Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper. Cut in the ¾ cup butter. The butter should be unsalted, very cold, and cut into cubes to easily work it in. Cut in butter until it forms coarse crumbs.
Mix in the grated cheddar cheese. Stir in the buttermilk and honey. Mix until a dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a 5-inch round.
Melt the remaining butter and let it cool slightly. Brush the rounds with the melted butter and top them off with even more freshly cracked pepper.
Cut each round into 6 slices and place them on the baking sheet. Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes until the tops are golden.
Serve immediately and enjoy!