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Savoury cheese biscuit recipe

A simple recipe for a delicious savoury biscuit just by combining equal weights of butter, flour and cheese.

Brought to you by Jo Richardson, Kitchen Therapist.


  • 150g cheddar cheese, roughly chopped(or a combination of cheddar/parmesan and mozzarella etc)
  • 150g salted butter, roughly chopped
  • 150g plain flour
  • Pinch baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, ground cumin, smoked paprika or 1 tsp dried oregano and fennel seeds
  • Plenty fresh ground black pepper and sea salt flakes

In a food processor, chop the cheese. Add the butter and pulse to combine.

Add the flour, baking powder and spices.

Process until combined. The mixture will be soft to touch – if you feel it’s too soft, add another ¼ cup flour and quickly mix.

Lay a sheet of baking paper or plastic wrap on the bench. Place the dough into the middle and roll into a sausage shape.

Refrigerate until firm or freeze until needed.

To bake

Slice into small discs and place on a lined baking sheet and bake in a 180°C oven for about 20 minutes or until crisp.


Store in a single layer in a sealed airtight container for up to 2 days.


This is the general recipe, but it can easily be increased as long as the ingredients are of equal weight.

Savoury Biscuit