Tasia Malakasis is owner and president of Belle Chevre, an award-winning cheese producer located in Elkmont, Alabama, and author of the cookbook Tasia’s Table. Heralded by Southern Living, it marks the culmination of the meals she enjoyed with her Southern grandmother, her Greek family, and hundreds of Sunday Suppers spent around a big table with great food and even better friends.
Tasia’s passion for food was borne from the kitchens of her southern grandmother, whose love was shown, felt and tasted from the riches of a big pot of chicken ‘n dumplins. She learned early that food was love. Later in life, when as a teenager Tasia visited her father in Greece during the summers, she learned that there the bounty of the table was just as rich and deeply entrenched in how families and friends shared love. Being rooted deeply in the Southern and the Greek cultures formed a magical link to food and the allure of the table that Tasia could not shake. The “goat cheese guru,” as Organic Gardening calls Tasia, provides the strategic vision, leadership, and creativity required to ensure that the 20-year-old company Belle Chevre continues to evolve as one of the country’s most acclaimed artisan creameries.
Get Tasia’s Book, Tasia’s Table: Cooking With the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre
Learn more about Tasia at www.tasiastable.com