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Charcuterie Board with Meat Roses (video)

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This Charcuterie Board with ham, pepperoni, and salami roses is an elegant and delicious meat and cheese board to serve up guests. I walk you through how to make meat roses with wine glasses.

This charcuterie board idea is so easy to make and is tasty as can be. Ham roses, salami roses, Pepperoni roses, sliced cheese, crackers, and don’t forget the grapes.

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This charcuterie platter is so simple to make, and you can add on any of your favorite additions. Crackers, fresh fruit, sliced cheese, dried fruit, nuts, etc.

Cured meats are so awesome, so try these roses for a charcuterie board for a stand-out tray. Salami flowers, ham, etc. Any sliced meat works great. Check out my dessert board as well.

This Charcuterie Board with Meat Roses are…

  • Simple to make
  • Different types of cured meats
  • Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Easy meat roses with video on how to make
  • Great appetizer
  • Versatile in what you add to the tray

Ingredients Needed

  • Round deli meat – pepperoni, salami, ham
  • Fruit
  • Crackers or sliced bread
  • Gourmet Cheese, sliced
  • Nuts, other items you would want
  • Condiments if you want

How to Make

Full directions and measurements for this recipe are in the printable recipe card below.

pepperoni rose steps on how to make

Step 1: Start by making your meat roses. Grab a wine glass and start layering in your salami, pepperoni, or ham.

Start with 3 in the first layer, then the next round do 5 layers of meat, then 6 layers, etc. That way the first set has the smallest amount of layers. This will give it the rose look.

Step 2: Place your wine glass meats on the board, I did two for this one, a ham and a pepperoni.

Step 3: Now begin placing crackers, sliced gourmet cheese, grapes, etc around the meat. The goal is to fill up the whole board.

Step 4: When ready to serve remove the glass carefully and your rose will be on display.

Watch the video as well to learn how to make salami rose, pepperoni and ham as well. This can easily be swapped to be a salami charcuterie board.

ham rose

Expert Tips and Variations

  • Ham, salami, and pepperoni are the 3 meats I have found that work. Other deli-style meat seems to fall flat once you remove from wine glass.
  • Any wine glass will work. You will find you can make them as big or as small as you would like.
  • Add in nuts, fruit, cheese spreads, and any other toppings.

Storing Tray

If you want, you can store the tray assembled in the fridge. Make sure it is fully covered to prevent the cheese and meat from changing flavor or drying out.

Recipe FAQs

How to pronounce charcuterie?

Charcuterie is pronounced – (pronounced [shar-koo-tuh–ree].  This cured meat and cheese tray is one that so many know and love around the world.

What Is Charcuterie?

Charcuterie is a meat and cheese board. You will find many serve charcuterie boards with wine, as a party appetizer, etc.

What do you put on a charcuterie board?

Seasonal fruit, meat, crackers, bread, dips, etc. You will find you can essentially put anything on a charcuterie board.

How to build a charcuterie board?

I started by putting my two meat shaped roses in two middle areas of the board. Then from there you will shape crackers around the meat, cheese, etc. The goal is to have a little of each item all over the board for easy grazing.

What is cured meat?

Cured meat is just the process that the meat goes through to create texture and flavor. This means there is removal of moisture in the meat. Salami, pepperoni, etc.

grazing board overhead shot

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Charcuterie Board with Meat Roses (video)

Yield: 1 board
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Charcuterie board with meat roses is a gorgeous presentation value for a meat and cheese tray. Give this easy charcuterie board a try, and I walk you through how to make salami roses, pepperoni roses, and ham roses!


  • Round deli meat
  • Assorted Crackers or breads
  • Pre sliced gourmet cheeses
  • Assorted nuts and other fruits, optional
  • Fruit of choice
  • Condiments (Mayo, mustard, etc) optional


  1. The first thing you want to do is work on your meat roses. Grab a wine glass, and begin layering circles of meat on top of each other in the glass.
  2. Make sure the first layer has the least amound of slices - first layer has 3 slices of meat that overlap, then the next layer you want to have around 4 slices, next layer aim for 5 slices of meat, and so on.
  3. Once done layering, flip the wine glass onto the board, and leave the glass on until you are ready.
  4. Spread crackers, nuts, cheese all around the meat roses on the charcuterie board. I just add layers of ingredients until the whole board is full.
  5. When ready, carefully life up the wine glass and display the meat roses. Salami roses, ham, or pepperoni roses work great.


Thicker sturdy meat is important. Deli sliced meat that is thin kind of falls apart when you lift the wine glass off.

Layer crackers, cheese, fruits, nuts, etc all around the roses. That way you create a grazing board look. You can use any charcuterie syle add-on items.

Make this board right before serving. Or leave it covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. I recommend not removing the glasses till you are just serving it up.

Make this board as large or small as you would like.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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