How To Make Salami Roses: the tasty, impressive appetizer recipe for romantic salami roses

Total time: 10 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Just when you think charcuterie boards cannot get any prettier! These salami roses (or chorizo or pepperoni roses) are an easy, impressive appetizer recipe you can serve on a special occasion or as a decoration for a charcuterie and cheese board.

The salami (or chorizo) is shaped like roses and makes any cheese platter more interesting. What was once a viral TikTok trend, has now become super popular—in fact, is there any other way you’d want to serve your salami (expect on pizza of course!). To make it, you only need salami and a wine glass.

Add small sausages, crackers, cheese, and grapes, and you’ll have a beautiful charcuterie board that will wow your guests.

What Are Salami Roses?

Salami roses became a viral TikTok trend in 2021. Basically, salami is folded over the rim of a glass to form petals that will ultimately look like a rose. Usually, cold meats were folded or rolled for the cheese platter, but salami roses just take it to the next level. It’s quick to assemble and tastes delicious!

What Do You Need For Making Salami Roses?

To make the salami roses, you only need salami slices and a wine glass. If you’re making a charcuterie board, you will also need fruits (like grapes or figs), cheeses, olives, and crackers.


How To Make Salami Roses

Place a slice of salami on the edge of a wine glass, and fold it in half over the rim. Continue with the remaining salami slices, making sure that they overlap slightly.

Place your hand on top of the salami rose and carefully flip the glass. Remove the glass, taking care to keep the rose intact. Repeat the process with the chorizo and use it to decorate a plate of cold meats, cheese, and grapes

Can You Make Salami Roses Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can! The salami roses can be made the day before serving. Once assembled, the salami roses can be stored in the fridge (in an airtight container) for up to 1 day.


You can use other cold meats for this recipe. Pepperoni, smoked and sliced turkey, cooked bacon, roast beef, or ham will all work. Just make sure that the shape is round, otherwise, it doesn’t look like a rose once assembled! If you want to use meats that are not available in a round shape, you can use a large biscuit cutter to shape them.

How To Store Salami Roses

Store the salami in the fridge for up to one day.


wine glass
extra pairings (optional)


Place a slice of salami one by one on the edge of a glass.

Add more salami slices to form a rose.

Repeat the process with the chorizo.

Carefully flip the glass over and remove the salami rose.

Use it to decorate a plate of cold meats, cheese, and grapes.


To make the perfect rose, try to make about three layers of salami on each.

Every dish has a story
Find out more on Cookist social networks
api url views