Pack some antipasti
Fill out your picnic basket with a trip to the deli: Pick up some good salumi (cured meats) and Italian-style cheeses. For a well-rounded selection, choose one or two salumi, one soft and creamy cheese, and one or two firm cheeses. Below are some of our favorites from Northern California; check out what’s made in your area.
Soft and creamy cheeses
Grissini (Italian breadsticks)
Italian-style olives (marinated with herbs and garlic)
More great portable feasts: Eat well (really well) outdoors