How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Pronounced shahr-KOO-tuhr-ee, Charcuterie translates in common terms from French to English as, “deli.” The world was formally taken from the term cuiseur de chair, which means “cooker of meat.” The art of charcuterie has been a French staple since the 15th century.

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Select which board or platter you would like to use.


Start by adding the meats in a fanned-out fashion so that everything can see what proteins are available on the charcuterie board. It does not need to be so symmetrical.


Next, do the same thing with the cheese but be sure to cut them down so that they are easy to access and easy to eat.


Follow up by filling in the gaps with assorted fruits, dried fruits, fresh vegetables, and pickled vegetables.

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