Tlačenka (head cheese)


  • 1 smaller pig head

  • 4 pork legs

  • 2 pcs of turnips

  • 0.5 kg of pork kidneys

  • 0.5 kg of pork hearts

  • 0.5 kg of soup vegetables (carrots, celery, leeks, onions, parsley)

  • 0.1 kg of garlic

  • sol

  • whole pepper

  • Bay leaves

  • carnations


In a large pot, place the pork head, legs, tail, soup vegetables and herbs. We cook approx. 2 hours. Then cook the well-washed kidneys and hearts in the same pot until soft (approx. 1 hour). Cooked foods are separated from water (bile – gelatinous soup). Separate the bones from the meat from the heads and cut into small cubes; the tail is torn from the bones; the legs are torn from the bones and cut into small cubes; liver and kidneys cut into small cubes. Mix all the meat ingredients well in a large bowl and salt, pepper, add the chopped garlic and pour over the broth in which the food was cooked. Pour the mixture into any molds or casings and cool. We cut the pressure cold. It can be served with oil, vinegar, jams, shallots…