The Galia melon has a yellow to orange skin that is covered in light golden-tan netting. The shape is round and the size is medium-small compared to the other varieties. Its flesh is pale green with a succulent texture that has a signature spicy-sweet flavor with tropical and perfumed aromatics. Unlike many other melon varieties, the tenderness of the stem end of the melon is not a good indicator of ripeness, rather, ripeness should be determined by the color and development of a distinct musky aroma. The more orange in color the exterior skin of the Gaila melon the higher the sugar content of the flesh of the melon will be.
You can enjoy eating the Galia melons as a refreshing snack or add them to smoothies and fruit juices. Also they can be as appetizers with meat. These are the fruits that pair well with Gaila melons: kiwi, grapes, strawberries, coconut, ginger, mint, cilantro, parsley, honey, and peanuts.
Store unripe melons at room temperature. Refrigerate ripe melons in a plastic bag for up to 2 or 3 days.
1 cup almond milk
1 cup ice
1/2 cup melon
1/2 cup honey