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Attention All Beer Connoisseurs, Become a Charcuterie Connoisseur Too!

Attention All Beer Connoisseurs, Become a Charcuterie Connoisseur Too!

These days, more people than ever are doing their entertaining at home. That trend, combined with the overall move toward quality artisan foods, has generated lots of interest in charcuterie (cured meats, gourmet cheeses, fruit, crackers and other savory items). Food lovers are pairing these treats with craft beers, wines and even whiskeys and the results are delicious. The problem is that if you’re a foodie, a lover of cured meats, a gourmet cheese fan, or an aficionado of craft beer, fine wine and spirits, most local grocery stores are not the most exciting places to treat your palate. That void in the food scene has led those hungry for culinary adventure to check out food, beer, wine and spirit clubs. These monthly clubs offer to bring new and exciting tastes right to your door that you can share with family and friends.

The question is which clubs deliver the best experiences and the best value. Getting those objective answers is a lot easier with, which only offers the top vendors. So whether you choose to participate in these clubs yourself, or give a club membership as a gift, comparison shopping has never been easier.

It’s a big world of mouthwatering cheeses and tasty cured meats, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the charcuterie club options are as varied as the edibles they offer. Perhaps you would like to explore the best of European cheeses. Clubs like igourmet, bring in hundreds of artisan-made delights from all over Europe. Savor hard cheeses and soft cheeses from the countries and regions that are known for producing the very best. If you want to try the finest American cheeses and cured meats, then clubs by Murray’s or Di Bruno Bros. might be more your style. Of course, with all those savory, salty, delicious treats, it only makes sense to pair them with a hearty craft IPA from a club like The Original Craft Beer Club or The Hop-Heads Beer Club. If you prefer to pair your charcuterie selections with a fine organic wine you might consider the Plonk Wine Club, or an ultra-premium wine from the Diamond Club. If you like to pair your aged cheddar with harder spirits, has the latest on whiskey, vodka, gin and other clubs offering up the best in distilled spirits.


Like all things culinary, the food is only part of the story. To enhance the charcuterie experience, there are a number of good books on the subject. You can, of course, visit your local bookstore, check out options online, or explore a curated list of top food and beverage books to buy on In addition to books, your charcuterie experience can be made simple, or more elaborate by using a wide variety of utensils. The choice of kitchen tools and serving dishes is nearly endless. You will find custom-made serving platters, knife sets, high-end wine coolers and more, all easily searchable on Just browse the best of the best and select whatever fits your needs, desires and budget.

Perhaps you aren’t personally into charcuterie, craft beer, fine wine, or premium spirits, but you know family members, friends or business associates who are culinary adventurers. Most food and beverage clubs offer a wide assortment of gift packages, or gift memberships sure to be a hit with people on your gift list. Some clubs let you focus on very specific types of foods or beverages. For example, you can give a membership that only delivers soft cheeses, or only red wines, or you can give a broader experience that lets your gift recipients try a variety of tastes. You can also choose to give a one-time gift delivery, or provide them with a monthly or quarterly membership that keeps the goodies coming. gives you an overview of each of the clubs’ offerings, then take you right to the source to purchase them.

The founder of is an accomplished home chef and has been involved with gourmet restaurants, wine and beer clubs for more than two decades. The team has earned a reputation for carefully evaluating each club, gift item and resource before including them on their site. They help you unbox all the goodies that the clubs provide, review prices, and explore special seasonal promotions. The site also has a page of informative videos from top chefs, party planners and other food and beverage experts that answer your questions and help fire up your appetite. Best of all, once you have been inspired, offers you direct shopping access to each club, where you can evaluate their services for yourself.

If you want to explore the world of charcuterie (pronounced shar-koo-tuh-ree) and you are ready to treat your taste buds, check out Put together a charcuterie platter and pair it with your favorite small-batch craft beer and you have a real party. All it takes is a few clicks and the good times will show up on your doorstep every month. Take a few minutes to view their site: Clubs to Join, Stores to Shop, Gifts to Gift or Blogs to Read. Become a Charcuterie Connoisseur!


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