Frequently Asked Questions

  • What makes Boars Head Brand® different from other brands of deli meats and cheeses?

    At Boar’s Head, we are committed to providing the highest quality delicatessen products. Nothing less. We use only the finest ingredients: whole muscle beef, pork and poultry, and spices sourced from around the globe. That’s why Boar’s Head has been the deli brand you can trust for over 115 years.
  • How long has Boars Head been in business?

    Founded in 1905, Boar’s Head Brand® is a family business. Five generations ago, our company began with the belief that consumers deserved a better quality ham than what was available. Over the years, our company has grown. But, our standards for quality have never wavered - a value passed down from one family member to the next. As a family business, we choose to be devoted to our consumers, not stockholders. We choose to only bring to market products that we believe in, products that meet the standards set for us long ago.
  • Are your products Gluten Free?

    All Boar’s Head Brand® meats, cheeses, hummus and condiments, as well as Hans Jurgen® Pickles, are Gluten Free. We always recommend reading product labels to check for any specific allergen concerns. Also, be sure to read the labels on any store prepared entrées or salads as these may have ingredients that contain gluten. For additional product information, please call our Product & Nutrition Line at 1-800-352-6277.
  • Do you have products made with No Preservatives?

    Please contact our Product & Nutrition Line at 1-800-352-6277. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions and will gladly mail specific product information to you.
  • Do you have any Lower Sodium products?

    We have a complete line of lower sodium meats and cheeses that can be viewed at www.boarshead.com/lowersodium. We also have dozens of deli meats certified heart healthy that can be viewed at www.boarshead.com/hearthealthy.
  • I have sensitivity to particular ingredients. How can I find out which meats contain a particular ingredient?

    We have product lists available for people with sensitivities to particular ingredients. Please contact us by calling our Product & Nutrition Line at 1-800-352-6277. We’d be delighted to answer your questions or mail specific information to you.
  • Can your products be frozen?

    We do not recommend freezing our products. Freezing affects both texture and flavor. However, if you do choose to freeze any of our fine products, be sure to defrost under refrigeration.

  • How long do your deli meats stay fresh in the refrigerator?

    Our products are not highly processed. In order for you to enjoy optimum flavor, we recommend that you do not purchase more product than you can consume within three days.

  • Are there nutritional brochures available?

    You can view several of our nutritional brochures online at www.boarshead.com/about/brochures. For additional information, please call our Product & Nutrition Line at 1-800-352-6277.

  • How do I sign up to receive more information about Boars Head products and recipes?

    To receive product information and delicious recipes, please sign up for our Friends & Family Newsletter at www.boarshead.com/about/connect.

  • How do I find out where to buy Boar's Head products?

    Boar's Head is proudly sold in select supermarkets, gourmet stores and fine eateries across the country and in Puerto Rico. We'd love to help you find a location by calling us at 1-800-352-6277 or visiting boarshead.com/locator

  • Do your products contain GMOs?

     At present, only Boar's Head Brand Hummus - excluding the Boar's Head Hummus Pretzel Snacks - and select All Natural Products use only non-GMO ingredients and are Non-GMO Project Verified.  Boar’s Head is committed to providing exceptional quality foods. Given the lack of regulatory documentation to support ingredient claims to the use of GMOs, we are unable to accurately assess or address the use of GMOs in our other products.

     The only way to guarantee a product is non-GMO is to buy USDA certified organic products or non-GMO verified products like our Boar's Head Hummus and select Boar's Head All Natural products. 
  • Do Boars Head products contain MSG?

    At Boar’s Head, we are proud to say that we do not add MSG to any of our products.  All Boar’s Head meats, cheeses, condiments, dips and spreads contain no gluten, artificial colors, flavors or Caramel colors, MSG added, fillers or by-products, or trans fat*.
    *No trans-fat from partially hydrogenated oils
  • Do you have any organic products?

    Boar's Head offers a limited number of organic products within its All Natural Collection.
  • Do your products contain nitrates or nitrites?

    Please contact our Product & Nutrition Line at 800-352-6277. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions and will gladly mail a list of our products without added Nitrites and Nitrates. For additional information about the safety of nitrites in processed meats, please refer to the North American Meat Institute’s website, here
  • Do you use natural ingredients in your cheeses?

    Boar's Head has an abundance of cheese offerings for every palate. All Boar's Head cheeses contain natural ingredients. We encourage you to explore our cheese varietals on our website here.
  • Do you have animal welfare requirements?

    Yes. The topic of animal welfare is of great importance to us. Quality products come from quality ingredients, which we believe begins with the ethical treatment of animals. Although we do not operate farms or raise animals ourselves, we recognize the responsibility we have to promote the humane and respectful treatment of animals.  Learn more about our commitment to animal well-being here.

Have questions?

Please contact our Product & Nutrition Information Line at:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST.