Herma’s News – Rosé Glasses, NEW Arrivals, Honey with Cheese

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. – Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th century

Dear Customers,

As I write this newsletter, I know it will quickly become old news as I am aware that there is a lot of amazing merchandise just waiting to be moved from our warehouse into our store, and I can’t wait to introduce them to you in our next newsletter. In the meantime, however, we have other new items that shouldn’t be overlooked, especially where delicious food is concerned.

Time for Rosé on the Patio

Now is the time to enjoy warm evenings on the patio with a cold glass of rosé. The rosé glass with its slightly conical shape is ideal for bringing out the fruit and freshness of rosé wines. Made of high-quality, clear crystal, this glass brings out the wonderful colors of rosé wine. Find at Herma’s just in time for spring and summer.

NEW Arrivals

Jellycat Stuffed Animals and Books

Just received an adorable collection of Jellycat stuffies, some of which match perfectly with our Jellycat books. We also have a collection of vegetable stuffies that your little one will always want in his or her stroller. Trust us…you won’t have any trouble getting little ones to love these soft, cuddly veggies.

NEW at Herma’s

Victorinox Swiss Army Knives

Victorinox chef’s knives are incredibly sharp and excellently balanced. Made in Switzerland for 125 years, Victorinox Swiss Army Knives have earned respect from chefs and gourmets alike. Interesting fact? They are now one of the trusted sponsors of the show, Master Chef.

Find at Herma’s…

The Swiss Classic Cutlery Block (pictured above) is a chopping, dicing and slicing powerhouse. Housing nine high-precision blades, spanning Paring, Table, Bread, Santoku and Carving knives, plus kitchen scissors and sharpening steel, it helps every cook raise their culinary game.

A 3-Piece Grand Maitre Series Set The chef’s knives from this series are made from a single piece of steel and are connected to the handles using solid rivets.

The Santoku Knife was first created for Japanese cuisine like sushi and sashimi which require extremely fine and precise cuts. It may be used with other foods requiring that same kind of precision also.

Also find individual 6″ knife, 8″ knife, Bread knife and every paring (peeling) knife imaginable (huge selection) great for slicing, chopping, mincing, forming and flattening.

We also have an entire collection of Global Knives from Japan at Herma’s.


New Canaan Farms from Utopia, Texas

At Herma’s find…

Cactus Sangria Jelly – East Texas Blueberry Jam – Peach Amaretto & Pecan Jam (peaches and pecans simmered with natural Amaretto flavoring) – Pepper Bacon Relish (sweet bell peppers meet tender bits of bacon)Rose Hibiscus Jelly – Demon Salsa Pedernales Picante Sauce – Texas Tango Mango Salsa (spiced mango-tomato-bell pepper blend) Gulf Coast Shrimp Sauce (includes pineapple, horseradish and jalapeño) – Tejas Grilling & BBQ Sauce (adobo chipotle, pineapple juice and bacon with a tangy tomato base)Hill Country Steak Sauce – Country Apple ButterBlanco River Applekraut (spiced apple-cabbage blend, Sauerkraut) 

For more about New Canaan Farms Foods…

To learn more about how to use the New Canaan Farms Products along with a recipe for Pepper Bacon Corn Bread, go to the blog section of hermas.ca or click on the link below.

New Canaan Farms – How to Use the Products and Pepper Bacon Cornbread Recipe – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (hermas.ca)

We also recommend…

Victoria’s Everything Bagel Blend

There is something irresistible about the seedy and garlicky Everything Bagel which for many is a fan favorite. Victoria created a blend that combines seven, flavorful seeds (sesame, caraway, coriander, fennel, flax, quinoa and poppy) with garlic, onion, black pepper and sea salt that delivers that great flavor and a satisfying crunch to foods like salmon, chicken, steak, flatbreads, crackers and more. Find at Herma’s!

Herma’s Cheese Shop

There are so many cheeses of all kinds that have been freshly sliced, packaged and placed in our coolers including favorites like Shropshire Blue, Tiger Blue, Chateau de Bourgogne, Brebirousse d’Argental, Grey Owl, Langres, Taleggio, Gorgonzola, Fresh Parmigiana, Pecorino Romano, a varied selection of Cheddars, fresh goats and so much more.

A fun NEW arrival – Fresh Cheddar from Maple Dale (like cheese curds but in one rectangular block)

Back by popular demand!!

Amanti Black Lemon Gouda

Amanti gouda is a double cream gouda with the addition of cleansing charcoal and lemon. Texture is smooth and taste is refreshing due to citrusy notes. It is dramatically stunning on a cheese and charcuterie board. Pairs well with bright white wines.

A drizzle of honey is the perfect contrast to the saltiness of cheese. Drizzle sparingly over cheese just before guests arrive or place small jar on cheese platter or cheese plate. Bread and crackers serve as a nice clean platform on which the cheese might be placed.

Honey pairs well with the following cheeses.

Brie – Triple Creme – Blue Cheese – Parmigiano Reggiano – Sharp Cheddar – Pecorino – Goat

Note: We carry a truffle honey that is lovely drizzled on popcorn, grilled cheese, mixed into yogurt and mixed with nuts – even on fried chicken. A little truffle flavour goes a long way, so use sparingly. A drop or two will do.


Another lovely compliment to cheese (and honey too) is Porchetta Ham and Prosciutto DOP from Italy, both of which may be sliced to your liking. Just ask and we will be happy to prepare it for you. Find other already packaged ham and salami in our coolers just around the corner from our Cheese Shop.

Have a lovely weekend. We look forward to seeing you in coming days.


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts