These Beach Restaurants Boast Sensational Cheese and Charcuterie Plates
Here are 14 spots to try for a light lunch, a cocktail accompaniment or a satisfying appetizer.
Recent offerings included a trio of blue cheeses for $17 and a selection of Doe Run Farm’s cheese for $25. The restaurant also offers a charcuterie board for $24, which includes house-made sausages and cured meats.
212 Savannah Rd., Lewes • 313-4065
Mix and match to make the perfect plate. Cheese options are $4.95 each.
102 Second St., Lewes • 645-7755
The cheese and charcuterie plate is priced for sharing: $11 for two or $17 for four. You’ll receive two or four cheeses, a meat specialty that regularly changes, mini toast, sauces, nuts and pickled vegetables.
111 Bank St., Lewes • 645-7887
Check the website to see the daily offerings, which are listed by their creamery, the milk type (cow or sheep, for instance) and the price.
18756 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 645-5444
For $16, you’ll get Humboldt Fog, Beemster (a Dutch cheese), gouda, quadrello di bufala (water buffalo), fruit, local jam, mostarda and crackers. For an extra $4, you can add prosciutto and spicy soppressata from Hickman’s Meat Market next door.
19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 226-2037
The cheeseboard might feature stilton blue, smoked gouda, tetilla (a regional cow's cheese made in Galicia in northwestern Spain) and the appropriate accouterments for $13.
50 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3744
This restaurant mines the Mediterranean for inspiration, and tapas is a specialty. The cheese board features imported selections, dried fruit chutney and a baguette for $15.
18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-8100
The options vary at this longtime dining destination but might include three or four cheeses, a house-made jam or dried fruits, fresh fruit and toasted nuts for $20.
35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-6515
Order three artisan cheeses for $15, five for $19 or a big board for $26. Add charcuterie items for $5. (The charcuterie on its own is $15.)
23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3330
There is a menu section for cheese with up to six items ($5-6), as well as a three charcuterie options ($6-$7), including wagyu bresaola and duck.
33 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 278-7842
Ask your server about the cheeses offered for the day. They come with a charcuterie featuring dried and fresh fruits, jams, olives, cornichons, pickled onion and crostini for $22.
26 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach • 539-1200
For $16, the cheese plate might include Maple Leaf gouda, Cabot extra-sharp cheese, mini-mozzarella and assorted condiments — including lavender-and-rosemary honey. The charcuterie plate ($17) highlights elk-and-blueberry salami, house-made pork shoulder rillette and all the trimmings.
14 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach • 616-1035
Choose from the cheese-charcuterie board ($24) or the artisan cheese board ($17). Both options include Midnight Moon gouda, St. Pete’s Select blue cheese and Tumbleweed cave-aged cheddar.
99 Hollywood St., Bethany Beach • 539-0299
The artisan cheese plate includes Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam, a triple cream cheese, and Pleasant Ridge Reserve, made from the milk of grass-fed cows, for $16.
1106 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island • 581-0377