Violife original is ok for cooking -'even passed the taste test for my DH! Not nice uncooked though, haven't found one that is. (Though I have heard the Sheese is ok. We can't use it as DS is off soya as well.)
Unfortunately it's all dairy otherwise I would be straight into the ewe / goat options. DS (10 months) has severe cmpa, and because he was anaphylactic we've been told to avoid all milks at least for the time being. And since I'm still bf, I'm off it all too.
He seems to be ok with soya though, so I can give Violife and Sheese a go. Do I find these in any supermarket? I don't remember seeing them, but I don't spend too much time in the dairy aisle these days...
Eggs - I bf for nearly 3 years because DD had anaphylaxis with dairy products - bloody hard at times. I used to buy our Sheese from a local independent health food shop, I used to buy a few, cut it into 1/4s and freeze it between layers of greaseproof paper in plastic containers.
I found that it went off quickly, quicker than I would use it tbh, it would be growing mould in the fridge before I knew it.
I never really took up dairy again in the same way after I had to give it up either Eggs, I was a cheese monster before I had to give it up, now I can take or leave dairy and can only stomach skimmed milk, 6 years on.
The only cheese I have found which dd actually likes is Tofutti 'soft cheese' spread. It's not in the supermarket, we get ours from the local health food shop. It's mild tasting and doesn't have any overpowering aftertaste, unlike the Violife we recently tried. I haven't found any hard 'cheese' which actually tastes edible.
Ah, I was just coming on to say we are loving Tofutti! It tastes much like Philly to me, and DS seems happy with it spread on rice cakes. Also melts well, so was good stirred into pasta. Again, not fortified though. I wish they would, it's seeming difficult to make up the calcium and vit D you would normally get from dairy.
Eggs yes I wish they would make it fortified as dd doesn't really drink dairy free milk anymore so I give her a supplement, though the dietician says even that on it's own isn't enough. I haven't yet found a cheese that tastes better than Tofutti though; every time I find a new one I have high expectations but they never taste right.