Herma’s News – Gift Ideas, Olive Oils, Savings, Ordering Turkeys and Christmas Entertaining

I have always thought of Christmas time… a kind, forgiving, charitable time. – Charles Dickens

Dear Customers,

We are enjoying the energy that sweeps into our doorway with each and every customer. The plans and preparations being made for festivities, the excitement involving family get-togethers and the search for that perfect gift are exciting to behold. Whatever your plans, we are so happy and honored to be a part of your holiday season.

Holiday Gift Giving at Herma’s

photo by Demdaco

Whether shopping for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts or an extravagant show of affection, we have you covered. For gift-giving inspiration go to the blog section of hermas.ca or click on the link below.

Herma’s Holiday Gift Guide – Revised – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (hermas.ca)

We wish you all the best as you shop for that special gift.

photo by Kylee.Pickering

Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars for Gift Giving

To have a look at some of the oils and balsamic that we believe would make wonderful gifts go to the blog section of hermas.ca or click on the link below.

New Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars – Make great gifts! – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (hermas.ca)

A beautiful gift for the hostess and gourmet.

Savings at Herma’s

Cuisipro Stainless Steel Cookware – Reg. $650, Now $285

photo by Cuisipro

This Tempo Stainless Steel 10-piece cookware set allows for a variety of cooking methods including searing, braising, frying, sautéing and more. Fabulous Christmas gift for a young adult now living on their own or for the older couple that needs an upgrade.

Tis the Season – Gift Baskets by Herma

Herma’s Gift Baskets – Christmas 2021

For an inside look and to see this season’s gift baskets 2021 go to the blog section of hermas.ca or click on the link below.

Herma’s Gift Baskets – A look at her Christmas 2021 baskets. – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (hermas.ca)

 Herma’s Gift Baskets make a grand show of affection and appreciation!

Turkey Tools – Find at Herma’s!

Roasting Laurel – Jumbo Roasting Bags – Injector – Roasting Set – Natural Turkey Stuffing Bags – Basting Brush Set – Turkey Lifters – Dreamfarm’s Brizzle (scoop, baste, drizzle, brush) – Carving Set

photo by OXO Good Grips

Ordering Turkeys and Capons for Christmas

Last day to order – Monday, December 20th by Noon

Pick up dates – Wednesday, December 22nd  to Friday, December 24th by 2 p.m.

Foods available to order…Turkeys, Capons, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberries and Herma’s Signature Products

Choosing the Size

As a general rule, a regular sized turkey will feed one person per pound of meat. For a small turkey this will be 1 1/2 pounds per person. When calculating size remember to include enough meat for delicious turkey leftovers.

Turkey – small = 14+ pounds, medium = 18+ pounds, large = 20+ pounds

Capons – small = 7+ pounds, medium = 9 pounds, large = 10+ pounds

To order call 905-885-9250 or stop by.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

We have many of your favorite festive cheeses including the traditional English hard and semi-hard cheeses that have been chopped into small pieces and blended with fruits and sweet flavours.

Find the following Wensleydale Coombe Castle cheeses in a cooler with Herma’s Signature Products (while supply lasts)

Gloucester with Blue Cheese – Yorkshire Wensleydale with Cranberries – Saxonshires – White Stilton with Orange and Cranberries – Yorkshire Wensleydale with Orange and Champagne –  Yorkshire Wensleydale Winter Warmer – Double Gloucester – Lancashire – Red Lion Cheddar with Mustard and Ale – Fiery Cheddar – Traditional Cheddar with Caramelized Onion

NEW Wheels – Ready to be sliced!

Janis is looking forward to cutting into these beauties…

Cheddar Cheese with Port & Brandy – Handcrafted Beer Cheese from Holland – Single Malt Whiskey Cheese from Holland – Red Leicester – Stilton

Be sure to ask Janis, Margaret, Cora Lee or Herma to have your Prosciutto, Pancetta, Porchetta Ham and Mortadella sliced the way you would like. They will be happy to provide this service for you. Packaged meats and salami may be found in coolers just around the corner from Herma’s Cheese Shop.

Holiday Cheese Platter

photo by Salt Spring Kitchen Co.

For ideas and product suggestions concerning your holiday cheese platter go to the blog section of hermas.ca or click on the link below.

Holiday Cheese Platter Tips – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (hermas.ca)

Make your holiday cheese platter special with items unique during the holidays!

Herma’s Signature Product Suggestion

photos by Gary Mulcahey and Barry Mortin

Margaret finds some of our Signature Products to be a lovely treat when warmed in the microwave for about 20 seconds. This is especially so for the Bacon Cheddar Spread. Just simply place warm spread on a cracker. Delicious and oh so easy. Yum!

We wish you all the best as you prepare for the holidays. Have a wonderful weekend!

Be well and stay safe.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts