in the cake is in the glaze on top. I find this cheesecake is less tangy/flavorful than some I’ve had, but it’s still good.

One thing I like is that it’s not too sweet. The graham crumb base is tasty too; it has a nice flavor with a hint of sweetness. The base of my cake is a bit on the soft/soggy side, but not unpleasantly so.

Closeup top down image of the raspberry cheesecake showing the raspberry glaze and chocolate decorations on top.
The chocolate shavings on top are delicious.

The main distinguishing component of this cheesecake is the raspberry glaze on top. It’s quite sweet and a bit artificial tasting, but I still really like it! It goes really well with the cheesecake. Even though it doesn’t taste entirely natural, it must use real raspberries because the seeds are noticeable. The layer of glaze is fairly thin, but there’s enough of it to add plenty of sweetness and raspberry flavor to every bite.

On top of the glaze, there are a bunch of flake-like pieces of chocolate (not sure if dark or milk?) and rolled white chocolate straws. Both kinds of chocolate are a tad dry, but taste great. When I took bites of cake with the chocolate though, the flavors of the chocolates were kind of overpowered.

Image of one slice of cheesecake served on a white plate, sitting on a table.
Ready to eat!


The raspberry cheesecake from Costco costs $24.99 Canadian which isn’t cheap for a grocery store-bought cake! Generally, I find the bakery items from Costco higher quality than other grocery store bakery products but I feel like $24.99 is approaching the prices you would see in a stand-alone bakery! Granted the prices of everything have gone up a lot in the last couple of years.

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signatuee Raspberry Cheesecake sitting on a table in the packaging.
This cheesecake can serve up to 20 people depending on the size of the slices!


The cheesecake needs to be kept refrigerated and the best-before date is five days from the day the cake was packaged. I have to say the cake is very pretty looking and doesn’t exactly look like it came from Costco so I think it would be fine to serve for a birthday, anniversary, graduation or at any other celebration.

Image of the label from the front of the cheesecake showing the price, best before date and ingredients.
The raspberry cheesecake costs $24.99 Canadian.

The cake is really big so if you cut small slices I think the cake could serve about 16 people and if it’s for a smaller gathering that’s fine, it freezes well! We had to freeze more than half the cheesecake even after giving some away.



1/16th of the Kirkland Signature Raspberry Cheesecake contains 400 calories, 23 grams of fat, 42 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 30 grams of sugar. seven grams of protein and 380 milligrams of sodium.

I think a lot of people will eat a serving size a tad bit bigger than 1/16th so if you’re watching your calories, sugar, fat and carbohydrates you may want to have a very small piece!


Nobody eats cheesecake thinking it’s healthy but there are a ton of unhealthy ingredients in this. Some of the ingredients I don’t like seeing are palm and modified palm oil, soy oil and corn syrup. The cheesecake contains milk, egg, soy, wheat, sulfites and may contain tree nuts, peanut and sesame.

Image of the ingredients list from the cheesecake container.


Taste: 8/10

Cost: 6/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10


Give it a try!

This is a really solid cheesecake. Some people might find it a little sweet and the cheesecake itself lacking some flavor, but I liked it.

Have you tried this new Kirkland Signature Raspberry Cheesecake? What did you think of it?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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9 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Raspberry Cheesecake Review”

  1. Well, I wouldn’t recommend to freeze leftovers since all the cakes in the Costco bakery refrigerators come in frozen and are only dressed up by the bakery department.
    Most of the bar cakes are available at other grocery stores in smaller sizes.
    Misleading report

    • Despite it already being frozen, I still freeze mine when I have leftovers. I agree that other grocery stores have versions of cakes similar to Costco but not the exact same ones.

      • They are mostly the same product, named slightly different.
        Good luck with a future bout of food poisoning if you keep on re-freezing formerly frozen items and even recommending that habit to the public.
        Maybe you can blame Costco and open a law suit if you end up in the hospital at your own making.
        Wouldn’t be surprised

    • Thomas, I’m not privy to where you purchase your bar cakes. If you’re comparing Costco to Whole Foods or Choices, then sure. You can’t compare the quality. But you’re paying a lot for those premium cakes, including outrageous markups.

      As far as freezing goes? This isn’t fish. The only downside I have experienced is freezer smell absorbed into the cakes, otherwise fine. Besides, retailers thaw and refreeze cakes all the time.

  2. Hi Natalie, we just bought 3 of these for a ladies luncheon. Served 35, and cut in 12 pieces each. We made our own raspberry coil is to go on top. It was delicious and very little came back on cleanup. Did not need the chocolate shavings as it made more difficult to cut. Rate a 9 out of 10 with our own sauce.

  3. The price of the Strawberry NY Cheesecake has increased from $10/kg last year to $15/kg this year. However, this is still a relatively good price per kilogram compared to other cakes sold at Costco. This version is actually cheaper!

    Looking at pictures of the strawberry cheesecake from previous years, it appears that the strawberry topping was more generous in the past.

    Overall, the cheesecake is not bad, but if you are looking for something more decadent, I would recommend the Tuxedo cake. Additionally, there seems to be something slightly different about the cheesecakes this year compared to previous years.

  4. Natalie, it would be helpful if your reviews were more honest and consistent. I’ve noticed that you often send mixed messages and frequently use the catchphrase ‘give it a try.’ This makes me question whether you are being paid by Costco or someone else to write these reviews.

    • Hey Jen! I actually buy all the Costco products with my own money and am in no way affiliated with Costco or paid by Costco or food companies to do reviews. I don’t accept money for sponsored reviews, ever. If I accept a free product for a review (which very rarely happens) the company is informed that I will be writing an honest review on it, so if it sucks, I’ll be saying so. “Give it a try” just means it’s not absolutely amazing but not bad either, a lot of people will like it and some won’t. You’ll find examples of this on my Facebook posts where half the people will comment they loved something and half will comment they didn’t like it! Even with this cake, my mom didn’t love it but my dad did, and our neighbours also really liked it but my husband thought it was “just okay”.


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