Herma’s News – A Culinary Tour de France, Sampling, Easter Preparation and Holiday Hours

Every mouthful was a delight, and I began to see that appreciation of food was a way of life in France.Rhys Bowen, Above the Bay of Angels

Herma loves nothing better than to offer an event that serves to inspire in the kitchen. This Saturday be sure to visit Herma’s for a very special treat.

At Herma’s we carry many amazing Old French and New French (Québécois) foods that we can’t wait to offer for you to sample including five cheeses from France. Visit us this Saturday so that you may be inspired by Herma’s French-Inspired Spread.

Shopping for Easter at Herma’s

Jellycat Bunnies

Easter Bunnies are in high demand, but we still have a few. No Easter bunny is softer or more cuddly – the perfect gift for your little one.

photo by Dreamfarm

Tools for the Kitchen (Dreamfarm’s Chopula) – Easter NapkinsEaster Chocolate (Chocolate Bunny Bars, peanut butter chocolate, chocolate eggs with caramel, hot chocolate bombs shaped like bunnies and so much more) – And don’t forget about Herma’s beautiful gift wrap for spring. We will wrap your gift for just $10 upon request.

Herma’s Gift Certificates

The perfect hostess gift? Our already wrapped gift certificates make a beautiful presentation while also allowing the recipient to purchase whatever they like. Gift certificates come in $25, $50 and $100 increments. No extra charge for the gift wrap.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Simple is Best

I spread some fresh goat cheese onto a baguette and bit into it. For an instant, the cheese, the taste, transported me to my childhood…“Oh my God,” I mumbled with this mouthful of excitement, so delicious it was sinful. The cook said, “Ma puce, is something wrong?” “No, this is the best meal I’ve had in weeks,” I said. “Bah,” she said. “It’s simple. But sometimes simple is the best, non?”Samantha Verant, The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux

photo by Portmeirion and The Fine Cheese Co.

For us, simplicity that we love is a buttery triple cream cheese spread on a crusty, flakey baguette or yummy Fine Cheese Company Co. cracker from Bath. Pair it with something like Provision’s Peach and Prosecco Sparkling Jam and you most definitely will have something so delicious that it’s almost sinful.

Exciting new cheese arrivals!

Pink Tulip-Shaped Wensleydale Strawberry with Prosecco – Yellow Tulip-Shaped Wensleydale Lemon with Limoncello – Chateau de Bourgogne – Taleggio – Brebirousse D’Argental – Grey Owl – Tiger Blue – Buchette aux Fleurs (goat cheese with flowers) – Langres (with a small crater for pouring Champagne) – Rosette de Lyon Sausages from Quebec – and so, so much more


In addition to a large selection of charcuterie which may be found in our coolers, we also offer a beautiful Prosciutto DOP which may be sliced to your liking. Just ask Janis or Herma and they will be happy to perform this service for you.

Entertaining Tip: When creating a spread, consider wrapping Prosciutto around Italian bread stick crackers for pretty presentation. 

Herma’s Signature Products

photos by Gary Mulcahey

In addition to the refreshingly delicious Lemo-licious we mentioned last week, we also think Liver Pâté would be a delicious treat to serve your guests this Easter. Stilton Pate is also very tasty served alongside certain meats and veggies as well. We suggest adding a smidgen of onion and raspberry jam to your Liver Pâté and place on top a thin cracker.

Herma’s Shopping List for Easter

Don’t forget to stock up on all the wonderful foods mentioned during last week’s newsletter that may be found in our freezers and coolers. Click below or go to the blog section of hermas.ca to view Herma’s Shopping List for Easter.

Herma’s Shopping List for Easter – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (hermas.ca)

From all of us at Herma’s, have a wonderful Easter celebration and don’t forget to join us for some wonderful French samplings this Saturday. It will be a wonderful weekend for all.