Pork Head


When it comes to home cooking, imagine a pig’s head as a food enhancer.  You can serve the pig’s head on its own, but it also adds a different dimension to anything that calls for pork or meat.

Pig’s head is most frequently cooked to make brawn, stocks and soups. Brawn is a cold cut of pork that is sourced from pig’s head and crafted into a terrine or meat jelly. All parts of the head are used, except the brain, eyes and ears.

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At The Black Farmer, we proudly offer Pig’s Head, a delicacy that showcases our commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Sourced from trusted farmers who prioritize animal welfare and sustainable practices, our Pig’s Head is a testament to our dedication to providing exceptional ingredients. With its rich and flavorful meat, tender cheek, and succulent jowls, this culinary treasure offers endless possibilities for creating exquisite dishes. Whether you’re simmering it slowly to make mouthwatering stocks or crafting traditional recipes that celebrate nose-to-tail cooking, our Pig’s Head is the epitome of versatility and taste. Join us in embracing the culinary artistry of using every part of the animal while supporting sustainable farming practices.
To ensure optimal freshness and quality, it is recommended to store a pig’s head in the refrigerator at a temperature of 32°F to 40°F (0°C to 4°C). Place the pig’s head in a sealed, airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to prevent any exposure to air or odors. Stored correctly, a pig’s head can be refrigerated for up to 2-3 days. If you plan to store it for a longer period, it is best to freeze it. Wrap the pig’s head tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil or place it in a freezer-safe bag or container. Frozen pig’s head can maintain its quality for approximately 2-3 months. When ready to use, thaw the pig’s head in the refrigerator before cooking.
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Your item will arrive in a 100% recycled box lovingly packed with FSC-certified shredded spruce from Britain and Sweden, natural sheep’s wool insulation and non-toxic chilled gel packs, all of which can be reused, composted or recycled. To recycle the gel packs, simply cut a corner and dispose of the contents through your normal domestic waste system, as the gel isn’t harmful to the environment. Better still, reuse them by storing in the freezer and chilling other products. The only component from our packaging that can’t be recycled are the foil liners which need to be go in household waste; the poly bags meat comes in needs to go in plastic recycling.


Cooking a pig’s head can be a complex and time-consuming process, but here’s a simplified version of a cooking instruction:

1. Prepare the pig’s head: Make sure the head is thoroughly cleaned and hair-free. Remove the eyes, ears, and snout if desired. Rinse the head under cold water and pat it dry.
2. Season the head: Rub the head with a mixture of salt, pepper, and any desired herbs or spices. You can use a combination of garlic, thyme, rosemary, or other flavors you prefer. Make sure to season the head inside and out.
3. Roasting: Preheat your oven to around 350°F (175°C). Place the pig’s head on a roasting rack or in a large roasting pan. Roast the head uncovered for about 3-4 hours, or until the skin turns crispy and the internal temperature reaches a safe minimum of 145°F (63°C).
4. Basting: While the pig’s head is roasting, you can occasionally baste it with its own juices or a mixture of melted butter and herbs. This will help keep it moist and add extra flavor.
5. Resting: Once cooked, remove the pig’s head from the oven and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and makes it easier to handle.
6. Carving and serving: Carve the pig’s head into desired portions, such as the cheeks, jowls, or other meaty areas. Serve it hot with your favorite side dishes, sauces, or condiments.

Remember, cooking a pig’s head requires advanced culinary skills and proper handling of the ingredients. It’s recommended to consult detailed recipes or seek professional advice to ensure the best results and safe preparation.


Nutiritional information typical values per 140g,

as sold
Energy 253 kCal
Fat 16.8 g
of which saturates 0 g
Carbohydrate 1.1 g
of which sugars 0 g
Fibre 0 g
Protein 24 g
Salt 0 g

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