- a store where pork products, as hams, sausages, and pâtés are sold.
- the items sold in such a store.
Origin of charcuterie
Examples from the Web for charcuterie
It serves small plates like cheese, charcuterie, and sandwiches, but most come here for the impressive wine selection.Delayed? The Best Airport Restaurants to Eat at This Thanksgiving
November 27, 2013
I still pull from this book when making terrines, sausages, and other charcuterie.Fresh Picks
February 2, 2011
I can't get enough of the excellent French charcuterie: terrines, pates, saucisson—oh my!Fresh Picks
August 24, 2010
- cooked cold meats
- a shop selling cooked cold meats
Word Origin and History for charcuterie
1858, from French charcuterie, literally "pork-butcher's shop," from charcuter (16c.), from obsolete char (Modern French chair) cuite "cooked flesh," from chair "meat" (Old French char, from Latin carnem; see carnage) + cuit, past participle of cuire "to cook." Cf. French charcutier "pork butcher; meat roaster, seller of cooked (not raw) meat."