Herma's News - Christmas Chocolates, Goat Cheese, Open House Dates and Gift Basket Orders

Herma’s News – Christmas Chocolates, Goat Cheese, Open House Dates and Gift Basket Orders

When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring. – Madeleine M. Kunin

Dear Customers,

Thanks to all who attended our Celebration of Italian Foods event this past Saturday. We couldn’t have been more pleased to recommend and offer food tastings from Jesse Tree’s delicious line of authentic Italian foods. Thanks also to Chef John from Jesse Tree who served up a delicious fettucine from our empty wheel of Grana Padano. It was absolutely delicious.

That being said, we hope you will plan to attend our annual open house which we consider to be even more special.

Mark your calendars for…

Herma’s 27th Annual Christmas Open House

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Herma’s Studio


Join us for our 27th annual Christmas Open House in which we will be offering delicious foods with the aim of inspiring you for the holidays. It is a special time for us as it gives us a chance to show our appreciation for you, our loyal friends and customers. This festive event will take place the last two Saturdays of November.

Saturday, November 23rd & Saturday, November 30th

Just Arrived! Beautifully Packaged Treats for Christmas

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Recently arrived Chocolates and Truffles

Remember that it is always best to buy early, for if you wait too long, it may be gone. Decadently displayed in our Studio and soon to be on our shelves are the following delicious chocolates, truffles and treats.

Raspberry Truffles – Expresso Martini Cocktail Truffles – Marc de Champagne Truffles with Popping Candy – Holdsworth’s Sir Robin of Locksley Gin Truffles – Rock Salted Peanut Brittle – Rose Infused Caramels – Shortbread with Warming Stem Ginger – Christmas Pudding – Himalayan Salted Caramels – Traditional Fruit Cake with Mixed Nuts – Hand Decorated Tin Cake – Belgian Chocolates& so much more!

Michel Design Christmas and Thyme’s Frasier Fir

Also be sure to purchase your Michel Design O Tannenbaum Soaps, Lotions and Diffuser + the ever popular Frasier Fir products from Thymes. They are both high-in-demand and sell out early.

Multiple Gift Basket Orders for Christmas

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Christmas Gift Basket from Herma’s

Now is the time to place multiple-gift basket orders for clients, colleagues, neighbors and employees. This unique aspect of the store is one of Herma’s favourites as she has been performing this service for over 35 years – longer than the store’s 27. Gift Baskets are such a wonderful way to show appreciation.

Like little elves, we will be giggling with glee as we prepare your beautiful gift baskets. We love knowing that these packages will bring Christmas  joy to others.

Call 905-885-9250 or stop by and ask for Herma or Gordon.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

We are well stocked with all your favourite cheeses and more – Parmigiano Reggiano, assorted bries and blues, cheddars of all kinds, specialty artisan cheeses and so much more. This week we decided to focus on the great selection of goat cheeses we have available.

Entertaining with Goat Cheese

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Chavroux Goat Cheese

We love the tangy flavour of goat cheese and its creamy texture, which pairs well with ingredients both sweet and savory. At Herma’s find some lovely goats, both soft and hard.

Fifth Town’s Premium Goat Milk Cheddar (Prince Edward County) – Capra Rosemarino Hard-Ripened Cheese (Northern Italy) – Fifth Town’s Cape Vessey Goat Cheese with Truffle – Germain’s Crottin de Chevre (France) – Pagwa (Kapuskasing, Ontario) – Fifth Town’s Lemon Fetish – Chavroux Fresh & Smooth Goat’s Milk Cheese

Pairing Goat Cheese with other Foods

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Pairings for Goat Cheese

Consider enjoying goat cheese with your favourite pear or peach and maybe add some honey. Goat cheese also goes very well with salads involving walnuts and beets, or for a unique twist, mix with a nice red pepper hummus. We also suggest spreading soft goat cheese onto our home baked crostini and topping it off with a tiny bit of caramelized onion. In fact, any of the above jars of  preserves, jellies and spreads would make a heavenly combination when added to the fresh, soft tanginess of goat. And let’s not forget how delicious it is added to Mexican dishes – warmed and sprinkled with cumin.

For the above food pairings we suggest…Chavroux Fresh & Smooth Goat’s Milk Cheese as it is already soft and spreadable. Pictured condiments that we suggest are Artisan Edibles Pomegranate Hot Pepper Jelly, Meyer Lemon Chutney with White Wine and Apple Fig Ginger Chutney. We are also very fond of the Garlic Box’s Cranberry Garlic Preserve with Rum.

Herma’s Signature Products

Herma’s Signature Products are created in our very own kitchen using fresh ingredients

Herma's Signature products

Herma’s Signature Marinated Goat Cheese Rounds

.Our Marinated Goat Cheese Rounds are a crowd favourite!

Our next-door neighbor is having a sale!

Barn Finds

25% off ALL MERCHANDISE this weekend only

Saturday and Sunday, October 26th and 27th

Find a treasure amongst all the vintage and antique items they are offering.

While visiting them don’t forget to stop in and see us as well.

Have a lovely weekend.


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts