Pizza Hut Australia Trials Vegan Cheese At Select Locations

The chain asked one commenter where else the cheese should be offered
Dairy-Free Down Under Vegan Cheese
The cheese is made by Australian brand Dairy-Free Down Under (Photo: Instagram)

International chain Pizza Hut has launched a trial of vegan cheese at two locations in Australia.

Vegan pizzas

The cheese is produced by popular Australian dairy-alternative manufacturers Dairy-Free Down Under - and can be added to a meat free pizza for a fully plant-based meal.

 Pizza Hut noted on the chain's Facebook page that a number of vegan sauce and crust options are available to those on a plant-based diet.

Vegan at Pizza Hut Australia
The ad says consumers can purchase a vegan pizza for as little as $3 (Image: Facebook)

Limited availability

The vegan cheese is advertised as being available for a limited time only, and it's noted that a 10% surcharge will be applied to the product on holidays.

At this time, consumers can only order the dairy-free pizzas at the Waterloo and Marsden Park locations in New South Wales.

Pizza Hut noted under the post that there are no immediate plans for national availability, but asked at least one commenter where else they'd like it see it offered.

Growing trend

By offering vegan cheese, Pizza Hut Australia has joined chains such as Goodfellas, Domino’s, Bella Italia, and Pizza Pizza in jumping on the plant-based pizza bandwagon.

One commenter emphasized a need for more permanent vegan pizza options in Australia.

She wrote: "Please make it permanent across all stores.

“Dominoes is getting all our business at the moment."

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