Dear friends, going dairy free does NOT mean you have to give up the creamy goodness in life. That includes pizza, creamy pasta, ice cream, yogurt, mac n cheese, smoothies, and anything else that may require dairy. It just means we have to a little harder/more creative for the prize.
If you are brand new to dairy free and know what dairy tastes like, I always suggest that you wait at least six months (or more) before trying dairy free cheese. This is extra true if you are nut free as well (nut based dairy free cheese seems to do better for folks that remember dairy). When you first dip your toe into dairy free cheese, start with recipes like these, where the cheese is blended into something else, as compared to cheese cubes on toothpicks.
Allergy Status (Includes Some Dairy Free Cheese):
Free From: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Peanut, Fish, Shellfish, Sesame, Alliums, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Beans & Lentils, Berries, Buckwheat, Cane/Refined Sugar, Celery, Citrus, Cruciferous, Garlic, Legume, Lupin, Mustard, Nightshade, Oat, Onion, Pea & Pea Protein, Potato (Nightshade Variety), Red Meat, Rice, Seeds, Squash & Gourd, Strawberry, Sweet Potato & Yam, Tomato, Yeast
Friendly To: Diabetic, Fructose Intolerance
**Remember to choose the best dairy free cheese that suits your needs. Commercially available dairy free cheese will contain major and/or less common allergens.