The cantaloupe melon is a type of melon from Italy. It is small and spherical with a a netted surface over a grey-beige skin and on which there are the marks of segments. It has a small central cavity which is filled with a mesh of small seeds. The flesh is orange and has a refreshing flavour. Principle types are Ogen, Charentais, Tiger and Sweetheart. It is also known as the rock melon.