Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, and Parmesan cheese if you are using.
Using a pastry blender, your hands, or a knife and fork, cut in the 6 tablespoons of butter until the flour resembles coarse crumbs.
Add the milk and stir with a fork until the mixture comes together. On a lightly floured surface pull out the dough and knead until it is smooth.
Roll out dough until it is 1 inch thick. Cut out dough using a 3 inch biscuit butter, or you can cut into squares. With remaining dough, reform and roll out to 1 inch and repeat until all the dough is used and made into biscuits.
Arrange biscuit dough on prepared baking sheet. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning with olive oil, then brush the olive oil on top of each biscuit, generously coating. Place in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until risen and a golden brown.
Serve immediately, or set on counter or serving dish until ready to serve.