What is Charcuterie?
Charcuterie refers to the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and other meat products. The word "charcuterie" is derived from the French terms "chair"
(meaning "meat") and "cuit" (meaning "cooked"). Originally, it was used to describe shops in 15th-century France that sold products made from pork, including ham, sausages, bacon, and other pork products. Over time, the term has expanded to encompass a broader range of products.
Common items often found in charcuterie include:
Today, the presentation of these items, especially on a charcuterie board, has become a popular culinary trend. The variety of textures, flavors, and colors makes charcuterie boards visually appealing and a favorite for gatherings and parties. The art of charcuterie emphasizes the skill of preserving meat, which dates back before the advent of refrigeration, using methods like curing, smoking, and fermenting.Dive into the rich culinary traditions of Italy with Frank and Sal's meticulously crafted charcuterie collection. Every item in our assortment has been handpicked, showcasing only the crème de la crème of Salumi.