How to Make a Charcuterie Bouquet for Entertaining

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Just when you thought charcuterie couldn’t get any cuter (or tastier!), along comes the Charcuterie Bouquet. These edible bouquets are great for special occasions, holidays, and even as a weekend snack board. 

I’m beginning to think I would rather have charcuterie flowers and an edible bouquet versus the real deal. What about you? Not only are these absolutely stunning, but they’re also easy to make, great for parties, and so delicious.  

a charcuterie flower bouquet laying flat on the counter with cheese, crackers, and olives

Create an easy Charcuterie Bouquet for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day celebrations. It’s also a fun addition to birthday parties and bridal or baby showers. Any time is a good time for meat and cheese, am I right?!

If you don’t have a large enough board or you’re going to serve the bouquets at a party, grab some butcher paper and stretch it across the table instead. This technique is increasingly popular when there are larger crowds, like at weddings and corporate events. 

Charcuterie has morphed into more than just meats and cheeses – there are tons of different versions. So be sure to check out my breakfast board, the Thanksgiving charcuterie board I made last year, and my dessert boards for Halloween and July 4th

ingredients needed to make a charcuterie bouquet

Ingredients for Charcuterie Bouquets

Breadsticks – the long and skinny kind

Fresh rosemary sprigs

Salami – you will need at least 6-8 pieces to make each rose

Provolone cheese – make sure they are thinly sliced

Prosciutto

Colby and pepper jack cheese cubes 

Strawberries

Pineapple chunks – we are using canned but you could also use fresh

Olives – grab black and green. Having both also adds more color and variety to the board.

Mixed nuts

Andes mints 

Other items needed: 

Ribbon – we will tie the bouquet together with the ribbon

Tall narrow glass for making salami roses 

Cheeseboard or large serving tray

Butcher paper if using 

How To Make A Charcuterie Bouquet

Bundle the breadsticks together and place them at the bottom of the board. These are going to be the “flower stems”.

Add the fresh rosemary to the center of the breadsticks, and tie everything together with a piece of ribbon. 

two image collage showing the breadsticks being wrapped for the stems and a closeup of salami roses

Make the salami roses by folding each slice around the rim of a champagne flute. Flip them upside down to transfer them to the board, placing at the top of the stems. See our full step-by-step tutorial with pictures for making salami roses if you need more help. Repeat steps until you’ve made 3 or 4 meat roses.

Roll a half slice of provolone tightly, then roll the other half around it. Place these in the center of the salami roses.

Roll Prosciutto tightly and place it randomly on the board.

adding cheese to the salami roses and being placed on the bouquet surrounded by fruits and snacks

Add the rest of the ingredients around the bouquet, filling any holes with smaller ingredients. Place the candy and nuts around the edges. 

top shot of a charcuterie bouquet with meat roses and fruits

Tips for Making 

  • Keep the salami cold until you are ready to make the roses. 
  • Use other circle-shaped meat such as turkey, pepperoni, or ham to make meat roses. 
  • For more of a leafy look, you could line the board with kale before making the bouquet. 
  • Make the meat roses ahead of time if needed and store them in the fridge. 
  • You can also skewer the ingredients to make single-serving easier, or skewer and wrap the bottom in a butcher paper, similar to what you see when you buy a bouquet from the store. 
  • Substitute your favorite ingredients if you prefer. 
  • Additional flower shapes can be made with strawberry centers and pineapple chunk petals, olive centers, and cheese cube petals, etc.

  • EASY TO PREPARE – simple enough that your children can help put the board together.
  • EASY TO CUSTOMIZE – swap out ingredients based on your family favorite ingredients. It’s also easy to adjust quantities based on the number of servings needed.
  • EASY HOLIDAY OR PARTY FOOD – grazing boards are an easy way to feed guests when entertaining. Serve a Charcuterie Bouquet for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthday parties, wedding or baby showers or even a potluck BBQ dinner.

More Additions For Your Charcuterie Boards

**Pin the Charcuterie Bouquet for Later**

a charcuterie flower bouquet with text overlay

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a charcuterie flower bouquet laying flat on the counter with cheese, crackers, and olives

How to Make a Charcuterie Bouquet

Just when you thought charcuterie couldn’t get any cuter or tastier, along comes the charcuterie bouquet. These edible bouquets are great for special occasions, holidays, and even as a weekend snack board. 
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Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Holiday Treats, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4.4 ounce Bread sticks package, the long skinny kind
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 package Salami, 24-32 slices
  • 6 ounces Provolone cheese, thin slices, cut in half
  • 1 pint Strawberries, halved
  • 8 ounces pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 package prosciutto
  • 4 ounces Colby jack cheese, cut into cubes
  • 4 ounces Pepper jack cheese, cut into cubes
  • 6 ounces Black & green olives
  • 6 ounces Mixed nuts
  • 6 ounces Andes mints

Other items needed:

  • Ribbon, any color or style
  • Tall narrow glass for making salami roses

Instructions

  • Gather the breadsticks and place on the bottom section of the center serving board.
  • Place fresh rosemary sprigs in the center of the breadstick bundle and tie together with ribbon.
  • Create the salami roses: using 6-8 pieces of salami per rose, start by folding the salami around the rim of a tall thin glass in layers. Turn the glass upside down on the serving board and carefully remove the glass. Move the roses towards the top of the breadstick stem bundle. Repeat until you have 3-4 salami roses.
  • Make cheese roses: roll half a cheese slice tightly then roll a second half around it. Place in the center of the salami roses or randomly on the board.
  • Place remaining ingredients around the flower centerpiece, starting with larger items and filling in empty spots with the smallest ingredients:
  • Additional flower shapes can be made with strawberry centers and pineapple chunk petals, olive centers and cheese cube petals, etc.
  • Roll Prosciutto tightly and place randomly on the board.
  • Place nut mix and chocolate mints along the outside edges.
  • Fill in any holes with smaller items.

Notes

  • Substitute ingredients based on your preferences.
  • Adjust quantities based on number of servings needed.
  • Check out our tutorial including photos for making Salami Roses.
  • If you don’t have a charcuterie board or are serving a larger gathering, use butcher paper as your base.
  • Nutritional information will vary based on ingredients and quantities used.
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Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 747mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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