Charcuterie? Yes we can!

Charcuterie? Yes we can!

Want to create the perfect Charcuterie board? Well keep reading to find all the hot tips on how.

Of course, you might be asking yourselves… what the heck is a charcuterie board? Quickly followed by how is that even pronounced?

A grouse representation of a charcuterie board

In the French tradition, charcuterie (pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree” for those of us who were winging how to say it) is the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and meat products.

The idea of charcuterie has become very popular in the west, and the term has evolved to include a variety of other foods besides meat. A charcuterie board is an assortment of meats, cheeses, artisan breads, olives, fruit and nuts, all aesthetically arranged on a serving board.

Charcuterie boards are super fun to assemble and are a fabulous staple for parties and gatherings.

Yes, we know parties and gatherings are few and far between in the current climate! However, when the opportunity arises you will be completely ready to throw the most on trend party or gath (as the Millennials and Gen Z like to call it) with the best charcuterie board anyone has ever seen. They’ll forget lockdowns ever existed.

The meats on a charcuterie board are already pre-cooked, smoked or cured, so you don’t need to stress about actually cooking anything and instead you can focus on the creative part, making it look good.

If you have read this far, congratulations as you will now discover the perfect cured meat options that complement everything and anything else you may choose to decorate your charcuterie board.

Of course, Jack Link’s beef jerky, biltong and our newly launched ham jerky are the three top cured meat options that will help kick start all your charcuterie board ideas, HANDS DOWN!  There is no need to give it any more thought. We’ve got you covered.

Must have Jack Link's meats for your next charcuterie board

We want to make this as easy as possible for you, so without further ado, grab a large serving or cutting board and help yourself to these tasty YET simple charcuterie board ideas;

For the simple/play-it-safe individuals:

  • Beef jerky, calabrese salami, grapes, apricots, ritz crackers, tasty cheese, olives and pickles.

For the more adventurous individuals:

  • Beef jerky, biltong, prosciutto, dried figs, quince paste, brie, swiss cheese, goats cheese, wafer crackers, pear and tzatziki.

For the individuals who live on the edge:

  • Ham jerky, beef jerky, biltong, cranberries, pomegranates, cherry tomatoes, assortment of olives, chicken pâté, prunes, vegetable crackers, celery sticks.

When it comes to charcuterie boarding, there’s no right or wrong way, well, as long as you have a generous serving of Jack Link’s meats, we’re sure there won’t be a single morsel left.

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