The Sicilian town of Chiaramonte Gulfi is famous for its olive oil, and with one taste of this Polifemo oil from Viragi, you’ll know why. It’s made only with the local Tonda Iblea olives, one of the two varieties typically grown in the area, which are harvested when they are still bright green to capture their grassy, vegetal notes. Unlike some super-intense olive oils, this strikes just the right balance between sweet, spicy, and bitter for an experience that’s never overwhelming. This oil is a striking green-gold color and has a green and herbaceous flavor that pairs well with just about any Italian dish.
Founded by three friends, Viragì is a proudly Sicilian company that focuses on top-quality extra virgin olive oil and other typical foods of their home. It is based in the small mountaintop town of Chiaramonte Gulfi on the southern edge of the island of Sicily, a city with a rich culinary tradition and history of producing some of the most flavorful olive oils in the world (its oil is protected with DOP certification, the highest level of recognition granted to the best regional Italian foods). Known as Il Balcone di Sicilia (the Balcony of Sicily), Chiaramonte Gulfi is incredibly beautiful, with vast sweeping vistas overlooking centuries-old olive orchards and vineyards.
Viragì combines 21st century production methods with a long family tradition of creating the flavorful and natural products that Sicily is famous for. Their award-winning oils and tomato sauce are a favorite with chefs around the world.