PREHEAT your oven to 425°F, with a rack in the upper third.
To make the biscuits using a food processor:
CUT the cheese into a few chunks. Place the cheese and flour into the work bowl of your food processor.
PROCESS until the mixture is smooth; the cheese will be very finely chopped.
ADD the cream, and pulse until the dough becomes cohesive. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface.
To make the dough by hand:
GRATE or shred the cheese; you should have about 1 cup. Toss it together with the flour.
ADD the cream, stirring to make a cohesive dough. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface.
Pat the dough into a disc ¾” to 1″ thick; the thicker the disc, the taller the biscuits.
USE a 2″ cutter (or the size of your choice) to cut rounds. Place the biscuits on an ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the tops of the biscuits with cream or milk, if desired; this will help brown their crust.
BAKE the biscuits for 15 to 18 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and serve immediately.
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