Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. – Benjamin Franklin
We wish you a Happy New Year and good luck as you begin anew with resolutions that can better your lives and that of the world around you. It is at this time of year that we begin anew as well – making plans for the future – especially where special savings are concerned.
This week’s special savings…
Fondue Pots @ 50% off
What better way to spend your night-in on a cold, blustery evening than to enjoy hot, cozy fondue.
Savings on fondue pots could not have come at a better time!
We carry pots from BOSKA, Emile Henry and Swissmar. Find in and around our Cheese Shop.
Herma’s Cheese Shop also carries that special cheese to go with your fondue pot. Bon appétit!
Using your Fondue Pot
Most savoury fondue recipes include 500-700 grams of melting cheeses (Gruyere being a classic choice), 1 clove of garlic, 300 ml. of dry white wine, a splash of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of cornstarch, freshly ground pepper and maybe some brandy.
Grate the cheeses. Rub the pan with a clove of garlic. Pour the wine and lemon juice into the pan and turn on the heat. While stirring, add the cheese a handful at a time and let it melt. Dilute the corn starch with the brandy and add the mixture to the cheese. Bring the fondue to a boil while stirring and add pepper to taste. – BOSKA
Our favourite foods for dipping…mushrooms, baguette bread cubes, steak cubes, mini meatballs, broccoli, cauliflower and potato wedges.
- 100 ml. whipped cream
- 350 gram of chocolate (milk or dark)
- 2 tablespoons of (almond) liqueur
Heat up the whipped cream until it is near boiling. Reduce heat and let the cream cool down slightly (chocolate melts at 98 degrees Fahrenheit and should not be heated up beyond that). Crumble the chocolate into the cream and mix it well until the chocolate melts and becomes smooth. – BOSKA
Our favourite foods for dipping…strawberries, pears, cookies, pretzel sticks, raspberries, orange slices, cherries and marshmallows.
Add liqueur once transferred to fondue pot.
Special chocolate for dessert fondue..
At Herma’s we carry both dark and milk chocolate created special for fondue from Galerie Au Chocolat. Also find daintier fondue pots that are perfect for a lighter thoroughfare.
- Fondue pots may keep your creation at a constant temperature, but most don’t actually allow you to cook the fondue itself. Our Emile Henry Fondue Pot is one exception as the pot may be transferred from stove to fondue burner.
- If you plan to have 4 or more guests attending your dinner party, provide more than one fondue pot. BOSKA’s Tapas Fondue Pots, which are extra small, are a great way to provide extra pots to your fun dining experience.
- Depending on the intimacy of your guests you may feel that fondue forks are only for dipping, not eating. If this is the case, suggest to your guests that dipped pieces should be placed on a dish to be eaten with a dinner fork.
- Fondue works better with bread that is a little bit stale. Cut the bread into slices in advance so that it will be a bit drier by the time it is served.
Another reason to purchase fondue pots this week?
Valentine’s Day is next month and fondue would provide something fun and sexy for you and your partner to enjoy. You could either provide for dinner with melted, oozing cheese or in a sweet way as a dessert with chocolate. Consider this…create a guessing game for what you are being fed using blindfolds. Ooh la la!
Tomme Savigny au Marc de Raisin 30% off
This glorious cheese from Savoie, France is a real find at such a great price. It is aged under a thick blanket of grape marc, which is the residue left after pressing fruit to make wine. This leads to an intense, rich and long-lasting flavour that is fruity and mellow with mild alcoholic overtones. Great way to enjoy the new year!
Other cheeses on sale…
Find many other fabulous cheeses on sale as well. Nothing wrong with a little comfort food this time of year – especially when the prices are so nice.
NEW Winter Hours
During the months of January and February we will be closed Mondays. We will, however, maintain regular hours Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
We look forward to seeing you in coming days.
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