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Tender and flaky, these Buttermilk Goat Cheese Biscuits will tickle your fancy after just one nibble!

Bill and I enjoyed these tender, homemade biscuits on a trip to Chicago. Thank goodness I found a way to recreate these gems at home!

Buttermilk Goat Cheese Biscuits on a square white plate with a sprig of thyme

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I’m delighted to be back baking with the #TwelveLoaves crew. For the month of April, our theme led me to experiment with a few breads featuring cheese. Who doesn’t love a cheesy bread? Gooey cheese paired with carbs is totally irresistible.

I whipped up some magnificent cheddar popovers, but I needed a chisel to release them from my pan.

Then there was the cheesy corn bread with peppers and corn kernels. It was rather bland, though I still managed to eat a nice big wedge. So I turned to an old favorite.

A few years ago, Bill and I dined at Art Smith’s Chicago restaurant, Table 52, and were treated to some piping hot buttermilk goat cheese biscuits.  It was time to recreate this winning recipe. The original utilized self-rising flour, and I did some calculating and substituted all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.

Buttermilk Goat Cheese Biscuits with a pat of butter on a square white plate and a red handle knife


Buttermilk Goat Cheese Biscuits

The butter, buttermilk, and goat cheese worked their magic and produced a biscuit with a very subtle tang and all the characteristics of a perfect biscuit. See the layers? See how moist the interior is?

The windy city lived up to its name on our weekend get away.  After record breaking warmth, a cold and rainy front hit the Midwest in time for our jaunt to Chicago.  We bundled up as best as we could and headed to Table 52 for dinner on our first night in town.  My toes were cold by the time we arrived, but the cozy dining area of Art Smith’s restaurant warmed me up immediately.

Art was Oprah’s former personal chef, turned restaurateur.  Our meal started with an amuse bouche of deviled eggs…Bill was delighted…and ate my share minus a nibble.  Next we were treated to perfectly formed, warm Goat Cheese Biscuits.  Tender and moist, they were delightful on the chilly evening.  Ours were speckled with green…probably minced chives, which I forgot to add when recreating these at home. A sprinkle of Parmesan over these hot gems finished them off with a flourish.

Bill ate two with his dinner and two for breakfast the next morning. I’d say that’s a positive endorsement. The rest of our meal at Table 52 was just as fabulous.

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Buttermilk Goat Cheese Biscuits - Tender, flaky biscuits with an extra richness from goat cheese

Buttermilk Goat Cheese Biscuits

Tender buttermilk biscuits with the tang of goat cheese.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breads, Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) good quality goat cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided, to grease the pan and top the biscuits
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425º. Place 10 inch cast iron skillet into the oven to heat.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl. Add butter and goat cheese and with fingers, pinch and break apart pieces till mixture has the consistency of coarse cornmeal. Add buttermilk and gently mix to form the dough. You may add an extra tablespoon of buttermilk if needed.
  3. Remove hot skillet from oven. Add 1 tablespoon butter and swirl to coat bottom of the pan. Remove dough from bowl onto a floured surface. Knead a few times till dough comes together, then pat into a rectangle about 1-1/2 inch in height. Using a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, press straight down to cut out rounds. Place into skillet. Brush with additional melted butter.
  4. Bake 14-16 minutes, till lightly browned. Sprinkle hot muffins with Parmesan and serve warm.


Buttermilk Goat Cheese Biscuits – Tender, flaky biscuits with an extra richness from goat cheese

Buttermilk Goat Cheese Biscuits in a red skillet
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32 comments on “Buttermilk Goat Cheese Biscuits”

  1. What perfectly golden biscuits, I’m sure the goat cheese gives them a nice tang. Irresistible!

  2. I adore goat cheese. I’ve never tried to use it in biscuits. I’ll try. Thanks a lot for that idea

  3. Yummy! I would love one for breakfast!

  4. Gosh, these biscuits look GOOD!

  5. Very pretty with a great rise! They look like a winner:@)

  6. Beautiful! They look so light and flaky, a perfect biscuit. I’ve really gotten into biscuits lately and I’ll definitely have to try these.

  7. I looked at those layers and maybe I swooned just a bit. I love it when I pull a tray of biscuits out of the oven and they have layers. Sometimes I have a fail. 🙂 These look wonderful and I love the tang of the cheese.

  8. What perfectly beautiful biscuits! I’ve never baked with goat cheese but not sure why? Maybe we eat it up before it makes into anything else.

  9. Oh, my goodness! I love that you used goat cheese in this biscuits, Lizzy. They are so fluffy and so wonderful! I’m craving one with my coffee!! Gorgeous of our cheese month #TwelveLoaves!

  10. These cheesse biscuits looks wonderful ! I can imagine eating them for an aperitif time or in breakfast time ! Looks so good !
    It’s incredible you can remember the number of table !

  11. These biscuits look picture PERFECT – and the addition of goat cheese sounds so interesting, I’ve got to give these a try…

  12. I adore goat cheese. Well, I adore biscuits too! And the combo here is pure heaven. I haven’t used cheese or buttermilk in ages as my family can’t eat them, but I see a day in the future where I will make these beauties just for me!

  13. That does look like the perfect biscuit!! Love the goat cheese in them!

  14. Welcome back!!! These do look and sound amazing! Especially the layers!

  15. I love this Lizzy and I bookmarked! Look beautiful!

  16. Such wonderful biscuits!!
    And they’re quick, no yeast.
    I’m saving your recipe, I’d love to make it

  17. I love homemade biscuits. They are always a treat..these sound lovely Lizzy…such a gourmet twist! ^_^

  18. Those look light and fluffy – everything you want in a biscuit! Nice job, Liz.

  19. Those biscuits look like HEAVEN!

  20. Simply damn delicious, never had goat cheese biscuits before, souds savourilicious!!!

  21. Liz, oh my gawd, I LOVE these biscuits!!!

  22. Liz, oh my gawd, I LOVE these biscuits!!!

  23. I love your Twelve Loaves posts, Liz 🙂 I guess I’m even more enamored because I’m obsessed with all things goat cheese. I’d never even thought of incorporating it straight into my biscuits. A recipe for me to save, for sure! Thanks for sharing this!!

  24. I have a hard time resisting a homemade biscuit – and these are definitely no exception. They sound magnificent!

  25. These look really nice. I am not a big biscuit fan but the guys are and I try to make them now and again for them…this looks like a wonderful recipe and one they would love with the goat cheese and buttermilk. Thanks, will give them a go!

  26. Your biscuits look perfect, Liz. Wow!

  27. I adore American biscuits! We don’t really have them here so I love to order them when I visit USA but for now, I will have to make these at home!!!

  28. I love biscuits. I mean, I REALLY LOVE biscuits. This is a must make!

  29. Oh, my, goodness….I sooooo want – no – need one of those buttermilk biscuits with goat cheese in my life =) Sorry I missed this challenge…Time just slipped by…Anyway, bravo for replicating an Art Smith recipe, Liz!

  30. I love goat cheese and biscuits and how flaky and perfect these are!!

  31. Lizzy,
    Such delicious looking biscuits. I love goat cheese and biscuits. My hubby probably would have eaten double the amount Bill did. Yum!

  32. I appreciate your honesty in telling about your two unsatisfactory attempts at a #TwelveLoaves cheese recipe. I’m glad to know that you make baking mistakes too, Liz. LOL. You did a wonderful job with your take of Art Smith’s biscuits. They look amazing and I’ll bet they’re just a light and delicious as they look! I can’t wait to try these!

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