Small Beginnings

Our story begins at the heart of the Mediterranean, in Sicily, the home of flavour. An ancient crossroads of cultures and tastes, its exceptionally fertile soil bathed in sunlight, Sicily has nurtured a particularly rich gastronomy over centuries.
In 1875, in the small Sicilian town of Caltanissetta, our great grandfather Luigi Diforti started creating Antipasti, Olives and Pesto to sell to local families.
His son, our grandfather, Salvatore Diforti, followed in his father’s footsteps and started supplying local restaurants, delicatessens and grocery stores all around Sicily.

A Taste of Sicily in Britain

Our father, Giuliano Diforti, had a new vision for the family passion; he was the first to bring our Sicilian flavours to food-lovers beyond Italy, and when he came to the UK he fell in “love at first sight”. So, in 1999, he established Taste of Sicily to bring Britain the finest Antipasti the Mediterranean could offer.
We are Carlo, Andrea and Francesca, the fourth Diforti generation, and we have been leading Taste of Sicily since 2005. The brothers Carlo and Andrea head the company in the UK while Francesca oversees production of our original family products in Sicily.
Our passion is in our blood. We have spent a lifetime immersed in the colours, aromas and flavours of gourmet Mediterranean food and we want to share this experience with you.
Our authentic Sicilian flavours are now savoured by chefs, grocers and food-lovers across Britain. Over the years, Taste of Sicily has become synonymous with quality and excellence, not only in our fine Antipasti, Olives and Pesto but now also in our Olive Oils, Cured Meats, Cheeses, Nuts, Pastries and much more.


Today, Taste of Sicily is a recognised national brand that continues to grow dynamically as a family business supplying a comprehensive range of retail, food service and food manufacturing product lines. We’re very proud of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Caltanissetta, Sicily which utilises some of the most innovative manufacturing and packaging equipment and techniques in the industry and is fully BRC Grade A certified.
We will always continue exploring and learning, to bring you the highest quality, most delicious Mediterranean foods available, in the most innovative and convenient formats in the marketplace, applying our meticulous standards in everything we do to ensure all of our foods honour the hard work of four generations of the Diforti family and that our legacy will continue the Taste of Sicily story.

The Diforti Brothers

To be continued…..

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