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a close up of a meat flower on a charcuterie board
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How to Make Meat Roses

Make your charcuterie boards really stand out with cute meat roses. These flowers are made using your favorite snacking meats like pepperoni and salami and they're so easy to make that even the kids can help!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Yield: 1 rose
Author: NicoleDurham
Cost: 2



Meat options that work well

  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Bologna


  • Separate any meats you have so that the pieces are not stuck together. This will make the process go by more smoothly
  • Take one piece of meat and fold it in half over the rim of the top of a clean wine glass.
  • Take another piece of meat and do the same, overlapping the meats slightly. Continue adding meats, overlapping slightly until you've finished a full circle.
  • If you can still see the bottom of the wine glass when you look through the center of the rose, your rose will not appear full when flipped and can fall apart easily. Make it sturdier by adding another circle or two of meats, the same way you did the first circle.
  • Once the meat has filled in the cone inside the wine glass and you've got enough layers to be happy with your work, carefully flip the wineglass over and onto the charcuterie board.
  • Carefully remove the wineglass without twisting as this could cause the loose pieces of meat to become undone. Some meats may be a little stuck to the glass, so use your other hand (or borrow someone else's) to help unstick the situation.
  • Now your meat rose is ready for the charcuterie board. Make more and strategically place them around the board with crackers, cheese, nuts, and fruits as desired. Enjoy!