Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Smoked Cheddar
The soup can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat before garnishing with the cheddar, apples and chives.
There's no better pairing for this appley soup than a sweet and tangy artisanal cider from one of Vermont's producers, which have been restoring New England's centuries-old cider-making traditions. Look for the pale gold, lightly sweet Original Sin or the fruitier, richer Woodchuck Amber Draft. Alternatively, pour a firm white from California's Mendocino County.