Herma’s News – Holiday Entertaining
Each sight, each sound of Christmas and fragrances sublime, make hearts and faces happy this glorious Christmastime. ~ Carice Williams
Walking through the store one can be quite overcome by the spirit of the holiday – gifts galore, chocolate, holiday cakes, not to mention lots of beautifully packaged Panettone, and, oh my, so many lovely cheeses. Join me as I bring to your attention what makes shopping at Herma’s during the holiday season so special.
Gift Ideas – December 2015
Lampe Berger has a new line of diffusers that are so charming and also very affordable.
Soaps and lotions beautifully packaged from prestigious companies like Michel Design Works.
Gift certificates have never been given with such fanfare!
Enjoy choosing from all sorts of wrapped boxes containing Herma’s Gift Certificates.
Panettone! Panettone! Panettone!
Fresh from Italy & made from the finest ingredients, our Panettone are the very best. Have fun choosing from an assortment of beautifully packaged Panettone from companies like Loison, Filippi, and G. Cova & C. Find the majority of our Panettone in our Studio.
Gift Baskets are also stunning and may be pre-ordered!
Holiday Foods for Entertaining
La Rocca Cakes – Special for the Holidays!
White Chocolate Cranberry Truffle – White Chocolate Raspberry Yule Log – Candy Cane Cupcakes – Mint Chocolate Mousse Cake – Super Chocolate Caramel Crunch
Order your La Rocca cakes for Christmas on December 21st in order to receive them by the afternoon on December 23rd. *All purchases made by phone must now be paid by credit card.
Special Christmas Treats
Stollen Gateau de Noel Cakes – Christstollen Cakes – Marzipanstollen Cakes – Speculaas – Shortbread Cookies – Biscotti – Taylors of Harrogate’s Spiced Christmas Tea – Gingerbread – Mrs. Bridge’s Christmas Preserves (berries with mulled wine) – Mrs. Bridge’s Christmas Chutney (spiced fruit) – Robin Reed’s English Crackers
Festive cheeses for your holiday platter!
Mimoletter D’isigny (bright orange beauty), Brie de Truffles (creamy and divine), and Beppino Occelli con Frutta e Grappa (fruit-topped) are all crowd pleasers and will be very beautiful on your holiday cheese platter.
*Consider having our Cheese Artistes create a beautiful cheese platter for your holiday party. Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to place your order.
This Week’s Featured Cheeses
Saint Agur – Recently named a top cheese on Top Chef!
This blue cheese’s irresistibly rich flavor and creamy texture was adored by a team of chefs participating in a recent episode of the cooking show. Chosen by a chef who specializes in reinterpreting classic French dishes, the St. Agur was whipped into a silky texture and served with an assortment of cooked fruits and chocolate.
Chateau de Bourgogne
This rich, full flavoured Brie is split down the centre and filled with a mixture of crème fraiche and finely chopped white truffles. The flavour has a wonderful aroma of woodland mushrooms and violets and is a favorite for the holidays.
Just in…Culatello DOP “King of Salumi”
Culatello is made from the large muscle mass in the rear leg of the pig. Culatello has a soft, supple texture similar to prosciutto, but a tiny bit dryer. This robust meat is put out to dry in ancient caves for 12 months.
Saturday, December 5th – Jolly Old England
This Saturday enjoy tasting and discussing cheeses that can only be created from cows and goats that graze the hills and valleys of Great Britain. Of course Stilton, the king of English cheeses, will be there, front and center.
This event is complimentary and will take place in our studio.
Best wishes for a happy holiday!
Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts