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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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The Head Cheese sizes me up, pumps me a lot of questions, an' gives me an application blank.
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A while back, a chef made us head cheese, and offered some to our six-year-old son.
They include corned beef, ham, ham shanks, hog head cheese, pastrami, roast beef, tasso pork and turkey breast with Sell-By dates between May 13 and July 2, the company said.
The Listeria Initiative has contributed to numerous investigations of outbreaks, including those attributed to pasteurized milk, tuna salad served in a hospital, Mexican-style cheese, and hog head cheese (a meat jelly made from swine heads and feet) (20,23-25).