Today when we speak of charcuterie, we mean the processed meat of any animal, including beef, veal, lamb, poultry and their giblets and offal.
Deli meat is raw and fermented or cooked. It can also be salted, smoked or dried. Other ingredients are also used in making deli products:
- Binding agents: Starch, flour, jellies and eggs
- Conservation agents: Sodium nitrite and seasonings such as salt, herbs and spices