Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a quarter sheet baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Cut the butter into small pieces and stick back in the fridge or freezer until ready to use.
Combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons baking powder
Use a pastry cutter to cut the VERY COLD butter in. You want to see small, pea-sized pieces of butter throughout the dough.
¾ cup unsalted butter
Stir in the buttermilk and mix just until the ingredients are combined. The dough will be sticky.
1 cup buttermilk
Add in the shredded cheese and use your hands to fully incorporate into the dough.
6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
Scoop the dough out onto the prepared baking sheet. Pat down gently to flatten slightly.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until tops are golden brown and biscuits are cooked through.