Melons + Cheese
Melon and prosciutto losing its luster? Try these creative combinations of cheese and melon, like watermelon with Pecorino and mint basil oil, by the Vancouver Sun's Karen Barnaby.
This lack of melon cookery started me thinking about what exactly goes well with melons. They're sweet, slightly fragrant and full of water, so salty, savoury flavours - like the classic prosciutto and melon - work well. And drawing from the ice cream and cantaloupe days, dairy would also be a good complement.
All of this led to melons with cheese. Lovely, funky assertive cheeses that would be mellowed by the soft, sweet character of the melons. And since it's warmer out, we want cool: so there is very little cooking involved.