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Herma’s News – Gearing up for the holidays and the first day of our Open House!


Herma’s 25th Annual Christmas Open House

Join us for good cheer, laughter, and inspiration for the holidays!

November 18th

November 25th

December 2nd

December 9th

We hope you will join us 4 Saturdays in a row.

Guest Chefs will be visiting to share wonderful foods with us.

Also enjoy the festive atmosphere of the store as it is

decked out with beautiful decorations and gifts for the holidays

Open House – this week…

Guest Margot Silver will be joining Herma in the Studio serving up delightful foods and sharing ideas as to how to entertain with these foods.

Margot Silver and Herma

Complimentary Gift Wrap – Wait time may be in affect.

Keep in mind that due to Open House festivities and the high volume of gift wrapping at this time, please allow 24 hours if necessary for your complimentary gift wrap.

Complimentary gift wrap is provided for items purchased, $30 or more.

Gift Giving at Herma’s – consider this

Herma’s Wrapped Gift Certificates

Our beautiful wrapped gift certificates make the perfect gift for that friend who is difficult to shop for. So elegant and pristine…these gifts will certainly woo the recipient. Call 905-885-9250 for multiple orders of gift certificates or choose from what is already available.

Great gifts for employees, clients, colleagues, friends, and family members. 

Herma’s Gift Baskets

Herma’s Gift Baskets

The recipient of a gift basket should feel overwhelmed by the grandeur of the basket received. Colleagues, clients, employees, family, neighbors and friends will feel the kind of excitement and joy that only a well-stocked gift basket can give. Fill it with decadent foods, chocolate, and comfort items. Call Herma’s at 905-885-9250 or stop by to make arrangements.

What’s New…

Lymphoma Foundation of Canada Christmas Ornaments

The Lymphoma Foundation of Canada is raising money, selling beautiful clear, crystal-like leaf ornaments with elegant silver flourish. Purchase them for $4.99 to show your support!

Marrons Glaces (Candied Chestnuts from France)

Holdsworth Chocolates (a line of exquisite chocolates from England that is brand new to our store)

You will also find beautiful red boxes of Godiva, an entire line of Italy’s ALDO, and, of course, Fraktals when you shop at Herma’s.

Cheese Department

This Saturday…

Expect an abundance of amazing cheeses to sample that will coordinate with what is happening in the Studio. Not only will we be continuing a campaign to showcase the best Pecorino PDO, Asiago PDO, and Speck Alto Adige PGI money can buy, we will also be showcasing other beautiful cheeses within the cheese department.

Highland Blue is a tangy and rich ewe’s milk cheese with a natural rind and delicate overtones of blue mold combined with butter and mushroom. The Highland Blue is a Royal Winter Fair ribbon winner! – Back Forty Artisan Cheese (Ontario)

Cuor Di Fieno (Italy) is a firm cheese made from cow’s milk and wrapped in fresh hay. The aroma is rich and pleasant, with an intense grassy fragrance. The flavor is bold and surprisingly sweet, with notes of plants and herbs reminiscent of the meadows where the cheese is made.

Le Douanier from Quebec is a semi-soft cheese whose aroma is mild and creamy, with a slight barny scent close to the rind. Contains notes of fruit and nuts and a tangy quality that resonates. Le Douanier won the Grand Champion award at the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix in 2004.

What’s in a name? Le Douanier translates to Customs Officer. The maker of Le Douanier is located near the border between Quebec and the United States and the line of ash in the middle symbolizes the border crossing. 

Not just cheese!

It is important to have beautiful cheeses to offer guests, however why not take it a step further and offer up just the right type of crackers and preserves to go with them. Creating a special culinary experience is truly an art and you are the artist. Our cheese experts are in Herma’s Cheese Boutique to offer assistance. Be sure to ask their advice.

Consider the following items for your next cheese board or cheese plate…

Drizzle (Raw Seasonal Honey and Honeycomb) – Drizzle honey over a wedge of cheese minutes before guests arrive, allow guests to serve themselves by providing a jar and spoon, or leave the honeycomb for a visually stunning effect. Guests may cut off pieces of honey comb to eat with cheese.

Also find Cut Comb Acacia Honey in the Cheese Department. 

Fruit & Nut Torta For Cheese is a Spanish cheese accompaniment from Murcia that is made from dried, pressed fruits, nuts and a touch of aniseed. It is delicious with Manchego, or any hard cheese where its fruity, sweet intensity is a foil for the creamy, rich saltiness of the cheese. – The Fine Cheese Co.

Grate Britain Cheese Biscuits are made with freshly grated British cheeses. Different flavours available: cheddar, smoked cheddar, and stilton. Find in our Cheese Boutique.


We are blessed again this year to offer the best Panettone available. Be sure to take a look at Food & Drink’s Holiday Edition pg. 60 on how to create Grilled Brie & Panettone Sandwiches w/ Spicy Cranberry Sauce. We’re certainly going to try it!

So much to see! It is impossible to mention all the special foods and Christmas gifts that are available throughout the store. We hope you will join us for our open house this Saturday and for the next four Saturdays to come!

Let the holiday season commence!