Traditionally made from pork products, Charcuterie now refers to any cured, smoked and preserved meats.
A means of preserving food from the days before refrigeration, charcuterie is often regarded as a continental specialty. From the spectacular Wild Boar Salami from the Real Boar Company and Venison Bresaola from Great Glen Game to the Tuscan trained Forest Pig Charcuterie, the UK now boasts an impressive array of British charcuterie to rival any from the Continent.
Wine Match: Medium bodied reds such as a Margaux work beautifully with charcuterie; however, we’re also partial to a nice Fino sherry. Smoked foods work well with oaked wines, with stronger smoke matching well with more robust oaky wines.