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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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
The packers were always originating such schemes--they had what they called "boneless hams," which were all the odds and ends of pork stuffed into casings; and "California hams," which were the shoulders, with big knuckle joints, and nearly all the meat cut out; and fancy "skinned hams," which were made of the oldest hogs, whose skins were so heavy and coarse that no one would buy them--that is, until they had been cooked and chopped fine and labeled "head cheese!"
The Head Cheese sizes me up, pumps me a lot of questions, an' gives me an application blank.
This did well with an amuse-bouche of sliced head cheese (Its name notwithstanding, it's not dairy, but a terrine or meat jelly made from the head), with a light touch of creamy aioli and a sliver of cornichon.
"You know the 'weird meats' like pig head or head cheese -- not appetizing!"
Vermont Pork Head Cheese Rillettes Salad with Pineapple Tumis Vinaigrette
establishment, is recalling approximately 26,323 pounds of ready-to-eat pork head cheese product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S.
The family gathers together to butcher the animals, and they turn every part of the pigs into hams, loins and the more obscure delicacies that Americans balk at: head cheese, blood sausage, trotters.
The menu lists deviled eggs with smoked oil and ash, head cheese terrine with cornichons and house pickles, local and imported cheese, and cured duck breast with Kalamata olives.
Chef David Raines is knocking out 14 kinds of fresh sausage, as well a corned beef, pastrami, bresaola, tasso, bacon, andouille, boudin, head cheese, salt pork, souse, beef bacon, cured sausage bratwursts (fresh), duck confit, and smoked duck breast.
The smell of burning wood hits you in the parking lot and pulls you inside, where the air is seasoned with the smell and where glass cases are loaded with whole smoked fish, homemade bacon and sausages, handcrafted head cheese, burger patties made out of brisket and a smattering of custom condiments.
We added various meat scraps to make coppa di Testa, a head cheese. Scraps seasoned with garlic, local red wine, salt, and black pepper became a simple salumi the locals call Gentile.
The next thing I know, I'm served 'Head cheese with Chow-Chow and Mustard'.