I was on the Facebook fan page of TPoutine the other day and noticed their Valentine's Day poutine. I wrote them about it and got a nice note back saying, "...it's unfortunately not something we can offer our diners though (it's too time consuming and messing with the curds in advance would ruin their freshness). I credit our chef, Kathleen Lucier, for her handy skills." I decided to take a page from T-Poutine and try it myself.
I started with a block of mild cheddar. I figured it'd be too hard to mess with trying to make curds into heart shapes.
Luckily I had a set of heart-shaped cookie cutters...
...which I used to cut the hearts.
I just kept going till I had about eight little cheesy hearts.
I used potato wedges instead of fries and poured chicken gravy on top of the lot.
It wasn't half bad. I missed the squeaky cheese curds but for a Valentine's Day treat, it was kinda fun.