i am a vegetarian since 89 and a vegan at least 6-7 yrs. i still crave dairy all the time. i want to bite into hunks of cheddar, eat string mozzerella, lelt muenster, have craft mac and cheese, scarf down feta witha salad, eat calzones till i puke...u get the idea. i don't do it, cause i simply cannot enjoy the taste alone any longer, i cannot enjoy them at all because i now know, and truly care about their source. this si what prompted me to stop eating them. for a time i ate just kosher cheese cause it has no rennet, or caesin, or is non dairy derived, but then even that wasn't enough. still, i could not enjoy them. but the substitutes have not stopped my craving them. i have never for ex found a vegan coffee "ice cream" that tasted like the real thing. i have never found any of the substitutes to tatse anything like real cheese. i never liked meat all that much so never crave that. i eat the subs cause i actually like those better and i use them as protien sources in a hurry. i think some food maufacturer could become a zillionaire if he only could invent a vegan cheese that no one could tell from the real thing!