Then adding your 2 cups of half and half or whole milk, the soup will start to thicken
Add the 2 cups of chicken/vegetable stock, half of your Broccoli, and the nutmeg, and cook till the broccoli is tender, test with a fork for doneness.
Next, blend the soup with an immersion blender or use a standard blender until smooth.
Add in the rest of the Broccoli and cook till done. ( Broccoli adds texture )
Lastly, add the cheese and melt. Add as much as you think is best around 2 cups. The cheese will thicken the soup.
Add salt and pepper.