Understanding charcuterie, there's a traditional definition and a modern definition. The traditional Charcuterie, a French term for a branch of cooking devoted to primarily pork meat products, was developed in the 15th century. A French chef who performs charcuterie-style cooking is called a Charcutier (shar-KOO-tee-ay).

The modern definition of charcuterie has evolved to include more types of foods and styles of boards. The basic cheese board that you see at home parties has morphed into a culinary sensation by including more finger foods like cut fruits, olives, nuts, and dips. You can also find many charcuterie trends like dessert boards, breakfast boards, sandwich boards and even vegan boards. It turns out that you don't even need the board to make charcuterie! Place your ingredients in a jar (jarcuterie) or a paper cone, and now you have a portable, single-serve charcuterie option.