This morning at Whole Foods I picked up a package of Galaxy Vegan Rice Cheese, American flavor. Galaxy is the only brand I can find that makes a cheese alternative without casein, soy or gluten. It's expensive, but after a year of no cheese I thought it'd be worth it to try finding a tolerable cheese treat for the girls. We tried the Cheddar flavor about a year ago and it was terrible - nobody would eat it. But I asked Megan today if she would like to try a "safe" cheese, figuring if she was desperate enough she'd go for it. She practically fell over herself with excitement and said "yes"!We got home and I gave Megan half a piece of cheese. I tried a bit of it before giving it to her and I have to say, it's really not that bad. The texture is a little different, but the taste is pretty okay. She tasted the cheese and then without further ado, she stuffed that half piece in her mouth, grabbed the other half piece and stuffed that in her mouth, and then implored me for more. (Think of Beavis saying "fire, fire, fire!", and then imagine Megan with a mouthful of cheese saying "Cheese! Cheese! Cheese!".) I guess it's a hit! Since this cheese even melts, I promised to make her some grilled cheese for lunch - she was so happy she was even in the mood to share with her stuffed cat.