Food Hacks

Jarcuterie lets you indulge in all the charcuterie goodness without the fancy board

December 15th, 2020

We will be celebrating Christmas in a few days! There will be an exchange of gifts between family members or friends. The season also means families eating together, and there will even be family reunions for this one special occasion.

A charcuterie board is simply the best when it comes to party platters, especially when you are hosting a dinner for a large group of people.

And isn’t it the best time to have these humongous flavorful boards that offer nothing but delicious foods of all kinds during this holiday season?


Charcuterie is known as a French term for a branch of cooking that is focused on preparing meat products, such as ham, sausage, bacon, terrines, galantines, ballotines, confit, and many more. Anything that’s primarily made from pork.

Over the years, charcuterie boards have been made and they added flavors from some selected nuts and cheeses. It’s a balance made perfect within these delectable platters.

But have you heard of the term “jarcuterie”?

If not, then you’re missing out on the trend. Haven’t you seen them on social media platforms?

It is basically the mini version of a charcuterie board.

While a charcuterie board is ideal for a group of people, the idea of jarcuterie was made for solo diners. Come to think of it, it is still timely even during this pandemic. If you’re on lockdown and alone at home, then these tiny little jars will be in company with you.

An anytime snack or appetizer?

Well, you can have it both ways, whether you just want to munch something or if you want something to appetize you before you dig into a heavy meal, this charcuterie in a jar’s got your back either way.

Is it really just a “good for one” jar?

The idea probably emerged with that purpose in mind, but it doesn’t limit it there. Come to think of it, you can still have jarcuteries during big events.

You can make tons of jarcuterie if you are serving it to a large group of people. Now, instead of using jars, you can go for durable plastic or paper cups.

See? Isn’t this jarcuterie idea very flexible? It doesn’t really matter if it’s for one or for all, these Mason jars will surely be a hit at any kind of occasion.

Jarcuterie is trending so much there’s no way to miss it.

It has taken the world wide web by storm and has made quite a stir on social media platforms, especially on Instagram where people keep on posting photos of their wonderful creations.

It is also one way of sharing their ideas with others who haven’t tried it yet, isn’t it?

If these delectable jars don’t entice your taste buds then I don’t know what would. I mean, jarcuterie can work for both single and group servings. Sharing boards have finally come to an end because of this bright idea and we can’t wait to see more of these yummy jars online.

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and try making your own version of jarcuterie, just make sure to share your wonderful creation online.

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Source: Delish, Wikipedia