During the months of May, June, and July, cherries are picked from the Valle del Jerte. But it is during June when most cherries are in their optimal state of maturation, therefore making it the best time to buy them. Now that the heat has begun, there is nothing better than preparing a refreshing recipe of salmorejo with cherries or Jerte picotas (a type of cherry that is smaller, crisper, sweeter, and very tasty.) In any case, this recipe may vary depending on your personal preferences: for a more potent flavor, adding more cherries will do the trick. Either way the result is spectacular!