Herma’s News – Father’s Day Gift Ideas, What’s New, Parmigiano Reggiano

When you came into the world, you cried and it broke my heart…I’ll do whatever it takes. I’ll make a million mistakes. I’ll make the world safe and sound for you. – Lin-Manuel Miranda & Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

Dear Customers,

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate not only our fathers, but the father of our children and the father(s) of our grandchildren. It is also a time to celebrate those father-figures who weren’t there at the beginning but who have gained that position by filling the void of a father not always present.

From Herma’s, with love, we thank all good men who have given with their hands and hearts a better world and future for our children.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Pictures say it all as we prepare to remember the special men in our lives this Father’s Day. Whether their interest lay in fine drink, gourmet foods, barbecuing or staying nicely groomed – we have you covered.

Fine Drink Connoisseur 

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Pictured is an Eisch Whiskey Set, Camera Flask, Collins Drink Mixes and Elegant, Old-World Bottle Case.

Bartending isn’t just reserved for pubs. If the man in your life enjoys fine drink look no further than Herma’s where you will find barware and glassware of every type.

The Gourmet

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Pictured is Emile Henry’s Pizza Stone (photo by Emile Henry), Herma’s Signature Product with Flank Steak (picture by Gary Mulcahey) and Collection of Food Products selected for Gift Basket.

We carry an amazing selection of foods to please your gourmet husband. Consider creating a bundle of items like barbecue sauces, hot sauces, truffle products or pizza ingredients.

Gift Baskets

Purchase one of our already-made gift baskets (involving the barbecue, mustards, cocktails and fragrance) or have one custom made. Custom-made gift baskets start at $80-100 and are charged a gift wrapping fee of $10. Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to order yours today.

Emile Henry’s Pizza Stone

This pizza stone produces perfectly crispy crusts and doubles as a cutting surface. It withstands exceptionally high heat and can be used in the oven or on the grill.

The Well-Groomed Man

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photos by Mistral

Mistral for Men

Bourbon Vanilla Shaving Cream – Bourbon Vanilla Bar of Soap – Bourbon Vanilla Post-Shave Balm – Cedarwood Marine Eau de Parfum – Cedarwood Marine Post-Shave Balm – Cedarwood Marine Bar of Soap – Salted Gin Bar of Soap – Salted Gin Eau de Parfum

We also carry luxury soaps in four other fragrances: Mezcal Lime, Teak Wood, Sandalwood Bamboo and Royal Cypress

Bourbon Vanilla‘s subtle sweetness of vanilla spiced with smoked oak and a twist of golden tobacco leaf delivers an elegant and distinguished scent. (Vanilla, Cumin, Orange Blossom, Cedarwood and Sandalwood)

Cedarwood Marine evokes salt-strewn waves on the open sea and towering forests capturing the rugged spirit of Provence. (Marine, Aquatic, Jasmine, Cedarwood, Oak Moss and Sandalwood)

Also at Herma’s! Cedar & Sage Beard Oil

NEW at Herma’s

Emile Henry Storage Bowl

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photo and description  by Emile Henry

The upper level – made of cork serves as a fruit bowl. The lower level, made of ceramic acts as a mini pantry to store potatoes, onions, beets and other root vegetables, as well as fruit that is not ripe enough.

The natural properties of the cork help preserve the fruit and keeps it fresh longer. It also keeps pesky fruit flies at bay. The ceramic body keeps the light out, and together with the insulating properties of the cork lid and a well placed hole, they help maintain a constant temperature, much like in an old school cellar.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

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photo by Saltspring Kitchen Co.

So many lovely cheeses fill our coolers that will be lovely on a cheese tray or enjoyed during a picnic. Anyway you serve it we hope you’ll think of Herma’s and all the beautiful condiments, salami, prosciutto, cheese boards and more that are found within Herma’s Cheese Shop. We are especially fond of the Saltspring Kitchen preserves and condiments seen above.

Featured Cheese

Parmigiano Reggiano DOP

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While cheaper imitations exist, authentic Parmigiano Reggiano with DOP status is best. This means that the production is protected by the European Union and must be crafted by hand like it was made 1000 years ago in the region of Italy where it originated, including the province of Parma and Reggio. Only natural ingredients are used including milk, salt and rennet (an enzyme from a calf intestine). It also contains a high percentage of calcium content.

This cheese is a staple in Italian kitchens (and ours as well). We shave it over salads, grate over pasta dishes, use as a coating for chicken and cut into chunks as a snack. It is even a great addition to a tart crust to offset a strawberry filling and is lovely by itself with an aged balsamic. I have even heard of it being used as a garnish for a bloody mary.

Herma’s Cheese Special…

With the purchase of a slice of Parmigiano Reggiano you will receive a package of grated Parmesan. While supply lasts.

Don’t forget your Fraktals!

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Handmade in Aurora, ON, notes of Canadian maple syrup are highlighted in Fraktals’ spectacular buttercrunch core. Fraktals’ buttercrunch resides in between two layers of Belgian chocolate and sprinkled with cashews. 

Also try their NEW Salted Caramels which are covered in chocolate and topped with coarse sea salt. Made in small batches, these sea salt caramels are handmade each step of the way, from the stirring of the caramel in copper pots to the hand-tying of each ribbon. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend!


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts