Charcuterie Is the Latest Food Craze—Here Are the 7 Baskets Worth Sending Your Loved Ones
Charcuterie is having a moment. There are endless riffs on the classic meat platter, including charcuterie houses, "jarcuterie" and even a "charcuter-tree". And while those variations are fun (and delicious) to make, they're better suited for an in-person activity. For many though, the holiday season will mean online gatherings, but you (and your loved ones) can still enjoy a charcuterie board together.
You can now ship a charcuterie box or cheese board to the foodies in your life. We've rounded up the best charcuterie gift ideas from Williams Sonoma for every meat- and cheese-loving person in your life.
The Best Charcuterie Gift Baskets
For People Who Prefer Meat Over Cheese
Olli Charcuterie Set
This charcuterie set is for serious meat lovers. It contains four different products, including salame Calabrese, salame Napoli, sopressata and prosciutto, any of which would be delicious on a cracker.
Buy it: williams-sonoma.com, $50
Olli Salumeria Assorted Salami Sampler
La Quercia American Prosciutto Varietal Collection
This prosciutto collection comes with three different styles including a classic prosciutto, acorn edition prosciutto (which has a nutty-sweet taste) and jamón Iberico Americano prosciutto (which has a bold flavor with a hint of sweetness).
Buy it: williams-sonoma.com, $55
La Quercia Culinary Collection Kit
If your loved one prefers meat with a little spice, this charcuterie set is for them. It contains guanciale Americano, pancetta Americana and nduja Americana, which is a blend of cured meats flavored with red pepper.
Buy it: williams-sonoma.com, $65
Related: 18 Easy Charcuterie Board Ideas
For People Who Prefer Cheese Over Meat
Beehive Coffee Rubbed Cheese & Salami Collection
This box is courtesy of the Utah-based Beehive Cheese Company. It includes a wedge of semi-hard "barely buzzed" cheese, which has been aged for 7 months and has notes of lavender and espresso. In addition to the cheese, you'll also get salami casalingo, a jar of blood orange preserves and Pan Forte crostini, which is packed with dried cherries, cacao nibs, whole grains, seeds and nuts.
Buy it: williams-sonoma.com, $60
Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Charcuterie Collection
This collection is for all the cheese lovers in your life. It contains four different kinds of cheese from the Georgia-based company, including Green Hill, which is a soft-ripened, bloomy-rind double-cream cheese, and Thomasville Tomme, which is a semi-soft variety that's been aged at least 60 days. The box also includes salami and sourdough flatbread to create the ultimate bite.
Buy it: williams-sonoma.com, $140
Lady & Larder Holiday Brie Box
Brie makes a delicious appetizer for any occasion. In this box, you'll get a wheel of brie and other ingredients that pair well with the creamy cheese like apples, walnuts, raisins and dried apricots. The box also comes with a serving board and mini serving utensils.
Buy it: williams-sonoma.com, $200