Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Butter a baking sheet. In the bowl of a mixer
or food processor
, combine the flour, wheat germ
, baking powder, and salt and process briefly to combine. Add the butter and cheese and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Pour in the buttermilk
, then process until the dough comes together, about 15 seconds. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Knead
3 times only, then pat into a circle 3/4-inch thick. Cut into petite biscuits
, using a 1-inch biscuit cutter. Place the dough
circles on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes in the upper third of the oven, until puffed and golden.