1494EC
Whole | 1,2Kg
 24,90
1494EC

CALF’S HEAD

Whole | 1,2Kg
 24,90
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The calf’s head is part of the offal of the calf, the so-called fifth quarter, although it cannot be defined as a type of entrail. As an offal, it has always been considered a poor and cheap dish. Previously, people would buy the whole calf’s head from the butcher and do all the preparation at home in order to get the product ready for cooking. Today, we can find calf’s head already boned and rolled up ready to be used in recipes.

It is a very versatile product that can be cooked in different ways. The most traditional preparation is boiled, typical of Piedmont, and is generally served together with the tongue, muscle, tail, cotechino and scaramella in the “Gran bollito misto alla piemontese”, accompanied by various typical Piedmontese sauces such as aioli, horseradish sauce, green and red sauce (called in italian bagnetto verde and bagnetto rosso). The roasted version, on the other hand, requires it to be first boiled, then cooked in a pan with oil, garlic and bay leaf and then baked in the oven, with the addition of ground black pepper, rosemary, bay leaf and thyme. To give it a nicer twist, we recommend adding a few slices of bacon or lard on top of the slices of calf’s head. In the oven it will cook for about half an hour at 180°. The calf’s head is also excellent braised and served with polenta or roast potatoes.

Another tasty recipe uses the calf’s head in a rice salad. First boil the veal head, let it cool and then cut it into cubes or strips and dress it with rice and other ingredients such as black olives, boiled potatoes, peas and mayonnaise (preferably homemade).

The calf’s head is compact, with a soft and slightly elastic texture. It is pink in colour and has a delicate flavour. The product should be consumed after being cooked and is vacuum-packed in order to guarantee the best conservation of its organoleptic properties. Before cooking, rinse the product under water for 10 minutes and cook in boiling water for at least 90 minutes, then follow the recipe of your choice. It does not contain gluten, lactose, milk protein and GMOs.

ingredients

Calf’s head (EU), salt, preservative E250, antioxidant E316

ingredients

Calf’s head (EU), salt, preservative E250, antioxidant E316

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Conservation tips
Store at a temperature of 0°/+4°C. Before cooking, rinse under tap water for 10 minutes
On the nose

Typical aroma

To the taste

Intense flavour typical of this cut of meat

The right moment

Excellent for boiled meats, meat salads or roasted or braised meat

The right match

Still red wine: Langhe DOC Nebbiolo

Taste Notes
On the nose

Typical aroma

To the taste

Intense flavour typical of this cut of meat

The right moment

Excellent for boiled meats, meat salads or roasted or braised meat

The right match

Still red wine: Langhe DOC Nebbiolo

NUTRITIONAL VALUES
Energy Value
585 KJ - 139 Kcal
Fat
4,6 g
of which saturated fatty acids
2,4 g
Carbohydrates
0 g
of which sugars
0 g
Protein
24 g
Salt
1,3 g
NUTRITIONAL VALUES
Energy value
585 KJ - 139 Kcal
Fat
4,6 g
of which saturated fatty acids
2,4 g
Carbohydrates
0 g
of which sugars
0 g
Protein
24 g
Salt
1,3 g