Cool a warm cheesecake on the counter at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Transfer the slightly warm, uncovered cheesecake to the refrigerator for approximately two hours.
Remove the cheesecake from the fridge and wrap it securely in plastic wrap. Alternatively, place the cheesecake in a cake container and seal it.
Return the cheesecake to the refrigerator and store it there for up to five days until ready to serve.
Remove the cheesecake from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving to let it warm slightly.