How to Buy, Store, and Cook Cherries in Season in June

May 31, 2015

Vibrant, shiny, and tiny cherries are the perfect pop-in-your-mouth snack in the summertime. Chewing into their juicy flesh–minding the pit, of course–is the perfect punctuation between bike rides, a swim at the beach, or a before-dinner treat. Now that they’re in season, read on for how to buy and store these one-bite stone fruits and check out the slideshow below for our favorite recipes.

Cherries should be shiny, plump, and firm. Sour cherries and Bing cherries can range from a bright, vibrant red to an almost black-purple. Rainier cherries range from whitish-yellow to an electric red, and are…