Aimee Bourque’s ‘Jarcuterie’

Aimee Bourque's Jarcuterie

‘Jarcuterie’ is all the fun of a grazing board, but in a single, portable serving. These cute appetizers are easy to make and are filled with the local ingredients and produce of your choice! This version was brought to us by Aimee Bourque.


  1. Be creative. Every jar can be different – there are no set rules you must follow. There are so many great local products you can include, so it’s up to you!
  2. Select a variety of cheese. Choose a few cheeses with different seasonings and flavours to keep everyone’s taste buds satisfied!
  3. Add meat or fish. With such a variety of seafood and meat in Nova Scotia, you can choose your favourite to suit your fancy.
  4. Include jams or preserves. Balance out the meat and fish with a little sweetness – you can even add fruit.
  5. Embrace the bread. Sliced baguettes are perfect for pairing ingredients together.
  6. The end result. Grab a few small mason jars and display all of the ingredients inside however you’d like. Use toothpicks to combine multiple ingredients to create “kebabs” to put in the jars.
  7. Perfect pairings. Don’t forget to pair with your favourite Nova Scotia wine!

Looking for inspiration? Aimee Bourque suggests mixing and matching. For her board she chose the following Taste of Nova Scotia members:

For even more inspiration, check out our Local Source Guide: 

Cheese: Fox Hill Cheese House, Knoydart Farm, Masstown Creamery 

Produce: Stirling Farm Market, Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Scotian Gold, den Haan Greenhouses, Stokdijk Greenhouses, Country Magic, or one of the many Farmers Markets of Nova Scotia.

Bread: Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet, Boulangerie la Vendéenne, The Old Apothecary Bakery and Café, Masstown Market

Meat: Masstown Butcher, Meadowbrook Meat Market, The Pork Shop

Fish: Afishionado Fishmongers, Fisherman’s Market, Evan’s Fresh Seafood, A.C. Covert Distributors, Clearwater Seafoods Ltd., Comeau’s Sea Foods Ltd., Hamilton’s Fish Farm, J. Willy Krauch & Sons

Jams and preserves: Cornect Family Farm, Helen B’s Preserves, Galloping Cows Fine Foods, Tangled Garden

Nova Scotian Wine: L’Acadie Vineyards, Avondale Sky Winery, Benjamin Bridge, Blomidon Estate Winery, Gaspereau Vineyards, Grand Pré Wines, Jost Vineyards, Luckett Vineyards, Lightfoot & Wolfville, Mercator Vineyards, Planters Ridge Winery, Sainte-Famille Wines, Petite Riviere Vineyards, Casa Nova Fine Beverages

Recipe and photography provided by: Aimee Bourque

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