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Summer Salad Watermelon, Melon and Feta Cheese

Here in Provence, we are making the most of summer fruits and veggies!  We hope you also enjoy one of our favourite salads of the moment: watermelon, melon and feta cheese a recipe by Sophie Bellard. The combination of sweet melons and salty cheese is hard to resist.

Watermelon in is la pastèque in French. If you are lucky enough to be in Provence, try to use the sweet cantaloupe from Cavaillon. Trust us; this orange melon turns even the most reluctant fruit eaters into fans.

Summer Salad Watermelon Feta

Watermelon, Melon and Feta Cheese Salad

This recipe serves 4-6 people. It is refreshing balance of sweet and salty. Serve alongside some barbequed meat or fish for an easy summer dinner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 of a small Watermelon
  • 1 small Melon should be ripe
  • 250 g (8 oz) Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 of a Pomegranate
  • 2 handfuls of Fresh Mint Leaves
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 Lemon for juice
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper


  • Peel watermelon and melon and cut into cubes (removing seeds where you can).
  • Cut feta cheese into small cubes, then combine watermelon, melon and feta in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle a little olive oil and lemon juice over the fruit.
  • Season to taste with sea salt flakes and black pepper.
  • Add fresh mint roughly cut and pomegranate seeds.
  • Keep refrigerated until it's time to serve.


Tip: if you’re preparing this salad in advance, wait until the last moment to add the mint so the leaves stay green and fresh.
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Stephen had been in the corporate world for 15 years and in August 2008 turned down a promotion that would have meant more money but also more stress, longer hours and less time with his young family. For many years the Cronks had been dreaming and talking about moving to France to make their own wine, but the moment never seemed quite right to make the big leap.

Soon after, a good redundancy offer seemed the perfect opportunity to turn the dream into reality and after selling their beloved house, they left the leafy suburbs of south-west London in August 2009. Their worldly possessions were packed up on the back of a truck and with barely a word of French between them, the family headed south to a small village called Cotignac, in the heart of Provence.

The Cronks spent a year getting their bearings, learning to live the provençal way, as Stephen was criss-crossing the country researching and finding the best vineyards to work with. The next step was setting up a small wine business with the principle objective of making a Provence rosé that would be regarded as one of the very best from the region, while building a brand that people would grow to love. In order to achieve this aim, they put together a highly experienced winemaking team and threw their heart and soul into the brand and innovative communications with their customers. Mirabeau is now being sold in more than 30 markets, has won medals and earned acclaim from some of the world’s toughest wine critics, but what really makes Stephen happiest is that their wines are an integral part of people having a great time together.

Read more about the Mirabeau Wine story here.

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