A rose made of salami is an impressive addition to any charcuterie board. Although they may look complicated, salami roses are actually surprisingly simple to create.
Here is a quick tutorial for how to make your first edible flower.
You will need:
- A glass matching the size of the rose you wish to create. We used a wine glass to create a large rose.
- Flexible, thinly sliced salami like Genoa, Sopressata, pepperoni, chorizo, and/or peppered salami.
- A charcuterie board to place the rose on.
Fold one slice of meat in half over the edge of the glass to create your first petal.
Line up a second slice of meat at the centerpoint of the first petal and overlap this piece over the edge of the glass to make your second petal.
Repeat until you have 5 or 6 overlapping petals or until the edge of the glass is no longer visible.
It's time to create your second row of petals.
Position a new piece of salami between two petals, folding it over the edge of the glass.
Repeat until your second layer of petals is complete.
Add a couple more petals for the final row, and you're finished with the layers.
Covering the meat with the palm of your hand firm against the glass, flip the glass upside down and place the glass on your charcuterie board.
Lift the glass to reveal your rose!
Don't worry if it takes a few tries to create your first salami rose. We found some meats tend to fold and stick better than others, and so the solution may be as simple as trying a new brand or size of salami.