Welcome to Saje and Vine - We deliver the best charcuterie in Vancouver.
If you’ve ever wanted to host a party or deliver the perfect gift; but were unsure of where to begin, we’ve got you covered. Entertaining and gifting the Charcuterie experience has just been simplified!
My name is Saijal, and I am the founder of Saje and Vine Charcuterie. I’ve been brought up in Vancouver BC, and have been fortunate to have traveled around the world at a young age. In doing so, I have become passionate about finding hidden gems when it comes to fine food and wine. I have taken my world view and put it into my vision for charcuterie in Vancouver. Saje and Vine is all about being local. I have been brought up in Vancouver, and have come to appreciate BC's culinary contribution to the world. All of our world themed Charcuterie items are made from locally sourced, sustainable products.
We manufacture and procure the best charcuterie products from within BC. We source the best ingredients from passionate local suppliers. We view our suppliers as the new age “Artisans” of Canada and simplify the process of ordering and delivering these great gems to our customers.
I have always respected charcuterie as a culinary platform - an artistic canvas, on which we procure flavors and delightful pairings. In today’s busy world most people appreciate the finer things in life, however procuring artisan meats, spreads and dips are challenging for most hosts. We bring it all together and deliver the Charcuterie experience.We manufacture and procure the best charcuterie products from within BC. We source the best ingredients from passionate local suppliers. We view our suppliers as the new age “Artisans” of Canada and simplify the process of ordering and delivering these great gems to our customers.
It originated as a French tradition, charcuterie (pronounced "shahr-ku-tuh-ree") is the art of preparing and assembling finely crafted, cured meats and cheese products. The chef that prepares the meat is called a Charcutier. The charcuterie concept has become very popular outside of France, and has evolved to include a variety of foods besides just meat and cheese. In essence, a charcuterie board is an assortment of artisan dips, spreads, breads, olives and accompaniments, all delicately arranged on a serving board. Some even enjoy Steak Charcuterie boards
The original concepts of the Charcuterie are still present in most fine charcuterie boards. Traditional Charcuteries also provided sophisticated spreads. Here are some classic french spreads:
Pâté and terrine are very similar: The term pâté means paste in french. Pate’s are very popular in most sophisticated charcuteries’ as a spread for artisan breads, toast or even crackers. It is traditionally made using duck or chicken liver, mixed with wine and spices until it's cooked down into a spreadable texture.
Rillettes are slow-cooked meat that is pulled or shredded. This french specialty is similar to a pate but with a coarser texture. This charcuterie item is traditionally cooked from rabbit, goose, and/or duck. Rillettes are served cold or at room temperature as a spread for artisan bread or toast.
Mousse is very similar to a Pate or Rillettes, but the main difference is that it has a much smoother, lighter consistency that is similar to pate. The most popular mousse is made from chicken liver, which is often prepared with spices, cream, and a touch of wine. It’s served cold and tastes great on toast or even pieces of fruit.
What started out as a branch of cooking that involved prepared meats, has now evolved into what’s known as the shared platter or even grazing. Charcuteries around the world have transformed into an artform and is usually the centerpiece of conversation at most social gatherings. That is the beauty of the Charcuterie experience - it is whatever you would like it to be. Many people mix traditional charcuterie items with modern day twists.
Today you can find charcuteries with a Italian, Mediterranean or even Mexican perspective. It is not uncommon to find bruschetta, hummus and salsa spreads at get-togethers. This is probably why charcuterie experiences have become popular around the world. Characterized by its ability to adapt to any culture and suite any event.