Savoury scones are just as delicious as their sweet counterparts, and these are no exception! The key to a perfect scone is making sure the ingredients stay as cold as possible, for as long as possible. This gives you a flakier scone that will have everyone asking for seconds.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 6 tbsp butter, frozen for 30 minutes
  • 1 cup 4-year cheddar, grated
  • 3 green onions, trimmed, cleaned, and chopped (both the white and green parts)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Makes 10 scones
Prepared by Alyssa Madaire,
Springbank Cheese’s Culinary Specialist,

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and spices.
  • Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the frozen butter. Incorporate the butter into the flour using your hands until a crumbly mixture forms, making sure to work quickly.
  • Add the cheese and green onions, tossing well to combine.
  • Mix the eggs, sour cream, and mustard in a small bowl. Add to the flour mixture and stir until evenly moistened. The dough will be sticky.
  • Liberally flour your countertop and hands, then pat the dough into a 10” by 2” rectangle.
  • Cut the rectangle into five pieces with a sharp knife or bench scraper, then cut each square in half diagonally to make ten triangular scones.
  • Place the scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Bake the chilled scones for 20-23 minutes until nicely browned.
  • Allow to cool slightly and serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 10 scones