These Beach Restaurants Boast Sensational Cheese and Charcuterie Plates
Here are 14 spots to try for a light lunch, cocktail accompaniment or 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, milk type (cow or sheep, for instance) and 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 are 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 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