News from the Cheese Shop

News from the Cheese Shop

News from the Cheese Shop

 News from the Cheese Shop

July 2019

Our mission is to provide the best in quality and selection with friendly, knowledgeable service. We invite you to visit and discover a world of imported and Canadian cheeses, meats and cheese condiments.


Give Blues a Chance

Learn the love the Blues one cheese at a time. Start with friendly St Agur (France), creamy and mild. Next, try Bleu d’Elizabeth (Quebec) another creamy, spreadable blue that is great with a little honey or a dollop of port jelly. Move on to Tiger Blue (BC) and savour its crumbly-creaminess and its punchy finish. Shropshire (UK) is next, the Stilton of the Cheddars, robust and with a lingering taste. Now you’re ready to graduate to Highland Blue (Ont) and its bitey, rustic, intense flavour. Our Blues selection is always changing, and we’d love to introduce you to the wide-ranging options and explain why mold is actually a good thing when its comes to these cheeses.


BBQ Season is (Finally) Here!

Is there anything that doesn’t taste better grilled and enjoyed outdoors? Sure, a great 5-year-old Cheddar (Ont) will always do the job of adding that desired creamy tang to your BBQ, but why not take your burgers, steaks, sausages and grilled veggies to the next level with a luscious melty cheese like creamy Charlevoix (Que), Gouda (Holland), Pacific Wildfire (BC) with its snap of heat, or our homemade Stilton Pate.

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Herma’s Chevre

Herma’s Signature Products

We make this delectable treat in our kitchen every week, using fresh goat cheese, olives, herbs and sundried tomatoes. It’s always good on a cracker or baguette, but it’s also fantastic pushed under the skin of chicken breasts and roasted, or stirred into a bowl of hot pasta for an instant meal on a busy night. All of Herma’s Signature Products are as versatile.

Herma's Signature products

Herma’s Chevre


 Do I Need to Use Cheese Paper?

It depends. Do you eat your cheese in a day or two? Then no, the plastic wrap is Ok. But if the cheese sits in your fridge for a week or longer, then cheese paper will keep it from drying out, getting “poochy” and losing its flavour and freshness. This paper has a wax coating on the outside that allows the cheese to breathe. A thin sheet of porous plastic on the inside wicks away condensation.


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Cheese Boards at Herma’s

Herma’s Cheese Platter

Herma’s Principles for Creating a Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Our approach to creating the perfect entertaining board for your family, friends and guests is based on a few key principles:

-The board must offer the very best in fresh products that we source and select with the highest standards in mind.

-The board must be a sensory delight – intriguing, satisfying, delicious. All the senses must be considered.

-Everything on the board must be edible, including garnishes and decorations, which must be chosen with care to offer a variety of taste, colours and textures.

-The board must be so inviting that people are eager to ‘dive in’, knowing that what has been created is entirely for their pleasure.

We are happy to create the perfect board for you or to help you create your own. You will find at Herma’s an array of cheese boards, cheese knives and spreaders, cheese condiments, charcuteries and of course, cheeses from around the world to suit all tastes.


For news about special events, sales, classes and more, sign up for Herma’s online newsletter at herma’s.ca and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To contact us, email at cheese@hermas.ca or call 905-885-9250.

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