The trick? Shredded beets, a natural sweetheart for goat cheese at any time of year. She mixes the two together, then pats them into a flat disc and freezes until firm. After this the cheese can be cut into any shape you like, although of course the pink begs for tiny hearts.
On a salad, like this green confection, or served with roasted beets for beet on beet action, these are a really terrific idea and one I'm swiping as soon as I can get a party planned.
→ Get the recipe: Green Salad with Pink Goat Cheese Hearts at Joy the Baker
Are there any savory foods you're planning this Valentine's Day?
(Images: Joy of Joy the Baker)