Whenever I’m out to eat with a friend who mentions a lactose intolerance, my first thought is basically OMG NO CHEEEEEEESE HOW DO YOU STAND IT NO NO NO NO NO NO. Yeah, it’s a little dramatic, but guys, I need cheese. There’s a lot of foods I could live without (I’m looking at you, kiwi), but cheese is a pretty non-negotiable ingredient in my fridge. And not even the oooey, gooey kinds. I mainly like the hard, sharp kinds like Parmesan where a little bit goes a long way to add huge flavor to a dish.