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    DS has lactose intolerance. We are trying to figure it out and realized he can have small amounts without too much of an issue, so small amounts of hard cheeses are ok. We bought lactose free milk- dd can't have too much milk so we are used to having oat milk or almond milk at home.

    We are looking for good vegan cheese and the first one he tried, American style cheese alternative (I don't know why he likes American cheese..) was horrendous. It was made from potatoes, of all things, so I wouldn't have chosen it lol We are vegetarian and cheese has been a HUGE part of his diet so it's been an adjustment for us. We mainly need something that be melted into a bean and cheese quesadilla. I'd love some ideas!

    I"m relieved that's all it was because he was having some weird minor symptoms that he thought was lung-related! Now that he has cut back on dairy, the symptoms have practically disappeared.
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    DD is the only cheese lover in our vegan household, and after trying many different brands that she did not like weíve finally found violife, we buy it at Whole Foods. Itís the only one that can absolutely pass off as real cheese, great taste and more importantly no weird aftertaste or texture. Both the cheddar and Parmesan have been approved by her!


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    Check with your pediatrician of course but all of my lactose intolerant friends simply take a lactaid before eating/drinking anything with lactose in it and therefore are able to enjoy the real dairy.

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    My DS has been allergic his whole life and Iíve never found a vegan cheese he likes. He just happily does without cheese. But he canít have the nut-based ones so weíve never tried them. Amongst my various online FA groups, Daiya brand seems to get the most love.


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    We eat Daiya here but that may have been what you tried.
    The best (most pleasing) one they make IMO is the mozzarella style cutting board collection shreds.
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    We eat Daiya here but that may have been what you tried.
    The best (most pleasing) one they make IMO is the mozzarella style cutting board collection shreds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myira View Post
    DD is the only cheese lover in our vegan household, and after trying many different brands that she did not like we’ve finally found violife, we buy it at Whole Foods. It’s the only one that can absolutely pass off as real cheese, great taste and more importantly no weird aftertaste or texture. Both the cheddar and Parmesan have been approved by her!


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    Violife is my vegan sister's fav, too! I don't remember ever trying it, but her non-vegan hubby likes it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twowhat? View Post
    Check with your pediatrician of course but all of my lactose intolerant friends simply take a lactaid before eating/drinking anything with lactose in it and therefore are able to enjoy the real dairy.
    oh right, i forgot to mention he uses lactaid if he is having dairy, unless it's a small amount, but he wants to try the alternatives so I suspect that lactaid is not always working that well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KpbS View Post
    We eat Daiya here but that may have been what you tried.
    The best (most pleasing) one they make IMO is the mozzarella style cutting board collection shreds.
    This is the one he tried: https://www.abillion.com/products/60...25840097e3d8ef

    It probably tasted better melted but I didn't try it.
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