5 Summery Ways to Cook with Charcuterie

Charcuterie is ready-to-eat and super convenient – great to have in the fridge all summer for impromptu gatherings and easy meals. But it’s also perfect for cooking.  We all want simple dishes for casual dining and backyard parties, and charcuterie can help.

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Here are 5 simple recipes that include charcuterie and are ideal for summer dining.

Fig and Prosciutto Tart

Who needs pizza when you have puff pastry? Our salty French prosciutto pairs perfectly with creamy mascarpone and sweet figs. Try replacing figs with ripe summer stone fruits for equally great results.


Chorizo & Greens Crostini

Combine smoky chorizo with sautéed kale, and top with buttery Manchego cheese for a killer party app.

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Pasta Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Olives & Saucisson Sec

Great for summer parties, potlucks, or just a simple supper, this pasta salad comes together nicely with olives and fresh herbs for added flavor.


Mussels with Chorizo & White Wine

Briny mussels are delicious with our Spanish-style chorizo and white wine. Serve this convivial dish at your next backyard dinner with a generous helping of crusty bread.


French Ham & Pear Crostini with Truffle Honey

Don’t let these simple canapes fool you; they’re layered with complex flavors and textures – crisp pear, creamy ricotta, rich, buttery Jambon de Bayonne, and truffle honey. In the summer, sub out the pear for seasonal stone fruit or fresh figs.

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Are you using charcuterie to get through the dog days of summer?

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