Herma’s News – Beat the winter blues!

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again’.? – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Dear Customers,

Sometimes it is difficult to get through those last months of winter. There are a few things you can do to beat those winter blues. A visit to Herma’s may certainly cheer you up, however, cozy evenings at home can be very enjoyable as well. And what is more cozy than the melted, oozing goodness of Raclette poured over something delicious? The Swiss have been doing it since medieval times and we would like you to try doing it as well.

Cooking with Cheese in February

February 18th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cheese Boutique

Be sure to come by our Cheese Boutique this Saturday to enjoy a traditional Swiss dish that involves melting Raclette over potatoes and served with charcuterie. Below is our recipe.

Raclette Melt Recipe


3 Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes – 1 Head of Garlic – 8 Pearl Onions (peeled) – 2 tbsp. of Olive Oil – 1/2 tsp. of Salt – 1/2 Roasted Red Pepper (Divina Fire Roasted Sweet Peppers, thinly sliced) – 450 grams Raclette Cheese (coarsely shredded)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel potatoes, and cook in water for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. When cooled enough, cut into wedges.
  3. Meanwhile, separate head of garlic into cloves, then peel. In a large frying pan heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil and add garlic and onions. Sautee until garlic is soft.
  4. Add potato wedges and red pepper, stirring until golden brown.
  5. Put a heavy cast iron pan in the oven to warm up about 5 minutes. *Tip – Cast iron holds heat well and will keep the cheese oozing longer.
  6. Add coarsely shredded Raclette to the skillet and return to oven. When cheese has melted, remove from oven, push cheese to one side and add potato mixture.
  7. Serve with Prosciutto, Salami, and Nora’s Baked Olives.

What’s more? Raclette is 25% off this weekend, while supply lasts.

Also find wonderful Raclette machines at Herma’s for those that want to have a fun meal with friends.

Another remedy for those winter blues?…


Savings at Herma’s – Godiva Boxed Chocolates 25% off

Godiva Chocolate

Have you ever noticed how eating chocolate seems to cheer you up when you’re feeling a little low? That’s because it releases endorphins that make you happy and relaxed. Now’s the time to purchase chocolate at Herma’s as all boxed Godiva Chocolate is NOW 25% off.

A cure for everything?…

The Miraculous Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey

Produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush. The honey produced from these bees is one of the most beneficial forms of honey in the world because it carries a considerable higher level of enzymes than regular honey.

Helps prevent…

Sore Throats – Tooth Decay – Gingivitis – Acne – Eczema – Allergies – Sinusitis – Low Stomach Acid – Acid Reflux – Staff Infections – Burns – Wounds – Ulcers – Sleep Deprivation – Intestinal Inflammation

Village Grocer Weekly Special – Starts Thursday

the Village Kitchen

25% off Sweet Caramelized Onion Soup (900 ml, was $8.95 NOW $6.75) & Cabbage Rolls (860 grams was $14.95 NOW $11.25), while supply lasts!

We hope you enjoy the remains of winter and that we get to see you at our Cooking with Cheese event this Saturday.

Best wishes!

Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts