Curate your New England picnic like a pro with these 9 made-in-New England products.Photo Credit : Adam Detour | Styling by Catrine Kelty
For the ultimate alfresco meal in the New England outdoors, we’ve put together a hamper filled with regionally made treats, many of which can be ordered online. Some are old favorites; some are new to market. All are worth adding to your next movable feast.
This blend of cold-tolerant hybrid grapes has lively acidity and a hint of sweetness that makes it a perfect balance for salumi and rich cheeses.
What picnic is complete without a baguette? Pick a good, local loaf—our nominee comes from a Keene bakery founded by a former French history professor, Sam Temple.
Founder Renee “Petsi” McLeod dubbed these 3-inch pastries “Cutie Pies,” and we couldn’t agree more. They’re not just cute, though; they’re downright delicious (don’t miss the sour cherry).
Former chef V Smiley uses her farm’s own fruit and herbs to make this intensely fresh, fragrant jam that pairs beautifully with cheeses.
Silky sliced prosciutto shines when wrapped around fresh summer melon or piled onto fresh bread.
Made in partnership by neighboring Northeast Kingdom farms, this semifirm cheese blends goat’s and cow’s milk to produce a rich and nutty cheese that evokes Swiss raclette.
A classic Italian salami from southern Tuscany, finocchiona has the aromatic fennel seeds and sweet-salt balance that leaves us craving more.
A layer of rockweed powder in the center gives this semisoft cheese a uniquely briny, creamy flavor.
*Indicates previous Yankee Food Awards winner