Simply put, charcuterie is any type of cured meat. Most of the time, people are talking about gourmet and specialty meats, which are often prepared in small batches. You’ll often find charcuterie served on platters, along with cheese, crackers, and perhaps some fruit.
You can buy charcuterie from local stores easily enough, but charcuterie of the month clubs are an even better choice. These clubs tend to provide a selection of different items, giving you plenty to try out. You’ll often find some artisan products that won’t be available in your local area.
If all that wasn’t enough, think about the price. When you shop from a local store, you often need to buy full packets of products or full-size items. This can get frustrating and expensive, especially when you don’t know whether you like the charcuterie in question.
A club gives you the ability to try out many different foods without having to stress. You might even pair it with a cheese of the month club or something similar.
Charcuterie Of The Month Clubs
Zingerman's Cured Meats Club
Cured meats are one of the best types of charcuterie, so why not choose an option like this Cured Meats Club? It comes from Zingerman's and is an especially high-quality choice. You can expect products like spreads, sausages, hams, and, of course, salamis.
The club always provides the same boxes in the same order, regardless of when you sign up or your membership duration. Your first month provides a salami selection, while your second month gives you 2 types of bacon.
Membership costs $150 for 3 months or $295 for 6 months. Shipping is free in both cases. The club is currently ‘on vacation’, but keep an eye on the site. They're bound to re-introduce it soon.
Murray’s Meat & Cheese of the Month Club
Cheese naturally complements charcuterie, making options like Murray's Cheese Board of the Month Club extremely appealing. Although it's called a cheese board club, it does provide you with 1-2 charcuterie items along with 3-5 kinds of cheese – along with other accompaniments that will help you build an amazing party spread.
The club is available in 3, 6, and12-month variations plus the month-to-month option. Pricing starts at $113. Your shipment is sent out the next calendar month. Along with the cheeses, charcuteries, and accompaniments, they also include step-by-step instructions on cutting and serving.
Murray's does sometimes have a Meat of the Month Club as well. This follows a similar style, except that you're just receiving meat, rather than meat and cheese. That version seems to be unavailable at present, but it's likely to return at some point.
iGourmet Charcuterie Subscription
iGourmet specializes in curated clubs. These feature amazing products from companies throughout the United States. They focus on several key types, including sausage, ham, and pate.
The subscription provides you with 2 full-sized products every month. These are always artisanal. You're given accompanying items too, which should pair well with the charcuterie. You can learn more about your selections with the included monthly newsletter.
You can sign up for their 3-month Charcuterie Subscription for $162.00 free of shipping charges. Each month, you'll receive cured meat selections that may include those that came from a specific region as well as classics from different countries.
Sharecuterie Box Subscriptions
The club from Sharecuterie is designed with entertaining in mind. Each month provides you with 2 to 3 charcuterie products, 2 to 3 cheeses, and various accompanying items. Pairing recommendations are included too. The idea is that you can simply put everything on a plate and have a ready-to-go platter for entertaining.
There are two subscriptions available, the Small Graze Box costs $55 per month, which is good for 2-3, and the Large Graze Box costs $80 per month which is good for 4-6. You can choose from a 3, 6, or 12-month-long subscription.
Sharecuterie can accommodate food sensitivities by giving you options to make yours gluten-free, vegetarian, keto-friendly, and other food allergies.
Carnivore Club Meat Subscription
The Carnivore Club is an especially popular choice for meat lovers. The subscription features a different artisan each month. These all have their own distinctive styles and flavor combinations. This is an ideal way to experience new tastes each month, without any effort on your part.
There are 4 different types of boxes to consider with pricing starting at $19.99 to $49.99 per month. There is the Snack Box, the Classic Box, and the Complete Box. There is also a Jerky Box which is the smaller and more affordable version of their Snack Box. You can choose the box delivered monthly, every other month, or every three months.
You can expect exclusive access to premium jerky, salamis, prosciuttos, bacon, and more either for your personal snacking or for creating a delicious charcuterie board for parties or gatherings.
Journeyman Meat Co. Advanced Recipe Tasting Club
Journeyman Meat Co. has a strong emphasis on meat, so you know you'll be getting great products every time. Their main subscription is a Salumi Club (yes, that's how they spell it).
The club, also called Advanced Recipe Tasting Club, delivers two limited edition salumi quarterly. The members can also enjoy 20% savings on all salumi and bacon, special pricing on gift sets, and exclusive access to annual parties.
The subscription cost for a one-year membership is $144 including the shipping fee or you can opt for local pickup at their Healdsburg shop at $108. You can also gift the Salumi Club membership.
Olympia Provisions Charcuterie Club
The club from Olympia Provisions is a fun choice for charcuterie lovers. It provides you with 3 different charcuterie products each month. The product selection isn't limited to meat either. You'll sometimes find pickles in the box too, along with pairing notes and recipes.
The subscription costs you $75 per month. The monthly boxes will contain two different types of salami, one sausage, and one picked. Every quarterly, they also include an exclusive salami along with curated cheese to complete your board and a surprise quarterly gift.
There is also an option to gift a subscription at a price of $450 for 6 months and $900 for 12 months.
Underground Meats Buy Curious Meat Club
If you're particularly interested in salami, the Buy Curious Meat Club could be the choice for you. The subscription costs $25 per month and you can join on a month-to-month basis, or pre-pay for a longer duration of 6 or 12 months for a slightly lower price.
Each month, members will receive classic salami selections – one large-format and one small-format salami. They're also the first ones to try specialty products. Shipments are made mid-month each month. You can skip, modify, or cancel a subscription at any time.
Your monthly shipment comes in an envelope, rather than a box. While the company doesn't define the difference between the types, the images on the site offer a general idea.
A Gift Inside Monthly Meat and Cheese Club
A Gift Inside is another company that provides curated clubs. Their subscriptions feature items from many companies throughout the United States, giving you a broad experience of styles and flavors.
The club is also unusual in that they provide full details of the products for each month. This allows you to make a fully informed decision about whether you want to join.
A final feature to mention is membership duration. You can have a membership of anywhere from 2 to 12 months, where you pay for the entire subscription in one go. The average monthly price ranges from $36.66 to $41.65, with the longer durations giving the best discount.
Meatbox Cured and Air Dried Meat Boxes
Why settle for a few charcuterie items per month when you can have a subscription like the ones from Meatbox? Meatbox doesn't just offer a larger selection than normal. The company also has a range of boxes – enough to suit everyone.
Their box names include South African Meatbox Selection, Saucissons Lovers Meatbox, Hot Hot Hot Meatbox, Connoisseurs Charcuterie Meatbox, Biltong Discovery Meatbox, and Beer Snack Meatbox
Each box type can be ordered for 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months. Pricing starts at £19.95 to £115.00 – as the pricing suggests, the company is UK-based. They ship to people in the UK and in Northern Ireland.
Meuwly’s Secret Meat Club
The charcuterie subscription from Secret Meat Club provides you with a selection of different charcuterie items each month. This includes sausages, pickles, condiments, cured meats, and cooked meats. The company is less specific than normal, so it isn't clear how many items you get per month or how these are chosen.
You can opt for the Sausage Package for $20/month if you love to grill and you are interested in trying out some new flavors, the Sausage & Charcuterie for $40/month if you enjoy a mix of sausages, charcuterie, and other specialty meats, or the Gourmet Package for $65/month if you like charcuterie and cheese with condiment pairings, and you’re open to trying out unique new combinations
You can choose from monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly subscriptions. The prices mentioned above are not inclusive of tax and delivery fees.
Di Bruno Bros Charcuterie Club
Di Bruno Bros is one of the pioneers in food retailers and importers. They traced as far back as 1930s. Today they have five retail locations, catering, import, and e-commerce divisions. Aside from cured meats and cheeses, they also provide other specialty foods.
Their Charcuterie Club is available for 4, 8, or 13 months (one free month) at a price ranging from $200 to $600 with free of shipping. Each month members will get to enjoy a selection of cuts, chubs, jars, and slabs of meat. They also sometimes include accouterments and are always presented within a theme.
Recent pairings include Tempesta Nduja Salami, Brooklyn Cured Bresaola, and Spicy Soppressata.
Platterful Charcuterie Kits & Subscription
Platterful delivers the finest artisan meats, cheeses, and other accompaniments. They also provide educational materials along with instructions that could turn anyone into a charcuterie artist. They also offer gluten-free and vegan versions of the Charcuterie Kit.
You can sign up for the monthly, or the 3 and 6 months prepaid subscription plan or you can also opt for a one-time purchase. Pricing is between $65 to $329. Each subscription plan has a large and standard kit to choose from.
The large Charcuterie Kit usually includes 3 kinds of cheese, 2 types of meat, 1-2 paks of cracker, 2-3 spreadable, and 3 or more other accompaniments. The standard kit on the other hand includes 2 kinds of cheese, 1 meat, 1 pack of crackers, 1-2 spreadable, and two or more other accompaniments. Accompaniments may be dried fruits, olives, candied nuts, chocolate, and pickled things.
Cured and Cultivated Cheese and Charcuterie Club
Cured and Cultivated originally started as a wholesaler to local wineries and businesses and then eventually expanded into an online cheese shop and deli. They've curated over a hundred different cheeses and cured meats and salami for their charcuterie collection from all over the world.
Their cheese and charcuterie club contains 3 kinds of cheese, 1 cured meat, 1 salami, crackers, and 1-2 condiments like nuts, olives, preserves, and others. You can choose from a one-time, 3-month, or 6-month subscription plan at $115 to $690. The shipping fee is free for the 3 and 6-month subscriptions. Club members will get a box with handpicked products that include those that are intriguing along with the classics. Members are also granted special discounts on re-ordered items plus access to exclusive promos.
You can also buy the club membership as a gift by simply giving them the recipient's email and mobile phone so that they can notify them of upcoming shipments.
Cheese & Charcuterie Monthly Package
Cheese & Charcuterie is committed to delivering the best-tasting cheeses, premium cured meats, and their complements. If you're planning to host a get-together or party then try their grazing package to ease you with all the troubles and simply present the beautiful spread to your guest.
Their monthly grazing package can be availed of for 1, 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions. Pricing is anywhere between $79.95 to $959.40. You'll get 5-6 different cheeses and meats and 2-4 complements. First-month subscribers will also get a new cutting board.
They usually ship out on the second Tuesday of each month. They also try to adjust shipments to ensure that monthly subscription boxes will be delivered before major holidays.
Angel's Salumi Charcuterie Club
Angel's Salumi provides artisanal and unique charcuterie made only from the finest meats and ingredients. They build relationships with some of the best farmers around the world to ensure that they can provide you with only the best quality cured meats. Angel's Salumi now has a newly renovated distribution center and storefront, online shop, and tasting room located in Carlsbad, California.
Their Charcuterie Club lets you experience the world of luxury charcuterie at $29 per month. Each month they send out award-winning charcuterie with exceptional taste and quality. Members will receive two large artisanal salami, either whole and or presliced (about 5.5-6.5 oz.), along with the flavor profiles and information about the charcuteries.
If you would like to try their other products they also have a wide selection of gift boxes to choose from ranging from $79 to $118 each.
Abel & Cole Monthly Cheese & Charcuterie Club
Abel & Cole is on a mission to make sustainable shopping more accessible. They work with their farmers every week to pack boxes of their best organic produce. They have fruit and veggies, meat and fish, dairies, bakery products, and more (even household items).
They also carry cured meats and even have Monthly Cheese & Charcuterie Club with subscription plans that vary from one delivery only, every week, every other week, every three weeks, every four weeks, and every eight weeks for £18.00.
Members will receive two high-welfare charcuterie cuts and two organic, artisanal kinds of cheese along with the tasting notes. Members will get to try Abel & Cole's range of cured meats and cheeses from creamy Bries to free-range salamis.
The Artisan British Charcuterie Subscription Club
The Great British Charcuterie promotes small artisan producers around the UK. They now have grown their small shop into several restaurants, cafes, retail outlets, and online and wholesale services.
The Artisan British Charcuterie Subscription Club cost $49.95 a month with subscription lengths of 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. Each month members will get hand-selected charcuterie products along with accompaniments and tasting notes and pairing suggestions. Packages are normally shipped on or around the fifth day of each month.
Members will also have first access to new products and special editions. They will also get special offers and discounts. GB Charcuterie will also cater to any dietary requirements.
Marsh Pig Charcuterie Members Club
Marsh Pig is another British company that particularly offers charcuterie made from free-range pork and rare breed cross British beef. Each batch of salami is handmade without the use of any industrial-sized equipment which ensures better quality control for that guaranteed amazing flavor.
Their Charcuterie Members Club costs £35.00 per month, this includes free delivery (only in the UK). There is no fixed length of subscription and you can cancel at any time. Each month, they'll be sending out hand-selected top charcuterie products along with their favorite accompaniments. They also make sure that the bundle changes every month.
Members will have first access to new products and special editions. The first box is sent right after becoming a member and then the subsequent boxes will be sent out every 5th of the month.
Charcuterie Woo Board of the Month Club
Charcuterie Woo is just recently founded by couple Kerry and Tommy Dwyer. They are now not only providing custom-made beautiful and delicious boards (all locally sourced and eco-friendly) but hosting private parties and charcuterie-making classes as well.
Their Board of the Month Club can be availed in small, medium, and large options costing $35, $55, and $75 per month respectively. Each month, members will enjoy a beautifully themed charcuterie spread with seasonal accompaniments.
Members will get a customized cutting board on their first month's order. For the 12-month members, an additional customized board will be sent out on their 6th-month anniversary. Club board members will also get special discounts plus giveaways throughout the year.
Grape Water Wine + Charcuterie Club
Grape Water is a small wine bar, located in Middleton, Wisconsin. They don’t ship their products and their selection is pretty small. But, they offer something pretty exciting too – a wine and charcuterie of the month club.
Combining wine and charcuterie in the same subscription like this is genius. Yet, they’re the only company I’ve seen to do so. You even get to specify the type of wine you want in your subscription, like whether you like lighter bodied reds or drier whites.
The subscription isn’t even that expensive, costing $165 for 3 months, $300 for 6 months, or $540 for 12 months. Unfortunately though, there are no details about the types or quantity of charcuterie items.