Pig’s head is a good source of meat and gelatin.

Did you know

  • In Quebec, braised pig’s head is used to make head cheese. To do this, the head is soaked in the brine for a few days. The meat contains a lot of gelatin once it is cooked.
  • When roasted, the rind is deliciously crispy.
  • Pig’s head is particularly popular in Asia, and this cut is exported to Asian markets. Every part of the pig gets used.



  • You can buy pig’s head whole in many ethnic markets or order it from some butcher shops and specialty grocery stores.