Tiramisu is undoubtedly the dessert where this cream cheese is used more frequently and is therefore also called the tiramisucheese. There are different stories of how tiramisu got its name.
The most famous one is the following version from the 1940s: a guest in a trattoria is supposed to have called for a dessert that was similar to tiramisu : “C’cha tirato su” – which more or less means “It lifted me up”. “Tirami su” translated literally means “Lift me up.”
Whether it “lifted the guest up” because it was so delicious or because of the stimulating effect the coffee, cocoa and alcohol in it had, is not known though.