Olathe Corn Soup with Chiles and Manchego
Known for its corn, Olathe (pronounced o-LAY-tha) is an agricultural town about 50 miles from Smith Fork Ranch. Every August at the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival (olathesweetcornfest.com) as many as 15,000 visitors consume over 70,000 ears. Smith Fork Ranch gets its corn from Olathe, but this simple soup is fabulous when made with any fresh summer corn. The chopped Anaheim chile and Manchego cheese add a little heat and substance.