Herma’s News – Farewell to Norah and Enjoy Savings! Herma’s Summer Sale
Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it. – Trey Parker
This week we have a bittersweet announcement to make. Someone very dear to us, who has become part of our family, will no longer be working at Herma’s. We will be saying goodbye to our good friend Norah, who has been responsible for inventing and creating many of our Signature Products.
Farewell Norah! You will be missed.
Norah’s last day will officially be Tuesday, July 31st, and as a way to bid her farewell, we would like to invite all who love and know her to drop by for a cup of coffee and a little chat.
While we are sad to see her go, we do hope that in future Norah will stop by from time to time and on special occasions to visit, and possibly lend us a helping hand with production (wink, wink).
Special note of thanks…
We would like to extend a big thank-you to Margaret, who has been working alongside Norah, for graciously agreeing to continue the production of our pâtés and spreads. We believe that although she’ll have big shoes to fill in our kitchen, she’ll do an amazing job.
How it all began…
Our Signature Products are a shared effort between what were once the recipes of Fitz-Henry Fine Foods in Toronto and Norah’s own prized creations. Their secret recipes have become our secret recipes.
Norah began working in Herma’s Cheese Department on September 2nd, 2005. Norah, who once owned and operated a gourmet foods store of her own, Smile and Say Cheese, came to us after a brief retirement.
Norah’s creations include…
Norah’s Cheese Medley – Marinated Goat Cheese Rounds – Herma’s Chevre – Herma’s Stilton Pâté -Lemo-Licious – Sun Dried Tomato Dip – Seafood Dazzler – Cheddar Bacon Spread – Spicy Pimento
Herma’s Signature Products
How do we serve thee, let us count the ways.
Pictured above, Marinated Goat Cheese Rounds
Ever since Herma’s Signature Products have been in production (since 2005), we have received much feedback as to how the many dips and pâtés may be used. All pâtés and dips, however, are wonderful on their own served as an hors d’oeuvres or eaten as a snack with crackers, crostini or crusty bread.
Below are suggestions to inspire on how our exclusive products may be used with other foods.
Norah’s Cheese Medley
Norah’s Cheese Medley enhances many recipes by making them taste richer and more complex. Here are ideas as to how this amazing cheese medley may be used…
stuffed inside mushrooms – tossed with shrimp – used in a grilled cheese – placed inside an omelet – used as a pizza topping – poured over asparagus – dolloped onto escargot – melted over baguette bread
Savoury Cheddar Spread
A wonderful blend of the finest Canadian Cheddar puréed with herbs and spices, Worcestershire and hot sauce!
Very versatile, Savoury Cheddar may be used in most any recipe that requires cheddar (example – Omelette).
Beer Cheddar Spread
Like the savoury cheddar this dip may be used in recipes calling for cheddar. Beer Cheese is wonderful on a cracker paired with a nice, cold Craft Beer.
This lovely mixture is wonderful tossed in pasta or stuffed in chicken breasts.
Cheddar Bacon Spread
This spread is delicious melted inside baked potatoes or placed over potato skins.
Norah suggests using it as part of an English Tea in Sandwiches with slices of cucumber or stuffed in cherry tomatoes. We also think it is delicious with grilled shrimp (sliced) and placed in a toasted brioche roll.
Our Stilton Pâté is made with a fine Stilton which is blended with brandy, butter and other happy ingredients.
For those that like Stilton, you will find that it is scrumptious dolloped on a juicy steak or hamburger.
Enjoy the savings! – Herma’s Summer Sale
50% off Merchandise in the Studio
(merchandise on sale is marked with yellow tags)
During your next visit to Herma’s be sure to drop by our Studio to peruse our vast selection of merchandise which have been marked with yellow tags and reduced by 50%.
Please remember that complimentary Gift Wrap only applies to regular–priced merchandise of $25 or more.
We look forward to your visit! Have a lovely weekend.
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