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or head cheese  (hĕd′chēz′)
A jellied loaf or sausage made from chopped and boiled parts of the feet, head, and sometimes the tongue and heart of an animal, usually a hog.

[From cheese, something resembling a dairy cheese in shape or consistency.]


(Cookery) US and Canadian a seasoned jellied loaf made from the head and sometimes the feet of a pig or calf. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): brawn



luncheon meat made of the edible parts of the head of a pig or calf and molded in its own aspic.


Not cheese, but more like sausage. It is made by boiling a complete hog’s head until the meat is cooked and starts to fall from the bones. The meat is then ground, seasoned, and chilled.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Headcheese - sausage or jellied loaf made of chopped parts of the head meat and sometimes feet and tongue of a calf or pigheadcheese - sausage or jellied loaf made of chopped parts of the head meat and sometimes feet and tongue of a calf or pig
loaf - a quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape; "meat loaf"; "sugar loaf"; "a loaf of cheese"
sausage - highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
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Gluten- and allergen-free, they are similar in flavor and texture to European-style pates, but with a distinctive Southern flair that comes from founder Glorious Malone's Southern headcheese.
For over 60 years, the family business has been producing its exceptional gourmet headcheese, and last year shipped over 300,000 pounds of its all-natural products to grocers, supermarkets, delicatessens, taverns, and through distributors across the Midwest.
2) The French phrase literally means "molding of a head": It is a pun on fromage de tete, or headcheese.
In the first recipe called Headcheese for the Unconvinced she explains how to shave or singe the little hairs off a pig's head before submerging it in brine with its cut-off ear and foot.
slab the peasant's cheese one meat maybe headcheese the leftover
Deihl started the Artisan Meat Share, essentially a quarterly CSA for such delicacies as pork butter, headcheese, salamis and bacon, and has also developed an impressive in-house charcuterie program.
Honey, after Cleaving's S&M interludes, raunchy anonymous assignations and recipes for headcheese, so do we, so do we.
That's where you can watch them make tamales, with headcheese mixed with masa.
I'm even right at home with art brut, which is to say art created by the inmates of insane asylums, which is perhaps the culinary equivalent of haggis or headcheese.
Here in Pennsylvania Dutch country, when we butcher a hog, we make scrapple and headcheese or souse, utilizing "everything but the oink.
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When she married her husband George in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they continued the family's unique tradition of making headcheese, an old world delicacy.