A native of Alabama, Tasia Malakasis has had a varied career path that ultimately brought her back to the South. After a 15 year career in the high-tech industry in New York City, her passion for food led to her acquiring a degree from the Culinary Institute of America. That path eventually led Tasia to learn the goat cheese making business and to take over operations of Fromagerie Belle Chevre in Alabama, expanding on the national success of the cheese company. She is the author of Tasia's Table, a cookbook about cooking with goat cheese. Tasia and her cheese have been featured on numerous national outlets including Today, Oprah, Food Network, Garden & Gun, and Southern Living.