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.
Recipe and photo courtesy of King Arthur Flour.