These easy cheese biscuits are made with just 4 ingredients and as we head into party season, they make the perfect addition to your cheese board or buffet table. A mixture of cheddar and Parmesan with a hint of rosemary, these are seriously cheesy biscuits and SO easy to make.
We love a cheese board. They look really impressive, but really it's just throwing things on a board. These biscuits for cheese make your cheese board a little bit more special. Make a double or triple batch, as these will go down VERY well.
Why you will love them
- Minimal ingredients - Just 4 ingredients go into making these, and it's a great way to use up leftover cheese.
- Quick and easy - This cheese biscuit recipe takes just 20 minutes and it's as easy as mixing it all together in a bowl.
- Versatile - There are so many ways you can serve this recipe for cheese biscuits. We love them on a party food table or cheese board.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Flour - We used plain flour, rather than self raising flour, as we don't want these cheese biscuits to rise like scones.
- Butter - Use a salted butter.
- Cheese - We used a mixture of cheddar and Parmesan. The mature cheddar gives these a really strong flavour, and the Parmesan helps them to crisp up. You also use Edam, but we wouldn't recommend using something like mozzarella as it tends to burn.
- Rosemary - This gives the cheddar biscuits such an incredible flavour. You could use thyme instead. If using dried herbs, then you won't need to use as much.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make cheese biscuits - Step by step
Prep: Preheat your oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
One: Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix together until a dough is formed.
Two: Transfer the dough to a floured surface (a). Roll out to 5mm thick (b).
Three: Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into circles about 5cm/2inch in diameter.
Four: Lightly flour a large baking tray and put the dough disks onto it.
Five: Bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
What to serve with cheese biscuits
Well, cheese of course! Cheese with cheese - what could be better? These are the perfect addition to any cheese board, with a big spoonful of our Christmas Chutney on top.
Really, these would be a great addition to any kind of party platter. Why not add them to this Vegetarian Charcuterie Board (using a vegetarian Parmesan alternative), a Grazing Platter or Antipasto Platter?
Store: Leftovers of these cheese biscuits will store in an air tight container at room temperature for 4 days. If you want to keep them fresh longer, then they will keep in the fridge for a week. But we find they soften in the fridge.
Freeze: You can put these Parmesan biscuits in a ziplock freezer bag and they will keep for 6 months.
Defrost: You can defrost these at room temperature.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can. They won't get quite as crispy, but it will still work. Use your favourite cheddar and Parmesan cheese alternative and then swap the butter for a vegan spread.
This cheese biscuit recipe isn't gluten free, but you could swap the flour for a gluten free flour. This would change the texture though, and they might be a bit crumbly.
• Don't over-mix the dough. Just mix it enough so that everything is combined.
• You can use any cookie cutter shapes to cut out these cheese biscuits. We like making little star biscuits.
• For extra flavour, you can add a little bit of mustard powder.
• A little bit of marmite is a delicious addition to these cheese biscuits.
More savoury baked recipes
- 120 g (1 cups) Plain flour
- 120 g (0.5 cups) Butter - softened
- 90 g (0.75 cups) Cheddar cheese - grated
- 30 g (0.33 cups) Parmesan - grated
- 5 g (2.5 tablespoon) Fresh rosemary - finely chopped
- Preheat your oven to 190°C/170°C(fan)/375°F/Gas 5.
- Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix together until a dough is formed.
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Roll out to 5mm thick.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into circles about 5cm/2inch in diameter.
- Lightly flour a large baking tray and put the dough disks onto it.
- Bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Don't over-mix the dough. Just mix it enough so that everything is combined.
- You can use any cookie cutter shapes to cut out these cheese biscuits. We like making little star biscuits.
- For extra flavour, you can add a little bit of mustard powder.
- A little bit of marmite is a delicious addition to these cheese biscuits.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.