parmesan cheese scones with parmesan butter and cranberry sauce. (+ hamper giveaway)

Parmesan Cheese Scones

Perfect for lunch, a festive spread or as part of a savoury afternoon tea, a warm plate of fresh cheese scones are always a welcome addition. This scone recipe in particular premium twist with a hint of festive cheer in the form of luxury Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano infused butter and sweet and tangy cranberry sauce.

One of the world’s oldest and richest cheeses, its no surprise this PDO cheese is often referred to as the King of Cheeses. A hard Italian cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, sometimes referred to in the UK as parmesan cheese, is still produced today as it was nine centuries ago. With a very special make-up and recipe, the product is only be allowed to be made in particular areas of Italy, with specially selected dairies and producers of the highest quality. This makes it a real treat all year round, but especially in the festive season when it's time to indulge in some delicious cheese.

In fact, I've teamed with Parmigiano Reggiano to host a special Christmas hamper giveaway. Scroll down to read the recipe and how you could win...


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Makes around 16 small Parmesan scones
♥ 200g self raising flour
♥ 50g unsalted butter
♥ 100ml semi skimmed milk
♥ 30g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated, plus extra for on top

For the Parmesan butter topping
♥ 20g good quality unsalted butter
♥ 20g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
♥ Plus cranberry sauce to garnish


Step one. Crumble the butter and flour together until combined.

Step two. Slowly add the milk and form into a ball.

Step three. Lastly add the cheese and form together in a ball.

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.

Step four. On a floured surface, roll out your dough and cut small rounds. Lay them on a lined or non stick baking cheese.

Step five. Scatter with more grated Parmigiano Reggiano and bake for 15 minutes.

Step six. Meanwhile, make the butter by blended the two ingredients, forming into a block and putting back in the fridge. It's important to use unsalted butter as the beautiful salty taste of the Parmigiano Reggiano will add this.

When the scones are ready, serve up with the butter and cranberry sauce. Delicious!


Have you ever made cheese scones? Or baked with Parmigiano Reggiano? To be honest, it's beautiful just as it is at room temperature.



Now it's your chance to win a Parmigiano Reggiano hamper just in time for Christmas. Just answer the question about your favourite dish below. Giveaway ends on December 18th 2018 - good luck!

Included in the hamper will be:
-1kg of 24 month Parmigiano Reggiano
- Grater
- Apron
- Cap
- Recipe Cards
- Recipe Book
- Information Leaflet


Enter via Rafflecopter below. Good luck!


In collaboration with Parmigiano Reggiano

108 comments:

  1. Wow these Parmesan Cheese scones look quite simple to make and I love the beautiful salty taste of Parmigiano Reggiano especially with butter and Cranberry sauce!

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  2. I'll be honest and say I've never cooked with Parmigiano Reggiano - I'll be honest again and even say I've never heard of it :D The cheese scones recipe does sound fantastic though - if I'm lucky enough to win then I will definitely give it a go :o) Rafflecopter entries in my real name NIKKI HAYES - thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  3. I actually love it with spaghetti bolognese

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  4. ROLLED PORK SHOULDER WITH PARMA HAM AND PARMIGIANO REGGIANO!

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  5. Pesto
    Masses of Basil, 50g Pine Nuts, 50g Parmigiano, 250ml Olive Oil & Salt & Pepper

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  6. I love eating it in chunks with honey just as it is

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  7. Rolled Pork with Parmigiano Reggiano

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  8. I only eat parmesan cheese when scraping it over my spaghetti bolognese.Cheese is pretty much off the menu because of my bad chloresterol.

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  9. In a risotto works perfectly! Thanks for the competition x

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  10. Grated on top of spaghetti bolognese

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  11. My family’s fave is on top of their pasta dishes!

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  12. Parmesan pesto with parmesan shavings on anything !

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  13. Cheese,tomato and chicken pasta bake is very homely and something i love.

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  14. has to be grated on top of spaghetti bolognese

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  15. Parmesan, Parsnip and Brussels Sprout Gratin

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  16. I love to make thin Parmesan Crisps, lovely as a snack

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  17. I like minestrone soup, I love little pasta shapes in it.

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  18. Posh crumbed macaroni cheese with Parmigiano Reggiano.

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  19. I LOVE it as a topping on my favourite Caribbean dish, Macaroni Pie.

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  20. I think it has to be spaghetti carbonara its amazing!

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  21. macaroni cheese with chorizo parmesan cheese and a crispy crumb

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  22. Haven't tried any yet but the scones sound delicious

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  23. spaghetti carbonara it gives it a stronger flavour

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  24. I actually love it with spaghetti bolognese

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  25. I love Baked Pasta with Cream & Parmigiano Reggiano

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  26. Margaret Clarkson
    I'm from the North East so it's got to be a "parmo" (Chicken Parmesan)

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  27. Spag bol is a fav in my house, an oldie but goodie

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  28. An Aubergine bake! its packed full of flavour and so lovely warming in the winter and perfect with salad in the summer

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  29. I love the look of the cheese scones

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  30. These sound delicious I am tempted to have a try at baking them

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  31. I really like it on top of top of spaghetti bolognese x

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  32. I love making minestrone soup with Parmigiana Reggiano in it

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  33. In homemade pesto usually but I'd love to try those scones, they look fab.

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  34. I use it to season so many dishes as well as cook with it. It's great with creme fraiche for gratinating chard (which I would never eat on it's own) and I always love a griddled vegetable salad tossed with leaves and topped with shavings of parmesan. Or adding to breadcrumbs and making parmesan chicken nuggets which are so much more tasty than the regular variety.

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  35. I love Parmigiano Reggiano mac and cheese bites.

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  36. I love it for my chicken and mushroom risotto

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  37. I like the little parmesan crisps where you sprinkle grated cheese in little heaps on a baking tray and melt them in the oven

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  38. Spaghetti Bolognese with the parmesan sprinkled on top.

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  39. I love it as a fondue served with a nice crusty bread.

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  40. I love it in small chunks served with honey and truffle oil

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  41. We have it grated on top of our pasta dishes and I have used it for cheese scones and cheese straws too.

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  42. Spaghetti Carbonara -this would be amazing to win thanks so much for the chance

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  43. Ive actually never cooked one of their recipes but always a first

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  44. Simple crisps made with Parmesan and cheddar

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  45. I love it in a risotto or on pasta.

    @jaizduck

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  46. I make puff pastry cheese straws with it and it’s fabulous really enhances the cheesey taste

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  47. The parmesan, parsnip and brussels sprout gratin sounds really comforting.

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  48. I use it as (large) shavings over a green salad :) that's my favourite, very tasty!

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  49. Lots of it over spaghetti carbonara is my favourite

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  50. I love it in cheese and tomato quiche!

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  51. It would have to be the CHEESE SCONES!!

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  52. Wild mushroom and parmsesan risotto

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  53. Love it on any pasta dish or risotto or onion soup

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  54. The Rolled Pork with Parmigiano Reggiano sounds delicious!

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  55. A creamy mushroom risotto with lots of reggiano

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  56. I love making chicken and cheese risotto.

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  57. Spaghetti Carbonara :)

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  58. I love parmagiano reggiano with pretty much any Italian dish. One of my favourites is penne al arabiatta which is great with parmesan.

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  59. These look gorgeous, a posh version of what my granny used to make!

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  60. I love making spaghetti Carbonara with parmagiano reggiano. It is so tasty.

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  61. I love to make Cheese souffles using PARMIGIANO REGGIANO as makes the best souffles

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