Gift from Herma’s Cheese Shop, NEW Foods for Holiday Entertaining and Gift Basket Orders

In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row, that mark our place; and in the sky the larks, still bravely singing, fly scarce heard amid the guns below. – John McCrae, Canadian poet, doctor and medical officer during WWI

Dear Customers,

Herma gave me a tour of the store to show me all the lovely foods that have just recently arrived from England, Spain and especially France. I was amazed by all the wonderful entertaining possibilities available. If you love entertaining with unique foods that make for a special evening, you’ll love what’s NEW that she has to offer.

Just one more reason to shop at Herma’s is a special gift offering of appreciation that will be made available by the Cheese Department this Saturday.

Gift from the Cheese Shop

Saturday, November 6th for the first 25 Cheese Customers Only

As a show of appreciation for your support and patronage, Janis and Margaret will be offering a gift of  Chateau De Bourgogne Rounds on Saturday to the first twenty-five customers who purchase cheese.

They are excited to offer this crowd favorite – a sexy triple-cream that we consider to be one of the most buttery and creamy. A true guilty pleasure that we hope you will enjoy slathered on toasty baguette slices and paired with a glass of champagne.

New arrivals that will have you…

Entertaining in style this Holiday Season

Chocolate Shot Glasses and Dessert Cups

photo by Les Chocolats Martine

One really extraordinary, fun entertaining idea is to serve guests special liqueur from edible chocolate shot glasses as well as dessert from chocolate dessert cups.

L’Estornell Quincetenary Olive Oil

This limited edition bottle represents the decanters used throughout Spain during Christopher Columbus’ lifetime. Makes a wonderful gift.

For more about our NEW Olive Oils – The ones to watch!

For information about recently arrived olive oils go to the blog section of our website,, or click on the link below…

Newest Olive Oils at Herma’s – What to watch! – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (

Crepes soaked in Vanilla Rum

This delicacy from France was a favourite last year and we are excited to once again offer it at Herma’s. Four delicious crepes, ready to be enjoyed, as is, or as a dessert with whipped cream, fruit or ice cream. We recommend that you warm them ever so slightly.

Vergers de Gascogne Fruit

Delicious fruit drunk on the syrup in which it soaks.

Serving Suggestions

Mini Apples in Brandy Syrup (pommes) – Mini Pears in Brandy Syrup (poires) – Morello Cherries in Kirsch Syrup (Griottes)  – Clementine in Vodka Syrup (mandarines) and Apricots with Amaretto Syrup (abricots)

Serve alone, with a biscuit, on top of vanilla ice cream, dipped in dark fondue or as a digestive with coffee.

Truffle Condiment Discovery Gift Set

photo by Truffle Hunter

This gift set of six jars each containing a truffle condiment is the perfect way to sample what you have always been curious about. Makes a fabulous gift.

For more about NEW Truffle Products…

For more about truffle products and how to use them go to the blog section of our website,, or click on the link below.

Herma’s NEWEST Truffle Products – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (

LillyPud’s Christmas Pudding from England

photo by LillyPuds

LillyPud’s Traditional pudding ingredients include the finest vine fruits, apples, apricots, almonds and ginger blended with brandy and Brentwood Brewing Company’s Chockwork Orange Ale. We also carry Vegan/Gluten Free Christmas Pudding and Zingy Ginger Pudding with Sticky Ginger Sauce. Lovely during the holidays. Also makes a great gift!

Just get ducky!

Add duck to your cheese board as cold weather looms.

photos by Les Canardises

Classic Duck Rillettes – Best served cold, spread on a baguette. It is the perfect companion for your cheese platters. Serve with some onion confit, fruit jelly, fresh figs and pears if desired.

Champagne Block of Duck Foie Gras – Best served cold, champagne foie gras may be enjoyed on a plain cracker or on toasted bread. Serve with onion confit, fruit jelly, fresh figs and pears if desired. Consider pairing with a glass of Champagne.

Gourmet Duck Confit Cassoulet – Place the Duck Confit in an oven-safe dish and bake slowly until golden.

NEW Chestnuts

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire…

Well, these chestnuts won’t necessarily be roasting on a fire, but they sure are delicious added to some of your favourite holiday recipes. Below is a list of what we carry, imported from France.

Whole Peeled & Cooked Chestnuts (canned) – Chestnut Puree (canned) – Cooked Chestnuts (jarred) – Chestnut Cream (jarred)

Other French favourites…

Madame Toussaint’s Lemon and Orange Gluten-Free Cookies – Madame Toussaint’s Caramel Cookies – Blackcurrant and Raspberry Nougat, Roy Rene – Fruit paste with raspberries from Provence, Roy Rene – Quince paste from the Drôme Provençale, Roy Rene – Fruit paste with blackcurrants from Burgundy, Roy Rene – Monbana Hazlenut Coacoa, Vanilla Cocoa and Traditional Chocolate Cocoa – Mulot & Petit Jean (Gingerbread with Caramel) – Les Gingembrettes (slices of chocolate candied ginger) – Les Orangettes (slices of chocolate candied orange) – Cornand Pasta (your choice of Eiffel Tower, Christmas tree and heart shapes) – Chateau d’Estoublon Huile Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Christmas Gift Baskets

Herma, Margaret and Gordon each have a great talent for creating beautiful gift baskets that dazzle the eye. What’s more…This month Harry has added an extension to our wrapping room that will allow us more space to store and create even more baskets than ever before.

Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to order your gift baskets for the holiday season today. Gift baskets start at $100. We also fill corporate multi-gift basket orders as well.

For more gift basket ideas….

To view some of the Christmas gift baskets we have created in the past go to the blog section of our website,, or click on the link below.

Holiday Gift Baskets – Order today! – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (

We look forward to seeing you in coming days. Be sure to arrive early on Saturday to qualify for a special gift from the cheese department. Have a lovely weekend.

Stay safe and be well.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts

p.s. Pumpkin Cheese from Holland is still on special at 25% off.