There’s nothing like an impromptu picnic outside on a warm summer day. Whether you’re heading to the beach, the lake, the mountains, or just to your back yard, throwing a quick picnic together can turn an ordinary afternoon into a party.

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That’s where Cabot’s easy picnic food ideas begin. We’re introducing six different varieties of Cracker Cuts – they’re the ideal picnic cheese. Our pre-sliced, cracker-sized slices are the perfect addition to your outdoor spread. They’re conveniently packaged in a ready-to-use tray, so there’s no slicing or portioning to worry about as you enjoy dining under blue skies.

What could be yummier than a crusty slices of French bread topped with Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cracker Cuts? Or try hearty wheat crackers paired with Pepper Jack Cracker Cuts and sliced red peppers for a bit of a picnic kick!
Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cracker Cuts
Pepper Jack Cheese Cracker Cuts
If you’re planning to cook out, why not make cheeseburger sliders – mini-burgers just loaded with cheesy goodness. A slider topped with Extra Sharp Cheddar Cracker Cuts is a surefire picnic pleaser. And snacking on Colby Jack Cheese Cracker Cuts with fresh fruit and assorted nuts is a nutritious and delicious way to make picnic food fun and easy.
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cracker Cuts
Colby Jack Cheese Cracker Cuts

Another great way to make a picnic tastier and totally wholesome is to pack a salad. Here are some of our favorite picnic-ready salad recipes.

Our Black Bean & Veggie Salad with Lime Cinnamon Vinaigrette is not only loaded with protein, this distinctive dressing makes it a picnic pleaser.
Grilled corn in the summertime? Yes, please! Try this Grilled Corn Salad with Spicy Cheddar Dressing to get your summer corn fix.
Black Bean and Veggie Salad with Lime Cinnamon Vinaigrette
Grilled Corn Salad with Spicy Cheddar Dressing

Kale and apples make a scrumptious duo. Add sharp Cabot Cheddar to this Kale, Apple and Cheddar Salad and you have just the way to showcase an even tastier trio.

Kale, Apple and Cheddar Salad
What better way to take a pasta salad to a picnic than in a mason jar? Try our clever Pasta Salad in a Jar for your perfect picnic dish. For more great picnic-time – or any time – recipes, check out the recipe section of the Cabot website.
Pasta Salad in a Jar


  1. Freeze water and juice bottles to keep food cool on the way and to have perfectly chilled drinks for later.
  2. Be kind to mother earth and bring cloth napkins and tablecloths that can be used over and over. Reusable picnic plates are a great environmentally friendly investment, too.
  3. Bring reusable grocery bags to collect leftover picnic trash and bring it home to the recycle bin.
  4. Don’t bring soggy salads. Pack dressings in jars to top salads when you get to your perfect picnic spot.
  5. Don’t forget the wet wipes. Better yet, bring a few clean face cloths and a bottle of water for a greener cleanup.
  6. Here are two picnic must haves – bug spray and sunscreen. Don’t forget to use them!
  7. Citronella candles keep the bugs at bay, too.
  8. A first aid kit might not be a bad idea either.

If you would like to learn more about Cabot Creamery Co-operative, get more delicious recipes, or take a virtual tour of some of our 1,000 farm families, click here. If you find a recipe that you love on our site, please rate and review it – we appreciate your feedback!You can also sign-up for our Newsletters so that you don’t miss a thing.


Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1,000 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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