As a person with a pretty strong dairy intolerance (inclusing casein), I really appreciate the effort on the part of these manufacturers. I agree that Daiya comes closest, esp in texture. That said, there is no substitute good enough that I crave it like I crave cheese. Plus Daiya cheese, like the real thing, is no health food. I enjoy it occasionally, but mostly now I get my "fattening and creamy" fix from a more natural source - avocado. if only it were gooey and stretchy!!! that would be weird, though ;).