Cut two small heart-shaped mozzarella cheese pieces for open-faced sliders. Serve on a Heart Caprese Sandwich Board for Valentine’s Day!

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Friends, with Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, we put together a very sweet “two hearts as one” Heart Caprese Sandwich Board. I don’t know about you, but I can never turn down a caprese salad or sandwich or appetizer! Can you?

Heart Caprese Sandwich Board

Think love, hearts, and heart-shaped cookie cutters for this post today! You can also make this Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board, and serve in a heart-shape on The Big Board.

round wood Heart Caprese Sandwich Board

Ingredients for Heart Caprese Cheese Sandwiches

The sandwich ingredients are easy! Then addd a few sweets to make the board!

  • French rolls
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic cloves
  • Trader Joe’s Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Log
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Tomatoes
  • Balsamic glaze (we use Delallo brand)
  • Trader Joe’s Raspberry Heart Cookies
  • Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Mini Heart Cookies
  • Aioli or mayonnaise (we used Truffle Aioli)

plate of Heart Caprese Sandwiches

Friendships all year long

One of the things I love about Valentine’s Day is that you don’t have to celebrate it on just one day. Really, when you think about our lives, the blessing of what we’ve been given, and the gift of friendship—we celebrate love every day! Any ordinary life can be extraordinary, and there is beauty in imperfection.

Heart Caprese Sandwiches

Boards bring people together

Boards to me are fun, a new way to serve a meal, and they do not have to be perfect. Every board is different, and it’s super fun to create them with what you have in your kitchen!

Bringing people together (even though the numbers are fewer right now), is what brings joy to my life. And I know to yours as well.

Heart Cookies sandwich Board

cutting out heart cheese

How to make cheese hearts

It only takes a few minute to make these cute little hearts:

  1. Take a small heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  2. Slice the mozzarella cheese lengthwise (or you can buy it pre-sliced). Place the cookie cutter on top and press down to make a heart.

Make 24 mini cheese hearts!

making Heart Caprese Sandwich Board with mozzarella cheese

Here are more caprese recipes that you can put on a board:

Steak Caprese Sandwich Board

Comfort Caprese Chicken Casserole Recipe

Easy Caprese Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Classic Caprese Bruschetta

Happy Valentine’s Day, and make a fun board for your sweetie, for your family, for someone special in your life!

woman holding a Heart Sandwich Board
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Heart Caprese Sandwich Board

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 1 bag Trader Joe’s French Rolls, 6 in a bag, halved
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 pieces of garlic cloves
  • 8 oz Trader Joe’s Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Log, cut into 24 little hearts
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 5 small tomatoes, sliced
  • Balsamic glaze, we use Delallo brand
  • 12 Trader Joe’s Raspberry Heart Cookies
  • 24 Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Mini Heart Cookies
  • 1/2 cup aioli or mayonnaise


  • On the Big Board, set in the center a large heart-shaped dinner plate.
  • On a cutting board, slice the mozzarella cheese and, using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut 24 heart pieces.
  • Preheat oven to high (broil), and place the rolls cut in half on a cookie sheet. Rub the fresh garlic clove on each piece of bread, and drizzle with olive oil. Broil the rolls for 1-2 minutes until toasted. Remove from the oven.
  • Apply about 1 teaspoon of mayo or aioli to each piece of toasted bread. Add a basil leaf, tomato slice, and 2 hearts on each piece of bread.
  • Serve the sandwiches open-faced, and place on the plate. Right before serving, add a drizzle of balsamic glaze (optional).
  • Arrange cookies and treats in the center of the sandwiches!
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Main Course
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woman holding Heart Caprese Sandwich Board