|No, it's not pickle loaf|
Head cheese, explains The Food Lover's Companion, is "a sausage made from the meaty bits of the head of a calf or pig (sometimes a sheep or cow) that are seasoned, combined with a gelatinous meat broth and cooked in a mold. When cool, the sausage is unmolded and thinly sliced."
Peter Grunauer serves his thin slices of this delicacy -- meaty bits in aspic -- with a red-wine vinaigiette and pumpkin-seed oil and sliced onion and peppers, sided with slices of crusty bread. But not until Octoberfest.