Packing the perfect Alpine picnic
With fresh, tasty local produce in abundance and some of the most beautiful views in the world, there’s nowhere quite like the Alps for a picnic in the summer. Whether you choose to lay out your picnic blanket next to one of the Alps’ stunning lakes or in a colourful Alpine meadow on a mountainside, we’ve picked out some of the local produce you just can’t miss.
If you’re in the French Alps, stopping at your local boulangerie (bakery) is a must. Baked freshly every morning, each boulangerie will have its own specialities, but you can’t go far wrong with a crusty baton.Cheese
Alpine cheeses are world renowned - and for good reason. These cheeses are usually on the harder end of the cheese spectrum, stemming from a need to transport them long distances before the days of refrigeration. In the Swiss Alps you could go for Emmental, Gruyère or Appenzeller, while Beaufort is a popular French Alpine cheese. Fresh bread and artisan cheese is a match made in heaven, making this a perfect addition to your picnic basket.
Each region of the Alps has its own specialities when it comes to charcuterie and each of them is equally delicious. Whether you make your ham into a simple jambon beurre sandwich or just snack on slices, you won’t regret adding some cold cuts to your picnic hamper.
A tasty thirst-quencher to wash down your picnic is an Alpine elderberry cordial. It’s delicious with fizzy water or for a grown-up tipple you can add Prosecco and mint to make a Hugo - a refreshing cocktail invented in the South Tyrol but growing in popularity in other regions of the Alps.
If regularly packing up an Alpine picnic sounds like the lifestyle you want to lead, you’re in the right place. Here at Alpine Property Investments, we can help you to find the Alpine investment property that’s right for you, allowing you to indulge in a picnic like this whenever you fancy. Get in touch to learn more.