Montmorency cherries are a tart cherry that found plenty of use in ancient Rome.
These cherries are very delicate. Most varieties you find in store will probably be frozen, dried, or just juice, However, if you live in a growing area you may find them in farmer’s markets. Look for bright cherries that have no bruising. Store in the fridge if you want to eat later.
Cherries must be washed with cold water. They can be eaten straight from the hand. These cherries are useful not matter how you use them. You can juice them, bake with them, or turn them into a sauce. Be sure you use them quickly as they can lose their flavor fast.