headcheese headcheese  /ˈhɛd ˌtʃiz/


  • (n) sausage or jellied loaf made of chopped parts of the head meat and sometimes feet and tongue of a calf or pig


  1. Students arrive at the event to see a whole hog's head simmering in a pot in preparation for making an herb-infused, French-style headcheese.
  2. Au revoir, filet mignon; bye-bye headcheese.
  3. To the standard array of morsels, he adds innovations such as chicken in curry, headcheese in a satiny pimiento puree, slivers of crackling crisp roast pig and seviche of scallops.
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