Susan's Wicked Charcuterie

No charcuterie board is complete without a touch of wickedness. Pair Moonlight Mixes’ flavored crackers with a fine Merlot, and watch as your guests are transported to a realm of gourmet bliss, where every bite is an adventure in taste. 


  • Assorted Moonlight Mixes Wicked Minis crackers (choose a variety of flavors)
  • A selection of fine cheeses (such as aged cheddar, creamy brie, and tangy blue cheese)
  • Cured meats (including prosciutto, salami, and soppressata)
  • Fresh fruits (like grapes, figs, and slices of pear or apple)
  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts, or pecans for a crunchy texture)
  • Olives and pickles for a briny contrast
  • Honey or fig jam for a touch of sweetness
  • Fresh herbs (such as rosemary or thyme) for garnish


  1. Select a Large Platter or Board: Choose a spacious platter or wooden board as the base for your charcuterie spread.

  2. Arrange the Cheeses: Start by placing the cheeses on the board. Consider cutting some into slices or wedges, while leaving others in blocks for guests to slice themselves.

  3. Add the Meats: Fold or roll slices of cured meats and place them strategically around the cheeses. You can create small piles or fan them out for visual appeal.

  4. Incorporate the Crackers: Disperse Moonlight Mixes Wicked Minis crackers in various spots across the board. Their unique flavors and textures will complement the cheeses and meats.

  5. Scatter the Fruits: Add clusters of fresh fruits around the board. These not only add a burst of color but also cleanse the palate between different bites.

  6. Include Nuts, Olives, and Pickles: Fill any gaps with nuts, olives, and pickles. These add variety and balance the flavors of the meats and cheeses.

  7. Add Sweet Touches: Place small dishes of honey or fig jam on the board to drizzle over cheese or to enjoy with crackers.

  8. Garnish: Finally, tuck in sprigs of fresh herbs around the board for an aromatic touch.

Serve this charcuterie board with a glass of Merlot, allowing the wine to enhance the savory flavors of the meats and the creamy textures of the cheeses, while the Wicked Minis add an unexpected twist to each bite. This setup not only caters to the taste buds but also serves as a stunning centerpiece for any gathering.