10 products from Chaudière-Appalaches to add to your picnic basket!

Cassis et Mélisse - Bellechasse - Table pique-nique - Plan éloigné

A checkered tablecloth, a few utensils, some napkins, wine glasses, a wicker basket... All that’s left is to decide what to put in your basket for the best picnic ever!

LOTBINIÈRE

Duck rillettes

Canard Goulu - Lotbinière - Rillettes - Emballage

Try out the duck rillettes from Canard Goulu  that are excellent as an appetizer or as hors-d'oeuvres. Taste this tender meat raised on an artisanal farm in St-Apollinaire.

A piece of Louis Cyr

Fromagerie Bergeron - Louis Cyr - Lotbinière - Agrotourisme

The Louis Cyr will be a highlight of your outdoor menu. Pick up some of this delicious gouda-style cheese in St-Antoine- de-Tilly. Discover the full range of products available at Fromagerie Bergeron .

LÉVIS

Fresh blueberries and more...

Bleuets du Vire-Crêpe - Lévis - Table de Bleuets - Plan rapproché

Summer is synonymous with small fruits. This can’t be mentioned without highlighting the blueberries from the Vire-Crêpes  farm. Come get a basket of these delicious little fruits at this charming blueberry farm in Lévis. During your visit, why not check out their pastries and pick up some of their mouth-watering blueberry muffins that taste like a piece of heaven!

chocolatE

Chocolat Favoris - Lévis - Étalage de produits - Chocolaterie

Satisfy your sweet tooth with some of this sugary cocoa-based product. You guessed it, we’re talking about chocolate, and what better place than Chocolats Favoris  for some of the best chocolate in the business. Pick up a box of these sweet desserts at one of their two stores in Lévis.

THETFORD REGION

Twist cheese

Fromagerie La Bourgade - Thetford - Twist effiloché

At its sales counter, Fromagerie la Bourgade  offers cheese produced on-site, as well as local and regional products to help you fill your picnic basket. Discover their four different flavours of twist cheese: Original, BBQ, Smoked and Armenian. The last one is made with seeds from the nigella flower, imported from Armenia.

BEAUCE

A couple Benedict Arnolds

Frampton Brasse - Beauce - Verre de bière - caisse en arrière-plan

The St-Édouard, the Benedict Arnold, the Nuit d'automne, ... Do these names tell you something? They’re some of the connoisseur beers offered by Frampton Brasse . This farm brewery in Frampton in Beauce offers quality products that you absolutely must try.

BELLECHASSE

A sprightly rosé

Le Ricaneux - Bellechasse - Bouteilles rapprochées - Nouvelle image - Vin

My next suggestion is a unique item to add to your picnic basket. Le Ricaneux  is an artisanal wine producer that offers a range of exclusive products. Their small fruit alcohol makes for an excellent aperitif that you’re sure to enjoy.

Some goat to spread

Cassis et Mélisse - Bellechasse - Table pique-nique - Gourmand - Fromage

Some goat cheese from Bellechasse is a must for your basket. Fresh goat cheese, cheese spread, raw milk cheese; the Cassis et Mélisse  cheese dairy farm has all this to add to your menu.

MONTMAGNY AND THE ISLANDS

Some Riopelle de l'Isle

Fromagerie Isle-aux-Grues - Montmagny - Plateau de dégustation moderne

Cheeses, breads and local products are offered at Fromagerie de l'Isle-aux-Grues  to help fill your picnic basket. It’s the go-to place on the island for stocking up with the best products the region has to offer. The island culture can be tasted in the flavours of their cheeses!

Ice from the orchard

Cidrerie la pomme du St-Laurent - Montmagny - Bouteilles - Grande variété

Add a little sparkle to your outdoor meal with some cider from la Pomme du St-Laurent cidery. Sparkling ciders, still ciders, ice ciders and more! Make a stop in Cap-St- Ignace to pick up some of these refreshing aperitifs.

CÔTE-DU-SUD

Bison terrines

For a protein-packed meal, add some products from  the Bisons Chouinard  farm in St-Jean- Port-Joli. Here you’ll find some exquisite terrines, a tasty smoked bison and some succulent bison sausage.

Dried tomato bread and of course... dessert!

Boulangerie Sibuet - Côte-du-Sud - Desserts - Gourmand

You can’t have a good picnic without some good bread. Baguettes, dried tomato bread, sesame bread, kamut bread, there’s something for everyone at Boulangerie Sibuet . It’s worth the drive to St-Jean- Port-Joli. And make sure to finish off your basket with something sweet, you won’t regret it!