Castella Imports

Grilled Manouri & Watermelon


14 ounces Castella Manouri Cheese, very cold
1 ½ lbs. Seedless watermelon, in two 1-inch-thick, center cut slices
Fresh Mint Leaves
Fresh sprigs of dill
Sea Salt
Aegean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Castella Salt and Black Pepper Grinders
Castella Balsamic Vinegar of Modena


  1. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill until hot.
  2. Cut the Manouri into two 1-inch-thick slices. Trim the rind from the watermelon rounds and cut into large pie-shaped wedges, about 5 inches on the longer sides. Brush the watermelons and the manouri with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the watermelon wedges and the manouri just until slightly char-marked on both sides. Transfer to a platter and cut the manouri into cubes about the same size as the watermelon. Drizzle with a little more olive oil. Scatter with the mint leaves, dill sprigs, and a little sea salt. Grind a little pepper over the top.
  4. *Optional* Scatter with a few drops of  balsamic vinegar for an extra bit of tanginess