Personally, I love all cheesecake, but this is my boyfriend's FAVORITE. The recipe comes from a woman he works with. Posting it for safekeeping, just in case I ever decide to bake for him ; ) Prep time does not include cheese softening time.
In a bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and butter. Press on bottom and 2 1/2 inches up sides of an 8 inch springform pan. Set aside.
Let cheese soften at room temperature 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Beat until creamy. Add vanilla and lemon or orange peel. Mix sugar, flour and salt, slowly blend. Add eggs and yolks one at a time. Beat after each yolk just enough to blend. Gently stir in whipping cream.
Turn into crust lined pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes; reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for 55 minutes.
Allow to cool. Loosen sides with spatula after 30 minutes. Cool well before adding topping.