Herma’s News – The art of eating well – Refreshing foods for the summer using Burrata.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn

Dear Customers,

We are always looking for the finer things in life…a cool walk through the forest, the sound of children’s laughter, birds singing, waves crashing and the beautiful fragrance of a flowering tree.

Of course we also love the art of eating well – enjoying unexpectedly well-paired flavours and seductive textures that will both please and surprise. Let us inspire you with some of our favourites – perfect for summer entertaining.


The Bell Line

BELLEI’s Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Discover the entire range of BELLEI’s Balsamic Vinegars from Modena. Packaged beautifully in blue, pink, green and yellow, you may find the density level of each on the top of the bottles.

1.33 density, packaged in blue, has a an intense and delicate aroma with light acidity and woodsy notes.

Pair with foods like Parmigiano Reggiano, meat fillets, duck, red meat tartare, ice cream and strawberries.

1.24 density, packaged in yellow, is pleasantly acetic with both sweet and sour notes.

Pair with foods like  seafood salads, Parmigiano Reggiano, fruit salad and omelets.

1.18 density, packaged in green, has a characteristic penetrating aroma with harmonious acidity.

Pair with foods like barley soup and red turnips, prawns, fresh tuna, risotto and boiled meats.

1.12 density, packaged in pink, is characterized by a perfect balance of sweet, yet intense flavours.

Pair with foods like salads and fresh vegetables, both cooked or grilled.

Burrata at Herma’s

Mozzarella’s sexy cousin is at Herma’s – a seductive cheese that may be enjoyed in extra-special appetizers and salads perfect for a hot summer day or evening.

Serving Ideas…

Burrata with Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches

Place Prosciutto Wrapped and Grilled Peaches on a tray surrounding Burrata. Drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar and add a pinch of fresh basil and flakes of Malden Salt.

Mushroom and Burrata on Homemade Crostini

Burrata and sautéed Shitake and Cremini Mushrooms on top of Herma’s delicious Homemade Crostini create a soft, luscious combination. Sautee mushrooms in olive oil, garlic and lemon juice before placing on Crostini.

Also try Burrata and Garlic Scape & Kale Pesto on Homemade Crostini with Fennel Salami on the side.

Swirl of Marinated Pasta Capped with Burrata

Cap off a swirl of marinated spaghetti with Burrata. Add cherry tomato and Parmigiana Reggiano for a perfect finish.

Prosciutto and Burrata with Peas

Place two pieces of Burrata on top of 4 slices of Prosciutto. Top off with pea mixture involving fresh mint, lemon juice, olive oil and fresh Parmigiana Reggiano. The result? Refreshing flavours perfect for summer.

The possibilities on how to enjoy your Burrata cheese are endless. We have even heard of a beautiful ball of Burrata being placed in a Gazpacho soup that mimics the same ingredients of a Bloody Mary minus the Vodka.

The traditional, most popular way to serve?

A Caprese Salad

Place pieces of Burrata on top of tomato slices. Add basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season generously with salt and pepper.

All Burrata recipes are best served with a crisp white wine.

What is Burrata?

Created in Italy in the early 20th century, burrata originated as a way to use up extra curds left over after making mozzarella. A piece of regular mozzarella is formed into a pouch and is filled with a mixture of leftover curds and fresh cream. To seal up the mixture a knot is twisted on top.

Just arrived? Porchetta Ham from Italy

Have Porchetta Ham sliced to your liking by Janis, Margaret or Herma. This thinly sliced ham will  easily fall onto your plate in delicate folds as you prepare to serve it.

Setting the Stage!

NEW Rainlite Candles and Remote Control

photo by Abbott Giftware

Set the stage for your enjoyment of foods outdoors with our NEW Rainlite candles that may be turned on and off with the ease of our NEW remote control.

Rainlite Candles

They can be used outside on the patio or indoors to create the perfect glow. Wind, sun and rain-proof, this weather and water-resistant candle runs on 2 C batteries for up to 500 hours of illumination. What’s more? Its remote-enabled for easy lighting anywhere.

Remote Control

Control all your Reallite LED candles at the touch of a button with this 6-Button Remote Control. Turn them on or off, or set a 4, 6, 8 or 10-hour timer for more convenient control at your fingertips. Compatible with most Reallite LED flameless candles.

Have a lovely weekend! Be sure to stop by Herma’s soon. We would love to see you.

Be well and stay safe.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts