Fresh, ripe cantaloupe is sweet and juicy, with a pleasant, almost floral aroma. It's a nutritious treat anytime from breakfast to dinner.
Cantaloupe is a natural ingredient in any fruit platter or fruit salad, but it also pairs nicely with peaches to be pureed as a pleasant cold late summer soup. Cut in half with the seeds removed, it makes a great "basket" for a fruit salad. Cantaloupe is ideally paired with prosciutto and other dry cured meats to bring out their flavour. Locally available in August and September these melons are a sweet way to end the summer.
Handling & Storage:
- Choose firm fruit heavy for its size, yielding slightly under pressure.
- Keep cut or ripe fruit in refrigerator for up to three days.
- Ripen at room temperature.
- Organic produce should not be stacked with non-organic produce.