Siam Fisaha is a seasoned traveler who’s been to more than 20 countries. But she’d never had a charcuterie board until 2019 when she visited a winery in Spain.
She loved the mix of cured meats and cheeses.
“I started making charcuterie at home, and my family really liked it,” said the Wilmington resident. “I decided to do it as a business.”
Luxe Charcuterie launched in June of this year.
“The support has been amazing,” said Fisaha, who moved from Canada to Delaware last year to be near her husband’s family.
Originating in France, charcuterie is a cooking branch devoted to prepared meats, such as bacon and sausage. It developed in the days before refrigeration when curing and smoking were the predominant preservation methods.
Today, charcuterie refers to an artfully arranged presentation of meats, cheeses, crackers, nuts and fruit. Mustard, honey, pickled items and other complementary accouterments are typically on hand. Fisaha adds a few sweets to her platters.
She offers three sizes: small ($30), medium ($45) and large ($55). The small provides a fireside snack for two, while the large can handle a party for up to 12. Both medium and large boxes have a small jar of honey.
Delivery is free if it is within 15 miles of the 19801 Wilmington zip code.
All her presentations are a colorful feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
One box might contain soft cheeses, including brie, gently folded meats, chocolate-covered pretzels, olives, mandarin oranges and nuts.
Another might feature squares of cheese, medallions of spicy sausages, crunchy caramel corn and tart pickles.
Since starting Luxe Charcuterie in June, Fisaha has delivered boxes for housewarming presents, birthday celebrations and baby showers. She’s also filled orders for corporate gifts. Currently, she’s offering a “spooktacular” Halloween-themed party platter for $45.
Customers don’t need to wonder if Fisaha is following COVID-19 protocols. She received her nursing degree in Canada.
“We wear masks and other personal protective equipment,” she said. Contactless delivery is available.
She will run her charcuterie business and work as a nurse when she receives her credentials in the United States.
Fisaha, who grew up cooking with her large family, also hopes to expand the “luxurious” items she can offer New Castle County customers.
“My plan is to do more corporate orders and get into luxury catering,” she said.
Charcuterie is tasty start of things to come.
For more information: Go to Luxe Charcuterie on Facebook, call 302-358-8932 for information or email email@example.com.