|'Cheese', also known as'Landreth Cheese', and 'Mammoth Cheese' is an heirloom variety pumpkin. The fruits are dark cream colored with smooth skin, and resemble wheels of cheese, hence their name. They make excellent pumpkin butter. Flesh is salmon colored in 10-15 pound fruits borne on vines up to 18 inches long. Small pumpkins are grown for cooking and eating, while the larger sizes are for Jack-o'-lanterns and exhibition. Most Cooperative extension services will be able to tell you which varieties are best for your area. They are usually ready for harvest 95 to 120 days after planting. Pumpkins can stay on the vine for a long time, but harvest them before the first hard frost as they will get mushy. Pumpkins require too much space to be grown in containers.