Farmer’s market fresh beets are served best in a simple fashion highlighting their sweetness.
In this case, I had my hands on both red and golden beets. Golden beets are less common and smaller, but they also have more sweetness and less beet-ness. They also add a bright bit of color to an otherwise bloody looking salad.
The tartness of goat cheese contrasts the sweetness of the beets. Of course, your hands will also be a bloody mess.
Roast beets in vinegar until tender, but solid. Remove skin. Slice thinly either with a knife or mandolin. Toss with goat cheese. Serve cold.