Preheat oven to 350° F.
Mix flour, baking powder, and sugar together using a fork; cut in shortening until it resembles cornmeal. Add cheese. Stir in buttermilk all at one time just until blended. Do not over-stir. Drop by tablespoonsful (use an ice cream scoop to give biscuits a nicer shape) onto a well-greased baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Brush with melted butter.Makes 8 large biscuits Source: