I made this yesterday & it turned out fantastic!
I only did a few things different:
1. I left the soup on low heat while adding the cheese a little at a time, stirring constantly, rather than removing it from the heat.
2. I steamed a few fresh broccoli florets, and chopped them up. After I had pureed the soup and put it back in the pan, I tossed in the steamed florets, having chunks of broccoli was wonderful
3. The only other thing was I used FF Milk, rather than 1 or 2 % and it still turned out lovely
Thanks Laurie for posting this!!