Charcuterie is a French name for a branch of cookery devoted to cooked meat products, typically from pig, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit. They do not need to be refrigerated.
These cured meats are then frequently combined in a big spread with cheeses, fruits, and bread. During the winter holiday season, charcuterie platters are especially popular.
But the resurgence of traditional foods isn't simply for nostalgic or culinary reasons. Consumers have come to recognize that these traditional meals are inherently compatible with a healthy diet.