I'm lactose intolerant. I take a probiotic so that when I do indulge it's not a big deal. Unless it's a special occasion though, I usually just avoid dairy. There are lots of alternatives, and not just soy. (I actually despise most soy cheeses and ice creams). There are a lot of delicious products made of tapioca or with coconut milk, so I really don't feel much of a loss when I avoid dairy.