Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Gouda

1 butternut squash, cleaned and chopped

1 large onion, chopped

2 tablespoons butter

1 quart chicken stock*

1 Crispin apple or Granny Smith, skinned and chopped

8 ounces smoked gouda, divided

s and p to taste

In soup pot, sauté onion in butter until lightly golden.  Add butternut squash and cook in butter and onion for about five minutes.  Add in stock and apples.  Cook for twenty minutes.  Blend.  Place in serving bowls and divide cheese among bowls.

*Traders Joe's Free Range Broth.