Wash the broccoli and remove the outer leaves and tough stalks. Make slits up the stalks to speed up cooking.
Put the broccoli in a dish with the water. Cover with vented cling film (plastic wrap) and cook for 10 minutes, rearranging once, until tender. Drain and keep hot.
Mash the cream into the cheese until smooth. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and pour over the broccoli.