Want to make delicious cheese scones? They’re a really tasty treat for breakfast, lunch or a midday snack and are easy to make. Following is a nice simple recipe which will make enough scones for about six people.

For the best-tasting results, you should use a cheddar-style cheese, which is a smooth cheddar and has a little bit of a nutty flavour for added zest. Cheedar is excellent for use in both cooking and baking — it delivers a tangy, flavorful taste with a mozzarella presentation. It’s ideal for use in sauces and gives an even, golden melt and adds a jolt of flavour in your baking and cooking.


  • 150 g package of Mainland Egmont cheese (you’ll need to grate)
  • 250 g of self rising flour
  • A pinch of table or sea salt
  • 20 g of Mainland butter, for scones
  • 200 ml of Anchor thickened cream
  • 60 g of Mainland butter (for serving)
  • A sprinkle of regular flour
  • Baking paper sheets


  1. Combine butter and self raising flour in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the salt, cream and 100 g grated Mainland Egmont cheese to the bowl, and mix well by hand or with a mixing spoon.
  3. When the ingredients are mixed well, sprinkle your counter or baking board with the regular flour and place dough on the counter. Knead the dough and flour together lightly.
  4. Roll out dough and cut with either a round, square or fluted-shaped cutter. To avoid sticking, make sure the cutter is well-dusted.
  5. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and place the cut scones on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the top with the remaining 50 g of Mainland Egmont cheese.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Let cool and then serve with Mainland butter.

Note: For even cheesier scones, you can just add more cheese to the mixture and the top before baking.

This recipe is from the Mainland Cheese website. They’ve got a good selection of cheese recipes covering everything from breakfast to dinner and entertaining.

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  1. Glenn says:

    Oven preheated to what temp ? “really” come on guys mainland cheese sort it out !

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