What is Charcuterie?

Discover how to make a show-stopping charcuterie board, from selecting the right ingredients to arranging them beautifully.

Charcuterie (shaar - koo - tr - ee) is a 15th-century French term that roughly translates to “cooked flesh.”

Before refrigeration, curing meat was a necessity, and pork products were made into sausages, ham, pates and terrines. So charcuterie simply means cured meat.

Today, charcuterie boards, also known as meat and cheese boards, have become popular because they are so easy to make and are very versatile.

There are many options for making a board, from adding high-end luxury foods to your favorite snack favorites.

To be a true charcuterie board, there needs to be cured meat on it.

With just a few simple steps, you can create your own edible work of art.

There are no hard-set rules; just have fun because whatever you create will be delicious.

Find out how to make a charcuterie board like a pro!