There is a wide variety of dairy-free ‘dairy products’ available. The available reviews of these are, in general, aimed at either the lactose-intolerant (and hence recommend low-lactose, not dairy-free products) or at products available only in the US. All of the products that we review are (or were) available in the UK, and availability information is listed where possible.
The quality of dairy substitute foods is getting better. The early dairy-free cheeses and ice creams were, to be honest, rather inedible. However, nowadays there are a number of good products available that go a long way to making a dairy-free diet almost painless!