Sift together the first 5 ingredients.
Cut butter into dry ingredients, then add the Cheddar cheese, black pepper and buttermilk.
Mix together and then roll out. Cut into biscuits and bake in a 325° F oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
Serve 2 per person with a thin slice of Smithfield Ham and the honey-sweetened mustard of your choice.Makes 2