Herma’s News – Letter from Mrs. Claus, Holiday Hours, NEW from Borgo de Medici

I hear the bells saying Christmas is near… I hear a choir singing sweetly somewhere and a glow fills my heart, I’m at peace with the world as the sound of their singing fills the air. – Red West

Dear Customers,

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited Herma’s two weeks ago which was such an honor. As you can imagine we  couldn’t believe it when Herma received a letter from Mrs. Claus thanking her for her hospitality. We thought we’d share the letter with you as we thought it was so considerate.

Dear Herma,

Kris and I were so happy to visit you and Harry last week. What a joy to meet all the kind, sweet customers that visit your store. It really was such a pleasure. Your staff too were all so gracious.

I also felt right at home in your lovely store as it exudes a kind of Christmas magic that is in my village. That’s something you can’t teach. You just feel it. You and Gordon really ought to visit us sometime to exchange decorating ideas. My door is always open to you Herma.

Anyway, I was so delighted that you gifted me so many wonderful items. The elves back at the North Pole loved all the beautiful Panettone, chocolate bombs, Baratti & Milano Chocolates and scrumptious cheese. I am particularly fond of your Gold Leaf fragrance – so pretty and feminine.

I bought Santa some Mistral for Men body care so he’ll smell sexy. I’ll certainly be kissing him underneath the mistletoe if he wears it. Thought I might stick the items in his stocking. (Yes, Santa does have a stocking. It is only fair, don’t you think?)

Any way, I must go. If you and Harry would like to join us on our private island in February we certainly would love it. Always nice to escape the cold and relax after the busy holiday season.

Merry Christmas to you and Harry. It is so nice to have such good friends.

Love and Best Wishes for a happy, healthy holiday!

Mrs. Claus

p.s. I know you aided Santa with the purchase of a beautiful, silver Vidda necklace for me. Thank you. I’m so excited to open my gift. Your gift wrap, btw, is prettier than what my head elf can do. Shhh. Don’t tell. It’s our secret.

Herma’s Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing Day – Closed

December 27th to 31st – OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Year’s Day – Closed

NEW Winter Hours begin after the New Year…OPEN 7 Days a week 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. If there is a snow-storm, be sure to call 905-885-9250 before you come.

Turkey Order Reminder

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

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

Available to order…Turkeys, Capons, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberries and Herma’s Signature Products.

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

Tour of Herma’s

We have provided a photo tour of Herma’s which is located in the blog section of hermas.ca. You may also click on the link below to view.

A Tour of Herma’s – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (hermas.ca)

NEW Borgo de Medici Cucina for the Holidays

Sweet Truffle Pistachio – Pan de’ Medici (panettone) – Hazelnut Syrup – Sweet Truffle Classic – Rolled Wafers filled with Salted Caramel – Panettone Spritz (3 parts Prosecco, 3 parts Spritz, 1 part soda) – Gin Drunken Panettone – Assorted Sweet Truffles – White Sweet Truffles – Gingerbread – Assorted Traditional Italian Biscotti & Amaretti – Chestnut Pasta – Vanilla Syrup – Marrons Glaces (chestnuts harvested and glazed in Tuscany) – Pesto Focaccia Kit (Wheat Flour for Focaccia, Basil Flavored Dipping Oil, Green Pesto with Basil and pizza cutter) – Black Truffle Risotto and Black Truffle Flavored Dipping Oil – Truffle Condiments – Homemade Truffle Pizza Kit – Almond Biscotti & Cocoa – Italian Chocolate Cake and Coffee – Italian Honey Tasting Book (pictured above)

NEW Wrapped Panettone

Very popular each year this panettone is of the highest quality and packaged beautifully in sheer cloth. I don’t expect these to be around very long.

Christmas Apron for the Modern Age

Madison is sporting an apron with bottle opener, cellphone pocket – even a pocket for a bottle of whiskey or wine.

NEW in Herma’s Cheese Shop

Several types of Wensleydale Creamery Cheeses – French Goat rolled in Rose Pedals – Saint-Marcellin (in a pot) – Bleu d’Elizabeth – Duo de Brie with Truffles – English Whiskey Cheddar – Pont L’Eveque (in small wooden crate) – P’tit Basque – Camembert D’Isigny – Langres AOP (award-winner) – French Brie with Cranberries – Brebirousse d’Argental – Swiss Emmentaler – Sparkenhoe Red Leicester

Terrine 5 Game Meat & Cranberries – Country Terrine with Wild Mushrooms – Deer Terrine with Morello Cherries and Cardamon – Duck Liver Mousse with Pink Peppercorns

All natural Figs – Chestnut Honey – Pistachios in Acacia Honey – Panforte

Herma’s Signature Products

Liver Pate – Stilton Pate – Goat Cheese Rounds – Herma’s Chevre – Lemo-licious – Seafood Medley – Bacon Cheddar Spread – Savoury Cheddar Spread – Beer Cheese Spread – Spicy Pimento Spread – Sundried Tomato Dip


As always, be sure to check out our large selection of packaged salami, prosciutto and ham. And don’t be afraid to ask to have Janis, Cora Lee, Margaret or Herma slice Fennel Salami – Porchetta Ham – Prosciutto – Pancetta – Mortadella the way you would like. They will be happy to perform this service for you.

Custom Cheese Platters

To have a cheese platter created for you and your guests call 905-885-9250 and ask for Janis, Margaret or Herma. A day and a half notice is appreciated.

Gift Baskets

Herma creates the most spectacular gift baskets especially at Christmas. While she does have gift-baskets ready to go throughout the store, custom-made baskets may also be ordered. Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to speak with Herma about this.

We look forward to seeing you in coming days as you prepare for fun, festive get-togethers.

Be well and stay safe.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts