The shining star of this Sicilian tomato sauce from Viragi is—you guessed it!—the tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes, to be precise, compact and flavorful, with more ripe sweetness than their full-size counterparts. They thrive in the sizzling Sicilian sun, cooled on steep hills by breezes that blow in from the Mediterranean. All that sunshine gives the tomatoes a concentrated, intensely sweet character that is pure perfection on its own. They’re allowed to shine in this beautifully simple sauce, made of just tomatoes, olive oil, salt and basil. Capped in a typically Sicilian stubby glass bottle, this sauce is ready to use right out of the jar.
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.