Herma’s News – Victoria Day Weekend – Lots to celebrate!

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. – William Shakespeare

Dear Customers,

A fabulous Victoria Day Weekend is upon us. Not only are we excited about that and all it entails, but we also have a royal wedding to watch – giving us even more reason to celebrate. Here are a few ideas for entertaining and a couple of opportunities for savings during this festive weekend of fun.

Celebrating Prince Harry and Meghan’s Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is this Saturday, May 19th. Lots of intriguing, soon-to-be historical footage may be viewed on the telly throughout the day on Saturday. We think its a great time to throw a party.

What to feed your guests…

If you want to get classically British about it, you can’t go wrong with tea sandwiches, scones, clotted cream*, jam*, and a nice cup of tea*(* find at Herma’s). Queen Elizabeth Cake, Shortbread Cookies, Belgian Chocolate, Herma’s Signature Products, a nice cheese plate, and crackers would also be absolutely splendid for this grand occasion.

Go to Facebook in coming days for party food suggestions.

Come to Herma’s while making plans. We have all you need for your celebration.

Savings at Herma’s

25% off Champagne Flutes

Wednesday, May 15th to Monday, May 28th

Raise a glass to Meghan and Harry with a pair of our elegant champagne flutes and store them away special as a keepsake to remember the special day.

25% off Mud Pie Serving Dishes

Wednesday, May 15th to Monday, May 28th

In honour of Victoria Day and the Royal Wedding this Saturday, we are offering a special discount on  Mud Pie Serving Dishes. We know you will be wanting to entertain and we think the Mud Pie Dishes are oh so charming.

Working outdoors this weekend?

If you are working in your garden planting flowers or getting your cottage up and running you may need to pamper yourself after.

We suggest…

Crabtree & Evelyn’s Gardener’s Collection

Anti-aging Hand Therapy and Hand Recovery Creams

These creams help repair and restore the suppleness and youthful appearance of hands that work hard.

The Village Grocer Meals

These frozen meals are made fresh in the Village Grocer’s kitchen and are delicious. Just place them in the oven and enjoy that there is so little to clean up after.

Cheese Department

Victoria Day Weekend message from Cathy

Happy Victoria Day Weekend Cheese Lovers!

We are pretty pumped about the upcoming weekend here at Herma’s. So much is happening between the Royal Wedding at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning, to the yearly pilgrimage to the cottage and, of course, the lovely thoughts of getting down and dirty in the garden.


Just in… Duck Prosciutto from Seed to Sausage along with Jesse Tree’s handmade Soppresata and Soppresata Picante from the Abruzzo region of Italy. You will be able to enjoy a sampling of these when you arrive here Friday and throughout the weekend.


As always there will be cheeses available for tasting. Come in and try Murcia, a tasty Drunken Goat Cheese from Spain and a delightful Pecorino Romano PDO from Northern Italy. We did a tasting a few months ago of this wonderful cheese and you folks loved it for its taste, texture and price!

And FYI, we just received Back Forty’s delicious Calabogie Blue. Great on its own, but also fabulous crumbled over salads, hamburgers, and steaks.

Available Victoria Day Weekend!

The Weekender –  Cheese & Charcuterie Tray

Serving 6 – 10 people; $75.00+tax

Let us do the work! We put together a beautiful tray and all you need to do is pick it up and supply the beer and wine!

This collection will include a delicious triple cream brie, a tasty Italian cows milk cheese that has been wine soaked called Bastardo D’Aglianico, along with the famous sheep’s cheese Pecorino Romano PDO. We will include a nice selection of crackers, fruit and our famous Italian Prosciutto from Tuscany that has been carefully aged 24 months in juniper berries.

Just call 905-885-9250 and ask for Cathy or Margaret. We will have it wrapped up beautifully for you and ready to go.

To ensure freshness, all orders must be submitted by 4pm on Friday May 18th. Please have your credit card available to secure order.

Have a fantastic weekend guys. We hope to hear from you!

Cathy and Margaret

Herma’s Signature Products

marinated goat cheese

Herma’s Signature Products are made fresh daily by Norah in our very own kitchen. Choose from our list of products for appetizers, entertaining, or just as a special snack.

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

Whether you are whoopin’  it up with friends, gardening, opening up your cottage, or celebrating a memorable royal wedding, we hope you have a fantastic weekend. We hope to see you!


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts