What a beautiful salad! I had never cooked with beets before (wear an apron if you're a messy cook like me -- they stain!) My particular Mr. Wonderful did indeed opt for the gorgonzola... that rich cheese, combined with the sweet earthy-ness of the beets and the salty sunflower seeds was an amazing flavor combination! And I felt like giving myself a pat on the back for eating such a healthy meal. I'm definitely going to be making this again. Made for PAC Fall 2009.