I finally bought a true european cantaloupe a few weeks ago at the farmer's market. I have been excited to try this new melon since it is different then the North American "musk melon" which is sold as cantaloupe in the states. Notice the exterior of the European melon doesn't have the spidery web ribs like the musk melon and has a smooth exterior with green stripes. (More Information Here) The color is a bit darker and the one I bought seemed a bit sweeter. I hate buying pre cut up melons from stores in the US since the fruit seems to be water logged and tasteless. I paired the cantaloupe with some nice swiss "Heidi" brand prosciutto from the Migros. Very Italian summertime treat. Making it at home is SOOO much cheaper then ordering it at a bistro along the Mediterranean.
Dark Orange Inside & Paired with Prosciutto