Adjective "Charcuterie" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Cold cooked meats.
  1. 'Neighbouring diners were bought a small plate of charcuterie (not featured on the menu).'
  2. 'The advantage of the Ferry Building is also that I can get everything I need in one place: meat, charcuterie, cheese, dairy, chocolate, etc.'
  3. 'On the first July Monday, 2004 we were sitting at a pavement cafe in Montmartre, Paris where Fred was introducing Sam to the joys of charcuterie.'
  4. 'I was certainly grateful for the tip: we loved the salty-nutty taste, and it was a great change from the charcuterie that's most often used here.'
  5. 'Tempting delights include a huge selection of cheeses, charcuterie and patisserie, plus freshly baked bread and cakes.'
  6. 'Besides over 200 British and European cheeses (trucked in from French and Spanish markets weekly) it stocks 40 different types of olives, oils, vinegars and charcuterie.'
  7. 'Along with the inheritance of pork came the European tradition of charcuterie.'
  8. 'A local speciality is charcuterie - around 50,000 wild boar roam the island foraging for the chestnuts and acorns that give the meat its distinctive flavour.'
  9. 'When served with sliced charcuterie, gherkins, olives and bread, this is one thing I would rather eat than almost anything else.'
  10. 'The first Bofinger was tiny: little more than a bar that served draught beers - it was the first establishment in Paris to do so - and charcuterie.'
  11. 'Just opened on the Shelbourne Road in Ballsbridge, this is a wine shop, tasting emporium, restaurant, charcuterie and bakery all rolled into one.'
  12. 'It is traditionally a Christmas dish, but in Paris you can pretty much find it in charcuteries year round.'
  13. 'Some charcuteries also sell veal sausages and terrines of game.'
  14. 'A veritable feast for the senses, the offerings here include the finest selections of bread, fish, meat and delicatessen products at the in-house boulangerie, poissonnerie, boucherie, charcuterie and épicerie.'
  15. 'He has run the charcuterie in the square for almost 30 years; his parents ran it before him.'
  16. 'They'd move from charcuterie to boulangerie, passing over the pâté for some particularly succulent chickens or pointing out the exact baguette they wanted.'
  17. 'When not in class, he worked part time in the pastry department at the famous Parisian gourmet store Fauchon and spent his four week summer break at a local charcuterie.'

More definitions

noun, plural charcuteries[shahr-koo-tuh-reez, shahr-koo-tuh-reez; French shar-kytuh-ree]/ʃɑrˌku təˈriz, ʃɑrˈku tə riz; French ʃar kütəˈri/(Show IPA) (in France)

1. a store where pork products, as hams, sausages, and pâtés are sold.

2. the items sold in such a store.


(charcuterie)French, from obsolete char (earlier form of chair) ‘flesh’ + cuite ‘cooked’.