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Herma’s News – Order Turkeys, NEW Arrivals of Baggallini Handbags, and Harry’s NEW Cheese Board for Two

The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening. – Wallace Stevens

Dear Customers,

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and there is so much for which to be thankful. We will be able to count our blessings soon as there are just three weeks until Thanksgiving weekend.

Be sure to come to Herma’s for platters, cheese boards, knives and all kinds of helpful kitchen utensils. Also consider stocking up on our Village Grocer Frozen Foods. Planning ahead will make preparations for your big day that much more enjoyable.

Order Thanksgiving Turkeys today!

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

Please provide your name, phone number, what you would like to order (Turkey, Capon, Ham, Gravy, Stuffing or Cranberries) and the size of your Turkey or Capon (small, medium or large).

Just arrived! Baggallini Handbags

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We love the organized pockets and lightweight, water-repellent material of these stylish handbags. Our new shipment of over 25 bags range in colours of black, abstract floral, black cheetah, indigo sky, grape jelly and portobello. Included with this shipment are stadium clear crossbody and pocket crossbody bags for concerts and other events that require you to carry only clear bags.

The Shortbread Company


With every bite, these soft, delicately textured cookies will have you wanting more. The mother and daughter team, Rose-Mary and Rosie in Cobourg, in charge are always looking for ways to improve their already sublime creations. That being said, expect to find more changes to come concerning these lovely mini shortbread cookies.

The range of flavours keeps growing but her perfected recipes and commitment to using only premium ingredients will always remain the same. The Shortbread Company, Cobourg, Ontario

Herma’s Cheese Shop

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and our Creating with Cathy class coming up in two weeks, we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to point out something special…a vehicle on which to present our lovely cheeses and charcuterie that may only be found at Herma’s.

NEW at Herma’s – Harry’s Cheese Board for Two

Harry’s Cheese Board for Two is made of solid Great Canadian Maple, is branded with Herma’s logo and may be purchased for $20.

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1. This Cheese Platter for Two (or one) allows you to enjoy grazing on cheese and charcuterie, but on a smaller scale, without all the fuss.

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2. Hostess Gift

This small wooden board with cheese, preserves and crackers on top would make a lovely gift for your hostess as you attend a Thanksgiving celebration. Would be extra-special presented as a gift basket.

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3. As a Centerpiece on a table which will provide guests with nibbles of cheese, charcuterie, fruit and baguette. For your Thanksgiving table you may want to provide 1 wooden board per every 2-3 guests. Harry’s NEW wooden boards don’t have handles and will fit one right after the other in the middle of the table.

4. As a Cutting Board for chopping and slicing in the kitchen. Does not take up as much counter space as other cutting boards and are easier to clean.

Cheese Platter for Two Recipe


Two cheeses

  • 1 soft cheese (exc., brie, camembert or goat cheese)
  • 1 hard cheese (exc., cheddar or manchego)

For a light meal you will want 3-4 oz. of cheese per person, and for a snack or appetizer, 2 oz. per person.

1 Charcuterie (prosciutto, salami or another type of cured meat)

1 Carb (baguette bread, crostini, crackers or bread sticks)

1 Salty or Sweet

  • Salty (nuts, olives, pickles or artichokes)
  • Sweet (jams, honey, dried fruit, seasonal fruits or preserves)


Remove cheeses from fridge approximately one hour before serving and unwrap to let breath. Arrange foods artistically on Harry’s Cheese Board for Two. General rule is to place cheeses mild to strong, from left to right, or clockwise. Make sure that each cheese has its own knife or spreader in order to prevent mixing flavours.

October Classes 

Creating with Cathy

Cheese & Charcuterie Board Demonstration

Saturday, October 5th at 12 p.m., $75 + tax pp

Get inspired for Thanksgiving and holiday entertaining as you learn how to build your own board, artistically arranging fruits, nuts, condiments and even chocolate in a way that will delight you and your guests.

New Trend in Casual Dining – Meals on a Board with Denise

Saturday, October 26th at 12 pm, $75 + tax pp
During this presentation Denise will demonstrate how to create an entire meal on a board. More than one type pf board will be presented and each will incorporate delicious food, gorgeous colours, an exciting presentation, and above all, a sensual culinary experience.

Great fun for friends, lunch date or mother/daughter outing as you will get to also enjoy lovely foods presented.

Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to reserve your seat at our table. Please have method of payment ready when reserving by phone.

Climate Awareness

On this day of Climate Awareness Herma and her staff have been considering ways in which we may help with the environment. Bags are a big concern for us and we are trying to come up with a solution. For now, however, we do urge shoppers to bring reusable bags to the store.

We look forward to your visit and wish you well as you prepare for a fabulous weekend.


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts