Herma’s News – Skincare in Winter, Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas, Dessert Cheese, Fondue

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination. – John Keats

Dear Customers,

Winter at home beckons us to surround ourselves in luxury, especially with Valentine’s Day added to the mix. Go ahead…enjoy beautifully fragranced lotions, soaps and hand-creams.

Indulge in all the Fraktals your chocolate-loving heart desires and be seduced by cheese as you take part in the melted deliciousness of fondue. Maybe even try a soft, luscious cheese that will pair beautifully with just the right kind of after dinner drink.

Dry Skin in Winter

Beekman 1802 is just what Herma ordered!

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Reduced humidity combined with colder temperatures during winter months leads to very dry skin called winter’s itch. To pamper skin at this challenging time Herma suggests using Beekman 1802’s goat’s milk body-care products.

Why is goat’s milk such a sought after ingredient? The pH level of goat’s milk is very close to that of human skin. This similarity in pH levels causes the goat’s milk to more easily soak into our skin, allowing the product to nourish not just the top layer of the skin but underneath and throughout as well.

Your dry, winter skin will lap up the moisture and be much healthier after using Beekman 1802.

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Beekman 1802 Body Care

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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VIDDA Jewelry

Give a gift this Valentine’s Day to show someone special that you care. Below is a list of gift ideas we think would be especially nice.

Fraktals Chocolate – Herma’s Gift Certificates Wrapped in RedGold Leaf Dusting Powder, Bath Salts and Bubble Bath – VIDDA Jewelry – Bunches of Red, Permanent Botanical Roses (special price $55) – Champagne Flutes – Whiskey Glasses – Fondue Pots – Pretty Tea Cup, Saucer and Tea  – Beekman 1802 Hand Cream & Lip Balm Gift Box – Michel Design Works Body Care – Thyme’s Gold Leaf Gardenia Fragrance Duo Gift Box – Scented Candles – Lampe Berger Lamps – La Rocca’s Brownie Chocolate Cheese Cake

Herma suggests…

Thyme’s Gold Leaf Body Care

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Gold Leaf Dusting Powder

Enjoy the smooth jasmine, sheer roses, heady hyacinth, creamy lily of the valley and lavish oak moss that all contribute to create the heavenly fragrance of Gold Leaf. This bouquet for the nose is more lasting and exciting than any bouquet of flowers.

Savings at Herma’s

50% off Beekman 1802 Snow Forest Body Care

Now available…Hand Wash and Goat Milk Whipped Body Cream

50% off Baking Accessories

Find fun blue, pink, green and gold sprinkles perfect for kids, toothpick signs for cupcakes, paper baking cups, cookie cutters, muffin trays and more in the shelves next to our Village Grocer frozen food freezers. Great savings for those that like to bake.

50% off ZOKU Stainless Steel Travel Bottles and Travel Mugs from $44.99 to $22.50

Whether hot or cold—water, coffee, juice, or tea—the press-fit lid securely seals your drink for spill resistant sipping on-the-go. Cold beverages stay that way for up to 24 hours. And hot beverages do not lose steam, maintaining heat for up to 6 hours.

While supply lasts. All sales final.

New at Herma’s


Organic coffee created by a Swiss family. Many have called to inquire about this coffee after having received it in our Christmas gift bag.

Belgian Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

 Soft chewy caramel center coated in Belgian chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.

Coming soon…Mistral for Men

The swoon-worthy Mistral Fragrance for Men may be on our shelves this weekend just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Dessert Cheese for Valentine’s Day

For something special after dinner this Valentine’s Day enjoy a plate of lovely cheese thoughtfully paired with just the right drink. Dessert cheese is an ongoing trend common in Europe with growing popularity here in North America as well.

4 cheeses we carry that may be enjoyed as an after dinner treat…

Brie de Meaux – Morbier – Saint Agur – Brebirousse D’Argental

To find more details about each cheese and what after-dinner drink we suggest go to the blog section of our website at hermas.ca or click on the following link.

After-Dinner Cheese Suggestions – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts

Certain cheeses sell quickly, if you are interested in any of the above listed, feel free to call 905-885-9250 to make sure that it is still on our shelves and ready to go.

Just for Cheese Preserves

Just For Cheese is a line of signature pairings created especially for cheeses. A balanced approach that enhances all the senses and is perfect for your after-dinner cheese plate. A little goes a long way creating a unique cheese and sauce pairing that will surprise and delight your taste buds.

Find these Just for Cheese preserves in Herma’s Cheese Shop…

Black Figs – Peaches & Apricots – Raspberries – Golden Apples – Black Grapes

Long Stemmed Charcuterie for Valentine’s Day?

Try presenting your loved one with breadsticks wrapped in yummy Italian Prosciutto. Prosciutto may be cut to your liking in Herma’s Cheese Shop. We also carry imported bread stick crackers perfect for the occasion.

Fondue for Valentine’s Day

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Fondue Pot

Fondue is a decadent treat cozy during winter months and seductively romantic with a partner on Valentine’s Day. Not only is the hot, oozing cheese delicious, it is also fun entertainment.

Go to Herma’s website at hermas.ca to view our blog involving two classic fondue recipes – one savory (cheese) and one sweet (chocolate). You may also click on the following link…

Fondue Recipes – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts

Fondue pots and utensils may be found at Herma’s. Ask Taco or Janis for assistance if you need help.

Thanks for ordering! Valentine’s Day Dinner and Cheeseboard

Thanks to all who ordered Herma’s Valentine’s Day Dinner by Zak and our Cheeseboard for Two. We are thrilled to be apart of an occasion as special as Valentine’s Day and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Please pick up your dinner or cheeseboard on Sunday, Valentine’s Day, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m..

Holiday Schedule

Herma’s will be CLOSED Monday, Family Day, and will be OPEN every other day of the week at our regular time.

Enjoy your weekend and have a Happy Valentine’s Day. We look forward to your visit.

Stay safe and be well.


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods and Gifts