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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.
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.
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).
Forget lashings of gravy with Bjorn, he's having ham, cold sausages and the interestingly named head cheese.
If you're doing a Stilton class, for example, where all the cheese is the same type, it's always easier," agrees Tim Fisher, who is head cheese maker at Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses, based near Preston in Lancashire, and one of the two other judges in my team.
Tim Fisher, head cheese maker at Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses based near Preston in Lancashire, said they judge on many fronts.
Alleno will also serve classic bistro fare: hard-boiled eggs and langoustines (both in a gelatin base), veal en croute, boudin noir, mackerel, navarin of lamb with asparagus, croque-monsieur, chicken liver pate, head cheese and an assortment of terrine and charcuterie.