char·​cu·​te·​rie | \ (ˌ)shär-ˌkü-tə-ˈrē How to pronounce charcuterie (audio) \

Definition of charcuterie

: a delicatessen specializing in dressed meats and meat dishes also : the products sold in such a shop

Examples of charcuterie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The quaint spot features a tasting room, a winery where the mead is made and offers small bites with various charcuterie board options. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Beekeeping couple launches new Tomball hotspot where honey can give you a buzz," 16 Jan. 2020 Tower Hill also offers green spaces for picnicking and a farm-fresh café, featuring specials like German bratwurst and charcuterie platters of fine cured meats and cheeses. Zipporah Osei,, "Fighting breast cancer, open space in Medway, and RoboGirls," 22 June 2018 There was an oyster tower made from solid ice and charcuterie tables piled high in every room. Shawn Mccreesh, New York Times, "Donald Trump Has Drained the Swamp (of Good Christmas Parties)," 21 Dec. 2019 Create the perfect picnic or charcuterie spread by choosing from their display of specialty cheeses, crackers, and accoutrements. al, "Where to shop in downtown Birmingham’s north district," 29 Nov. 2019 In the empty place where the turkey will end up, put out a larger snack-style appetizer like a cheese plate or charcuterie spread. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "Upgrade Your Thanksgiving: Tips for Guests and Hosts," 23 Nov. 2019 Dorris offered a vibrant list of small bites, charcuterie (Dorris is known for his salumi programs) and flatbreads. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Montrose's Lotti Dotti permanently closes, offers $5 cocktails," 22 Nov. 2019 The restaurants — more like stalls — sell pizza, sushi, sandwiches and charcuterie. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "New Denver grocery store Leevers Locavore lets you sip beer and wine while you shop," 22 Nov. 2019 Fatted Calf of San Francisco and Napa has already put dibs on some for charcuterie. Carolyn Jung,, "For the first time, Spain’s prized Iberian pigs being raised in California," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of charcuterie

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charcuterie

French, literally, pork-butcher's shop, from Middle French chaircuiterie, from chaircutier pork butcher, from chair cuite cooked meat

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13 Feb 2020

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“Charcuterie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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