If Christmas is good for anything, it’s for providing the perfect excuse to eat your weight in cheese and nibbles, thanks to the humble charcuterie board. The word derives from 15th Century France, meaning ‘flesh’ and ‘cooked’. It formed due to food being harder to access, which encouraged people to use every bit of meat so to not waste. The leftover meat was then preserved and cured to keep it edible for longer. And thus, the charcuterie board was born. Over the years it has grown and developed, with the addition of cheese, figs, nuts, grapes, and other additions.

Impress your festive guests this season and head on down to the Show, where you can walk around the exhibitor stands and explore the brands selling cheese, cured meats and other accessories to create the perfect charcuterie board.

See Braycured at stand F744, where you can enjoy British charcuterie handmade in Bray, along with sauces and dips to pair and even a monthly subscription service. Another meat enthusiast, visit Biltong Boss at stand F248, where there will be a gorgeous range of cured meats and jerky, perfect for adding a bit of smoke to your charcuterie boards.

You can’t have a charcuterie board without some cheese! Head on over to stand F270 and see Field of Cheese where you can explore the gorgeous range of cheese and charcuterie platters, as well as melting pots and table spreads.

A key part of charcuterie boards is the accessories that accompany your meats and cheeses. Head to stand F18 and see Araxos, where you can delve into the world of olives, sun dried tomatoes, garlic and other exotic products to elevate your boards.

For our full list of exhibitors, see here.