The perfect Victorian picnic, at home

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and spring has finally sprung in Melbourne. While you might not be able to head to your favourite picnic spot right now, there’s no reason why you can’t still enjoy the best of Melbourne and Victoria from your living room floor. So, grab your hamper and a rug and head to your backyard or make some space on your living room, we’re having a picnic.

A picnic wouldn’t be complete without some of the best local produce and we’ve got the perfect additions from across Melbourne and Victoria to add to your hamper.

Up first, fromage, whether you like a creamy brie, an aromatic blue or stick strictly to a harder style cheese, Prahran’s Maker and Monger have the cheese for you. You can pick yourself up a Victorian farmhouse cheese platter, basque (burnt) cheesecakes and their famous cheese toasties and have it delivered straight to your door.

To match, add charcuterie of Wiltshire smoked leg ham, sliced mortadella and country pork terrine from the Goldfield’s Salt Kitchen’s Picnic Box. Tower Hill Farm Spiced Fig Paste, and The Honey Project’s raw Honey, both from the Great Ocean Road and all available for delivery on Victorian Country Market.

Mix in some fresh berries, figs and traditional Bavarian baked Bretzel from Market Lane’s Hofbrauhaus, and available from Co-Lab Pantry. Olives and olive oil from Green Olive at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula and serving with Australian Macadamia Dukkah from Carlton’s Gewürzhaus.

Pair the picnic platter with a fresh and bubbly Prosecco from the King Valley’s Dal Zotto. For gin lovers, try the European Handshake from Reed & Co Distillery, best served chilled over ice or with a dash of soda water and fresh slice of orange, it’s the perfect spring spritz.

Piccolina Gelateria’s chocolate covered honey comb, and their delectable dulce de leche served with fresh strawberries will satisfy any sweet tooth craving. Anyone wanting to get creative, That’s Amore Cannoleria are offering cannoli kits to do it yourself and make your own via Co-Lab Pantry.

An abundance of produce ideal for a picnic can be sourced from Victorian Country Market. Anyone that’s feeling a little overwhelmed by all the incredible produce available online, enlist the help of Cookes Food for a Park Life Picnic Box or head to Entrecôte for a Parisian Pique-Nique.

Bon appetite!

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