Buy plump, firm, but not hard, apricots.  Depending on the variety, ripe apricots are pale yellow to burnt orange.  Avoid apricots with a greenish tinge or bruises.  Store apricots at room temperature until ripe.  Once ripe, wrap apricots in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  Apricots are very perishable and lose flavor quickly.

To prepare, just wash and slice in half.  Serve with Roquefort or Camembert cheese.