What is Charcuterie?
A Quick Overview Of Charcuterie
Pronounce CharcuterieThe Google pronunciation of charcuterie is abominable and incorrect in every way. I could forgive the rest, but stressing the middle syllable is really shoddy. They have the resources, so there really is no excuse. If anyone tries to correct you by referring to it, put them in their place! Here is the correct phonetic pronunciation of charcuterie, audio follows: shahr:kew:tree
What is Charcuterie
Charcuterie refers to TWO THINGS!
'Charcuterie' consists various cooked pork products, including sausages and hams, cured meats and even a sausage made with intestines. Most are destined for a charcuterie board which is served cold, and often with cheese and wine or beer.
A 'charcuterie' is also a butcher shop or part of a bigger supermarket dedicated to selling 'charcuterie' and yes, it's the exact same word and pronunciation.
Examples of Charcuterie
- Andouillettes are usually not on a cold charcuterie, they are served heated. They are sausages made from intestines, don't say I didn't warn you!
- Jambon is ham, there are many variants
- porc - pork