Charcuterie Salumiere Certification

Charcuterie Salumiere Certification

Each year, the IDDBA invites cheese mongers, cheese connoisseurs, subject matter experts and industry leaders the unique opportunity to become a Certified Salumiere.

The comprehensive exam encompasses product knowledge, merchandising techniques and consumer expectations that create the art of Charcuterie. When you become certified, you join an elite group of industry experts.

Once viewed as an upcoming trend, charcuterie is now a customer favorite. This certification enables you to exceed customer expectations and grow business all while expanding your own professional development.

IDDBA offers certification opportunities year-round. You can choose the virtual option or in person option offered this June at IDDBA 2023.

IDDBA encourages both individuals to register and our Member companies to register groups of associates as part of ongoing training and development.

Here’s a few more facts about IDDBA’s Charcuterie Certification:
  • Both members and non-members are eligible.
  • Members do receive a discount. Member pricing is $450 and Non-Member pricing is $500 per exam.
  • The in-person exam takes place Saturday, June 3, 2023 at IDDBA 2023 Anaheim, CA. Registration has closed.
  • Registration is open for the 2024 in-person exam, taking place June 8, 2024 in Houston, TX. Apply here.
  • IDDBA will provide various resources to help the learner along the way.
  • Exams are proctored and results (pass or fail) will be shared with those who take the exam as the final results become available.
  • Reach out to Miles Allen ( on our education team for more info..

Congratulations to our Certified Salumieres!

2021 Certified Salumieres!
  • Nathan Aldridge
  • Rashema Ali
  • Diane Corrente-French
  • Amy Forbis
  • Matthew Hall
  • Jeff Kampa
  • Jody Mason
  • Valentin Nayfeld
  • Tonya Oakes
  • Lorenza Pasetti
  • Tony Sanguinetti
  • Kelsey Steffel
  • Jean Stevens
  • Katherine Wilkey
2022 Certified Salumieres!
  • Andy DeCou
  • Patti Tavelli
  • Kain Marzalado
  • Jewel Hunt
  • Chris Wilson
  • Katie Yan
  • Jennifer Cox
  • Peter Loizzo
  • Greg Hardin
  • Christopher Eastwood
  • Katie Milliron
  • Andrea Valente
  • Grant Gholson

Webinar Resources

The Charcuterie study guide includes PDF decks of recent IDDBA webinars relating to all things charcuterie. IDDBA members have full access to the entire webinar catalog.

How to Handle and Slice Italian Charcuterie
How to Handle and Slice Italian Charcuterie

The Guide on How to Best Handle, Slice and Preserve Whole Pieces of Italian Charcuterie:....

Best Pairings With Italian Charcuterie
Best Pairings With Italian Charcuterie

Join Stefano Scarso from Rovagnati as he provides insight on how to enhance the enjoyment experience through....