Friday, November 21, 2008

The Saint's Cheese

Or if you haven't had your breakfast yet, or if you've just finished your breakfast, hahaha.

Don't say I didn't warn you!


Yes, it's that time of year again at Chez B...head-cheese time!

The Saint takes a week off before Thanksgiving under the guise of deer hunting season but what he really does is plan and execute the making of the head-cheese. We begin getting calls about the middle of October, folks asking when the cheese is gonna be ready and can they get a one? I know when I hear him on this end of the conversation asking do you want hot or not-hot? that he's talking about the cheese.

It's a mystery to me that anyone can eat it but I guess there are those who don't like fruit cake and that's one of my favs so it proves - there's no accounting for taste.

He even did a little photo shoot for me while he was hookin-it-up, LOL.

I present you...the making of the cheese!

It begins at 4:30am with pots of boiling pig parts...

Then the parts are drained, mashed...

and seasoned...then pressed into loaves.

Not a bad days work and the kitchen was clean when I got home too!

Thanks Honey!

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Linda said...

Yep - that's pretty gross looking!

Shine said...

it actually doesn't look any worse than any other meat product. of course, I am biased, being scottish. looks better than black pudding, you know?

I bet your kitchen smelled *terrible.*

Christie said...

I don't get it. Head cheese? Give me fruitcake.

Bubblesknits said...

I shall take fruitcake, too.