It's time to kick up your charcuterie board game people! I am going to show you how to make those adorably easy but fancy Salami Roses at home to impress your guests at your next party or get-together!
The TikTok salami rose trend went viral after people realized how amazingly EASY they are to make leaving us all thinking..."Well why couldn't I think of that?!" They are an elegant way to amp up your next grazing board with minimal effort.
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Now, let's grab two wine glasses...one for filling and one for our roses! 😉
🌹How Do You Make A Salami Rose?
All you need is a couple items!
- A glass with a narrow opening- I suggest using either a white wine glass, champagne flute or even a shot glass!
- Round deli meats- The best way to form the flower shape is to use ROUND thinly sliced meats. Cured meats like salami, pepperoni, and ham work best.
- *Round cookie cutter- *Optional but helpful! This is to cut any larger cheeses or meats down so your "petals" are the same size.
- Start by folding a slice of meat over the edge of your glass. Aim to have half on the inside and half hanging on the outside of the glass.
- Add another slice to the glass overlapping the seam of the previous slice.
- Repeat with the next 5-8 slices or however many you can fit inside the rim.
- Turn glass upside down onto a charcuterie board and lift the glass to expose a gorgeous rose!
The Best Meats To Use For Roses
Any round, firm, cured meats are recommended. Salami can be used for a salami rose or pepperoni for a pepperoni rose. You can even mix them up and do a meat/cheese combo like I did here!
Proscuitto isn't study enough to hold up on its own so I would fold the proscuitto normally on your charcuterie board.
Another option to bring some depth to your board is to fold smaller meats like mini pepperoni to create cute, mini roses if you like.
The Best Cheeses To Use For Roses
To make my cheesy meat rose, I use sliced provolone since it already come ROUND. See if your deli guy can slice some other cheeses for you too.
You can normally find these cheese sliced in rounds.
- colby jack
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How Do You Eat Meat Roses?
The best way to enjoy your meat roses without destroying their structure too much is too pull slices from the BOTTOM first. This way, your rose will still stay in tact as your guests enjoy it!
Assembling The Rest Of Your Charcuterie Board
Grab your largest platter or cutting board and place your meat roses on your board first! Then add everything else around them.
Let's stick to the classics and go for a mixture of the following:
- Various cheeses – Aim for 2-3. Look for a quality aged cheddar and a softer cheese like brie or a camembert. Gouda and gruyere are also favorites.
- Olives and Nuts – Black and green stuffed olives are popular. Nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts and cashews are ideal.
- Fruit – Stick to the classics like grapes (all colors), pears, apples and berries.
- Dried Fruits – Apricots, cherries, prunes, figs and plums are the best!
- Crackers or small slices of bread (aka crostini) – Look for different brands, sizes and flavors as well as GF and keto-friendly options!
- Jelly or Jam – Fig and apricot jams are popular. Honey to drizzle is never a bad idea.
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✔ Use different sized glasses so you have different sized roses!
✔ Keep your cured meat and cheese slices similar in size and thickness so your rose comes out evenly beautiful.
✔ Make your roses in advance and cover with plastic wrap to keep them from drying out.
🍷Serve this at your next blind wine tasting party!
Yes! Just make sure you cover your charcuterie tightly with plastic or saran wrap to prevent everything from drying out! Adding a damp paper towel under the plastic wrap is a trick to keep things moist and fresh for a few hours!
At least 5 but it depends on the size of your class and thickness of your meat! You can't do too much so fold as many slices as your glass will allow.
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Charcuterie Roses Tutortial (Salami, Pepperoni & Cheese!)
- Wine, shot or champagne glass
- 3 oz. salami (13-15 slices)
- 3 oz. pepperoni (9-12 slices)
- 3 oz. cheese (*optional)
- Make sure all of your meats and/or cheeses are similar sizes. If not, use a round cutter to cut into same size.
- Using a thin wine glass, champagne flute or shot glass, fold one slice of meat over the rim of the glass. Half should be inside and half outside.
- Add another slice so it is overlapping the previous one about ½-¾ of the way. Repeat with another 4-6 slices or until you cannot fit anymore inside your glass.
- Flip glass over onto charcuterie board and lift.
- If rose does not look right, simply try again with the same slices until you get it right.