A U.K. vegan pizzeria, Purezza, has created a new pie that will help pay to build homes for rescued pigs.
“The Laughing Pig” is coated in a cheese sauce and topped with yellow plum tomatoes, asparagus tips, lemon zest, and jackfruit salami. The pizzeria’s own signature vegan cheese, Mozzarella 2.0, is sprinkled on top. This cheese tastes just like dairy mozzarella, the company says, but is allergen-free, contains half the fat and consists of fermented cashew cheese with sun-dried cruschi peppers.
One hundred percent of the funds from this pizza will help Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary build arks out of recycled materials for rescued pigs.
“Anyone who cares about creating happier lives and a better world for animals will be inspired by the incredible work that Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary does. I’ve always loved the work that they do for rescue animals, and when it came to choosing who to support with our latest charity pizza there was a unanimous agreement from everyone at Purezza that it should be FFAS. We’re truly honored to be able to donate to them through the launch of our latest pizza,” said Tim Barclay, co-owner and co-founder of Purezza.
The sanctuary rescues farm animals of all sizes and shapes. Below is a peek into the life of one of the pigs saved by the rescue organization.
Purezza has been making waves. This year it became the first vegan pizzeria to be nominated at the National Pizza Awards, where its Parmigiana Party pie was recognized as the National Pizza of the Year. The vegan pizzeria also took home a top prize, Campionato Mondiale Della, from the World Pizza Championships in the Pizza Classica category.