Herma’s News – Cozy Foods and Christmas Gifts

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Dear Customers,

It has already started! Christmas decorations adorn our store, dazzling the eye and inspiring for the holidays.

There is a constant flow of NEW merchandise within our store that will be perfect for Christmas gift-giving, and, I have it on good authority that our Italian Panettone Cakes have arrived and are just waiting to make their appearance (for me, always a talisman that Father Christmas is preparing to make his return…wink, wink).

Speaking of Christmas gift-giving, it is time for…

Holiday Gift Basket Orders

Christmas Gift Basket

Let the grandeur of a festive gift basket and all the decadent foods, chocolates, and comfort items found within dazzle your friends, family neighbors, clients, co-workers and/or employees this Christmas. We take great pride in the creation of gift baskets; And it warms our hearts to know that we are a part of something special that will give pleasure and excitement to the person receiving such a special gift.

Be sure to call 905-885-9250 or stop by to order your gift basket(s)

Upcoming Events

Save the Date…

Herma’s Annual Open House

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Christmas Tree

4 Saturdays in a row…

November 18th – November 25th – December 2nd – December 9th, complimentary

We hope you can make it to one or all of these fabulous Saturdays of fun and good cheer.

Don’t forget…

L’assiette à Fromage – light lunches

4 Thursdays in a row from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., $19.99 + tax pp

November 9th – November 16th – November 23rd – November 30th

Delight in the unexpected combination of some of the world’s greatest cheeses matched up with unexpected, seasonally inspired flavors and textures. These artistically composed plates will serve as a light lunch.

Seating is limited to 12. Be sure to call soon to reserve your seat at our table.

Call 905-885-9250 or stop by front desk.

This Saturday…

Tasty Sausages in the Studio

Saturday, November 4th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Complimentary

Taco and Herma will be offering food tastings of Village Grocer Sausages paired with delicious mustards.

Savings at Herma’s

25% off Emile Henry’s Tagines

Enjoy cooking delicious tagine recipes and other slow-cooked dishes in the oven or on the stove.

Take advantage of the savings while they last.

The Village Grocer Weekly Special – Starting Thursday

25% off Vegetable Soup with Meatballs (900 ml, WAS $8.95, NOW $6.75) and Chili Chicken (775 g, WAS $20.95, NOW $15.25)

Cheese Department

We are singing the blues in the cheese boutique – not because we are feeling down and out, but because of the large selection of blue cheeses we have available in our cheese department.

Our Favorite Blue Cheese Pairings?

Pears – Opposites do attract! – Sweet versus salty, crisp versus creamy. Think poached pears in red wine with cinnamon and nutmeg paired with blue cheese and walnuts. A sophisticated after-dinner dessert.

Apples, Pineapples, Figs (and other sweet lovelies) – The tangy, savoury notes of blue cheese are wonderfully complimented by the natural sweetness found in fruit. Also the natural sweetness found in honey and caramel!

Walnuts – This earthy nut can elevate a dish from ordinary to extraordinary. We suggest placing walnuts and blue cheese together on your next cheese platter as a tasty combo. Also exquisite together on leafy greens

Be sure to ask our cheese experts about our vast selection of blue cheese.

Featured Cheese

Gorgonzola Dolce DOP

An almost spreadable sweet blue that is supple and luxurious. Enjoy its tangy creaminess as you spread it thickly on a piece of crusty baguette. This particular blue is great made into a salad dressing.

Not just Cheese…


This beautiful pancetta from Jesse Tree is a dry cured Italian Bacon that will elevate your stew or creamy pasta to a whole new level of mouth-watering scrumptious. Also pairs beautifully with blue cheese

We hope you have a fantastic weekend and that you will be able to attend one or all of the events we have taking place within the next couple of months.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts