Who created ‘head cheese’ and why? I realize that they try to sell everything so nothing goes to waste, but why would someone think, “Hey, I know! Let’s make really gross lunch meat out of the head and sell it?” The amazing thing is that people BUY IT!
I think they just throw the word cheese in because unless you’re lactose intolerant or a vegan, who doesn’t love cheese? There is actually no cheese in it at all. They add (gag) gelatin to hold it together. Who started this crazy cold cut? Europeans. Somehow it caught on here.
You might as well just call it head loaf. That’s really what it is. Head loaf. Gross. I’m actually beginning to feel nauseated right now. By the way, if you would like to make your own, here is a recipe. I know!
I don’t know a single sole that admits eating this junk. Not one. Somebody is lying because it sells. Gross people eat gross food. I’m probably considered gross because I love escargot and oysters on the half shell, normally not big crowd pleasers. I love ’em. I think most of us like some weird foods. How about you?