To a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and heavy cream. Whip on high speed until fluffy, about3 minutes.
Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs one at a time, mixing before each addition. Add 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips and fold through using a spatula.
Place two large sheets of aluminium foil on your workbench, crossed over each other. Place the spring-form pan on top and wrap the bottom and sides of the pan with the foil, taking care not to rip it.
Pour half of the cheesecake mixture into the pan. Spread around before adding small bits of the remaining cookie dough. Then add the remaining cheesecake mixture. Spread evenly and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Place the pan to a large pan and fill 1/2 of the way with water (video incorectly says 3/4 of the way). Bake for 2 hours or until the centre is slightly jiggly. The cheesecake will go slightly golden on top. Once baked, take out of the oven, carefully lift out of the larger baking tin and allow to cool to room temperature before placing in the fridge. Chill for 2 hours.