From cantaloupe to honeydew, there are many delicious varieties of melon, all of which are vibrant, sweet and delicious. Spanish piel de sapo (‘toad’s skin’ in Spanish) melon is the ultimate summer refresher. This delicate, sweet melon is a winner matched with cheeses, such as mature Cheddar, salty feta, or rich Manchego. Ripe melons should be firm to the touch with a little give and should smell gorgeously floral. You can keep a whole melon in a cool spot on your kitchen worktop, away from direct sunlight, for around two weeks.
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