Cantaloupe or Muskmelon? We're often asked something like Is this a cantaloupe or a muskmelon? The answer: it is both, as Cantaloupe is a type of Muskmelon. Muskmelon is a species of melon including more than just Cantaloupe. But all varieties of Cantaloupe are Muskmelons. Tags: Muskmelon Read more about Cantaloupe or Muskmelon?