Not sure what to serve at your Derby Day party? You won’t disappoint by sticking with the classics. Celebrate with these artisanal Southern snacks from the Bluegrass State and beyond.
Callie’s Country Ham Biscuits
What’s a Derby Day party without biscuits? None are better than Callie’s, the buttery, handmade biscuits with a cult following. Packed with finely chopped artisanal Virginia country ham and house-made Dijon mustard butter, these hot little biscuits will disappear quickly.
Suga’s Original Pimento Cheese
Pimento cheese is another Derby Day party essential. Keep it traditional with Suga’s Original, or explore unique flavors like Black Truffle or Smoked Gouda. She’s got vegan options, too! Browse our full selection here.
Thanks to Altman Farms’ Cornbread Mix and “quickie bag,” you can serve authentic cornbread made from heirloom grains at your Derby Day party—without the stress of cooking from scratch.
Holmes Sweet Home Banana Nut Bread Brittle
To add some sweets to your spread, serve Holmes Sweet Home’s Banana Nut Bread Brittle, handcrafted with whole ingredients in Greenville, South Carolina, by lifelong baker Sam Holmes. This treat’s gluten-free and vegan-friendly.
Whether you keep it traditional with mint juleps or have another cocktail in mind, add a drop or two of these Woodford Reserve bitters for an easy dose of Kentucky flavor. The dram set includes Chocolate, Spiced Cherry, Orange, Aromatic, and Sorghum Bitters.
Written by Daniela Johnson