Favorite Picnic Party Recipes
Guests will enjoy nibbling on an assortment of olives, cheese, fruit and breads at your special event. Our suggestions:
Olives: You'll find California Mission and Sevillano olives at most supermarkets, as well as some options from outside the United States, to create an olive sampler.
Cheese: Want to keep to the Italian theme? Choose Parmigiano-Reggiano and shave off pieces to eat alone or with bread or crackers. Or try Asiago, Bel Paese, fontina, Gorgonzola or a wedge of mild fresh mozzarella. Cheese travels best to your destination chilled in a cooler.
Breads: Try crusty loaves of French bread, Italian bread, focaccia, slim baguettes, crunchy crackers or rye party bread.
Butter or olive oil: Serve with your sliced French bread, Italian bread or baguettes. Extra virgin olive oil is considered finest quality. Bring pepper to grind into oil, sprinkle with grated cheese, then dip in bread. Keep butter chilled.