Herma's News - Valentine's Day, Savings and Raclette Event on Saturday

Herma’s News – Valentine’s Day, Savings and Raclette Event on Saturday

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. – Barbara De Angelis

Dear Customers,

Valentine’s Day is only a week away. Time to start planning. See below for gift suggestions and dinner ideas using Raclette.

Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day!

Fraktals for Valentine’s Day

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The velvety buttercrunch core, with notes of maple, is flanked between two layers of Belgian milk chocolate and finished with a sprinkle of raw cashew pieces. Made in small batches, this artisanal treat is handmade each step of the way, from the stirring of the buttercrunch to the hand-tying of each ribbon. – Fraktals, Aurora, Ontario

Herma’s Wrapped Gift Certificates

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Herma’s Wrapped Gift Certificates are now available in red and pink with pretty flowers. These gifts are stunning and fun to give. Ready to just pick up and go in increments of $25, $50 and $100 dollars.

This week’s savings

ALL Throws 50% off

Some Winter Sales are still in effect like De Buyer Pots and Pans, Maxwell & Williams Caviar Granite Dishes and Chelsea Collection Cups & Saucers – all 50% off.

NEW Arrivals



NEW Beekman 1802 and Michel Design Works Body Care may be found at Herma’s.

Our Newly arrived Beekman 1802 includes an entire collection of Fresh Air, Fragrance Free and Vanilla Absolute. Also NEW from Beekman are some fabulous hair products and special, nicely priced, gift sets.

With our NEW Michel Design Works arrival we received some of your favourites like Honey Almond, Lemon Basil and Lavender Rosemary, but also find ones that are delightful for spring like Bunny Hollow, Bunny Toile, Honey Clover and Summer Days.

The Cheese Shop

We want your Oscar Party and Valentine’s Day celebration to be something special. Be sure to stop by or call 905-269-5927 to have a lovely spread of cheese and charcuterie created for your night of fun.

Featured Cheese

Chocolot – Cheese for Dessert!

Wensleydale’s Chocolot cheese blends dark, milk and white chocolate with a slightly tangy cheese. Enjoy Chocolot’s  cheesy fudge flavour for Valentine’s Day. Two of life’s great pleasures in one. Delightful!

Be sure to join us for our…

Raclette Event

Demonstration on Saturday, February 8th

For those of you that have never experienced it and for those of you who have forgotten how yummy it can be, join us for a demonstration on how to enjoy a night of raclette. There are also savings to be had…

BOSKA’s Mini Raclette Machines 50% off

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Planning a romantic evening for two? Make it a delicious raclette night! With this Raclette Mini 110V, suitable for two people, you’ve got all the tools you need. Light some candles, put on some relaxing background music, and put out the most delicious fresh delicacies.

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Valentine’s Day Menu – Using Raclette


Start off with one of our delicious appetizers – Coquilles Saint-Jacques, Shrimp, Escargots or Smoked Salmon.

Main Course – Using your Raclette

Mini roasted potatoes and your choice of charcuterie.

If your raclette has a grill…sliced sausages, chicken and/or beef.

Traditional Pearl Onions and Cornichons.


Our Special Wensleydale Chocolate Cheese and La Rocca’s Chocolate Truffle Cake is a divine way to end your Valentine’s Day meal.

Bonne Appetite!

Raclette 101

This is a real Swiss treat on cold, wintry nights. The word raclette is both the name of a type of Swiss cheese and the name of the dish itself, however one does not have to use raclette for a raclette dinner. Any good melting cheese will do.

At home, a raclette meal is served using a table-top grill, like the one seen in the photo above. The cheese is melted in small pans called coupelles, which are placed under the heating element. The  grill plate is used to cook meat and vegetables, although we have eaten the meat and veggies with out the grill plate at all.

Plan for about 125 to 150 grams per person.

We hope you have a fabulous weekend and look forward to seeing you soon.


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts