A signature dish of rich and creamy cheese based soup is guests most favorite ..while you can serve this as a appetizer it is so rich and delicious it can also stand alone as a meal .
In a heavy saucepan, melt butter, cook onion and celery for about 5 minutes or until tender; do not brown. Stir in flour, mustard, nutmeg and pepper; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in chicken stock; simmer for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender
If desired, puree until smooth in blender or food processor. (Note: this is where the hand blender comes in REAL handy!) Add cream and water and bring almost to a boil. Add cheese; heat until just melted, stirring constantly. Add Worcestershire and a little salt.