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How to Make A Salami Rose For A Charcuterie Board

Learn how easy it is to make impressive meat roses including a salami rose, pepperoni rose, rose in a cup, and mini rosebuds.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner


  • 24 thinly sliced salami
  • pepperoni (optional)
  • herbs (optional)


  • For the first layer, fold one salami slice in half and place it on the rim of a wine glass. Make sure half of the salami is inside the glass and the other half is outside the glass. Add another salami slice and overlap the first slice by ¼" to ½." Repeat the steps with 2 more slices which should cover the entire rim.
  • To create the second layer, repeat the steps, making sure to cover the overlapped pieces with the second row of salami slices. You will be making 6 layers of salami.
  • For layers 3 through 6, place the salami layers so that more of the salami is inside the glass than outside. When looking at it from the outside of the glass, the 3rd-row slices should be approximately ⅛th" higher than the first 2 rows. Each of the remaining rows will be higher than the one under it.
  • As you continue to add rows you will be left with a small hole in the center or none at all. At this point, cover the glass with a saucer and turn the glass over. Push down on the salami flower while twisting the glass slightly to help set the rose. 
  • Now lift the glass up to reveal your salami rose!



  • Use a see-through glass so you can keep an eye on the placement of the salami slices.
  • The size of the glass will determine the size of the rose. Larger glasses will result in larger roses.
  • When making the roses, you'll want to press and hold the salami slices over the glass so that they can take on the shape of the glass. Especially the first few layers.
  • To add interest to your charcuterie board, consider making a few different roses. Watch the recipes video to learn how to make the other types of roses.
  • When making a charcuterie board for your friends or guests, always wear rubber gloves.
  • If you will be making the roses ahead of time, keep the rose on the glass and wrap it with saran wrap and refrigerate it. This will help the rose to hold its shape until you're ready to add it to your board.
  • You can also try other cuts of meat to make your meat roses including ham and turkey slices. If you need to, use a round biscuit cutter to cut the meat into round slices.


Serving: 5slices | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 500mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g