I found a site that lists vegetarian cheeses made without animal rennet:
I would say that the best advice is to slowly wean yourself off of cheese if that is your ultimate goal. There is no substitute. There are plenty of awesome "creamy" vegan sauces and the like, but nothing can mimic all of the properties of cheese. You'll have to approach soy cheese or vegan cheese/sauces as a totally new sort of food. That's what made it easy for me.
Also, if you're interested, the best vegan cheese in my opinion are the Tofutti Slices, but they have transfat in them. The next best is Follow Your Heart cheese (http://www.followyourheart.com), which is awesome for pizza and such.
The same company makes THE BEST dairy free mayo ever! Vegenaise is sooo tasty. Not the healthiest thing ever, but it livens up sandwiches and tofu egg salads and anywhere else mayo is needed.
You could also give the Uncheese Cookbook by Jo Stepaniak a try. I got it for Christmas but haven't made anything from it yet.
Good luck into phasing dairy out of your life.
Oh, and if you're interested, give almond milk a try if you haven't already. I think it's a great smooth drink, especially the chocolate. I always like alternatives to soy since so much of it can be found in veganalogues, as I call them.
| Pounds lost: 11.0