The French Picnic – Suggestions

Warm weather puts us in mind of picnics. Whether in a park or on the patio, there are so many charming and delicious foods to fill your basket or to place on your platter for grazing outdoors.

Mini Dried Saucisson from France 

They come flavoured with your choice of truffle, olives, Esplette and tomato. They cast an old-world charm to your cheese platter or picnic and are delicious paired with cheese.   

Manoucher’s Baguette

Toasted and sliced thin, this delicious bread is an important part of any picnic or cheese platter for grazing. Nothing can be more sublime than spreading a soft, buttery cheese onto a toasty slice of this bread. Find in our freezers.

Black Olives of Nice, DOP

Unique to the region of Côte d’Azur and produced by a special type of olive tree known as “Le Cailletier”, they are beautiful and colourful with a nice, tasty flesh.

L’ Attrappe Coeur (Quebec)

This flowery crust-type cheese has a sweet aroma of fresh milk with hints of butter and is shaped like a heart. 

Le Fleurmier de Charlevoix (Quebec)

Rich and velvety, this cow’s milk cheese features subtle aromas with earthy buttery notes, and a pleasant mushroomy-buttery taste.

Brie de Meaux (France)

Enjoyed by royalty since the Middle Ages and nicknamed “King of Cheese” in the 19th century, Brie de Meaux is made from raw, unpasteurized cow’s milk. It boasts a rich, creamy flavour with hints of fruit and nuts.

photos by Vinada and Barral

Vinada Chardonnay (non-alcoholic, France)

Vinada’s Premium French Chardonnay is a sparkling wine that shines with crisp, fresh notes of apple, melon and a touch of citrus on the palate. It is sourced from the prestigious Languedoc region in France.

Also find French sparkling lemonade in our coolers (regular, pink and pomegranate blueberry).

Orange & Calisson Jam (Provence)

Candied orange and almond flavours may be enjoyed from this jam containing calisson nuggets from Aix-en-Provence. This jam is cooked in a cauldron and is made with carefully selected fruits and cane sugar. No preservatives or artificial colouring. 

*Callissons are a traditional French candy consisting of a smooth, pale yellow, paste of candied fruit (especially melons and oranges) and ground almonds.

Saltspring Kitchen Sparkling Apricot and Pink Peppercorn Fruit Spread (BC)  This unique flavor balances the sweetness of apricot with floral notes from pink peppercorn, elevated by sparkling wine. It pairs wonderfully with fresh chevre, Brie and ham. (Pictured above by Saltspring Kitchen Co.)

The Sandwich

Manoucher’s Persian Noon Loaf + Porchetta Ham + Stonewall Kitchen Aioli = A simply delicious sandwich!

Persian Noon Loaf

This is a flour dusted loaf folded around a savoury blend of basil sheep’s milk cheese and herbs. Find in our freezers. 

Porchetta Ham

This delicatessen-style ham from Italy is sweet with a touch of smoke. It may be sliced to your liking. Try placing in pretty folds on buttered slices of baguette or enjoy on a sandwich.

Habanero Mango Aioli

Stonewall Kitchen blends together in this mayonnaise the subtle sweetness of mango with spicy habanero and red peppers – a tasty surprise when spread on sandwiches