Taken from the French word for “cooked meat,” charcuterie to Columbus is an artistically plated spread of slow aged cured meats paired with cheese, crackers and various pickled, spicy and savory garnishes. Columbus Craft Meats is the authority on charcuterie and to put together the perfect charcuterie board they recommend choosing two types of cured meat. Let’s take a look at two of our favorites.
Premium Genoa Salame MHD# 0215
Available in retail and foodservice, Columbus Genoa Salame has a soft texture and mild flavor. Made with finely chopped, extra lean pork, garlic, cracked black pepper, and wine. Slow aged for 30 days or more, Genoa Salame is a crowd pleaser. Pairs well with Pinot Grigio, or Pilsner. Try serving with Provolone or Mozzarella cheeses.
Sopressata MHD# 0214
Also available for foodservice and retail, Columbus Sopressata has a highly complex aroma. Made using sweet fennel, and fresh garlic which brings out the meats distinctive natural flavors. Sopressata is always aged between 21-51 days. Pairs well with Pinot Noir or a Pale Ale. Serve with aged pecorino cheese.
We find cured meats to be one of the fastest growing categories in the foodservice industry. Boost the profile of your deli department by introducing these Columbus Craft Meats to your offering. Whether you’re preparing a charcuterie board or adding an Italian style sandwich to your deli menu, Columbus Charcuterie is sure to pique the interest of your customers and keep them coming back for more.