Maurine is the owner and baker who began Momo's Gourmet Cheesecake in 2015. Maurine has a love for food and all things delicious. Her favorite dessert is cheesecake and it is her father's favorite dessert as well. After discovering her ability to make amazing creamy cheesecakes, the idea of Momo's was born. With help from her very talented family, she has been able to make her dreams a reality.
Momo is Maurine's childhood nickname. Mo is a common nickname for Maureen/Maurine. As an infant, her grandfather called her Mo, and then Maurine's father came up with Momo and it stuck. After living in Japan, when Maurine was 10 years old, the family found out that momo means peach in Japanese. When Maurine was born, she was fuzzy on her shoulders and back just like a peach so it was perfect! The name Momo and logo are very personal to Maurine; she puts her heart into each of these cheesecakes to make them the best.
How it started
After making cheesecakes out of her home for 4 years, Maurine’s dad, Octavio, came and proposed a food truck. It sounded like the perfect idea and that is when they became the father-daughter dynamic duo. Papa Momo built out the whole food truck and became Momo’s business partner.
How it's going
Our small business was blessed with an amazing community and we continued to grow, so in August 2020 we opened our first shop in Provo; followed by opening our second location in South Jordan in August 2021. Now Momo (Maurine), Mr. Momo (Brandon), Papa Momo (Octavio), Mama Momo (Lorraine) all work together to run Momo’s, its truly a family business.
Our Family Business
We believe that memories are created around food, so it means the world that family and friends gather around our cheesecakes for their special occasions and find joy in our delicious dessert.