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What is a Charcuterie Box?

A lot of people have heard of charcuterie boards and their delectable and aesthetically pleasing allure. True enough, charcuterie boards are perfect for entertaining guests and family over a social gathering. But too often, they’re described as the centerpiece of a party or mere conversation starters at social gatherings.  It sounds very limiting, as if charcuterie is just an artistic affair. That’s kind of a one-dimensional view of charcuterie, especially for a gourmet experience that’s anything but. What if charcuterie isn’t just confined as a centerpiece or a large grazing board for parties? What if it was easy to pack and mobile – kind of like a school lunch box but delicious and beautiful? Well, that’s what Platterful’s charcuterie boxes...

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7 Things Every Charcuterie Board Needs

See that bunch of cold cuts, fruits, and crackers stylishly thrown together in a plank? It turns out they're not just random happy accidents.  The Charcuterie Board is an art involving essential elements (add to that for the best casual dining experience. Today, we're dishing seven elements that completes a charcuterie board but before that, let's clear some essential questions first.  What is a charcuterie board, and how do you pronounce charcuterie board? Charcuterie (shar-koo-dr-ee) Charcuterie is the French word for curing meat, such as bacon, sausages, terrines, hams, galantines, pates, ballotines, confit, and so on. For a millennial trend, you wouldn't guess it to be an old, serious art of Roman and French influence dating back as far as...

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