Best Dairy-Free Cheeses

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Undoubtedly, one of the hardest dairy products to substitute in cooking is cheese. Some dairy-free cheeses taste great, but don't melt. Some melt, but don't stretch. And some honestly don't taste great at all. But after trying and tasting my way through many varieties, I've narrowed the selection down to what I feel are the 5 best dairy-free cheese substitutes on the market, taking into consideration overall flavor, creaminess, melt, and stretch.

NOTE: when buying dairy-free...MORE cheese, make sure the product is labeled Dairy-Free or Vegan; those labeled Non-Dairy or Lactose-Free may still contain dairy ingredients.