Entertaining
Classic picnic

Classic picnic

Sandwiches and picnics go hand in hand! We’ve come up with a gourmet version you’ll definitely want to try. Plus, we have a wide selection of beverages for pairing: ready-to-drink cocktails, beer and white wine, oh my!

Summer sandwich

Chicken, turkey, tuna, egg salad… no matter the filling, sandwiches are always a popular picnic pick. This summer, try our deluxe goat-cheese-and-pancetta sandwich. (You can thank us later!) Goat cheese spread, lemon zest, roasted garlic, avocado, pancetta chips and tomatoes—now that’s elevating your sandwich game!

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Delicious variations

Anything goes with our goat cheese spread! Smoked salmon and dill are always a good choice with tangy goat cheese. For a vegetarian version of this gourmet sammie, we suggest sun-dried tomatoes, grilled veggies and a handful of arugula.

Goat-cheese-and-pancetta sandwich

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Cost per serving: About $3.50
4 servings

Goat cheese spread
250 g (9 oz) fresh goat cheese, softened
60 mL (1/4 cup) milk or yogourt
60 mL (1/4 cup) chives, finely chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
1 head of roasted garlic*
Salt and pepper

Toppings
8 slices country-style bread
2 tomatoes, sliced
2 avocadoes, sliced
Pancetta chips**
Micro-greens (radish, alfalfa or sunflower sprouts)

1. Goat cheese spread: In a bowl or food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until creamy. Set aside. 2. Assembly: Spread mixture evenly over 4 slices of bread. 3. Top with avocado and tomato slices, pancetta chips and micro-greens. 4. Cover with remaining slices of bread.

*Roasted garlic: Preheat oven to 220°C (450°F). Trim the top off the head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes.

**Pancetta chips: Position rack in centre of oven. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Lay pancetta slices on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until pancetta is crispy. Remove from oven and let cool on paper towel.

What to drink with this sandwich?

Primarily known for its port, Portugal’s Douro Valley also produces some dry whites well worth mentioning. Opt for those with the “Fruity and Vibrant” taste tag, as their citrus, floral and herbal notes will highlight the goat cheese spread, and pair nicely with the pancetta and avocado. For a more laid-back pairing, crack open a thirst-quenching blond lager.

Niepoort Diálogo 2018

$16.00

Niepoort Diálogo 2018

White wine750 mlPortugal
Niepoort Diálogo 2018

Niepoort Diálogo 2018

$16.00

White wine750 mlPortugal, Porto/DouroSAQ code : 13074375
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Codega, 
  • Doña Blanca, 
  • Gouveio, 
  • Rabigato
Radeberger Pilsner 2017

$2.70

Radeberger Pilsner 2017

Blond Lager500 mlGermany
Radeberger Pilsner 2017

Radeberger Pilsner 2017

$2.70

Blond Lager500 mlGermanySAQ code : 10276692
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Mott's Clamato Caesar Gin & Cucumber

$2.95

Mott's Clamato Caesar Gin & Cucumber

Spirit-based cooler458 mlUnited States
Mott's Clamato Caesar Gin & Cucumber

Mott's Clamato Caesar Gin & Cucumber

$2.95

Spirit-based cooler458 mlUnited StatesSAQ code : 13990808
Not available onlineSee quantity in stores

 

DISCOVER OUR RECIPE AND BEVERAGE PAIRING SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR SUMMER OUTINGS:
+COLOURFUL PICNIC
+PRACTICAL PICNIC
+AL FRESCO DINING
+A PICNIC ON FATHER’S DAY
+MOTHER’S DAY PICNIC

Photos: Maude Chauvin and David De Stefano (recipes)

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