Make the dressing by whisking the oil, vinegar, maple syrup and mustard together, then stir in the almonds and cherries. Set aside and let the cherries swell a bit in the dressing.
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Cut the cabbages lengthwise into quarters and blanche them for 1 to 2 minutes, then drain.
Rub each of the cabbage quarters with the sunflower oil and, i