Scones are such a delicious treat. I absolutely love cheese scones, and these rustic scones are so easy to make. They are perfect with just butter, and are even better when they’re served warm. I tend to make these with an extra mature cheddar because that’s just what I like. However, they can be made with any type of cheese.

I personally enjoy Lurpak the most. It is so creamy and goes perfectly with these cheese scones. Anchor is also great. However, you use your favourite. Definitely salted though – what sort of monster uses unsalted butter?!

I made these ‘rustic’ by not relying on a cutter. I simply cut out imperfect round shapes using a metal knife. If you would like them to be even, simply use a circular cutter of the size you desire.

To add a little bit of extra flavour, you could add 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard before cooking. This really gives them a kick!

Rustic Cheese Scones

These rustic cheese scones are wonderful, especially served fresh from the oven. Slather with your favourite butter and enjoy!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Cooling Time10 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: Baking, Cheese, Easy recipes, Rustic, Scones
Servings: 12 servings


  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 55 g butter cubed and chilled
  • 100 g cheddar grated (extra to top)
  • 80 ml milk


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Cover a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Sift flour into a large bowl. Add salt, pepper and baking powder. Mix.
  • Add in chilled butter. Mix with your fingertips to form fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add in grated cheddar and continue mixing with your fingertips.
  • Gradually add in thee milk to form a soft dough. Start with a metal spoon then use your fingertips once it starts to stick together. Form the dough into a ball.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to a thickness of approximately 2cm.
  • Cut out rough circles using a metal knife. To make them more even (and less 'rustic') you can use a round cutter.
  • Place the circles onto a baking tray and brush with milk.
  • Top with extra cheddar.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • Cool for around 10 minutes on a wire rack. Best served fresh.

Video Tutorial

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