Herma’s News – Herma’s Favourite NEW Arrivals, Gourmet Finds and Cheese Suggestions

The devil whispered in my ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”. I whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”.

Dear Customers,

While stocking up on fun groceries and gourmet foods this weekend at Herma’s be sure to check out our other specially chosen merchandise as well, including exquisite barware, kitchenware, home décor pieces, soaps, jewelry and so much more.

Herma’s favorite NEW arrivals…

photos by Nambé

From The British Museum in London to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Nambé pieces are exhibited in renowned galleries around the world. For more than 65 years Nambé has been creating functional pieces of art made of rich Acacia wood, polished stainless steel and an Alloy that is perfect for retaining temperatures both hot and cold perfect for serving food.

At Herma’s find Butterfly Salad Bowl with Servers, Yaro Salad Bowls, Scoop Ice Bucket, Braid Salad Bowls, Harmony Cheese Board with Knife, Mikko Ice Bucket with Tongs, Dazzle Cake & Knife Serving Set and more.

photo by Nambé

LSA International: the Borough Collection

photo by LSA International

The beautiful lines of the Borough collection will bring pleasure to all five of your senses at once for the best drinking experience possible.

Find the following glasses in Sets of 4 at Herma’s.

Wine Glasses – Champagne Tulip Glasses  – Grand Cru Glasses – Craft Beer Glasses – Martini Glasses – Cocktail Saucers

Taco’s favourite NEW arrival…

photos by Emile Henry

Cold or hot these plates will allow you to retain the temperature longer for amazing appetizers.

These appetizer plates are so versatile they may be placed in -20 Celsius and +270 Celsius. Emile Henry’s special ceramic allows the plates to retain their temperature. Once out of the oven your prepared appetizer will stay warm longer the way it was meant to be tasted. On the flip side if the boards are freezer-cooled, the board will keep seafood and iced fruit skewers cool and fresh longer.

Gourmet Finds – We recommend…

Kalios Olive Oil

photo by Kalios
Kalio’s olive oils are all made from the same kind of fruit, the Koroneiki which are grown and extracted from olive groves in the Peloponnese region of Greece. The difference between the three varieties we offer at Herma’s depends on when they are harvested, which in turn determines how fruity the oil becomes.
01: harvested in November – tastes of green fruit, vegetables, fresh nuts with notes of cut grass and tomato leaf – use with salads, vegetable plates, steamed vegetables
02: harvested in December – tastes of both green and ripe fruit with floral and hazelnut notes – use with fresh pasta, grilled fish and meat, marinade and salad dressing, cheese, home-made bread, humus
03: harvested in January – tastes of ripe fruit and almond notes – use with white fish, home-made mashed potatoes, baking, chocolate cake, roasted fruits
photos by Stonewall Kitchen

Find out how to use the following special aioli Sauces from Stonewall Kitchen.

Basil Pesto Aioli is classic French “mayo” that’s blended with Basil Pesto to create a deliciously versatile aioli. Delicious in sandwiches or as a dip but also lovely spread on chicken, fish or pork.

Horseradish Aioli is the perfect topping for a delicious roast beef sandwich or spooned over fresh asparagus.

Truffle Aioli‘s intense, earthy flavor may be enjoyed on sandwiches, burgers, as a dip for fries or dolloped onto grilled fish.

Chipotle Aioli adds an authentic Tex-Mex kick to sandwiches and is delicious used as dip with appetizers.

Habanero Mango Aioli is a perfect “south of the border” spread for sandwiches. Dollop on top of nachos or use as a dipping sauce for French fries or fresh veggies.

Maple Bacon Aioli is for anyone who craves the taste of real bacon and sweet maple syrup. From lunch to dinner this aioli wakes up taste buds and adds great flavor to sandwiches, burgers and grilled meats.

Something special for your Coffee?

photo by Gourmet Inspiration

Try Gourmet Inspiration’s Salted Caramel Syrup (sugar, water, Mexican Vanilla and Sea Salt) or Mexican Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Mexican Vanilla). The perfect addition to coffee, lattes, hot cocoa, milk steamers and more.

Salt Spring Sea Salt

photo by Salt Spring Sea Salt

This amazing salt from British Columbia has gained a lot of attention recently from being served to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their recent visit to being showcased on Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip Show, “Salt of the Earth”. We believe its pretty amazing too and can’t wait for you to try it yourself. Below is what we offer and how it may best be used.

Pinot Noir Fleur de Sel – red meats, potatoes, salads, fruits, cheese, apple tart

Chocolate Fleur de Sel – cheesecake, cheese, white chocolate desserts, apple tart & cakes, ice cream

Porter Ale Fleur de Sel – using Salt Spring Island’s own Dry Porter Ale try with meats, chicken, fish, veggies

Balsamic Fleur de Sel – made with Italian Balsamic Modena try with salads, veggies, pasta, fish, chicken, white meats

Smoked Mesquite Fleur de Sel – fish, meat, potatoes or anything that needs gourmet BBQ flavour

Blackberry Fleur de Sel – salads, green veggies, fruits (e.g. melon with prosciutto), desserts, chocolate, cheese, eggs, quinoa, rice and so much more

Rosemary Garlic Fleur de Sel –  salads, French fries, lamb, grilled veggies, eggs, chicken, pasta, salad, home-made popcorn and so much more

Herma’s Cheese Shop

photo by Nambé

Janis has some amazing cheeses waiting for you in the Cheese Shop. Come see all that is waiting for you in our coolers great for picnics, summer nights at the cottage, grilling on the patio and parties with friends.


The Grillou is a grilling cheese from Quebec made with a blend of goat and sheep milk, just as is the case for Halloumi cheese. Once grilled, the salted paste becomes soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.

The Grillou is available plain, seasoned with hot peppers or herbs.

San Simon da Costa D.O.P. Prestes

This tear-drop-shaped cheese from nortwest Spain is cured for 45 days and smoked with chips of birch. This award-winning cheese has a buttery, woodsy flavour and melts beautifully. We especially enjoy it melted on a hamburger or scattered over a salad. Try pairing with nuts and apples.

Other delicious cheese suggestions…

Burrata – Brillat-Savarin – Morbier – Pacific Wildfire – Graskaas Gouda – Saint Angel Triple Cream – Saint Andre – Tallegio D.O.P. – Pecorino Romano P.D.O. – Bleu de Chevre – Brie with Truffles

Be prepared! Corn season has arrived!

Find OXO Prep Peeler, Asparagus and Corn Steamer, Cobb Holders, Dream Farm’s award-winning Clongs Lite and Brizzle (for basting like with butter) at Herma’s.

What may be used with left over corn?

Try creating a delicious, hearty soup by adding fresh corn to a can of Bar Harbor’s Salmon Chowder or Clam Chowder. Add a little paprika. Mmm…delicious!

Have a fabulous weekend and don’t forget to stop by for some amazing shopping.


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts