Herma’s News – Black Truffles, Loving Cheese, Fondue Recipe and Savings

Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born. – Albert Einstein

Dear Customers,

We love the finer things in life. Whether you are setting your table or preparing a special meal, we are the perfect place to shop as we offer an endless selection of gourmet delights, kitchenware and more.

Foxford Throws and Blankets

Bringing you warmth from Ireland since 1892!

Stay warm in classic style with our Lamb’s wool blankets and throws from the west of Ireland.

Black Winter Truffles

Pictured are Black Winter Truffles

Just one whiff of the intense aroma that comes from truffles will have you salivating for the rich flavours sourced from this sought-after, foraged, edible, subterranean fungus – a rare delicacy.

Using the Actual Truffle

Black Winter truffles have a strong presence so MUST BE USED SPARINGLY to flavour foods. The truffles should be cleaned before use by brushing or wiping (NOT rinsing underwater). Truffles should be added as a finishing touch at the end of cooked preparations. Prolonged periods of heat will diminish the truffle’s flavor.

Adding Truffles to Foods

Shaved – Grated – Slivered – Thinly Sliced

Add Truffles to cream-based sauces.

Fold Truffles into butter and spread over crusty bread sprinkled with salt.

Thinly slice or grate truffles over salads, pasta, risotto, soups, potatos and egg-based dishes.

Truffles, used very sparingly, add depth to pizzas, fries and roasts.

Stir into mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese and casseroles.

Truffles may also be simmered with sugar and added while making homemade ice cream.

Truffle Pairings

Herbs – tarragon, basil, and parsley

Aromatics – garlic, shallots, and onions

Cheeses – goat, parmesan, fontina, chevre, and gouda

Also Mushrooms!!

Herma’s Truffle Products

Herma’s offers a large selection of truffle products from which to choose that may be used in the same way as the actual truffle. 

Oils – Pearls – Pates – Salts – Vinegars – Powders – Oils – Mustard – Ketchup – Pasta Sauce – Pasta – Butter – Minced Black Truffle – Nut Mix – Honey

Cheese Highlights of the Week

For Game Night…Paulus Beer Cheese and Irish Porter Cheese

Sinfully delicious Riopelle de L’Isle is a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth triple cream cheese with a bloomy rind. Go ahead! Enjoy life to the fullest.

We recommend Mountainoak Gouda from Ontario. This full-flavoured, three-year old Gouda won the Grand Champion award at the 2017 British Empire Cheese Competition.

Savings…Aged Gouda from Holland 25% off

Also find freshly sliced Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, Pecorino Romano, Blues of all kinds, some wonderful melting Alpine cheeses and so much more.

Fondue Recipe


4 cups (375 g) grated Gruyère cheese – 4 cups (375 g) grated Fribourgeois Vacherin cheese – 2 tbsp cornstarch – 1 clove garlic, halved – 1 cup (250 ml) dry white wine – 1 loaf Manoucher Baguette, cubed


Combine the cheeses and cornstarch in a separate bowl. – Rub the inside of the Fondue pot with garlic and leave in pot. – Add cheese mixture and wine. – Heat over medium. – Melt the cheese mixture stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. – Place Pot over Fondue Pot Burner (if you have one). – Serve immediately with bread cubes.

Note: 1 tbsp of Kirsch is nice to add to the cheese after melted, however it does not appear to be available in Canada at present.

Find Fondue Pots and other cheese tools in Herma’s Cheese Shop. Be sure to ask about our selection.

Savings at Herma’s

Eisch Crystal 50% off

We are selling what remains of our collection of EISCH crystal. Great time to complete your collection.

EISCH of Germany stands for the design of glass as a creative element of tableware at the highest level. 

Have a wonderful weekend. We look forward to seeing you.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts