For those who can’t slow-cook their own pig head at home, Rain Shadow Meats has the fromage de tete (head cheese) covered. And for those who won’t, Rainshadow’s head cheese will be the gateway to the off cuts. While everyone is adoring Rainshadow’s signature Paris ham, their head cheese will be the one to surprise. Melt-in-mouth cheek and tender bits of snout and skin are suspended in well-seasoned aspic like a mosaic, and you can take home the work of art sliced and ready to eat with that lonely jar of Dijon in the fridge.
404 Occidental Ave. S., 467 4854, rainshadowmeats.com
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