Herma’s News – Always Remember, Cheese, Foods and Gifts for Entertaining

When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand between us…For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely lost. – Frederick Buechner

Dear Customers,

Let us remember and honour all the brave people that sacrificed their lives so that we might enjoy the freedom, fairness and equality that we hold so dear – values that are so very much a part of who we are as a people and of which we must strive to be worthy.

Cheese Gift from the Cheese Shop

Saturday, November 13th for the first 25 Cheese Customers Only

Janis and Margaret will be offering the ever-so-luscious Chateau de Bourgogne to the first 25 cheese customers again this Saturday, November 13th. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to having the opportunity to give a little something back to you this weekend.

Fragrance for the Holidays

photo by Michel Design Works

Michel Design Works

Spruce gains inspiration from a refreshing walk in the woods. It gives us the fragrance of spruce with slight undertones of fruit and spice.

Tartan presents us with the beautiful scent of winter pine, snow and notes of moss and amber.

Merry Christmas will fill your home with the soothing fragrance of holly and winter florals along with touches of carnation, rain, bamboo and palm leaves.


Frasier Fir offers up the scent of crisp Siberian fir needles, heartening cedarwood and sandalwood.

Simmered Cider gives us the intoxicating fragrance of pressed apple mulled with crushed clove cardamom, hints of bourbon and malted rum.

Gingerbread offers us the homey, cozy fragrance of gingerbread, spicy notes of cardamom, crystallized ginger, hints of dark vanilla and a sprinkle of fresh-ground cinnamon.

Stonewall Kitchen Gift Sets

photo by Stonewall Kitchen

At Herma’s find beautifully boxed gift sets from Stonewall Kitchen – a line of flavourful products that use the highest quality ingredients. We believe these foods presented in beautiful boxes will make the most delightful Christmas gifts.

At Herma’s we carry their Sampler Collection, Salsa Collection and Pasta Collection.

Also find individual jars of Stonewall Kitchen’s festive Holiday Jam, Holiday Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Lemon Curd, Mulled Cider Mix and Turkey Seasoning Rub.

Holiday Treats

Be sure to visit our Studio overflowing with chocolate and holiday treats.

Other traditional favourites may be found throughout the store…

Chocolate Covered Marzipan – Black Forest Cherry Brandy Stollen – Powdered Christmas Marzipan Stollen – Dutch Fingers – Gingerbread Cookies – Shortbread Cookies – Spice Cake – Honey Cake – Baked Fig Balls – Filippi Panettone (the first arrival of what we expect to be many) – Christmas Pudding – and so much more

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Our coolers are well stocked with a variety of amazing cheese including cheddars, bries, blues, Goudas, Manchego, Parmigiana, Pecorino, Buffalo Mozzarella, Feta, sheep and goat. And let’s not forget all the tried and true Signature Products we carry which are made fresh in our very own kitchen.

Cheese Standouts

Vacherin (woodsy tasting cheese from the Alps) – Saveur Du Maquis (sheep’s milk cheese covered with herbs and berries from Corsica) – Chateau de Bourgogne aux Truffes (a new take on a classic but with truffles) – Moliterno Al Tartufo (truffle sheep’s milk from Sardinia)

Also at Herma’s is Raclette Savoyarde which is delicious melted over foods like potatoes and bread. Make an entertaining night of it by using a Raclette Machine, found at Herma’s.

We are proud of the selection of brie we carry, some great for baking. Find brie bakers at Herma’s which allow you to create something very festive for guests. Pair with fruits, fruit preserves, nuts and other toppings to make this warm, oozing creation uniquely your own.

Cheese Specials – While supply lasts…

50% off Buffalo Mozzarella and 25% off Pumpkin Cheese

NEW Charcuterie – Packaged and ready to go! 

Find in coolers around the corner from Herma’s Cheese Shop

Antipasto Italiano – Calabrese Salami – Prosciutto Crudo – Serranos Ham – Garlic Salami – Genoa Salami – Hot Genoa Salami 

Charcuterie sliced especially for you…

Janis, Margaret, Herma and Cora Lee will be happy to slice Prosciutto, Fennel Salami and Porchetta Ham which come straight from the shores of Italy with special designation status.

This special designation status allows us to know that the production process and location of production stays true to how it was originally made years and years ago – so you can count on it being healthy with no nitrates in addition to being absolutely delicious.

Be sure to ask to have these meats sliced just for you.

It’s back!!

Just for Cheese – Signature Pairings

These beloved, award-winning little jars of signature pairings have just recently arrived. Tried and true, we know many of you will be happy to hear of their return.

photo by Can Bech, Just for Cheese

Pairing Suggestions – Just for Cheese at Herma’s

Raspberries with rose petals and Szechuan pepper should be paired with fresh and soft cheeses like buffalo mozzarella and feta.

Peaches & Apricots with Goji berries and Guatemalan cardamom should be paired with soft ripened cheese like Brie de Meaux, Chateau de Bourgogne, Brillat Savarin and Camembert.

Black Figs with Australian macadamia nuts and Jamaican allspice should be paired with blue cheese like Roquefort and Gorgonzola.

Golden Apples with tender pistachios from Turkey and Sri Lankan cinnamon should be paired with a hard paste cheese like Gouda, Manchego, Parmigiana and Pecorino Romano.

NEW at Herma’s

Dreamfarm’s Flisk

A whisk worth taking. It twists to create 3 whisks from 1!

photo by Dreamfarm

Twist the Flisk to create different shapes – a large balloon whisk for whipping, a sauce whisk for shallow liquids, and a flat whisk for deglazing. This will save on space and cleaning.

Blue and White Dishes – The Fine Cheese Co.

A beautiful, round box holds this set of six blue and white dishes each with a different English countryside design. They make the most charming cheese plates.

Window Display – Introducing Sookey!

A husky over three feet tall sits in our window display exuding a love of winter and holiday magic. Gordon and Janis have named him Sookey and he will be available to anyone who would like to purchase him to take home the week prior to Christmas. 10% of his purchase price will go toward the Humane Society.

We hope to see you in coming days for a magical shopping experience of gift buying, holiday decorating and amazing foods.

Be safe and stay well.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts