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Charcuterie Party Cups

Charcuterie Party Cups - A charcuterie board in a personal-sized wonton cup appetizer! |

I’ve had a love of charcuterie for many years now. Cured meats, sausages, pâtés, terrines, pickles, homemade mustards, I love it all. Most of my favorite restaurants have a really great charcuterie board on their appetizer list, which is not at all a coincidence.

But I totally get that not everybody is familiar with this style of cooking. While in New Orleans with a group of friends, we were sitting down to a great meal in a kind of noisy restaurant, which meant we ended up yelling across the table at each other. Somebody wanted to order charcuterie, somebody else didn’t know what it was. “What?!? Did you say SHARKcuterie? It’s made of sharks?!?”

Charcuterie Party Cups - A charcuterie board in a personal-sized wonton cup appetizer! |

I’m not sure I’ll ever see another charcuterie board again without giggling to myself at the thought of shark sausage and shark prosciutto. I kept it decidedly non-sharky with these personal-sized charcuterie-board-in-a-cup appetizers, opting for just (pork, not shark) salami and prosciutto.

I’ve also included big chunks of award-winning Salemville® Amish Gorgonzola cheese in these charcuterie party cups. This blue-veined cheese is sustainably produced by an Amish community in Cambria, Wisconsin. All Salemville cheeses are farmer-certified rBGH free, rich in calcium and contain no preservatives or chemical additives.

Charcuterie Party Cups - A charcuterie board in a personal-sized wonton cup appetizer! |

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Charcuterie Party Cups

Yield: 12 cups

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 (4-½-inch square) wonton wrappers
  • 6 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced and rolled
  • 6 ounces salami, thinly sliced and rolled
  • 6 ounces Salemville Amish Gorgonzola cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup cornichons
  • Raspberry or fig preserves, for serving (optional)
  • Whole grain mustard, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray standard muffin pan with cooking spray. Press wonton wrappers into muffin cups, taking care to press against bottom and sides of cups. Lightly spray wrappers with additional cooking spray.
  2. Bake 8 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove wonton cups from muffin pan and transfer to cooling rack to cool completely before filling.
  3. Fill cups with prosciutto, salami, cheese and cornichons. Serve with preserves and mustard, if desired.

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6 Responses to “Charcuterie Party Cups”

  1. Flying on Jess Fuel — June 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    These are adorable!! What a clever idea! (Though I think they’d be more fun with some shark… 😉


  2. The Hubs — June 11, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I actually have a couple items of note with this post.
    1) I got to help setup the cups. I think I did a pretty good job organizing said meat, cheese, pickle, and sauce. I would make a good sous chef.
    2) I love all things charcuterie. This was such a good riff on it – hand held morsels of yummy aged meat delights. MMMMMM.


  3. Susan Stone — June 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    This is a neat idea for a party. I’ve only had charcuterie on one occasion – as a snack on the island of Corsica. It was delicious, as was the local red wine served with it. I’ll be saving this recipe for a time when I might be entertaining (not likely, but it’s good to be prepared…) 🙂


    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — June 11th, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

      Ohhh, charcuterie on Corsica sounds like a dream come true to me! Wow!


      • Susan Stone replied: — June 11th, 2014 @ 11:44 pm

        It was wonderful. Corsica is a gorgeous island. The best time of year to go is spring. Hope you get to go some day. That is my second favorite part of France. My first favorite is Reunion Island (Indian Ocean near Madagascar). Another place well worth going to.

  4. Lori | Foxes Love Lemons — June 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Thanks, Jess! And if you ever find shark salami, you just let me know 😉


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