The Perfect Picnic

Summer brings us to a time where we can dust off our picnic rugs, find the mozzie repellent, pull out our favourite cheese boards and set up in our own backyards or our perfect park picnic spot.

Whether you're catering for 20 or 2 we have some suggestions that can take the stress out of getting picnic ready.

Over the next few blog posts we will look into what you can do to create the best picture perfect picnic hamper (and don’t forget to tag us #laikondeli when you do!!!).

Let’s begin at …


No matter the number of people, your best rule of thumb when working out how much you need is to just remember 2 slices of meat per person. How many different types of meat is up to you.

We love heat and you will find 4 types of spicy meat to light your fire in our deli fridge. Some filled with fennel and chilli, others with truffle and others aged long enough to really kick start those taste buds. Keep in mind that the spicier the meat the milder the cheese, so not to overwhelm those tastebuds. Buy this whole in small cacciatorie sizes or thinly sliced from the well endoued homemade salamis . 

Going milder you cannot go past the homemade mild Callabrasi or our team favourite the Saucisson. A mild spiced french sausage you buy whole and slice into thick pieces right at your picnic and matches perfectly with the french blues like the Roquefort. 

Or you can go Jon’s home school favourite thinly sliced Mortadella filled with either olives or pepper, matched with an aged cheddar or the greek kasseri cheese.

And of course you cannot forget or go past thinly sliced double smoked ham or better yet thick chunks of ham off the bone, again matched with one of the aged cheddars or dutch goats cheese you will be fighting your guests for more.

Don’t forget to go on to our instagram @laikondeli and tell us what your favourite finds are from our chacuterie cabinet.


Till our next post…..