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.