How to Make Charcuterie Roses

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If you’ve been wondering how to make charcuterie roses to make your boards more fun and interesting, I have some tips for you. We’re talking all about how to make Salami Roses, or other meat roses, you won’t believe how easy they are to make. They’re the perfect addition to your cheese board, snack board, or charcuterie board, and a beautiful way to add excitement to your board.

How to Make Charcuterie Roses

We used these salami rosettes in our Easter charcuterie board, and they are also perfect for Mother’s Day boards, Valentine’s Day boards, and more. They’re so easy to make, and don’t take much time at all. This is a simple, quick tutorial that will drastically change the look of your cheese boards or charcuterie.

To make salami flowers, or if you have large sliced pepperoni, pepperoni roses, start by separating the slices of salami or pepperoni. To make the roses, you’ll need a traditional 1.5 ounce shot glass, or a champagne flute will also work well.

How to Make Charcuterie Roses

Step 1: Place the shot glass (or champagne flute) down onto the counter.

Step 2: Begin folding the salami in half over the edge of the shot or champagne glass.

How to Make Charcuterie Roses

Step 3: After the first layer, continue adding additional pieces of salami to make additional layers. After the second row of meat, add a third.

How to Make Charcuterie Roses

Step 4: Repeat for about 3-4 layers, and turn the glass upside down to remove the roses. If you need additional layers of meat, feel free to place the rose back onto the glass and add more.

How to Make Charcuterie Roses

The edges of salami poking up look just like rose petals, and there you have a beautiful salami rose for your board. Larger slices of salami will make larger roses, but if you can get your hands on smaller pieces of thinly sliced salami, you can make smaller roses as well. The size of your pieces of meat will determine the size of the rose. This simple idea adds so much to your gorgeous charcuterie board creations. 

If you need more charcuterie board tips and ideas, check out our post on How to Make a Charcuterie Board.

How to Make Charcuterie Roses

FAQs & Tips:

How many pieces of salami does it take to make a rose?

The number of salami slices you need varies. It takes 12-16 pieces to make a larger rose with a shot glass. It takes about 4 slices to make a layer and we do 3-4 layers of salami for our roses on that size glass.

  • Make some of these meat flowers for your next charcuterie board to really wow your guests.
  • If all you have is a larger glass, like a wine glass, you can still do this method, but you will need to double or triple the amount of meat and add more layers to get the rose shape. For smaller flowers, use glasses with a smaller opening like a champagne flute or shot glass. The size of the glass will greatly affect the size of the flower.
  • A smaller glass opening will require the least amount of slices to make your roses.
  • You can also make smaller pieces of salami by cutting your larger pieces with a smaller circle cookie cutter.

We hope you enjoy making these charcuterie roses for your next board. It takes a little practice, but you’ll get the hang of it in no time. If you feel like your roses aren’t full enough, add additional layers of meat (if you have more slices of meat to use).

I also have a post on how to fold other meats for charcuterie.

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Yield: 1 rose

How to Make Charcuterie Roses

How to Make Charcuterie Roses

A tutorial on how to make charcuterie roses.

Ingredients

  • 12 pieces of salami
  • A shot glass

Instructions

    1. Place the shot glass (or champagne flute) down onto the counter.
    2. Begin folding the salami in half over the edge of the shot or champagne glass.
    3. After the first layer, continue adding additional pieces of salami to make additional layers. After the second row of meat, add a third.
    4. Repeat for about 3-4 layers, and turn the glass upside down to remove the roses.
    5. If you need additional layers of meat, feel free to place the rose back onto the glass and add more.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

4 slices

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

6 Comments

  1. I used your suggestions and the salami rose looked beautiful when I took it out of the shot glass but promptly fell apart when I placed it on my platter. How do I prevent that from happening?

    1. The best ways is to make sure you are really pressing the salami into the rim of the shot glass, kind of pinching it around the edge, and then pinching all of the additional layers. That helps it hold its shape better.

  2. When the guests want salami do they grab the whole salami rose? It seems like a lot of salami for one person. If they pull a couple of petals from the rose, then it becomes undone. Is that allowed?

  3. I make my salami roses first and then wrap them tightly on the glass with plastic wrap and put them in the fridge to tighten up. I find this helps them stay together very well.

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