The Best Cheese Scone Recipe

I’m not sure why it took me so long to share this lovely family classic with you all. These fluffy Cheddar Cheese Scones are a favourite in our country kitchen and family breakfast table. Tear into them warm and spread a wee bit of butter over them to melt. Heaven!

These fluffy cheesy scones are so easy to make and taste so delicious fresh out of the oven with a little butter and an additional slice of cheese in the middle if you dare! I also like to serve a good seasonal chutney on the side. Apple and pear chutney goes down a treat with these.

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These delicious Cheddar Cheese Scones are so lovely and fluffy especially when you tear them apart fresh out of the oven. I like to sprinkle some additional cheese on the scones when they are fresh out of the oven to melt into the top of the hot scones.

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Your going to love these delicious Cheesy Scones because…

This recipe is so quick and easy to make you can have a batch ready in 20 minutes for an afternoon tea or for breakfast.

This recipe is light and fluffy and they rise really well even with the cheddar cheese mixed through the scones.

These scones make great travel snacks, picnic food or fit well in packed lunch boxes or go down well as a school break snack. The kids love them hot or cold.

Try serving these scones on the side of your favourite soup. They are delicious dunked into a bowl of broth or chop up any stale scones and fry them in cubes to make croutons.

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If you like the sound of this recipe you may also enjoy some of my other favourite baking recipes below on The Wee Larder Youtube Channel. I love making the delicious Chocolate Banana Cake for the kids its such a delicious treat. If you like cheesy recipes you may also enjoy my lovely Scottish Cheddar Cheese Loaf.

Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe Video
Scottish Cheddar Cheese Load

Tips for making this delicious Cheesy Scone Recipe…

Keep the dough light when kneading, try not to over knead and only knead as nessecary to combine everything together.

The dough will be sticky but thats ok. Try adding a touch of flour to your hands and again handle as light as possible.

You can easily double up this recipe to make a larger batch. They freeze easily too if you want to batch cook for a month or so. Batch cooking makes for easy breakfasts and quick treats for guests.

You can use a variety of cheeses in these scones, try a Scottish blue cheese or a stilton for a lovely flavour. Serve it up with a bit of apple on the side and a good chutney.

These scones make a delicious side dish to soup in the colder months.

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Scottish Cheese

The climate and geography are well suited to cheese making in Scotland and there are many delicious cheese products raw and pasturised available to buy online, in your local deli or supermarket.

“At one time most farmhouses or crofts made their own cheese, but there was little financial return to keep the operation going. Improved transportation of milk changed the scene dramatically. Today there are more than two dozen Scottish cheese makers across the country, ranging from large industrial cheddar making creameries to a small but growing number of artisan and farmhouse cheese makers.” –

I personally love a good crowdie cheese. It’s also so easy to make at home and I have a recipe over on my youtube channel showing you how here – Its light and goes really well with a good smoked salmon.

When it comes to cheddar my absolute favourite is the traditional unpasturised cloth bound cheddar from the Isle of Mull. It has so much flavour and I love it with everything lol! It would work really well in this recipe. I usually buy it online from here –

Second to that and easy to find is the lovely Orkney Cheddar cheese it has a lovely flavour and works well in any recipe that calls for a good cheddar. You can buy it in most supermarkets or deli’s but if you need more information you can find it here –

Cheesy Scone Recipe

Cheddar Scones – Easy Cheesy Recipe

Delicious light cheddar cheese scones. Classic family treat.


  • 350g Self Raising Flour
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • 2tsp Mustard Powder
  • 125g Mature Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 300ml Whole Milk
  • Butter to grease baking tray
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese to sprinkle on top


  • Preheat the oven to 200C (fan oven) and grease a medium sized baking tray with a little butter.
  • Seive the flour and add in the salt, baking powder and mustard powder.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients through well.
  • Mix in the cheddar cheese and stir through.
  • Add in the egg and whole milk to create a sticky dough. Knead lightly for a minute.
  • Flour your hands and knead lightly. The mixture should be sticky but if too sticky to handle add in a touch more four.
  • Press out lightly onto a floured chopping board until roughly an inch high and cut out 9 scones with a medium sized scone cutter or disc.
  • Lay onto baking tray and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until risen and golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle over some grated cheese immediately and leave to melt and cool slightly.
  • Serve warm with butter.