Herma's News - Guide to Long Weekend Shopping

Herma’s News – Guide to Long Weekend Shopping

…Other odors, instantaneous and fleeting, cause my heart to dilate joyously or contract with remembered grief. Even as I think of smells, my nose is full of scents that start awake sweet memories of summers gone and ripening fields far away. Helen Keller
Dear Customers,
Victoria Long Weekend means something different to everyone. Whatever your plans, we hope you will visit us as we have so much to offer. Whether toasting the queen with a tea, breaking out the grill, busy gardening with no time to cook, or entertaining at the cottage, we’ve got the goods!

A British Tea of your own!

For those of you toasting Queen Victoria with an afternoon tea, Herma has much to offer…
Italian Almond Cookies – Italian Pistachio Cookies – Lemon, Lime, and Orange Shortbread – Ginger Snaps – Preserves (all kinds) – Butter Tarts – Date Squares – Cream – Cakes – Taylors Tea of England – Lemon Lily Organic Tea – Tea Forte – Beautiful Tea Pots – Tea Cups – and so much more

Having fun on the Grill!

Enhance your grill experience with Emile Henry’s Pizza Stone and Grill Stone which allows for even heating and no charcoal burns. Also come to Herma’s for our…
Barbecue Sauces – Steak Sauces – Rubs and Spices – Steaks – Flattened Chicken – Sausages – Ribs – Spatulas – Oven Mitts

Just gardening?


Try Village Kitchen – fabulously easy and delicious!

Our frozen Village Kitchen Meals are made fresh by The Village Grocer and are easy to prepare with no mess to clean up. So go ahead, spend as much time outdoors as you want, because with Village Kitchen all you have to do for dinner is pop your meal in the oven.

Spruce up your cottage!

Below are items that will add something fresh or cheerful to your cottage – sprucing it up for a slightly new look.
Cheerful Pillows (with pictures of flowers, birds, and scenes of Tuscany) – Michele Design Salad Bowls and Serving Utensils (for indoor and outdoor use)  – Placemats (permanent and disposable) – Candles (battery operated and wick-lit) – Napkins (all kinds)- Pewter Wine Toppers

Easy entertaining at the cottage?


Herma’s Signature Products are easy and elegant. Just place in a pretty bowl or on a little plate and serve with your favorite crackers. They include…

Marinated Goat Cheese Rounds – Crab Royale – Savoury Cheddar – Liver Pate – Pesto Cream Cheese – Herma’s Stilton Pate – Herma’s Chevre – Norah’s Cheese Medley – White Bean Dip – and more

Visiting a cottage? Don’t forget a hostess gift.

If you are visiting a friend at their cottage, don’t go empty handed. Bring a tray of cheeses and charcuterie, a bottle of quality olive oil, delicious chocolates, or beautiful smelling soaps.

Cheese Department

Cheese + Drink = Good Times

Our cheese expert, Cathy, knows just how to create a fun party atmosphere for the long weekend. Check out her list of cheeses that pair beautifully with wine and/or beer. They are also all beautiful on a cheese platter.

Shropshire Blue

With it’s unique orange color, this stilton-like cheese makes quite the statement on a cheese board. Pairs well with porters and stouts and always the perfect finish with a pinot noir.

Red Fox Leicestershire

This is a traditional hard English cheese made from unpasteurised cow’s milk. Pair with a bottle of Rioja, a full and rich Australian Shiraz, or full-bodied white wines such as Muscadet, Sancerre Chenin Blanc, and Vouvray.

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Tomme au Marc du Raisin

From the Savoy region of France, this raw cow’s milk cheese is beautiful on a cheeseboard as it is covered with grape seeds from Marc de Raisin. Big red wines are what you want with this beauty!

Red Lion

A NEW cheddar made with mustard and ale. Great with beer!
Of course our Beppino Occelli favorites are always a hit and are also available in our cooler ready to be cut.

No time to prepare? Order a Cheese Platter today!


If you haven’t the time to put together a cheese and/or charcuterie tray, one of our cheese experts will be happy to put something special together just for you. Call 905-885-9250 and let them know how many people you are serving. 12 hour notice is appreciated.
We wish you the best this weekend with whatever you have planned!
Best Regards,
Meredith Ender
Communications Coordinator
Herma’s Fine Foods and Gifts