Make Your Holidays Better with Charcuterie

Are you looking for the perfect tasty gift? Or hosting a holiday get-together? Our charcuterie gift boxes are jam-packed with a variety of artisanal treats for food lovers and are designed to provide charcuterie for 4, 8 or 12 people. Simply add mustard, cornichons, olives, and some bread or crackers to make it a party. Wine is definitely encouraged. Read…

Party Perfect: 3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Charcuterie

Charcuterie is an all-star favorite, perfect for entertaining, gifting, and snacking. Because it is fully cooked, cured or smoked by definition, charcuterie is easy to enjoy any time of the year, with no cooking required. And now we have a new way to enjoy it! We’ve taken the guesswork out of serving charcuterie. Our new…

Spread the Love: Making an Epic Charcuterie Board

We consider charcuterie an instant party and a must-have at the holidays. Charcuterie is simple to serve and makes a beautiful presentation when paired with fruits, nuts, cheeses of all kinds, chutneys, pickles, olives, honey, and truffle butter. D’Artagnan offers a selection of charcuterie, such as smoked duck breast, saucisson sec, jambon de Bayonne, duck…

The Cure-All: 4 Gifts for Food Aficionados

That’s right, the cure-all we’re talking about is charcuterie. Extraordinary charcuterie, suitable for giving to the most dedicated foodie. With charcuterie becoming a household word, you have to work a little harder to impress with a gift of cured meat. We’ve done that part for you. These premium pieces of charcuterie represent the pinnacle of…

All About D’Artagnan Mousse

Mousse is a French word meaning “lather” or “foam.” It can refer to a foamy hair product, or a decadent chocolate dessert. But let’s not get confused by chocolate mousse here. The mousse at D’Artagnan is definitely savory in nature. When we say mousse, we mean liver mousse–an emulsified liver product, with a light, airy…

Not Just for Charcuterie Plates: 3 Ways to Enjoy Smoked Duck Breast

D’Artagnan Smoked Duck Breast may be the best fast food! Keep some in the fridge for those quick weeknight dinners and last-minute lunches. We’ve done all the work of smoking duck for you (though that is a fun cooking project to try at home), so this piece of tasty charcuterie is ready-to-eat. Our smoked duck…

The Charcuterie Board: An Instant Party

Charcuterie (shahr-cute-uh-ree) is a French word for any smoked, dry-cured or cooked meat. This category includes favorites like bacon, ham, pâté and sausages. More esoteric items like terrines, rillettes, galantines and duck confit are also considered charcuterie. Although this is not a uniquely French culinary tradition – every culture has methods for preserving meat –…

Top 10 Tasty Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers

It’s the final days to shop before Christmas … but your gift doesn’t have to look like a last minute choice. Each of our collections offer quality and flavor, and are packed in a cheerful red D’Artagnan box with a handy guide to preparation and serving. You won’t need to wrap a thing! Order today…

How to Assemble a Cheese and Charcuterie Board

When it’s time to plan a party, we always vote for a charcuterie board. This platter of smoked, cured and cooked meats is perfect for a pre-dinner spread, small bites, and cocktails, or even for a football viewing party. Since we love cheese almost as much as charcuterie, it seemed natural to pair them and…

Charcuterie 101

Whole books have been devoted to the subject. Techniques have been handed down through the generations, and different cultures have distinct charcuterie traditions. So what is this mysterious “charcuterie”? Pronounced shahr-kyut-uh-ree it is a French word that comes from chair “flesh” and cuit “cooked.” It refers to cooked, cured or smoked meats such as bacon,…