Head Cheese and Swiss on kaiser roll

When they cut the head off of the cow or pig to make your burgers or bacon, they don’t discard it before scraping off the small bits to make a loaf of meat. Head cheese is the Frankenstein patchwork of a departed face– an exercise in savagery. You can buy a few slices from your neighborhood deli counter. It’s a bitter scent with a gooey feeling on your fingers. Salty, bitter, and… wrong. But as Marcus Cicero once said, “To each his own.” It’s a philosophy that works for the lazy, the apathetic, and people who tolerate Nickelback fans. Does it work for you enough to let you try head cheese?