Fresh, local cherries are the shining jewels of late spring and summer fruit. Make the most of summer’s ripe, sweet berries with our favourite cherry recipes.

What’s so special about British cherries? Well, for starters, blink and you’ll miss them.

We have an extremely short cherry season in the UK, usually around four weeks. This year it has come early for most farmers, with the fruit ripening in mid-June instead of towards the end of the month, so you need to get moving if you want to taste the best specimens.