The Long Island Cheese Pumpkin is decorative, but is is also good for cooking. It has the color of a Butternut Squash, but the flavor is very close to that of a Sugar Pumpkin. Its squat shape makes it a great candidate for Stuffed Pumpkin and Chestnut-Stuffed Pumpkin.
This pumpkin is less common than the Sugar Pumpkin, but you can sometimes find them at garden centers.
I think it is called a Cheese Pumpkin because it is the size and shape of a wheel of cheese, but I have no true etymology for that other than hearsay from New Hampshire pumpkin farmers.