Teese Creamy Cheddar Sauce - can rock some mac and "cheese"
Their Nacho Sauce will do the trick if you are craving some Nachos.Follow Your Heart's - Cheddar . A little cooking tip - it takes quite a bit of heat to melt this stuff so I grill the sandwich and then I pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds to get the melt going. Their Mozzarella is good for this too.
I've gotta go with Sheese - Blue as my blue cheese substitute.Dr Cow. All varieties of this stuff are amazingly delicious. Not readily available on the west coast (can you say mail order?), and not cheap, but definitely worth the extra effort, and money, for special occasions. Spread on crackers this will impress even the most finicky foodie. Really, it is an artisan product. Amazing!
Daiya Cheddar. A nice choice to have on hand to sprinkle on whatever. Daiya's Mozzarella is the best for pizza making.
Nutritional Yeast comes in a flake form, and isn't like cheese at all, but it adds a cheesy flavor to a lot of things. I like it sprinkled on broccoli and popcorn. You can find a recipe for Nooch Sauce here on my blog. It is a really delicious Welsh rarebit type of sauce. It's a vegetarian classic. Yummy.
And finally, let me tell you what to avoid. I don't want to be mean, but...
Vegan Rella (sorry, yuck)
Rice Vegan (sorry, yuck)
Soy Vegan (sorry, also yuck)
These seem readily available, but no one would ever consider giving up dairy if they tasted these substitutes. So as a public service, I say YUCK!
There you have it, my two cents worth, I hope it helps. If any of my readers have any other suggestions please let me/us know.