In large bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, pepper, baking soda and powder. Using your fingers, a fork or a pastry blender, cut in butter until it forms coarse crumbs. Stir in the provolone. Stir in the buttermilk and mix with a spoon until a dough forms, using your hands to bring it together. Turn it on to a lightly floured surface and knead gently three or four times.