Primary adenocarcinomas of the parotid gland are rare, accounting for < 5% of all head and neck malignant neoplasms. The biological behaviour of these tumours varies considerably. Low-grade tumours are minimally invasive, whereas high-grade tumours show a high incidence of local recurrence and distant metastases. We report a case of metastatic parotid adenocarcinoma which presented with cutaneous features. This case illustrates that such salivary gland malignancies can very rarely present to the dermatologist. These potentially aggressive tumours require prompt diagnosis and management with multidisciplinary team input to ensure that the appropriate treatment is instigated.