*I used a tall 6" cake pan for this recipe. You can also use a springform pan which is easier. If you would like to make a bigger cheesecake you can put it in an 8" pan and just have a shorter cheesecake and the crust will not go up the sides but will fill the bottom. You can also double the filling for a taller 8'' cake.
**Parchment paper or aluminum foil is necessary to life the cake easily out of the pan. If you have a springform pan you do not need to worry about this.