These semi-dried cherry tomatoes from Viragi are compact, flavorful gems from the Sicilian hills. The tomatoes thrive in the sizzling southern sun, cooled by breezes that blow in from the Mediterranean. All that sunshine gives them a concentrated, super-sweet character that is pure perfection on its own. When dried, they become intensely flavorful, umami-packed gems ready for charcuterie boards, salads, or just plain snacking. Not as dense as most sundried tomatoes, these are chewy and plump, preserved in high-quality extra virgin olive oil with just a touch of local herbs.
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.