Herma’s News – Herma’s Christmas Dinner, Italian Treats, Christmas Cheeses and More

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas. Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile. Soon it will be Christmas day. – Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

Dear Customers,

The holiday season has begun for many. This makes us excited for lots of reasons.

Last Thursday was the start of our Holiday Gift with Purchase. We have so enjoyed offering these gifts to those spending $50 or more as it gives us a chance to show appreciation for the support and friendship you have given us throughout the year.

Also this week we are excited to introduce Chef Zak who has teamed up with Herma to offer two delicious Christmas dinners. And oh, all the beautifully packaged Italian cookies, chocolate and Panettone cakes! Come see all we have to offer.

Herma’s Christmas Dinner prepared by Chef Zak

Order NOW until December 20th  – Pick up December 23rd

Roasted Turkey Dinner $200, Serves 4-6

Dinner includes…

Slices of Brined and Roasted free-range Turkey – Mashed PotatoesRosemary Glazed CarrotsStuffing (made with Sausage, Cranberries, Sage, and Focaccia Bread) – Homemade Turkey Gravy – Winter Salad (with shaved Brussel Sprouts, Pomegranate, Apple, Pumpkin Seeds and a Shallot Vinaigrette)

Brined to retain moisture, Chef Zak’s turkey is tender, juicy and succulent. Zak’s great attention to detail brings about the most amazing stuffing, carrots, gravy and salad. Enjoy this special meal for your Christmas dinner.

Beef Wellington Dinner $225, Serves 4-6

Dinner includes…

Beef Wellington (with Mushroom Duxelles and Prosciutto) – Truffled Scalloped PotatoesRosemary Glazed CarrotsMadeira Wine JusWinter Salad (with shaved Brussel Sprouts, Pomegranate, Apple, Pumpkin Seeds and a Shallot Vinaigrette)

Zak’s Beef Wellington is an impressive holiday showstopper using one of the most tender cuts of meat there is. Chef Zak knows that paying attention to the most nuanced details involving these dishes will produce not just a delicious meal, but a culinary work of art. We hope you complete your Christmas celebration with this special meal. 

Additional ordering options include a Cheese Platter Appetizer, $45, and dessert, $18.

Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to order. Dinners are available for in-store pickup as well as curbside pick-up. When calling please have your method of payment ready. We hope to hear from you soon!

Italian Chocolates, Cookies and Cakes…Oh my!

Herma’s is a very festive place to be, not only because of the lovely decorating but also because of all the beautifully packaged Italian chocolates, cookies and cakes stacked up high, filling the store.

Find amazing Italian treats like…Candied Chestnuts, an Assortment of Boxed Chocolates, Individually Wrapped Soft Amaretti Cookies, Meringue Dark Chocolate Cookies, Amaretti Cookies covered in Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate Praline made with real Italian Limoncello, amazing Panettone, Assorted Cookies, Chocolate Bars and so much more.

Panettone at Herma’s

These beautifully packaged Italian holiday cakes may be found in our Studio and throughout the store. Give as a gift or enjoy on Christmas Day with a thin slice of Gouda and a glass of Prosecco.

NEW Banneton Bread Proofing Baskets

Baking Bread

Baking bread is an especially useful and fun past-time that makes being home heavenly. So many benefits to be had –  from the beautiful aroma to the soft texture of the dough. And, of course, let’s not forget the enjoyment to be had from tasting it as it is brought warm and fresh, right out of the oven.

Banneton Baskets

At Herma’s we are happy to offer proofing baskets made of natural rattan – perfect for making sourdough bread. We carry both oblong and round bowls.

Baking with Emile Henry

Also splendid for baking bread is our Emile Henry Bread Cloche and Emile Henry Baguette Baker – amazing ceramic cookware that allows you to make crispy crusts with moist insides – rivaling any bakery.

Herma’s Cheese Shop – Holiday Arrivals

In Herma’s Cheese Shop we have been very excited to receive new shipments of cheese for the holidays.

Cheeses like…


From the foothills of  Valsassina, this historic, square-shaped cheese, mild and fruity, may be spread on crostini for the perfect cheese tasting experience. Taleggio may also be served grated on salads, and since it melts well, may also be used in risotto or on polenta as well.


Hailing from the Lombardy region of Italy, this rich creamy cheese carries with it a sharp and spicy flavour. It adds zest to risottos, pastas and pizzas. It also is beautiful on a cheese board paired with grapes, honey and pistachios.

Featured Cheese

Colston Basset Blue Stilton

Always popular at Christmas, Stilton is a versatile cheese that is essential on any festive cheeseboard. The texture is smooth and creamy with a mellow flavour. Melt-in-your-mouth perfection!
Cheese Tip: Remove this cheese from the refrigerator a couple of hours before eating, loosen the wrapping and let the cheese warm to room temperature. This improves both texture and flavour. 

Cheese Special – This weekend only!

Delice de Bourgogne is 25% off

Delice de Bourgogne is a French classic triple crème cheese from the Burgundy region of France. It is made by blending full fat cow’s milk with crème fraîche. This creates an incredibly dreamy soft cheese with rich, creamy, buttery and tangy notes. Pairs beautifully with champagne!

Special Reminders

Herma’s Holiday Gift with $50 Purchase

Now until December 10th receive a gift bag filled with specially selected products when you purchase $50 or more from Herma’s. One gift per person will be offered. While supply lasts.

Vidda Jewelry Gift Draw

Purchase any piece of Vidda jewelry at Herma’s and you may enter to win one of ten Vidda gifts. The winner’s names will be drawn on December 10th.

Harry’s Cheese Board Special

Take your pick of any one of Harry’s cheese boards at 50% off with the purchase of $25 or more of cheese.

Ordering Gift Baskets and Holiday Cheese Trays

To pre-order a holiday cheese tray or gift basket call 905-885-9250. We look forward to helping you prepare for the holidays.

To view gift baskets now available or custom-made, go to the blog section of hermas.ca or click on this link…Herma’s Gift Baskets for Christmas – Join our pictorial tour! – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts

Gift baskets are a wonderful way to spoil loved ones. Choose from body care, gourmet foods, chocolates and more. So exciting to receive! Custom-made Gift baskets start at $100.

Have a lovely weekend. Stay safe and be well. We look forward to seeing you in the coming days.


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts