Blessed are Corrie and Fee, for theirs is the kingdom of the world's tastiest farmhouse cheese. Tucked away in a corner of Ireland, the lifelong friends turn out batch after batch of perfect Coolarney Blues and Golds, thanks to co-operative cows, n-meat-eating fecund milkmaids, and the wind blowing just so in the right direction. Add to this mixture Corrie's long-lost granddaughter Abbey, fresh from a remote but by means backward island where her husband has been on a mission - although t quite the kind which Abbey had imagined. And stir in New Yorker Kit Stephens, heart-broken, burned-out and permanently hungover, and you have a recipe for disaster. The magic that Corrie and Fee weave in and out of the cheese vats is legendary, but can they use their powers to turn bitterness and betrayal into love - or will the secret ingredient be lost to Coolarney cheese forever?
Sarah-Kate Lynch has been a journalist for nearly twenty years. She was editor of New Zealand Women's Weekly, but now writes a column for the magazine. She lives on the coast west of Auckland with her husband, and visits Ireland at least once a year. Blessed Are The Cheesemakers is her first novel to be published in the UK.