Have you ever wondered how to create your very own salami rose? Have you gone down the Google rabbit hole to find the easiest way to make one or to shop for the best products to use?
I have been that rabbit hole and have spent way too much time and money trying to figure out what works best for me. Now, that is not to say that works best for me will work best for you, but I have done the work and want to share my findings with you! Continue reading on and you will learn exactly how to make a salami rose to elevate your cheese and charcuterie boards and wow your guests!
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What You Will Need
One for the great things about styling these salami roses is that they do not require much. To make a single rose you will only need a small bowl and eleven slices of salami.
My preference of vessel for my salami rose is a two-ounce clear plastic condiment cup that you can buy right from Amazon. You can also use small ramekins or bowls like these that I found at Walmart. As a small business owner, Charcuterie & Things, I purchase my condiment cups in bulk.
As for the salami, my go-to is always the Italian Dry Salami from Columbus Craft Meats. The diameter and thickness of the slices are perfect for the two-ounce condiment cups. Not to mention – it is delicious. If you are lucky enough to find the one with hints of red wine, grab it immediately!
Not feeling salami? You can use any type of charcuterie meat you like – Sopresatta, Pepperoni, Genoa Salami – you name it. Just be mindful of the size of the slices to the size of your cup or bowl.
There are a few different ways to make a salami rose. I am sure you have seen the viral salami roses made using the rim of a wine or champagne glass. That is a great way to do it, but it is not my preference.
I am going to show you exactly how I create my salami roses that go on all my boards. This technique, while I don’t have a clever name for it, has worked the best for me. It may take a few times of practicing to nail it down, but once you do it becomes complete muscle memory!
Take 5 slices of salami (or whatever charcuterie meat product you choose) and layer then in a circle around the condiment cup.
With the six remaining salami slices left, fold each one in half (round half facing up).
Layer each folded salami piece on top of the last starting left to right.
Beginning on the left side, slowly roll the salami across. This will form the middle of the rose.
Place the rolled up salami in the center of your condiment cup. You can adjust the pieces to create a fuller look.
Add fresh herbs like rosemary or use greenery around the roses to complete the look.
Salami Rose Tutorial: Elevate Your Cheese & Charcuterie Boards
- 1 Cutting Board
- 1 8oz Brie Round
- 11 slices salami
- With the six remaining salami slices, fold each one in half (round half facing up).
- Layer each folded piece on top of the last starting left to right.
- Beginning on the left side, slowly roll the salami across. This will form the middle of the rose.
- Place the rolled up salami in the center of your condiment cup. You can adjust the pieces to create a fuller look.
- Add some fresh herbs like rosemary or use greenery around the roses to complete the look.
Did you try it??
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