I buy it 2 days ahead of time and let it sit on the kitchen counter to let it ripen. Pick one that has a yellow skin and a lot of fragrance.
Cut the cantaloupe in half.
Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.
Place the cut side down to the cutting board.
Cut into 8 sections.
Peel the skin for each section.
Put 4 sections together and slice.
Save the rind and seeds to make broth, it makes a very flavorful soup.