Here’s how to make edible cheese flowers for the Charcuterie Board with a variety of cheeses. Includes a simple video tutorial!

Edible cheese flowers are a fun and beautiful addition to your charcuterie board, charcuterie plates, or cheese plate. And as a bonus, they are so easy to make! This how-to guide to make edible cheese flowers will make you wonder why these aren’t on all charcuterie boards.

What is a Cheese Flower?

Cheese Flowers are completely edible, meaning they aren’t just for looks. Though they are pretty, they can be enjoyed right alongside all the other fresh fruit, soft cheese, and goat’s milk cheeses on a good charcuterie board. Try them on your next cheese board. They won’t disappoint!

Though I have seen a variety of ways to make cheese flowers with goat cheese, I prefer this method. They just look so pretty alongside crackers!

Cheese flowers aren’t expensive to make. This provides greater value to you as the person buying all those meats and cheeses. Buy your favorite sliced brand of cheese, whether name brand or off-brand and it will work fine.

If it comes in a pre-packaged sliced variety of cheese, you can use it for this method. Pepper Jack, Gouda, Mozzarella, Cheddar, and Muenster all work terrific for these cheese roses.

what is a cheese flower

How to Make Cheese Roses

Though I love some beautiful rose petals, cherry blossoms, other beautiful flowers, and gourmet sweet botanicals as a beautiful garnish, I lean more towards putting things on my charcuterie boards that can actually be eaten. Stuffing a few fresh herbs around the board can add a pop of color without compromising the number of meats, cheeses, nuts, and other foods available to your party-goers.

Spring is a terrific time of year to visit your local farmer’s market for seasonal fruit to go alongside your cheese flowers. This makes a colorful and tasty addition to the charcuterie board you are serving for that next party, wedding shower, baby shower, or dinner date Plus it supports your farmers’ markets. Win-win!

How to Make Edible Cheese Flowers for the Charcuterie Board

  • 6 pre-sliced varieties of your favorite cheese (I used Muenster)
  • Wine glass (or wine glasses of different sizes for different size flowers)
  • A knife
  • Espresso glass or disposable salad dressing cups

Six slices of cheese will make one cheese flower/cheese rose. Allow your cheese to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. This is the best way to make it more pliable with less chance of breaking as you work with it. Turn your wine glass upside down and use it to cut out cheese circles. Now cut the cheese circle in half with a knife. These are your flower petals. Set to the side. Repeat this process until you’ve prepared all the cheese.

If your cup is a little deep, take a scrap piece of cheese, and place it in the bottom of your glass so the petals don’t sink to the bottom (as seen in the video below). Taking one petal, hold it inside the glass. Taking the next petal, place it halfway over the cheese you first placed in the glass. Continue this pattern until you have used all but two cheese petals. Lay them vertical with one petal slightly on top of the other. Gently roll it up and place it in the middle of your flower. Your flower is ready!

Gift me cheese over just about anything else! Who needs fruit baskets when you have cheese flowers?? Here are my best tips on how to make a charcuterie board.

Here’s another charcuterie board hack. Don’t miss out on this viral Pinterest post on how to make salami roses! It’s incredibly easy and another beautiful addition to your charcuterie board. You will look like a pro!

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Rachel is a Postpartum Nurse of 15+ years. She is also a Spinning Babies® CPE, Childbirth Educator, Published Author, and Recipe Creator. Rachel's passion is to encourage and empower women in all things related to motherhood.

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