Would you eat a pizza topped with 24 carat GOLD? New 'Golden Margherita' features the usual cheese and tomato alongside gold leaf... and costs $50

  • Pizza Design Co in Parramatta has created a 'Golden Margherita' pizza
  • It is topped with cherry tomatoes, bocconcini, basil, and 24 carat gold leaf
  • The pizza is available on October 13 and costs $50 for one
  • However the restaurant will be giving away pizzas to the first 100 people 

When it comes to pizza toppings, Australians are spoilt for choice these days.

It's not just about the perfect pepperoni any more - pizza-makers are going above and beyond in a bid to create the best flavour hit.

Just last month - in tribute to National Cheese Pizza Day - one Melbourne restaurant created the ultimate cheese-lovers treat. A pizza topped with 99 different cheeses.

But now, another pizza place is set to make and deliver Australia's first 24 carat gold pizza.

Luxurious: Pizza Design Co in Sydney has created a 'Golden Margherita' pizza (above)

Luxurious: Pizza Design Co in Sydney has created a 'Golden Margherita' pizza (above)

First class: It is topped with tomatoes, bocconcini, basil, and 24 carat gold leaf

First class: It is topped with tomatoes, bocconcini, basil, and 24 carat gold leaf

IS GOLD LEAF SAFE TO EAT? 

Gold is considered 'biologically inert' which means it passes through the digestive system without being absorbed.

It is harmless if clearly labeled as edible and if the gold leaf is between 22 and 24 carats.

The 'Golden Margherita', made by Pizza Design Co in Parramatta, has all the usual ingredients such as cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and basil.

But then it's also topped with 24 carat gold leaf after it's cooked, giving the pizza a glitzy sheen.  

The pizza will be available for $50 on 13 October, to celebrate the restaurant's first appearance on Menulog. 

Pricey: The pizza costs $50 and will be available for one day through Menulog

Pricey: The pizza costs $50 and will be available for one day through Menulog

Get in quick: However the restaurant will give away the pizzas to the first 100 customers on the day

Get in quick: However the restaurant will give away the pizzas to the first 100 customers on the day

However they will be giving away a pizza to the first 100 people who order and then pick up it up on the day. 

When Pizza Design Co first opened in March 2015, people lined the streets to receive free pizza.

Other countries have had their own versions of gold leaf pizzas, but Pizza Design Co claim theirs is a first for Australia. 

All that glitters: Other establishments internationally have previously made gold leaf pizzas

All that glitters: Other establishments internationally have previously made gold leaf pizzas

Luxury: Gold leaf is essentially tasteless, and added to food to convey luxury

Luxury: Gold leaf is essentially tasteless, and added to food to convey luxury

Magic Oven in Toyko, for example, sells a gold leaf pizza on their regular menu for USD $108, and a pizzeria in Malta holds the world record for the most expensive pizza, costing USD $400 for one.  

There has been debate over the trend for adding gold leaf to pizza. 

Gold is essentially tasteless but it is often used to make food appear luxurious.

The comments below have not been moderated.

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

By posting your comment you agree to our house rules.

Who is this week's top commenter? Find out now