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nounplural noun charcuteries

  • 1Cold cooked meats collectively.

    ‘One page of the menu is devoted to cheeses (domestic and imported), another to charcuterie, salads, meat and fish, the third to items from the wood-burning oven.’
    • ‘Typical items would be anchovies, sardines, slices of smoked fish, olives, radishes, sliced tomato (or other salad vegetable), various sorts of sausage and other charcuterie, etc.’
    • ‘Jeff finishes off cooking the last of the dishes before joining us to share a plate of charcuterie and a whole vacherin cheese, which has been melted in its box to make an instant fondue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Along with the inheritance of pork came the European tradition of charcuterie.’
    • ‘Next we had a selection of charcuterie from the Auvergne.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When served with sliced charcuterie, gherkins, olives and bread, this is one thing I would rather eat than almost anything else.’
    • ‘The usefully high acidity of Beaujolais makes a good foil to medium-flavoured meaty summer menus and garlicky charcuterie.’
    • ‘Despite the odds stacked against us we managed to prepare a very pretty spread of green, red and yellow pepper crudities, mozzarella, tomato and basil salad, charcuterie, cheeses, nuts, crisps and other nibbles.’
    • ‘The advantage of the Ferry Building is also that I can get everything I need in one place: meat, charcuterie, cheese, dairy, chocolate, etc.’
    • ‘My main reason to make the journey to Berkeley is to visit The Fatted Calf who make their own charcuterie and unique meat products.’
    • ‘We tried it on its own, then with a variety of nibbles, and found that a little charcuterie (cold cuts like ham, salami, dry sausage) helped somewhat.’
    • ‘There we dined on charcuterie, cheese, fish and humous accompanied by a variety of fresh breads and pink champagne with strawberries.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Neighbouring diners were bought a small plate of charcuterie (not featured on the menu).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tempting delights include a huge selection of cheeses, charcuterie and patisserie, plus freshly baked bread and cakes.’
    • ‘It will boast a fabulous selection of freshly-baked French breads and patisseries, traditional charcuterie and delicacies and fine herbs and spices to whet any appetite.’
    1. 1.1A store selling cold cooked meats.
      ‘The group tasted wines at Saint Emilion, while gourmet picnics and shopping visits to cellars, charcuteries and cheese shops filled any gaps.’
      • ‘Some charcuteries also sell veal sausages and terrines of game.’
      • ‘Before 1900, peasants living in the suburban areas of Shanghai made their living by starting small businesses such as charcuteries.’
      • ‘It is traditionally a Christmas dish, but in Paris you can pretty much find it in charcuteries year round.’
      • ‘Just opened on the Shelbourne Road in Ballsbridge, this is a wine shop, tasting emporium, restaurant, charcuterie and bakery all rolled into one.’
      • ‘Michel Roux was born above his grandfather's charcuterie in Charolles in 1941 and, from an early age, he learnt to tell what day of the week it was by the smell wafting up the stairs.’
      • ‘The preparation of blood sausage in the charcuterie's kitchen.’
      • ‘They'd move from charcuterie to boulangerie, passing over the pâté for some particularly succulent chickens or pointing out the exact baguette they wanted.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I was at the charcuterie yesterday to buy a few slices of jambon de Bayonne, an air-dried cured ham from the French Basque country.’
      • ‘Hey went out in the morning to the charcuterie, fromagerie and boulangerie.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He has run the charcuterie in the square for almost 30 years; his parents ran it before him.’
      • ‘For us, the visit to the Charcuterie is always a highlight of the morning.’
      • ‘I love the fact that the minute I walked into the charcuterie I heard French being spoken.’



/ˌSHärˈko͞odərē/ /ˌʃɑrˈkudəri/


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