Hog’s Head Cheese

Preparation info
  • Serves

    10 to 15

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

Among southern blacks and whites, hog’s head cheese and hominy are still a good-luck meal for Christmas and New Year’s, just as posole is in the Southwest. In nineteenth-century cook books, the head of a hog was one of the most important of its many parts. In Housekeeping in Old Virginia, we find Jowl and Turnip Salad and four or five recipes for Pig’s Head Stew, including an interesting one in which you remove all meat and bones from inside th