Every vegan has heard it a million times, and some of us have said it ourselves: “I could never be vegan – I can’t live without cheese!” Well, sure you can, but there is a scientific reason that people often feel addicted to cheese. As explained by Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, dairy cheese produces mild opiates known as casomorphins when it is digested. No worries, though! The quality of vegan cheeses on the market these days is absolutely stellar. Even though I make a lot of my own vegan cheeses from scratch, there are a few commercial brands that I absolutely adore. Here they are – in no specific order!