In Poland, head cheese is referred to as Salceson, a name derived from Saucisson, the French word for a type of sausage. If you love head cheese, you will be very pleased with our selection. The Polish “country style” head cheese in particular, offers a superb, authentic taste that will be sure to please any head cheese connoisseur. It contains the best parts of the meat and cartilage from pork head, all spiced with garlic, marjoram, allspice, black pepper, ground nutmeg, coriander seeds and salt. It's very delicate and mild and usually eaten cold as a luncheon meat. It tastes great with a thick slice of country style Polish bread paired with grated horseradish, spiced mustard or “ćwikła,” (a flavorful blend of grated horseradish and mashed beets, served cold). Headcheese may be an acquired taste but it is certainly considered a delight and specialty among its fans!
Enjoy this sliced head cheese in a sandwich, as a snack or feature it on a charcuterie board!
Weight: approx 0.5lb, sliced
water, pork snots, pork cheek meat, pork hock meat, salt, spice, gelatin, garlic, sodium nitrite.
How to defrost
In order to guarantee their quality, great taste and safety, all deli meats are stored frozen in Polana’s warehouse and are shipped in frozen condition to customers around the U.S. in a specialty shipping container with a cooler and dry ice. If you ordered a deli product from Polana.com, it will arrive to you frozen. Upon receiving your package, if you do not wish to enjoy these foods right away, please place the products back in the freezer immediately. Once you are ready to enjoy your deli meats from Polana, simply remove them from the freezer and place them in your refrigerator to thaw. Allow the meats about 12 hours to come back to their original texture, taste and condition.
- If you ordered a pre-cooked or smoked meat - it is ready to enjoy! Try it cold or build it into your favorite dishes!
- If you ordered our fresh biala or blood sausages please reference the cooking instructions on the product pages to see how best to prepare and enjoy these meats.